Blog : Newmarket Dental Continues on the Road to Sustainability

By Katelyn | Nov 13, 2014 | in

When most people think of environmentally friendly and sustainable businesses they may first think of organic farms and solar energy companies. However, Newmarket Dental is proving that every business can be green, even in the healthcare world!

Newmarket Dental works to be more sustainable through a variety of methods, such as sterilizing and re-using tools as opposed to using them once and throwing them away. They also use biodegradable seat covers, corn-based cups, and biodegradable toothbrushes made from recycled Stonyfield Yogurt cups (which they encourage patients to return to be further recycled)!

The office has recently moved half a mile away from their previous location to a new building in Newmarket that is allowing them to increase their environmentally friendly habits. The new space features motion censored LED lights to reduce energy consumption when rooms are not in use, and they are on their way to becoming 100% paperless by utilizing Ipads in the office to limit patient paperwork. The new office also features wood furniture created by a local carpenter from locally fallen trees, and Newmarket Dental is using digital x-ray techniques to reduce waste and exposure from the process. Newmarket Dental has gone above and beyond your average dentist’s office in making sure that their practice is not only up to date with new techniques and technology, but also at the front line in being more environmentally conscious.

Dr. Nathan Swanson came to Newmarket Dental in 2006 and has become increasingly involved in the community through the Newmarket Business Association and his outreach to the University of New Hampshire Pre-Dental Society. Dr. Swanson recently hosted his bi-annual “Drill and Fill” event, where he provides dinner to the students, answers questions, and teaches aspiring dentists how to drill and place fillings. This event is always popular among UNH students and helpful in giving them an inside look at a nearby dental office.

With their move to the new office building, Newmarket Dental has been able to expand their green practices and continues to lead the local dental industry with their environmentally friendly business. To learn more about Newmarket Dental’s practices and sustainability visit their website and consider the added benefits of a green dentist’s office over the traditional office.

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Green Alliance members save 5% off all services and 1/2 off whitening as established patients, and new patients to Newmarket Dental receive a free exam and bitewing x-rays with a cleaning! Not a member? Join here!