Our eco– mission
From day one, Somerville Family Dental Care has been actively involved with the idea of minimising the impact that dentistry has on our planet, and on the side effects that some treatments or materials may have on our bodies.
In order to reduce our environmental impact:
- We have invested in modern digital x-ray equipment which produces significantly less radiation than outdated analogue machines. It also yields much better visual results with better diagnostic detail and no waste products or chemicals.
- We produce much less chemical contamination by sourcing products from suppliers that are eco-friendly, including high quality biodegradable barriers and eco-friendly disinfectants.
- We use fewer disposable items than other practices.
- We create natural looking restorations using materials that produce less heavy metal waste, and all our fillings are mercury free.
As new techniques and equipment become available, we will continue to revise our practices to ensure we are doing our part for a sustainable future.