Family Ecodental dental practice achieves charter certification from Eco-Dentistry Association
Union City, NJ – June 2015 – Family Ecodental, practice of Dr. Madiam Figueredo, is one of the first 100 dental practices in the world to achieve the Eco-Dentistry Association’s Gold Certification, by successfully completing the EDA’s GreenDOC™ program. Only dental offices meeting the association’s highest standards of pollution prevention, waste reduction, water and energy conservation, and wellness-based practices qualify as EDA certified offices.
The EDA’s GreenDOC™ program contains over 180 eco-friendly initiatives that dental offices can implement, covering the physical office space, dental processes and materials, and administrative and community outreach methods used by the office. For example, Dr. Figueredo’s office uses digital imaging and digital patient charting, which reduces landfill waste and patient radiation exposure by as much as 90%, and has installed a special device capturing mercury-containing material before it enters local water supplies. Dr. Figueredo’s office implemented a wide range of initiatives listed in the GreenDOC program and achieved 281 points, allowing it to earn Gold Certification.
“We know that our environmental problems are serious and that each of us needs to do what we can to be part of the solution”, said Dr. Figueredo. “As an EDA Certified practice, we are able to continue to provide our patients with the highest quality of dental care while incorporating the highest standards of planetary care.”
“We applaud the efforts of Dr. Figueredo and her team, who are on the leading edge of dentistry’s green future”, remarked Dr. Fred Pockrass, a California dentist who co-founded the Eco-Dentistry Association. “It is our vision that one day all dentistry will be practiced in the earth-friendly and patient-friendly way of Dr. Figueredo’s practice.”
“We are super excited to have been a part of assisting Dr. Figueredo with achieving her vision of offering an environmentally friendly alternative to patients in her area. It is our hope that all of our clients will follow suit through implementation of green building materials, energy efficient systems and conservation processes,“ said John Masserano. Masserano Real Estate and Consulting (MREC) assisted Dr. Figueredo with the design and development of her office and practice through its Signature Services Package. MREC is a turn-key business services provider to the healthcare community. Our clients are doctors who are either starting up new practices or are expanding, relocating or remodeling their offices.
More information can be found at www.ecodentistry.org