GREEN OFFICE

Dr. Kathleen Stratton follows green office practices wherever possible.

Amalgam Separators
Amalgam separators are devices designed to remove amalgam waste particles from dental office wastewater and allow environmentally sound disposal of old silver fillings. The placement and removal of silver fillings generates amalgam waste that is suctioned into the dental vacuum lines. Amalgam separators prevent this waste from being discharged in to the public sewer system.

Digital Xrays
We use digital xrays that minimize xray exposure to our patients. There is no waiting or processing time, a clearer image is produced, and the "films" become part of your digital record that is easy to store and share.

Technology
We use state-of-the-art dental technology to minimize toxic pollution and water waste.

Steam Sterilization of Instruments
We use a steam-based, surgical-grade instrument sterilization system which contains no harmful chemicals and reduces water use.

Fluorescent Bulbs We use fluorescent and halogen bulbs throughout the officem and dispose of them using Ottawa County’s hazardous waste program.

Recycling
We reduce, reuse, and recycle to the fullest extent possible without compromising your health.