EDA Certification is a comprehensive program for dental offices and independent hygiene practices that rewards eco-friendly initiatives in the areas of:
- Dental Processes & Procedures
- Office Administration & Marketing
- Office Design, Furnishings & Construction
The GreenDOC™ Certification Program Includes:
GreenDOC™ How to Guides
Along with your Program Manager, the GreenDOC™ How to Guides provide specific measures that qualify a practice for certification. The How to Guides walk offices through each initiative identifying the benefit to planet, patients, and/or the practice, and how to gain points toward certification for achieving the standard.
GreenDOC™ Action Plans
The GreenDOC™ Action Plans help dental practices document and create policies to maintain their office’s green initiatives over time, and to easily introduce eco-friendly initiatives to employees, service providers and patients. GreenDOC™ Action Plans can also be used to document eco-friendly initiatives an office isn’t implementing now, but plans to in the future.
GreenDOC™ Worksheets are simple forms dental offices submit to the EDA verifying their green initiatives, and documenting the points awarded for each. GreenDOC™ worksheets make it simple for dental offices to track their points toward EDA Bronze, Silver, or Gold Certification.
GreenDOC™ Categories of Eco-Friendly Dental Practice
Beyond a recycling program or locating in a green-certified building, there are lots of alternatives for dental practitioners to make greener choices.
The GreenDOC™ Checklist outlines required standards and recommended initiatives within eight categories of eco-friendly practice. Pick the ones that are right for your practice – and communicate your eco-friendly choices to your patients!
- Sustainable Location
- Waste Reduction
- Pollution Prevention
- Energy Conservation
- Water Conservation
- Patient Care, Workplace Policies & Community Contribution