We have some incredibly exciting news to share with you all! As our patients know, Dr. Hennington and the entire Trade Winds Dental staff are vitally committed to providing dental treatments and services in the most responsible, planet-friendly way possible while always placing a priority on our patients’ health and happiness. Over the years in our office, we have awesomely reduced our negative effects on the planet through conscientious green practices, much of which is a result of our partnership with the Eco-Dentistry Association.
The EDA has a fantastic program in place that helps green dental practices not just practice the highest standards of planetary care but also provide patients with an unmatched quality of dental care. The GreenDOC™ program specifies over 180 eco-friendly initiatives that dental offices can implement, including new processes and community outreach methods. Only dental offices meeting the associations’ highest standards of pollution prevention, waste reduction, water and energy conservation and wellness-based practices qualify. Practices are awarded based off a submission, earning Bronze, Silver or Gold certifications.
By implementing a wide range of EDA initiatives, as well as innovative concepts unique to Trade Winds Dental and the community, Dr. Hennington and our team are proud to announce that we have received our official Gold GreenDOC certification! We are the first dental office in Georgetown, TX, and one of only four offices in Texas to receive this monumental award!
Our digital imaging and patient charting has helped to reduce landfill waste and patient radiation exposure by as much as 90%. Further, our amalgam separator captures mercury-containing material before ever entering our local water supplies. In addition, Trade Winds Dental uses energy efficient lighting, drought-resistant landscaping and other techniques to help protect our environment.
Upon earning our Gold certification, co-founder of the Eco-Dentistry Association, Dr. Fred Pockrass, said, “We applaud the efforts of Dr. Hennington and his team. They are on the cutting edge of dentistry’s green future. It is our vision that one day all dentistry will be practiced in such an earth and patient-friendly manner.”
To celebrate this fantastic achievement, Trade Winds Dental is offering $125 off new patients’ first appointment during the month of July, so be sure to direct your friends and family to our website! To take advantage of this offer, new patients much mention this blog post.
Dr. Hennington and our Trade Winds Dental team are honored and thrilled to be on the forefront of the most all-caring and responsible dentistry and are eager to continue improving our patients’ care and the planet we all inhabit!