Petaluma, CA (PressExposure) April 29, 2011 -- Permalla Dental Care, a Petaluma Dentist, is proud to announce that they have been recognized as the first dentist office in Sonoma County to be Green Certified by the Sonoma Green Business Program. This is an honor that is only awarded to those businesses who meet the high standards set forth by the Sonoma Green Business Program and the Bay Area Green Business Program.
To be certified Green, a business must possess the following qualities:
- They are recognized by the community as an environmental proponent and leader.
- They promote a healthy workplace for their employees and improve employee morale.
- Through environmentally friendly operating processes, they are able to strengthen their bottom line.
- Their commitment to green practices helps give them an edge over their competition.
- They show an active interest in their community and good will toward their neighbors.
Permalla Dental Care was able to achieve this prestigious certification by meeting those criteria and implementing several more of their own. For Permalla Dental to stay Green, they: established green business procedures; implement green education for the staff; follow an extensive list of environmentally friendly protocols; use state-of-the-art green equipment and materials; adhere to green methods whenever possible. Due to these high standards, Permalla Dental Care is able to ensure the wellness of their patients, staff and community.
As a Petaluma Dentist, Permalla Dental Care strives to be ecologically friendly. They focus their efforts on reducing waste, using non-toxic products, preventing pollution and conserving water and energy.
The processing of traditional x-ray film is environmentally unfriendly. Dr Permalla uses digital radiography, which uses an electronic sensor instead of x-ray film. By opting for this green process, Permalla Dental Care is able to eliminate the need of disposing harmful chemicals and waste into the surrounding environment.
Another method of helping the environment involves the elimination of paper records. Instead of this antiquated process, Permalla Dental Care documents and maintains charts digitally. This eliminates the high environmental cost of using paper to store information.
Several compounds in paint can cause allergic reactions in people. Dr. Permalla opted to use paints that contain no volatile organic compounds to eliminate any aggravation that could trigger a patient's allergies.
Oftentimes, dentist offices inadvertently release mercury into the public water system. This occurs when amalgam, which contains mercury, enters the water during a procedure involving a silver filling. This dentist in Petaluma uses an amalgam separator which filters the amalgam out so that it can be recycled as opposed to entering the sewer system. Permalla Dental Care is the first dentist office in Petaluma to be awarded the title of Partner in Pollution Prevention by the City of Petaluma.
For these reasons, Permalla Dental is proud to be the first Petaluma Dentist to be awarded the Green Certification. They will continue to meet these challenges and commitments head-on, improving their processes as they go.
For more information, visit them today at http://www.petalumagreendentist.com