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    4 ways to make your office more green — and more profitable

    Being environmentally friendly doesn’t necessarily mean losing money, sometimes it actually helps you be more profitable.

    Going green isn’t anything new. You’ve definitely heard about, have maybe even thought about how you can make your dental practice more green, maybe even done it.

    Earth day is right around the corner (April 22), which means that now is a good time to reevaluate just what going green could mean for your practice, and how you can do it.

    Green money bushFor many, however, the anticipated costs and problems associated with making their offices more environmentally friendly are just too much. Won’t installing all of these energy-saving devices cost a lot of money? Won’t my patients and employees be annoyed with low-flow toilets? Disposable plastic tools are way more convenient than reusable ones!

    All of these are valid concerns, and no one should pretend that going green isn’t going to take some extra work. But if you’re committed to lowering your environmental footprint, it’s worth it. And if that doesn’t convince you, maybe this will: Going green can also save you a lot of, well, green.

    These four tips show that, while it might take some extra work or some time to get used to, making your office more environmentally friendly might just be the best thing you can do for the earth and for your practice’s budget.

    Up next: How to save $8,769 a year

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