Blog : Newmarket Dental: Utilizing Green Practices for White Teeth

By John | May 18, 2015 | in

Newmarket Dental is in the business of providing excellent dental care through environmentally sound and responsible practices. The staff at Newmarket Dental have adopted a holistic approach to their work, and do not simply give their patients a diagnosis; once they make a diagnosis, they explain and discuss with the patient how the problem can best be addressed. Newmarket Dental is committed to offering only the treatment which their patients need and are ready to suggest alternative means based on patient concerns, insurance, and finances.

Newmarket Dental owner Dr. Nathan Swanson was inspired to run a green business after he noticed the immense buildup of trash that was being accumulated by local medical offices. Disturbed by such a surplus of waste, Dr. Swanson decided to take steps to become a greener dentist. He replaced the original toothbrushes with 100% recyclable and biodegradable ones, made from recycled Stonyfield Yogurt cups. He also switched from plastic seat covers and cups to biodegradable, corn-based products, and even began using dental floss with recyclable containers.

Local labs in Exeter make all of Newmarket Dental’s crowns and bridges while dentures and nightguards are made in Candia. Newmarket Dental recycles paper and toner cartridges, has implemented LED motion sensor lights to reduce electricity usage, and has switched over to natural gas as their fuel source. Newmarket Dental is even in the process of moving towards an entirely paperless mail and billing system; all client records, health histories, and x-rays are now digital, and patients fill out forms on an iPad.

A recent green renovation of the office has resulted in sustainably sourced wood, LEED-certified cabinetry, and low or no VOC paints. But Dr. Swanson is determined to go even further; for future renovations needed at the Newmarket Dental office, he plans to use materials with the highest environmental ratings.

Aside from his efforts for Newmarket Dental to be an environmentally friendly office, Dr. Swanson has found countless ways to give back to the local community. Newmarket Dental frequently donates to a Dover food pantry, including clothes, canned goods and of course, dental supplies. Additionally, while moving offices in 2014, Newmarket Dental sold all of its unneeded furniture and donated the proceeds to Families First Dental, a nonprofit dental organization located in Portsmouth.

Green Alliance members receive 5% off all services at Newmarket Dental and half off whitening for established patients. New GA patients receive a free exam and bitewing x-rays with a cleaning. Not yet a member of the Green Alliance? Join today!