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The DC Dentist in Contention for Sustainability Award

Dec 31, 2016 08:28PM
“If everyone does a little we can do a lot to save our earth,” says Dr. Terry Victor of The DC Dentist. A finalist for the Department of Energy and Environment Sustainability People’s Choice Awards for 2016, The DC Dentist promotes the connection between oral health and overall health in a green environment.

This Sustainability Award recognizes and encourages green practices. The DC Dentist, member of Green America and Eco-Dentistry, organizations in support of green businesses, recently was visited by DC Sustainability Energy Utility and Green Impact Campaign, to receive more green advice.

While in dental school, Victor envisioned a practice that decreases its carbon footprint while putting patients’ needs at the forefront, integrating their oral care with their overall health within a sustainable structure. The DC Dentist provides general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry while remaining the only Holistic, Biological and Eco-Friendly Dental Office in the DC Metropolitan Area.

Stepping into the office you land on original flooring from the early 1900s, you notice ceiling tile made of recycled bottles keeping them out of the landfills then sit on refurbished furniture in front of windows treated for protection against UV rays. The office sports 30 eco-friendly aspects, including a green roof.

“It’s important to me to find the safest measures to protect my staff and my patients as I wanted to ensure a safe environment from a medical point of view as well as from an environmental impact,” says Dr. Victor. Watch for more green to come in 2017!

Location: 509 11th St, SE, DC. For more information, call 202-544-3626 or visit


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