News: A Greener Dental Practice

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Prospect Dentistry is an environmentally-responsible business.

The following green practises have been in place for a number of years:

  1. Digital radiography, which results in reduced radiation exposure to the patient and the removal of the use of harmful chemicals in processing X-rays.
  2. Responsible disposal of biological and amalgam waste through the correct channels.
  3. Steam and heat sterilisation (instead of chemical sterilisation), hence improving sterilisation processes and reducing the use of toxic chemicals.
  4. Use of low-flow taps to save water.
  5. Split-bin system to separate waste and recycling.
  6. Use of South Australian laboratories for dentures, crowns and bridges to ensure high-quality craftsmanship and materials, while minimising transport emissions.

Since taking over the business late last year, Will has also made a number of changes to ensure the business has a greener future. Applying the philosophy of rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle, we have implemented the following:

  1. Substitution of disposable plastic consumables (e.g., water cups, bibs) with biodegradable or recyclable materials.
  2. Substitution of single-use disposable instruments with sterilisable, reusable instruments, which reduces waste.
  3. Digitisation of patient records to reduce paper use.
  4. Encouraging SMS and Email correspondence to minimise paper use.
  5. Printing our business cards locally and on paper that has 100% post-consumer waste recycled content, is carbon neutral and is FSC certified.

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Kate Bate is on maternity leave until the second half of 2022. While she is on leave, Juila Matthews and Lizzy Owens will be seeing her usual patients for scale and cleans.

Not all available appointments are listed online. If the appointments listed do not suit, please call 8269 1999.

If you would like to organise a booking for a family please call 8269 1999 and our team will find you appointment times grouped together.

None of Dr Will King’s toothache, relief of pain, broken tooth or consultation appointments are listed online. Please call 8269 1999, and you will be seen as soon as possible.

All of Dr Will King’s check-ups are completed at the same appointment as the scale and clean, and the scale and cleans are completed by Kate Bate, Lizzy Owen or Julia Matthews, who are oral health therapists. To book a check-up with Dr Will King, please choose your preferred oral health therapists and choose a time. The check-up will be completed by Dr Will King, and the scale and clean will be completed by your chosen oral health therapist.

Dr David Power works Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings, and he will do the scale and clean at the check-up appointment.

Online appointments are available 3 months in advance. If you would like to book further in the future, please call 8269 1999, and we will find you a time.

Kind Regards,
Prospect Dentistry