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Dr. Steven A. Koos, D.D.S., M.D., a leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Chicago, Illinois, is pleased to announce the opening of the city’s first ‘green’ oral surgery practice.

LEED CErtified Oral Surgery Office ChicagoOnline PR News – 29-October-2010 –Chicago, IL – Dr. Steven A. Koos, D.D.S., M.D., a leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Chicago, Illinois, is pleased to announce the opening of the city’s first ‘green’ oral surgery practice. ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio®, the practice run by Dr. Koos, offers the benefits of eco-friendly design, technology and services in a luxurious patient-centered environment focused on overall wellness and comfort.

The Chicago oral surgery practice is located in the South Loop, in a rehabbed building designed according to standards and guidelines defined by two leading organizations in the green movement, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) with their Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program and the Green Guide for Healthcare (GGHC). From the interior design finishes chosen for the new Chicago South Loop oral surgery practice to the state-of-the-art equipment and medical systems selected to operate the practice, ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio has been designed to reduce the impact on the environment, while offering patients the ultimate in quality oral surgery care.

“ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio offers a cutting-edge approach to the practice of medicine and dentistry,” explains Dr. Koos. “We are focused on creating a healthy and comfortable environment to benefit our patients, while also providing a workplace that is productive and better for our own health. To that end, we have designed the facility with sustainable and eco-friendly materials, we utilize technology and practices that emit less radiation and potential toxins, we are powered entirely from renewable wind energy, and we have reduced our reliance on paper by computerizing all patient charts. Those are only a few of the ways we incorporate eco-consciousness into our surgical practice. Of course, quality dental and surgical care is our primary goal, but in the process, we believe it is important to create a modern and comfortable environment that is healthier for our patients and our team, and that diminishes our carbon footprint.”

ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio is Chicago’s first eco-friendly oral surgery practice and is leading the way in offering the perfect combination of premier medical and dental expertise, a patient-centered atmosphere and a commitment to limiting the practice’s impact on the environment. Dr. Koos is a member of an advocacy group of health professionals known as the Teleosis Institute, promoting the practice of sustainable medicine and sits on the advisory board of the Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA). He has also partnered with a number of eco-friendly organizations, including Health Care Without Harm, Practice GreenHealth, and the Mercury-Free Health Care Campaign (organized by the World Health Organization). ORA is an Energy Star partner with the EPA and is a member of the United States Green Building Council as well.

“The medical industry has had an eye towards eco-consciousness for a number of years, but the dental industry has lagged behind in ‘green’ pursuits,” says Dr. Koos. “As a health care professional that spans both the medical and dental communities, I am hoping to promote the importance of eco-friendly dentistry® design and practices in Chicago dentistry and throughout the Midwest.”

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Dr. Steven Koos is an eco-friendly oral surgeon in Chicago. His practice, ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, located in Chicago, offers a luxurious and comfortable patient-centered atmosphere with a focus towards exceptional health care and eco-consciousness. For more information about the Chicago oral surgeon and his unique South Loop oral surgery and implant practice, visit http://orasurgery.com.

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