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Dental Office Waste

Dental Office Waste & Pollution

Four processes are responsible for most dental practice waste.

We call them The "Big Four” of Dental Office Waste & Pollution:

1. Infection control methodsincluding disposable barriers and sterilization items and toxic disinfectant

2. Placement and removal of mercury-containing dental material

3. Conventional x-ray systems

4. Conventional vacuum systems

New products and technologies for cleaner, greener dental practices are emerging, allowing practitioners to mediate, or completely eliminate, much of this waste.

In many cases, the eco-friendly alternative better serves patient health and saves the practice money.

Dental Patients

Learn more about why dental waste reduction matters.

Check out Questions to Ask Your Dentist and encourage your dental practitioner to go green.

Check out the EDA’s Green My Dentist Program.

Join the "Save 90 A Day!” Campaign to save water.

Dental Practitioners

Learn more about why waste reduction matters.

Use the EDA’s Green Dentistry Best Practicesfor infection control & sterilization, and digital imaging.

Find waste-reducing, pollution-preventing initiatives in the GreenDOC Checklist of Standards for Green Dental Offices.

Tune in to more about waste reduction and pollution prevention in the EDA blog.
Join the "Save 90 A Day!" Campaign to save water. 

Find out more About the EDA.

Dental Industry

Find out how to take advantage of the emerging green dentistry marketplace.

Become an EDA Corporate Member.

Sponsor EDA Continuing Education Programs.

Get listed in our GreenDOC Product Guide.

Apply for the EDA Accepted Seal.

Contact us about our consulting services.