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Holistic Green Pediatric Dentistry
A Holistic Approach
Dr. Lentfer respects and appreciates traditional dentistry but also recognizes there is a need for a more holistic, environmental and human friendly approach to dental care. Being a pediatric dentist, working with the developing child, Dr. Lentfer understands the caution to be had when placing certain materials in your child’s teeth. Therefore, Dr. Lentfer, a member of the Holistic Dental Association, International Academy of Oral and Medicine Toxicology and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, makes every attempt to expand her knowledge about materials she uses to treat your child and offers treatment for her patients in a traditional and holistic manor.
What is a Green Dental Practice?
The Eco-Dentistry Association defines green dentistry as practice that:
- Reduces waste and pollution
- Saves energy, water and money
- Incorporates high-tech innovations
- Is wellness based
We strive to follow these guidelines by practicing the 4-R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and most importantly, Rethink! We have re-thought dental processes and procedures, office administration and marketing, and office design and construction to incorporate sustainable and green practices everywhere we could.
How Our Office Is Green
Oregon Kids Pediatric Dentistry was built using as many renewable resources as possible, has ventilation to reduce air stagnation and is filled with energy saving appliances and light fixtures. In addition to the building, our dental materials are selected with the environment in mind.
We do not use “mercury” fillings and don’t use chemical development of x-rays to reduce toxic environmental waste. Something you may notice at Oregon Kids Pediatric Dentistry is more re-usable materials compared to some other practices. Instead of using “one time use” disposable items for simplicity, we abide by very strict sterilization techniques so we can recycle re-usable items to reduce our contribution to landfills. And though plastic is still used in our office, we are making every effort to eliminate it wherever we can.