Chicago oral surgery practice, ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio® is proud to announce that the practice was recently named as a recipient of the Green Health Care Program Gold Star Award, the highest available rating to recognize sustainability in the practice of health care.
Online PR News – 18-November-2010 –Chicago, IL – Chicago oral surgery practice, ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio® is proud to announce that the practice was recently named as a recipient of the Green Health Care Program Gold Star Award, the highest available rating to recognize sustainability in the practice of health care. ORA received the award due to its commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly dentistry®, including such practices as energy and water conservation, pollution prevention, solid waste reduction, recycling and sustainable medical technology and practices.
In addition to receiving the award, the oral surgery practice in Chicago can claim another impressive achievement in the realm of green dentistry. ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio is the first dental practice throughout the United States to generate zero bio-hazardous waste. This is an unprecedented achievement that has been made possible due to state-of-the-art technology and unique practices employed by ORA. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that every resident of North America contributes six pounds of bio-hazardous waste annually for an unbelievable total of 1,108,000 million tons per year for all residents combined. For the Chicago oral surgery practice to eliminate bio-hazardous waste is an astonishing feat and one that its founder hopes will become the norm for private practice doctors throughout North America.
“We are committed to practicing eco-friendly dentistry® through the combined use of eco-friendly technology, equipment and services, and even through the eco-friendly design and furnishing of our facilities” explains Dr. Steven A. Koos, D.D.S., M.D., a leading oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Chicago and owner of ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio. “The field of dentistry has traditionally lagged behind other segments of the professional landscape when it comes to focusing on sustainability. ORA is committed to leading the way in eco-consciousness by demonstrating the importance and effectiveness of eco-friendly dentistry®, as well as promoting the feasibility of accomplishing a reduction in the amount of bio-hazardous waste contributed by most dental and surgical offices.”
Dr. Koos is dedicated to the practice of sustainable medicine and dentistry and is a member of a number of organizations focused on the practice of environmentally responsible health care, including the Eco Dentistry Association, Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth, the Teleosis Institute, and the Mercury-Free Health Care Campaign, an initiative that is organized by the World Health Organization. Reducing the negative impact to the environment is a top priority of Dr. Koos and the rest of the team at ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio. As he explains, “ORA is proud to be a recipient of the Gold Star Award and will continue to maintain its commitment to the practice of eco-friendly dentistry® and to constantly strive towards improving environmentalism within oral surgery and dentistry.”
ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio and Chicago oral surgeon, Dr. Steven Koos, practice eco-friendly dentistry® in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago. In addition to a focus on eco-consciousness, the oral surgery practice offers a luxurious and patient-centered environment along with superior comprehensive oral surgery care including wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, All-on-4, and comfortable sedation dentistry. For more information about ORA and Dr. Koos, visit http://orasurgery.com.