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Permalla Dental Care, Dental Practice of Praveena Permalla, DDS, Inc., Petaluma, CA, 94952

Petaluma Dentist, Family Dentistry and Aesthetic Restoration

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ECO-FRIENDLY DENTISTRY
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

We are honored and thrilled to be the first dentist office in Sonoma County to be LEED® certified by U.S.Green Building Council and Green certified by the Sonoma Green Business Program.

At Permalla Dental Care we have designed a dental practice that reflects our commitment to the well-being of our patients, team members, community, and environment. Through diligent planning we have created high performance green facilities that are a healthy, productive place to work; less costly to operate and maintain; and reduce our environmental footprint.

The creation of our practices followed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Sonoma Green Business Program protocol for construction of dental practices. LEED is a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. GGHC is a best practices guide for healthy and sustainable building design, construction, and operations for the healthcare industry.

GREEN HEALTHCARE

Permalla Dental Care strives towards a new model of healthcare based on the understanding that human and environmental health is inextricably linked. In this model, health professionals serve as environmental educators, advocates and stewards. This model is called Green Healthcare which takes us beyond the Hippocratic oath, calling upon all health professionals to “do more good.” By focusing more on prevention, precaution, education, and wellness—we can significantly contribute to improving the health of our patients, community, and the environment.

In Green Healthcare, toxic-free buildings, literacy around local environmental issues, and the use of safe, effective, precaution-based medicine are all intrinsic parts of a new system of healthcare that is good for people and the environment. Implementing Green Healthcare practices also prepares health professionals to become leaders in the emerging discipline of Sustainable Medicine. Sustainable medicine recognizes the link between the environment, medicine and human health and seeks to provide better healthcare while protecting our limited environmental and medical resources.

 

OUR GREEN HEALTH PRACTICES

We live in a world where concern for the environment and sustainable development – minimizing the impact of our consumption of renewable resources - is a necessary and growing consideration for everyone. The opportunities in the dental industry are significant to improve environmental quality through diligent green planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance practices. Our overall concern for environment and the health of our employees and patients has been, and will continue to be, a determining factor in choices of materials, protocols, and technology for our dental practices.

At Permalla Dental Care we have taken extra steps to re-think every aspect of our business and procedures to ensure that we are a part of the solution, and a leader in the transformation of the dental industry* We are helping set the standard for the “next generation“ of dental practices in a number of key areas:

 

  •        Site Selection

  •        Construction

  • ​       Access to public transportation​

  •        Interior design

  •        Improved air quality

  •        Energy Efficiency

  •        Water Efficiency

  •        Waste reduction

  •        Noise Reduction

  •        Elimination of Toxins

  •        Patient Amenities

  •        Green Technology

  •        Green Administration