Dr. Steven Koos, DDS MD is leading the way with the concept of sustainability among dental specialists in the United States. He is a dual-degreed, board certified oral and Maxillofacial surgeon who has not only built the first green Oral surgery practice in the nation, but also is the first to practice green healthcare. The combination of these features at Dr. Koos’ LEED certified office – ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio, located at 1827 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago, is truly unique to dentistry and medicine as a whole.

ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio is a state-of-the-art healing facility that was designed from the ground up to be free of persistent bio-accumulative toxins, volatile organic compounds, and other harmful chemicals that are commonly found throughout the dental and medical industry. Some of ORA®‘s landmark achievements include the elimination/non-use of PVC, DEHP, Bisphenol A, Bis-GMA, brominated flame retardants, latex, lead, hazardous sterilization chemicals and mercury. In addition, ORA® is the first dental facility to generate ZERO bio-hazardous waste, which means they completely avoid the harmful incineration of this toxic material into the environment.

For Dr. Koos, the delivery of green healthcare has become “a mission that requires a commitment for constant collaboration with other like-minded clinicians and organizations in order to share ideas and re-think the many conventional practices within the industry that are wasteful.” Dr. Koos is a member of the Advisory Board of the Eco Dentistry Association, the United States Green Building Council, an official endorser of the Green Guide for Health Care and has partnered with the World Health Organization, Health Care Without Harm, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program. Dr. Koos is also a recent graduate of the 2009 Leadership in Green Healthcare curriculum offered by the Teleosis Institute.

“Wellness-based dental care has always been at the essence of my practice, but I have expanded this concept to embrace the mantra – what is good for the planet is good for the patient”, says Dr. Koos. Whether it be the removal of wisdom teeth, corrective jaw surgery, or the placement of dental implants, “an eco-friendly, minimally invasive treatment philosophy that upholds the Precautionary Principle is what guides the care our team delivers every day.”


Dr. Koos was caring and professional.

Great experience from start to finish. Dr. Koos was caring and professional, making an otherwise uncomfortable experience as pleasant at possible.

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Caitlin Marcordes

Pleasantly surprised by post-surgery follow up

It was a pleasure to have straight forward information provided and constant follow up after my surgery. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a call from Dr. Steven Koos late at night to make sure I was having a healthy recovery. And the cherry on top of the ice cream was how updated the office was. State of the art equipment that I had no doubt I was in good hands.

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Heidi Ramirez

Great place and great staff.

Great place and great staff. I was well informed about the entire procedure and the follow up process. I also felt very at ease knowing the doctor called me later in the day and him providing me his number in case anything happens.

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Jim Morrissey

Dr. Koos is the best!

I love it here! Everyone is so kind and attentive! Dr. Koos is the best!

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Joanne Salem

They took great care of me.

I had an amazing experience. I went in scared and in pain and honestly they took great care of me. I would definitely be going back for any dental need. They are friendly and make you feel at ease.

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Katharyn Savary

Earns my trust for comfort and care

I had two implants, a sinus lift and one other procedure within the last year or so. I can’t speak highly enough of Dr. Koos and his staff. I was well informed about my needs and next steps. And more importantly, all went well with very little discomfort. I’m usually a little skiddish when it comes to dental surgery and any associated pain. ORA Oral Surgery & Implant Studio earns my trust for comfort and care.

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Paul Crossey