We’re not perfect but we are passionate about doing "our bit" for the environment.
Not only was Jiva Dental the first dentist in Surrey to become carbon neutral, it was the first in both the UK and the world! This accolade has been awarded by the CarbonNeutral Company® and we've been independently assessed by the Edinburgh Centre For Carbon Management.
We try to operate without using paper. All of our patient records are computerised, eliminating the need for cards. Any paper that we do use is recycled, on the way in and the way out. This includes our business cards, letterheads and printer paper.
We use fully digital radiography. Although this costs us more than conventional x-rays, digital x-rays cut up to 75-90% of radiation exposure. Also, toxic chemicals are required for processing of the film.
We can provide the safe removal and replacement of existing mercury-containing amalgam fillings. Such fillings are trapped in a special amalgam separator, and disposed of responsibly – reducing any likelihood of polluting our water supplies.
Our mineral water supplier puts back all of its profits into clean-water projects by installing wells and water pumps in India and Mali, and in reducing river pollution in the UK. We also only serve organic teas and fairtrade coffee!