At ORA® you can indeed become part of the solution, rather than contributing to the problem. In addition to receiving exceptional, state-of-the-art care from consummate clinicians, each of your visits will not only benefit you, but also the community that you live in and will help protect our natural resources, the overall environment and reduce your carbon footprint.
|Single Patient Visit at Typical Dental Office||Single Patient Visit at ORA®|
|46||Harmful pieces of non-degrading plastic used (containing PVC, DEHP, or BPA) entering
|Yes||Toxic radiograph fixative and developing chemicals||No|
|Yes||Use of (PBTs) persistent bio-accumulative toxins i.e. lead, mercury||No|
|10||Pieces of non-recycled paper
(manufacturing each piece of paper requires the use of approximately 2.5 gallons of water and .0054kWh of energy)
|0||Office renewable green energy use (kWh)||(21.52)|
|27.7||Office non- renewable, “brown” fossil fuel energy
use (kWh) emitting GHG
|14||Office water use (Gallons)||10.6|
|37.2||Total carbon footprint –GHG emissions (pounds CO2)*||.042|
*Does not factor in “embedded energy” for life cycle of each item in table which includes the energy utilized, fossil fuel depletion, and resultant carbon footprint involved in procuring, manufacturing, packaging, shipping, and disposal of items.
Data compilation and sources include: Solid Waste Management and Greenhouse Gases, U.S. E.P.A.; Center For Sustainable Systems Factsheets, University of Michigan; Buildings Energy Data Book. U.S. Department of Energy; Free and Open Information For Your Own Carbon Footprint Model,Bluesky; Online Resource Library, Eco-Dentistry Association; The Carbon Footprint of Water, The River Network & Energy Foundation; Sustainable Design and Development Blog, ASLA; ORA®‘s CSR Report – Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), ORA® Studios LLC; Environmental Comparison of Paper and Plastic, Edwards & Parker – Intertek Expert Services; Patient Risk Related to Common Dental Radiographic Examinations, Ludlow, et al. JADA; Average Energy Consumption of Buildings, Energy Information Administration, ADA Survey of Dental Practices Data; American Dental Association.
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.
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.
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.
Dr. Koos is the best!
I love it here! Everyone is so kind and attentive! Dr. Koos is the best!
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.
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.