Wilbanks Smile Center Protecting the Environment In Toccoa

Thursday, March 31st, 2011, 5:26 pm

Toccoa and the surrounding area in Northeast Georgia is one of the most beautiful areas in the country and here at Wilbanks Smile Center we are doing our part to keep that beauty safe for future generations. Medical and dental facilities should be at the cutting edge in terms of the type of care we provide to our patients and the care we take with the waste created in our offices.

At Wilbanks Smile Center we are mercury free. This means we haven’t placed a mercury filling in a patients mouth in many years – however we do remove a lot of them which creates mercury amalgam waste. After reviewing our options we have installed a SolmeteX Hg5 Amalgam Separator. Installing this technology keeps us ahead of the curve in terms of being environmentally conscious and keeping our patients and team members safely away from mercury amalgam waste. While most amalgam separators on the market are only 95% effective, the SolmeteX is over 99% effective.  Using this technology ensures that none of this waste finds its way into landfills or water supplies and meets the American Dental Association’s guidelines and Best Management Practices on amalgam waste. We are proud to have made this investment in environmental safety.

SolmeteX Hg5 Amalgam Separator keeps mercury out of the environment

Solmetex Hg5 Amalgam Separator keeps mercury out of the environment

 

We are also proud of other steps we have taken to have a more “green” office such as going paperless. Your records are safely stored electronically saving the piles of paper, folders and all of the non-biodegradable labels that usually go with a filing system.

Wilbanks Smile Center also uses a digital radiography (x-ray) system that creates the images using a sensor instead of old-fashioned films that needed to be processed with chemicals. Digital x-rays mean less radiation for our patients and we avoid purchasing, using and then disposing of potentially toxic chemicals. A win-win proposition all around!

My team and I are always looking for ways to make your visit to Wilbanks Smile Center as pleasant and as “green” as possible. Contact us at 706-886-9439 today to find out more.

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