Green Dentistry is High Tech Dentistry

It turns out that many of the innovations on the leading edge of dental technology are also better for patients and the planet.

High-tech innovations are key to helping dental professionals achieve their targets for waste reduction and resource conservation.

In most cases, there is a 1:1 correlation between the eco-friendly and the high-tech choice.

Digital technologies offer early diagnosis, preventive therapies, and education that serve the needs of wellness lifestyle patients committed to maintaining long-term wellness and seeking to avoid invasive or expensive procedures.

For Patients
For the Environment

Digital Imaging (x-rays)

Instant image availability; improved image quality; enhanced diagnostic efficacy; minimal radiation exposure

Eliminates toxic x-ray fixer solutions and lead foils

Steam Sterilization

Time efficient and reliable; eliminates toxic chemical sterilization vapors in the dental office environment

Eliminates hazardous waste; allows for re-usable sterilization warps

CAD/CAM Systems

(In office laboratory restorations)

Convenient completion of lab-quality restorations in single appointment; comfort of digital impressions

Reduces greenhouse gasses produced from patient and staff travel for multiple appointments, and the shipping of impressions and final restorations, sometimes as far as overseas

Many high-tech cosmetic practices see a boost in new patients and practice success when they recognize the eco-friendly value of their high-tech investments.

For tips to transition your high-tech cosmetic practice to a green wellness lifestyle practice, check out the GreenDOC™ Checklist of Standards for green dental offices.


More High-Tech, Eco-Friendly, Wellness-Based Dental Technologies:
  • Oral Detoxification with Laser Hygiene Technologies
  • Salivary Diagnostics for Periodontal Disease
  • LED-Operatory Lighting
  • Digital Oral Cancer Screening
  • Digital Impressions
  • Digital Patient Charting
  • On-site Biomedical Waste Disposal Systems

Dental Patients:

  • If your dentist isn’t digital, use the EDA Member Search to find an eco-friendly practitioner
  • Check out Questions to Ask Your Dentist and encourage your dental practitioner to go green.
  • Check out the EDA’s Green My Dentist Program.

Dental Practitioners:

  • Learn more about green dentistry and the wellness lifestyle patient in the EDA Green Dentistry Resource Library
  • Use the EDA’s Green Dentistry Best Practices for high-tech dental technologies.
  • Download the EDA’s GreenDOC™ Checklist of Standards for Green Dental Offices.
  • Stay abreast of how the latest technologies support your green wellness lifestyle dental practice, check out the EDA blog.

Dental Industry:
Do your high-tech products and services help dentists reduce waste and pollution and serve the wellness lifestyle patient?

  • Become an EDA Corporate Member
  • Sponsor EDA Continuing Education Programs
  • Get listed in our GreenDOC™ Product Guide
  • Apply for the EDA Accepted Seal

Want to increase your company’s eco-friendly offerings or boost your participation in our industry’s green future?

Contact us about our consulting services.

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