Going Green

A Natural Approach to Periodontics

Virtually every action we take can have a positive or negative impact on the environment. We understand this at Frederick Periodontal Associates and have made a conscious choice to reduce our carbon footprint. During the past several years, we have implemented the use of:

  • Paperless record keeping
  • Digital Xrays, which eliminate the production of photochemical wastes such as fixers, developers, and cleaners
  • All-natural products by Tom’s of Maine™ and The Natural Dentist™ to patients during treatment
  • Supporting and giving Preserve toothbrushes to our patients; these brushes are made from 100% recycled plastic and are designed by dentists and engineers to be an innovation in oral health care and eco-friendliness
  • SafeGauze Green sponges made from U.S. grown organic cotton – free of pesticides and insecticides – and Lyocell – made from wood pulp, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council that helps support ChariTREE, a charity dedicated to children’s environmental learning and tree planting
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning and laundry products
  • Non-bleach cleanser, Sani-Treet Green, to flush our water lines, which is non-corrosive and reduces the use of hazardous materials at our office
  • Bio-degradable trash bags
  • Sterilized towels as a replacement for plastic bibs
  • Bio-degradable, natural sugar cane cups as a replacement for non-recyclable plastic cups
  • Serving fair trade coffee in our waiting room
  • Energy saving light bulbs in all of the stand alone light fixtures
  • Bag-less vacuum
  • Paperless credit card receipts
  • Recycling of old printer-ink cartridges