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December 2018

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Beaconsfield Dental owners Robert and Lisa Panjkov.

Dental practice gets its teeth into sustainability

Beaconsfield Dental has topped the health category in this year’s Premier’s Sustainability Awards for a whole-of-practice focus on environmental sustainability.

Beaconsfield Dental is a mixed dental practice that cares for its patients, its community and its environment.

In 2017, owners added 66 new solar panels to the existing 60 – the solar panels have generated more than 80 megawatts of power in just over four years with attendant savings in electricity costs and carbon dioxide emissions.

Other features around the site include water tanks to supply the Aboriginal garden and toilet flush, compost bins, a Tesla car battery charger for patients’ use and energy-efficient lighting and appliances.

Patients are encouraged to bring in their old toothbrushes, empty toothpaste and floss containers that are then taken away and recycled.

Environmentally-friendly product use is extensive.