Sherman Oaks Dentist Cleans Teeth And The Environment At The Same Time
12/02/2010

Dentist in Sherman Oaks / Los Angeles seeks to create a better environment by practicing “green dentistry”. Efforts include increased energy conservation, patient safety, and usage of bio-compatible materials.

Online PR News – 02-December-2010 – – Sherman Oaks, CA – Green Dental and its founder, a dentist in Sherman Oaks named Dr. Joseph Azizi, is sending a message to patients and colleagues alike by practicing green dentistry. Dr. Azizi, faculty member of USC School of Dentistry and dental practitioner for over 25 years, opened Green Dental to accomplish two goals: practice safer, better dentistry and help the environment at the same time.

Dr. Azizi points out the growing need for green dentistry came out of concerns for patient safety in the form of x-ray imaging. “I was speaking to a dentist in Studio City about how patients have always been concerned about radiation exposure while getting x-rays,” says Dr. Azizi. “Digital radiography allows patients to receive their x-rays instantly with about a 90% reduction in radiation exposure and no need for potentially harmful developing chemicals. That's when I realized there were many changes I could make in my practice that would make dental care not only safer for patients, but safer for the environment too.”

In addition to digital x-rays, Green Dental & Orthodontics runs partially on solar energy, from solar panels found on the roof. They in turn, provide electricity to the energy-saving bulbs installed throughout the dental office. In the Green Dental in-house lab, restorations are made on site using non toxic bio-compatible porcelain materials, with no mercury used on any dental work. Green Dental & Orthodontics also uses air and water purification systems, powered at low energy, to keep the immediate environment safe and healthy for their patients.

Dr. Azizi anticipates green dentistry to become a growing consumer demand. “There is not a single green dentist in North Hollywood,” he says. “Nor is there any dentist in Van Nuys practicing dentistry like I do. Yet, the public is growing more and more aware of the need for environmentally friendly practices wherever they do business. They want their dentist in los angeles to be as Eco-friendly as they are.”

To learn more about Green Dental and green dentistry, please visit: http://www.greendental.com.

About Green Dental & Orthodontics:
Green Dental & Orthodontics is a green dental office located in Sherman Oaks, CA, owned and operated by Joseph Azizi, DDS. The providers include Los Angeles cosmetic dentists, general dentists, orthodontists, and other dental specialists. Green Dental specializes in providing cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and orthodontics while conserving natural resources at a reduced rate of waste and harmful chemicals.

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