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Celebrating Earth Day Every Day – Our Practice’s Focus on Sustainability

Earth day is April 22 and marks the anniversary of the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Each year this day represents the opportunity to reflect on how we can better serve our environment and reduce our impact. For our practice, environmental stewardship and sustainability is something we consider as part of our daily operations. There are several ways we strive to reduce our eco-footprint and in many cases this improves efficiency for patients as well.

Paperless Practice 

Do you remember the shelves of colorful, alphabetized files in your dentist’s office? Our practice utilizes a dental software that allows us to electronically store all patient files and perform paperless charting. All information is securely stored on our servers and protected in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) guidelines. This not only eliminates paper waste, but it also makes it easy to send over records to specialists when needed via email. We also offer text message reminders for patients providing a quick and easy alternative to reminder postcards that create additional paper waste.

Focus on Natural Light

When designing our space, Dr. McCauley worked with our contractor to remove low ceilings to let in natural light from the windows that span the front of our office. This allows us to minimize the need for additional lighting and helps us to reduce our electricity use. Additionally, each treatment room features one wall of windows allowing patients to enjoy natural light (and hopefully sunshine) during their appointment.

CEREC Same-Day Crowns 

We are proud to offer our patients same-day crowns through the technology of our CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) machine. The CEREC machine works like a 3D printer and allows us to mill the crown in-office while you wait. The milled porcelain used by the CEREC machine, in addition to being more accurate, is actually far less energy-intensive than conventional lab work. It is also earth-friendly as it prevents lab material from ending up in landfills. Additionally, this technology eliminates the need for multiple appointments and saves our patients time which in turn reduces carbon emissions.

Digital Images

Our x-rays and intraoral camera capture digital images that provide superior imaging with less radiation exposure. These files are also stored electronically in our patient files saving time and reducing waste materials from traditional x-ray development. Digital x-rays also allow us to adjust the contrast of images to detect bone loss and cavities.

 Recycling and Compost Program

We also work to reduce our landfill contributions by participating in both a recycling and compost program. Many dental products need to be shipped and we strive to combine shipments and recycle to cut down on cardboard waste.

We hope these small changes add up to a large benefit for our planet. Let us know what changes you’ve made to reduce your impact or how you are celebrating Earth Day this year!

Dr. Amanda McCauley, DDS

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Our Team - Rachel Darany

Meet Rachel, Our Office Manager

This week we welcomed Rachel to our team as Office Manager. She is looking forward to meeting our new patients!

Where you can find me at the office: At the front desk and throughout the office focusing on the details to ensure we’re delivering the best experience possible to our patients.  

My dental experience and education background: After graduating from Albion College with a BA in English and Journalism, I jumped right into a full-time marketing role.  Since then I’ve developed content, planned events, and executed marketing strategy  to help share the story of an engineering firm and tech company following their respective rebranding initiatives.  While I’m new to the dental industry, I’m thrilled to join Dr. McCauley and our team.

Dental Product I can’t live without: I’ve used ACT fluoride mouthwash since I was young and love it so much that I have travel-size bottles in my desk, purse, and gym bag!

Outside of work, I like to enjoy: I enjoy staying active and like to switch up my workout routine between running, barre, yoga, paddleboarding, and spinning. At home I’m always trying out new vegetarian recipes that won’t make my meat-loving husband cringe.   I also like to explore new neighborhoods and trails with my husband and our terrier pup Henry.  

Favorite Restaurant: It’s hard to pick just one in Seattle but my favorite would be Revel in Fremont. It’s a good thing their menu is meant for sharing because I always want to order half of it!

Favorite Seattle Tourist Spot/Activity: Being from the Midwest, I am always in awe of the mountain views in Seattle.  My favorite running routes take me past Kerry Park and Golden Gardens Park – both of which have gorgeous views on a clear day!

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