Shopping for a dental practice? Have you typed “dentist Ashland” on your browser and are now confused with the overwhelming number of choices that came up? Since you’re already here, we might as well explain why our dental practice matters and what sets us apart.
You’ve probably heard the line “patients are treated like family” a lot of the time. While that is certainly true about us (your safety and comfort is our number one priority), a lot of other practices also say the same. So we’ll just get to the heart of how we’re different from the rest — we’re a certified green dental practice and the ONLY ONE in Southern Oregon!
If you’re not familiar with the terms ‘green dental practice’ or ‘green dentistry,’ these are defined as a set of practices that a dental office has put in place to reduce the impact on the environment. Patient care is still top priority, but it’s done in a way that is more conscious of the waste that is put out.
But why go green? And is it really that important that a dental practice is green?
Yes, it is. Many practices using older or obsolete equipment and techniques can be very harmful to the environment in the waste they produce or their lack of water conservation. For example, the total mercury wasted annually by dental offices that don’t follow best practices is about 3.7 tons. And those that still use traditional imaging (as opposed to digital) waste about 4.8 million lead foils a year. Imagine the amount of waste that ends up in our landfills. Our office utilizes dry vacuum systems, saving hundreds of gallons of water per week versus traditional wet vacuums which require a constant circulation of water to create suction.
What Sets Us Apart
Our office is designed with green initiatives in mind, from our location (we’re located near public transportation and other services) to the ways we conserve energy and water, prevent pollution, and care for our patients.
We are continually looking for ways to improve and do better to serve you while helping the environment. Our commitment to be as eco-friendly as possible has been recognized by the Eco Dentistry Association, which has certified us at its highest level — gold. We were also honored by the Ashland Chamber of Commerce as the “Green Business of the Year” in 2017.
What’s To Love About White Dental Studio
It’s not all about green dentistry with us. Like we’ve mentioned before, we treat patients like family. We have incredibly friendly and caring (and also very skilled!) staff who will welcome any questions or concerns you may have. So ask away because we’re only too happy to answer. We want you to feel comfortable and at ease each and every time you visit.
Remember us the next time you Google “dentist Ashland.” Or better yet, why not book with us now so you won’t forget? Call 541-708-6288 today.