We must maintain many standards in Dentistry, however, we choose to maintain an environmentally friendly standard for all of us.  We want to keep our beautiful city of Adelaide pristine and available for future generations.

We use totally degradable barriers for draping the surgery.  Once in landfill, the microorganisms break it down to Carbon Dioxide, water, humus, and trace elements. This does not leave fragments of petro-polymers in the soil, doesn’t emit methane or nitrous oxide, and can safely be recycled.

We have changed all of our fluorescent light globes to more energy efficient LED lighting.  This will reduce our energy consumption used for lighting by up to 80%.  We also recycle all of our plastic drink cups, paper and cardboard.  We are also proud to support TerraCycle with recycling oral care products and packaging. Feel free to bring in your oral care products when you next visit to place in the special TerraCycle bin!

Available at the practice are a selection of bamboo toothbrushes with ultrasoft bristles.  They are ecofriendly, made with sustainable bamboo and are non- toxic and BPA free.  These brushes are quite a different feel from the nylon bristles and plastic brush head.  They are quite comfortable though and may be worth a try.

Our environmental protection procedures are in line with our practice values and our personal values too.  If you think others may be interested in a practice mindful of our impact on the world please share this newsletter with them.

The Spring air, sunshine and rain make for interesting wardrobe decisions; however, they do emphasise just how beautiful our city of Adelaide is.  We are blessed to work in such a green city, with trees right out our front windows, we hope our contribution and care for our environment through efforts large and small, ensure we have a beautiful city in another 30 years.

Adelaide City Dental Care, looking after you and the environment.  See you in the clinic.

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