One Salem, Oregon dentist disagrees in word and deed.
Reducing waste and use of toxic products. Supporting local economy. Check.
A instrument sterilizer that operates on the principles similar to those of canning?
“We invested in a sterilizer that uses steam, pressure and heat similar to canning,” Dr. Chamberlain told the Statesman Journal. “Even our sterilization is earth-friendly.”
According to the report, Dr. Chamberlain bartered with a patient who could sew to create fleece chair covers and patient bibs to reduce trash and shop local. The patient’s gain? A discount on dental care. Now the practice is rolling with enough reusable covers and bibs for more than 40 patients.
Another significant reduction of waste and toxic waste products: The transition from photographic X-rays to digital X-rays.
Dr. Chamberlin, a member of the EcoDentristry Association, received guidance from a local free business environmental assistance program: EarthWISE.
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