ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, a practice specializing in oral and jaw surgery, dental implants and All-on-4 in Chicago, is proud to announce that their Chicago Loop oral surgery practice is the most recent recipient of the “Greenest Business” Award by the Alliance for a Greener South Loop.
Online PR News – 14-November-2011 –Chicago, IL – ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, a practice specializing in oral and jaw surgery, dental implants and All-on-4 in Chicago, is proud to announce that their Chicago Loop oral surgery practice is the most recent recipient of the “Greenest Business” Award by the Alliance for a Greener South Loop. The Alliance engages businesses, individuals and agencies in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood with a focus on making the area a greener place to live, work and play.
ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio is committed to environmental responsibility and sustainability within their Chicago Loop oral surgery practice and has won numerous awards to date for their efforts. In fact, they are recognized as the first and only completely green oral surgery practice in Chicago. In addition to the coveted award bestowed on the practice by the Alliance for a Greener South Loop, ORA® has received a “Gold Star” rating by the Green Health Care Program, has been “Gold” certified by the Eco-Dentistry Association, and has received the Partner for Change with Distinction Award and the Making Medicine Mercury Free Award by Practice GreenHealth.
“Just as our patient’s safety and health is our number one priority at ORA®, the downtown Chicago community where our oral surgery practice resides and where our patients come from has also been a main focus of ours,” explains Dr. Steven Koos, an oral surgeon and implant dentist in the Chicago Loop neighborhood and owner of ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio. “We have constructed toxin-free, energy-efficient, green facilities that protect and encourage the well-being of our entire community. We also incorporate environmentally responsible techniques in our daily practice.” In building their Chicago Loop dental office, everything from the materials used in the construction and design of the facility to how waste is disposed of was considered in an effort to be as environmentally responsible as possible.
Dr. Koos, along with his partner Dr. Brian Shah, is dedicated to adhering to a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program that takes into account the practice’s impact on the surrounding environment. They strive to lead by example and hope that their eco-friendly dentistry® practices will be recognized and adopted by other oral surgery and dental offices, both within Chicago and around the country. Receiving the “Greenest Business” Award by the Alliance for a Greener South Loop is an indication of ORA®‘s commitment to tread more lightly on the earth and serves as a reminder to others that it is possible to be environmentally responsible within the dental industry.
“We are all proud to have received this competitive award, recognizing the efforts we have made,” explains Dr. Shah. “We will continue to pave the way for more eco-friendly dentistry and oral surgery in Chicago and hope that it will inspire other dental professionals to follow in the path we have created.”
ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio is a socially and environmentally responsible Chicago Loop oral surgery practice. In addition to being committed to eco-friendly practices, the Chicago oral surgeons have developed a patient-centered atmosphere devoted to the overall comfort and well-being of their patients. To find out more about ORA® and the awards they have received in recognition of their commitment to green dentistry in Chicago, visithttp://www.orasurgery.com.