Digital x-rays or radiographs allow dentists and hygienists to see inside a patient’s tooth. These images appear immediately on a computer screen, where the patient and dentist can view them, and they can be enlarged to make it easier to see damage on teeth as well. If required, images can immediately be emailed to insurance companies or other dental specialists as well.
Digital x-ray technology is far safer than standard x-rays because patients and dentists are exposed to less radiation during the procedure. These images don’t require the use of harmful chemicals to develop, and there is also no need for plastic film packets to be used either. This enables dental employees, patients and the environment to be exposed to less harmful chemicals, while also reducing the amount of waste produced by the practice.
Our dental practice is a true chartless office. The team uses digital x-rays, intra oral cameras and dental software packages which enable them to chart decay, fillings, gum disease and all other case-specific findings and conditions. It also allows them to have all of a patient’s information on hand, which helps speed up the treatment process for patients. It also helps to keep records as safe and secure as possible. Patient information can be transmitted virtually immediately and files can be integrated into a secure email account as well. Being a chartless practice supports our belief of being eco-friendly by reducing paper usage. All computers at the practice are also energy star compliant.
Leave your car at home for a day (or a week or a month) and try walking or biking. If work is too far away to walk, take public transit or carpool. One city bus eliminates the emissions of 40 cars
Where's The Beef
Try eating meat-free at least one day a week. A meat-based diet requires seven times more land than a plant-based diet. Livestock production is responsible for more climate change gasses than all the motor vehicles in the world.
Let It Rot
Put a composter in your backyard or use your green bin to reduce household waste. Composting organics has two key benefits: it reduces the amount of waste going to landfills and when added to your garden, helps nourish soil and plants.
Keep Your Eye On The Temp
Set your thermostat above room temperature in the summer and below room temperature in the winter. For each degree you adjust, you can save five per cent on your utility bill and one per cent on your energy use.
Don’t Dump It – Blue Box It!
The simple act of recycling has more impact on the environment than the average Canadian thinks.The amount of wood and paper North Americans throw away each year is enough to heat five million homes for 200 years.
This is a great opportunity to brag. Tell someone what you're doing to make the world a better place. Support the cause. Encourage them to get involved too!
Turn off the lights, the computer and the TV when they are not in use.Using only highly efficient and money saving appliances can reduce the electricity consumption of an average household to one tenth of the US average.
Choose foods produced organically, locally and in season. Support your regional farmers & farming industry: buying locally and in season is better for the environment than buying foods that have been shipped hundreds of kilometers to your local market.
Don’t Be Idle
Turn off your car's engine if stopped for more than 10 seconds. If every driver of a light duty vehicle avoided idling by five minutes a day, collectively, we would save 1.8 million litres of fuel per day, almost 4500 tonnes of GHG emissions, and $1.7 million in fuel costs each day (assuming fuel costs are $0.95/L)
Replace incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs). A CFL uses only 25 per cent as much energy as an incandescent bulb and lasts 10 times longer.
These are just 10 of the things you can do right now to help save the environment. Find out more and learn exactly how much greenhouse gas, water, electricity and money you can save: Visit ecoAction Teams today.
Amazing background music for a cleaning. Super soothing and relaxing experience in something I usually find unpleasant. The staff is also friendly, kind and caring. Especially Stephanie, who is an absolute gem and lovely to talk to. Highly recommend.
I was very satisfied with my experience at Mapleridge Dental. The staff were friendly, thorough in the care they provided, and attentive to all my needs. First-class service!
Recently changed dentistries to be closer to home and found Mapleridge. This has honestly been the best decision I have made for my dental care. The doctors and staff are absolutely amazing: very welcoming, friendly and helpful! They have also made every visit very comforting, which was possibly the biggest concern of mine when looking for a new dental office. Any questions, concerns or fears you may have, Mapleridge will help you every step of the way!
Great experience! Everyone at the clinic was very kind, welcoming, and competent. This was my first visit and I felt very comfortable with all aspects of my appointment; from the booking process, cleaning, and dental exam. I believe communication and honest professional advice are important when choosing a dentist, I feel I got this here... thank you to the entire team.
Mapleridge Dentistry - what a nice surprise! Everyone so friendly, attentive. Modern facility. Dr. Ko took me on an emergency basis and explained my options, after listening patiently to all my concerns.Thank you for making my first experience a welcoming one and I look forward to my next appointment.
Mapleridge has the best team out there- their staff is kind and helpful, and treats you like family. You are actually happy to go to your dentist instead of being scared. Stephanie is such a wonderful dental hygienist and such a lovely person. And Dr. Ko is just incredible- my whole family sees them and we couldn't be happier!
Fantastic experience! I have been to several dentists in the past and I always felt like it was an in and out experience, or they would not explain anything. At Mapleridge they are extremely professional, knowledgeable and explain everything in a lot of detail. I like that I’m able to be aware of what is going on with my teeth. I love the hygienist, dentist and the reception is super friendly. I highly recommend!
My experience at Mapleridge was nothing short of spectacular. They are professional, kind and informative and they explain everything they’re going to do and their reasons for their procedures. I definitely made the right choice in choosing them!
Great staff. The team at the front was courteous, friendly and extremely helpful. I had Dr. Ko as my dentist. Its the 2nd time I've seen him and he was great - he explained everything, walked me through some options, and explained next steps. I'll definitely continue going to Mapleridge dentistry and I'd recommend them to others in Vaughan.
Very clean, friendly clinic. I was very impressed by the dental hygienist Shirine, who took time to explain everything and provide practical suggestions. Dr. Yara was also very professional and gentle. Thorough exam and happy patient! Will be back!