Introducing a GREEN Approach to Dental Care
Dr. James Frantz and Dr. Mark Dorilag have merged modern dentistry with a practice that's based on conservation of our natural resources. We are using the latest technology and equipment for optimal patient care and to help in the following environmental issues: Waste reduction, Energy conservation, Water Conservation and Pollution prevention.
We've equipped our office with a water-less, oil-less variable speed vacuum pump by Midmark Corp., proudly made in America. This vacuum pump will save our community approximately 250,000 gallons of water per year. We have also installed a metal collector in the vacuum system to eliminate metal particulate disposal down the drain.
Digital x-rays reduce patient exposure to radiation by 70%. A digital sensor is used instead of traditional film, eliminating the need to dispose of plastic film jackets, lead film wraps, and toxic chemicals such as film developer and fixer solutions.
Dr. Frantz has built our office with energy efficiency as a priority. The office has many large low-e tinted windows allowing as much natural light as possible and motorized shades automatically close as the sun moves to that side of the building. Lighting throughout the office is LED to reduce energy use but also runs cooler to reduce the AC load. Our AC units are 16 SEER which also reduces energy use. All of our appliances are energy star compliant and laundry is done on-site to reduce transportation fuel. If you have any questions, just ask Dr. Frantz at your next visit with us here at Green Valley Dental Group.
Although becoming earth-friendly or "going green" is more of a journey rather than a destination, we are making strides to reduce our carbon footprint on a daily basis.