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Oral Surgeon in Chicago Receives Environmental Excellence Award

Dr. Steven A. Koos, D.D.S., M.D., owner of ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio – a dental practice specializing in oral surgery and jaw surgery in Chicago, Illinois – is pleased to announce that his practice is the recipient of this year’s Clinic Partner for Change Award for Environmental Excellence.


Chicago implant dentist and oral surgeon Dr. Steven Koos is this year’s recipient of the Clinic Partner for Change Award for Environmental Excellence.

Online PR News – 02-June-2011 –Chicago, IL – Dr. Steven A. Koos, D.D.S., M.D., owner of ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio – a dental practice specializing in oral surgery and jaw surgery in Chicago, Illinois – is pleased to announce that his practice is the recipient of this year’s Clinic Partner for Change Award for Environmental Excellence. The award is bestowed annually to organizations that lead the healthcare sector with innovative environmental initiatives during the global CleanMed conference.

The CleanMed conference, which was attended by the oral surgeon and implant dentist in the Chicago Loop area, brings professionals in the health care sector together from around the globe with a focus on sustainable health care. During the conference, the award is given out by Practice Greenhealth to health care facilities that have made effective strides to make their practices “greener”. This includes initiatives such as pollution prevention, recycling and waste reduction programs, as well as reduction or elimination of mercury.

Dr. Koos’ Chicago oral surgery practice was honored with this year’s Clinic Partner for Change Award for Environmental Excellence. His practice proudly holds the distinction of being the first ever dental surgical facility to win the award. “We strive to run our oral surgery practice in Chicago with an eye towards sustainability and environmental friendliness,” explains Dr. Koos. “From eliminating the use of mercury in our Chicago Loop oral surgery facility to recycling, reducing waste and designing our offices with sustainable materials, we remain committed to leading the way in ‘greening’ the dental industry by demonstrating our use of greener techniques, procedures and programs.”

In addition to receiving the Clinic Partner for Change Award for Environmental Excellence, the Chicago Loop oral surgeon has also been recognized with other distinctions in the past due to his ongoing environmentally friendly practices. He has received the Making Medicine Mercury Free Award, also given out during the annual CleanMed conference, was awarded a Gold Star rating from the Green Health Care Program, and has become a Gold Certified Charter Practice through the Eco-Dentistry Association’s™ GreenDOC™ Dental Office Certification Program.

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ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, owned by Chicago implant dentist and oral surgeon Dr. Steven Koos, leads the way in environmentally responsible and sustainable dental practices within the industry. To date, he has received numerous accolades and certifications to recognize his green dentistry initiatives. For more information about the environmentally friendly oral surgery practice in Chicago, visit http://orasurgery.com.

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