Saving Teeth and the Planet: How We keep Enamel Clinic Eco-friendly

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, writer and educator.

When you walk into our clinic’s reception area, you will immediately see our love for nature in our interior design. We looked to nature for inspiration. Incorporating her elements, we transformed our space into an environment where you can experience beauty, comfort and tranquillity.

Our reception area combines modern design with beautiful elements inspired by nature.

In this blog, you will learn some of the other ways we show our commitment to the environment. In addition, you will discover the partnerships we have made with organisations actively fighting to preserve our beautiful planet.

Making Medicine Eco-Friendly with The Greenviu Society

Enamel Clinic’s two directors, Dr Mark Bowes and Dr Howard Gluckman, are both global ambassadors of Greenviu, a society of healthcare professionals and providers that share the vision of reducing the carbon footprint of member clinics worldwide.

Greenviu’s mission is to change medicine towards a green lifestyle, setting ecologically sustainable norms that green medical practices can make a difference.

Our affiliation with Greenviu means that we are committed to reducing, replacing and compensating for our clinic’s impact on the environment. As a green medical practice, we constantly enhance our daily procedures to be eco-friendly without infringing on the quality, hygiene and outcomes our patients need.

Learn more about Greenviu here.

How We Match Our Dedication with Action

Our dedication to being eco-friendly is not only something we believe; we take action to affirm it. Here are some green initiatives we have taken to ensure our clinic is an eco-friendly green space:

  • We have furnished our clinic with biodegradable paper drinking cups, including biodegradable bottles for our branded water.
  • We’ve prioritised using 3D scanners to take impressions over plastic impression materials and impression trays.
  • Our clinic only uses low energy light bulbs.
  • We have manufactured our PPE, which is washable and not plastic.
Image of our eco-friendly biodegradable branded water bottles

In addition to the above, our team established a dedicated recycling centre in our clinic. This centre ensures that no glass, plastic or paper goes into the clinic’s dustbins. Instead, this recyclable waste is reserved for the specialist company that collects it regularly from our clinic.

Making a difference in the environment and communities with Humble Co. Products

Our clinic sells Humble Co.’s eco-friendly product range to our patients. Humble Co. produces exceptional products that include bamboo toothbrushes, natural and charcoal-infused toothpaste and sustainable floss picks.

Eco-Friendly toothbrush and toothpaste from Humble Co.

Selling these products not only ensures we empower our patients with quality sustainable alternatives but positively impact disadvantaged communities too. A percentage of the profit generated from product sales goes to the Humble Foundation, which helps underprivileged children in South Africa.

Dr Bowes is a global ambassador for the Humble Smile Foundation, a group of like-minded individuals and organisations committed to building a better world for people and our planet. The foundation invests in projects and initiatives that educate and equip disadvantaged communities to enhance their oral health and overall wellbeing.

Learn more about the Humble Foundation and its humanitarian initiatives here.

So next time you visit our clinic, you can be guaranteed that you are a part of something greater than restoring smiles. By choosing us as your dental clinic, you join us in our mission to make our planet smile by being eco-friendly.