Dr. Burden and his staff put a lot of energy into reducing the environmental impact of the practice. Every product that is used is scrutinized prior to purchase. Subsequently, they have achieved a much more earth friendly way to practice dentistry.
The following are some of the things that we do to be more green.
Recycling: From office paper to shipping boxes, to plastics, to metals. Every item that can be recycled, is.
Computers: All charts, insurance documents, and other records are digital. This is a tremendous help in reducing paper waste.
Digital Xrays: Instant images and nothing to throw away. No more lead foil or toxic developing chemicals are needed!
Programmable thermostats: The office is only heated to comfortable temperatures during business hours to reduce use of heating oil and subsequent emissions.
Green Power: The electricity at the office is purchased through Maine Interfaith Power and Light which provides electricity exclusively from zero impact sources such as wind, water, and solar.