eco-friendly practices as a way of life:• At Simply Dentistry, our office was remodeled from an existing house built in the 1950s – restoring an existing building was less damaging to the environment than new construction.
• The materials used from our flooring to countertops
are made of recycled products which can be found at akaGreenbuilding
Supply Store here in Scottsdale. Our sound-proof Bonded Logic insulation
is made from 85 percent post-industrial natural fibers (think,
your old blue jeans!). The benches and decking on the exterior
is made from reclaimed cedar by Eco-Driven Wood Concepts in Phoenix.
The flooring is a combination of bamboo, Shaw recycled carpet tiles,
and Marmoleum (a product similar to linoleum, but made from natural
pigments and recycled materials). The entire office is painted
with America Pride’s no VOC paint. Our windows provide most of the
lighting in our office with additional fluorescent lighting as needed.
We have countertops made out of recycled paper along with the concrete
countertops, bench, and sink made by Gore Design Co.
–Gore Design Co.
All of our cabinets were constructed with SkyBlend particle
boards which are 100 percent pre-consumer recycled fiber content
manufactured without urea formaldehyde. Even our toothbrushes are recycled!
Not from an old toothbrush, but a brand new toothbrush made from
recycled yogurt cups.
• Water saving dual-flush toilets, digital charts to eliminate
paper waste, digital x-rays not only reduces harmful radiations,
but also eliminates the need for hazardous processing chemicals.
Staying true to our “green” philosophy, our staff continues to
carry on these eco-friendly practices in their own lives by creating
awareness to those around them.
• Future remodeling of our building includes the installation of solar panels.