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  • Dangers of Bio-hazardous Waste in Health Care
    Emissions from medical waste incineration release dioxins, furans and other harmful substances. Landfills also create public health risks. Unprocessed red bag waste emits potentially hazardous disease and toxins into our communities. Within the healthcare industry, actual documented medical waste generation from the WHO (World Health Organization) statistics for North America alone is approximately 6lbs/person/year, which is an astounding 1,108,000 tons per year and growing. As early as 1994, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified medical waste incineration as the leading source of dioxin, a potent carcinogen (dioxin is one of 12 chemicals targeted for elimination under a new United Nations treaty on persistent organic pollutants). At ORA we generate ZERO bio-hazardous waste by utilizing cutting-edge technology with the Demolizer II, which provides a simple, effective solution to biomedical waste management at the point of generation, and eliminates the possibility of sharps and red bag biomedical waste being disposed of directly into our environment. Unlike incineration, the dry heat technology used by the Demolizer® II does not emit harmful fumes into our atmosphere. Because processed waste is sterile, and sharps are rendered unrecognizable, dangers from toxic exposure or needle sticks are eliminated.
  • Dangers of Phthalates and DEHP in Health Care
    Phthalates, a family of industrial chemicals used to soften PVC plastic and as solvents in many commercial products can damage the liver, kidneys, lungs and reproductive system. Medical devices made of flexible PVC, such as IV bags and tubing, have been shown to leach the phthalate DEHP into patients, resulting in some of the highest exposures to this toxic chemical. Although DEHP-free and PVC-free products are uncommon and more costly, our patient's health is always what is paramount, and at ORA® you can have peace of mind during your ORA® Oral surgery procedures that we are PVC-free and DEHP-free.

  • Dangers of Brominated Flame Retardants (BFRs) in Health Care
    Flame retardants are commonly added to a wide range of products in the healthcare setting such as IV pumps, hospital recovery beds, waiting-room chairs, exam room chairs and hospital privacy curtains. Unfortunately many of these flame retardant chemicals do not remain fixed in the product, and slowly leak into air, dust and water, and also enter our bodies. Evidence shows that a subset of these chemicals called "brominated flame retardants" (BFRs) bio-accumulate in people and cause adverse health effects. Shockingly, it has been found that the breast milk of American women contains the highest levels of BFRs in human breast milk found anywhere in the world. For your safety at ORA®, all of our patient treatment items and furnishings have been carefully selected and are BFR-free.

  • Dangers of Mercury in Health Care
    Mercury is a potent neurotoxin that can harm the brain, spinal cord, kidneys and liver. It is used throughout health care in a variety of products including thermometers sphygmomanometers (blood pressure cuff), dental amalgam, laboratory chemicals and preservatives such as thimerosal, and cleaning agents.

    The cumulative usage, spills, breakages and disposal of these products makes the health care sector a significant contributor of mercury pollution in the environment. Additionally, mercury from dental amalgam, if it is not filtered, enters our municipal water system and can poison our ground water. At ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, we use only mercury-free thermometers and sphygmomanometers (blood pressure cuff) during surgery. We are a mercury-free/amalgam-free facility and even though it is surprisingly not an Illinois regulatory requirement yet, we proactively installed a mercury/amalgam separator to prevent toxic mercury from entering our community.

  • Problems with Latex in Health Care
    The use of natural rubber latex gloves in health care has been associated with an increase in reported latex allergies among both patients and workers. Prevalence studies indicate that up to 17% of the exposed health care workforce have become allergic to latex. Symptoms range from irritating to extreme life-threatening reactions. For our team and patient's safety, ORA® is also a completely latex-free facility.
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Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Jessica P. Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Koos and his team at ORA are incredible. It’s a shame he isn’t in a field where you would need to see him on a regular basis, because he is one of the best medical professionals i’ve ever experienced. He took his time to explain everything during the consultation, his team played some good [...]
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Cheryl S. Chicago, Illinois. I’m pleased to say they fixed the tooth. They worked to assure me they’ll continue to help; if any issues arise in the future. Let’s hope they’re aren’t any!
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Rahul L. Chicago, Illinois. As far as wisdom tooth extraction goes, I had an excellent experience with Dr. Schrotenboer. Understandably so, I was not looking forward to it, and had been putting it off for a while. The previous oral surgeon I consulted with was abrasive and impatient with my questions and it did nothing but increase my anxiety. [...]
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Zahra H. Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Koos was phenomenal. I had 1 consultation before him and wasn’t a big fan but Dr Koos won me over instantly as a loyal patient who has referred a couple people thus far. I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth and, while they were not causing pain, he sat with me and talked to me [...]
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Jessie B. Chicago, Illinois. I have been to Ora surgery twice- first to get a tooth extracted, and following to get a screw put in for an implant. I can’t say enough positive things about this place! The receptionists are all very friendly and informative. The decor, and ambiance of this place feels like a spa. Dr. Jason has [...]
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Victoria P. Chicago, Illinois. An incredibly gifted oral surgeon. Dr. Schrotenboer provided me with a thorough explanation both during my consultation and the day of my wisdom teeth extraction. He is patient and detailed when answering his patient’s questions, and definitely establishes trust with his patients. The staff and the office is the perfect environment you’d ever want to [...]
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Katie S. Chicago, Illinois. This has to be one of the best oral surgery offices in the city. I’m impressed with the design, staff and friendliness of the office (esp lily!). It was super easy to make an appointment too. Dr. Schrotenboer is very knowledgeable and easy to talk with. He put my mind at ease and was very [...]
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Olia D. Chicago, Illinois. The best Dental Experience I’ve ever had! I got 3 wisdom teeth removed. They used laughing gas for this procedure. It basically makes you feel like you can touch the sealing and it makes the whole going to sleep thing a lot easier! I had all for impacted get plenty of rest!
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Yaya M. Chicago, Illinois. First I have to start off by saying that DR. JASON SCHROTENBOER is hands down the best in his practice!!! I had been putting off getting my wisdom teeth pulled out for abt a year cuz I was terrified abt the entire procedure & the fact that I had to get 2 taken out scared [...]
Wisdom Teeth Extraction Chicago ? Caitlin M. Chicago, Illinois. I just had 2 of my wisdom teeth pulled here this morning. At 28 years old, I had been putting off this procedure for a looooong time. Had I known it would be so easy, I would have done it years ago! I wish every dental procedure was so good! I have nothing but positive [...]