Dental Tips

Going Green

Welcome to Parkview Dental of Westfield! We are a brand new, state of the art dental facility located in the beautiful town of Westfield, New Jersey.

Not only are we virtually paperless, but we know every material that went into the construction of the office and we could make smart decisions that were both ecologically sound and enhanced patient care. We know that the dental water lines are brand new and are the safest products available. We used treated, bottled water for our patients rather than city water.  We know that we have installed an amalgam separator to decrease the amount of amalgam in the wastewater leaving our office. We have also installed a vacuum system with the water saving Hydromiser ™. The HydroMiser™ recycles up to 75% of the water used by traditional wet-ring dental evacuation systems which is a savings of over 65,000 gallons of water each year – the equivalent of a 30′ x 50′ in-ground swimming pool.

We tried to make ecologically sound decisions when it came to the furniture and fixtures for our office. In the waiting room, we had seating made from synergized fabrics that contains no VOC, no carcinogenic dyes or heavy metals. Our coffee table and end tables are made from reclaimed wood, metal and glass and even the rug is made of recycled material.

The stone material for the front desk is a product called IceStone which is made from three core ingredients: 100% recycled glass, Portland cement, and pigment.  This simple recipe makes IceStone the world’s safest, most sustainable durable surface. The front of our reception desk is made of bagasse, the fibrous residue remaining after sugarcane stalks are crushed to extract their juice. The fibrous residue used as the raw material is 100% recycled.  Bagasse is one of the world’s most renewable resources because sugarcane can be harvested up to 3 times a year.

We tried to be conscious of our choices during the building process as well. The insulation is made with recycled content and even the tile grout is composed of 80% recycled content, has low VOC, is BPA-free, contains no dust and produces no waste.

So, you can rest assured – when you are at our office we have the latest, safest technology and have tried to incorporate eco-friendly choices into our practice.