Baker Street Dental Group approach to green dentistry is a high-tech approach, utilizing advanced technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This, in turn, reduces the environmental impact of all our dental clinics and encompasses a service model that supports and maintains wellness.
At Baker Street Dental, we care about the world we live in and the one we’ll leave for generations to come. To ensure that our work has a positive impact in every aspect, we’ve taken many precautionary measures and continuously strive to improve our Green Dentistry initiatives.
Baker Street Dental's eco-friendly approach
Minimal Carbon Emissions
To ensure minimal carbon emissions, we continuously improve the tools and equipment we work with, optimise electricity usage, and promote dental self-care ensuring better oral health for our patients.
With the power of Dental Monitoring, we can now provide you, our patients, with remote dental appointments when suitable. This initiative helps reduce traffic and save you time while giving you better access to your dentist or orthodontist.
By digitalising our processes and supplying all clinics with computers and tablets, we have managed to reduce the use of paper significantly, and aim to have completely paperless clinics by 2022.
Where applicable, all Baker Street Dental clinics use recycled materials. To further reduce our waste footprint, we recycle our general trash and aim to use re-usable supplies.
For all of our dental needs, we use water purified by Reverse Osmosis Systems. The system’s mechanism utilises the water pressure to eliminate the use of electricity thus providing superb patient experience via an eco-friendly approach.
Power-Saving Electrical Systems
In addition to the no-electricity purification system, we use dental equipment requiring minimal electrical supply, as well as power-saving light bulbs across all clinics.
By using digital impressions equipment, we have reduced significantly the use of clinical impressions materials. This provides our patients with more pleasurable experience and helps us protect the environment.
Operating four clinics throughout London, we order our supplies in bulk and try to ensure minimal transportation of items happens between practices. This helps us reduce traffic and air pollution in our beloved city.
Members of the Camden Climate Change Alliance
In our continuous efforts to improve our Green Dentistry initiatives, we have joined the Camden Climate Change Alliance to be always informed of the latest eco-friendly methods and exchange ideas with like-minded business owners and individuals.
Mercury Separating Machines
Mercury separating machines, operating in all of our clinics, function as filters and separate the mercury from amalgam fillings. This process allows the recycling and reusing of some of the materials. Furthermore, this process enables us to reduce the mercury discarded in the central water systems significantly.
It is estimated that digital X-ray systems significantly reduce the amount of radiation released to the environment when compared with conventional X-Ray Systems. Also, it is estimated that each dental clinic would prevent the disposal of around 200 litres of toxic dental X-ray fixer and more than 7,200 lead foils over five years. At Baker Street Dental, we use Digital X-Rays systems and radiography.
Digital Communication Systems
At Baker Street Dental, we use digital communication systems such as VoIP systems and Online Booking Software. This approach benefits the environment by reducing energy usage, travel, paper usage, and amount of chemical-laden wire to be buried underground. Digitalisation has also allowed us to streamline our services, maximising efficiency and hence improve the patient experience.
CEREC And CAD Software Technology
Traditionally a dental crown or veneer is constructed in a dental lab, meaning that for the patient, getting a crown requires two or more visits to the clinic – one to prep and take an impression of the tooth, and one for the fitting of the crown. CEREC crowns and veneers are made using CAD software which takes a 3D image of the tooth and transfers it to the milling machine. The CEREC crown is both natural-looking and robust because it is milled from a solid block of ceramic material. The entire procedure can be completed in a single visit. There is no need to construct a temporary one, take impressions, and wait for the permanent crown or veneer to be created at a dental laboratory. The main advantages of Cerec crowns and veneers are convenience and high quality, made from non-toxic, non-metal, biocompatible porcelain material.
Mercury Free Dentistry
At Baker Street Dental we put the health of our patients first. To ensure we provide the best possible treatments we have completely seized the use of amalgam fillings which were recently found harmful to the health and the environment. All dental fillings provided in our 4 centrally located dental clinics consist of the finest composite available, securing supreme treatment and visually pleasing results.