Our Green Efforts

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We are proud to say our practice earned its status as a Montgomery County Certified Green Business in 2012! Since then, we have continued to search for and adopt new ways to become more energy efficient, conserve resources, and cut down on waste, while still maintaining the quality of care we pride ourselves on offering to our patients. In February 2016, we were even featured on the My Green Montgomery Blog!

Below is a list of some of the actions taken to maintain our Certified Green Biz Status with Montgomery County:

  • Going electronic: Our office in Silver Spring is completely chartless. Electronic appointment reminders and office announcements are used instead of paper mailings, and X-rays taken are digital. T.Link, an online system, enables our patients to check upcoming appointment dates online, in addition to making payments and updating contact information without paper exchange.
  • Lights and as many electronics as possible are turned off when not in use in an effort to conserve energy.
  • We’ve adopted a road in an effort to keep our community clean and free of litter! Visit our road and sign on Wayne Avenue, between Silver Spring International Middle School and Cedar Street in downtown Silver Spring.
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  • Local companies are used whenever applicable for office product restocking, so as to cut down on the environmental pollution caused by air and car/truck travel over long distances.
  • We buy from companies that also make use of “green” practices or recycled materials as much as possible.
  • We recycle and make use of recycled products! All papers not containing patient-sensitive information are recycled for a second use. Recycled paper products are used for any necessary printed materials.
  • Limiting water use within the office and at home. We encourage our staff and patients to conserve water by turning off the faucet while brushing their teeth.
  • “Green”, environmentally safe cleaning products are used in the everyday maintenance of our office.
  • And more to come…

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For more information on Montgomery County Certified Green Businesses, please visit www.mcgreenbiz.org.