The KENS 5 morning television show “Great Day SA” recently featured veteran San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Edward Camacho, DDS, showcasing not only his skill at creating beautiful smiles, but also his practice’s commitment to an eco-friendly dental practice.
San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) August 13, 2011The KENS 5 morning television show “Great Day SA” recently featured veteran San Antonio cosmetic dentist Dr. Edward Camacho, DDS, showcasing not only his skill at creating beautiful smiles, but also his practice’s commitment to an eco-friendly dental practice.
The segment, “Get the Smile you Always Wanted,” aired July 20, and is showcased on the KENS 5 website.
Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio - operated by Dr. Camacho and his wife and practice manager June - has attracted attention since the new North Side location opened last fall, because of the Camachos’ commitment to create a green dental office focusing on a holistic approach to a patient’s overall health.
“We were extremely excited to be able to showcase our new eco-friendly office on ‘Great Day SA’,” Dr. Camacho said. “It gave us a chance to show how everyone can make a difference.”
“We focus not only on cosmetic dentistry, but also on overall health, by helping to educate our patients.” Dr. Camacho said. “We do this by posting weekly health and wellness related articles on our website.”
“Part of this also includes our commitment to being as green as possible,” added June Camacho, who also publishes a weekly green tip, along with natural health and beauty articles. “This is healthier for our patients and our staff.”
“We are a ‘paperless’ office, which means there are no paper charts for patients” Dr. Camacho said. “We feature digital X-rays so patients and staff are not exposed to toxic developing chemicals and it also reduces radiation by about 80-90 percent. And we have an amalgam separator so that mercury fillings we remove from teeth do not go into our city water system.”
Dr. Camacho says he has not done mercury (silver fillings) for more than 12 years, but the majority of the fillings he removes from patients' teeth is silver fillings. The filtering system keeps the mercury out of the water supply.
“Our patient toothbrushes are made from recycled plastic, and a portion of the proceeds go to help clean water programs in developing nations,” June Camacho said. “We use the least toxic materials that still deliver the best quality dentistry. For example, the brand of dental sealants we use is free of BPA, a toxin found in plastics.”
“All dentists use instruments and certain things that can be sterilized, but you cannot avoid throw away items such as gloves, gauze, patient napkins, paper towels, etc. You cannot avoid some throw away items in the health care industry,” Dr. Camacho added. “We make every effort to constantly research and find the most eco-friendly office products we can. If everyone does just a little it can make a huge difference.”
CDSA has taken other steps to enhance the environment of the office, June Camacho said:
“Our physical facility has no carpet. Carpet is not environmentally friendly and is just plain unsanitary in a dental office. We use only green and environmentally friendly cleaning products in the office. We use a green pest control service since pest control has some of the most toxic chemicals.
“We also feature special plants in our office that help to clean the air. We all know from our basic high school botany that plants remove CO2 and produce oxygen, but there are certain plants that can actually improve indoor air quality as proven by researchers at NASA. Not only are the plants aesthetics, like our facility, they also serve a purpose.”
Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio is a full-service cosmetic dental practice, specializing in Invisalign clear braces, top-quality dental veneers, dental bridges and quality dental crowns, whitening and traditional orthodontics, as well as a full line of restorative procedures and preventative care.
16535 Huebner (at Bitters) Suite 102
Valencia Village Shopping Center
San Antonio, Texas 78248
Cosmetic Dentistry of San Antonio