With an average age of only 35, the City of Portland is among the most environmentally conscious cities in America. The attitude of “Green” Portlanders is most prevalent in the way we live–we bike to work, take more walks, and find alternative ways to saving energy.
For example, a new pizza restaurant vents their overs too an upstairs senior living community to help cut energy costs. What does this have to do with Orthodontics?
When looking for a location to open my new practice, cutting the size of my carbon foot print was very important. You see, my old practice was in a 3,000 sq. ft. fancy office building with a massive monthly overhead and an even BIGGER energy drain. Being one who considers himself an environmentalist, I felt it was important to walk-the-walk!
Located just a few miles East of Portland is the little town of Fairview. Nestled in amongst several schools, Fairview Village hosts little shops, safe streets and a strong sense of community. Being only 3 miles from my home on the water, I am able to ride my bike to to office and, in emergencies, respond very quickly.
I setup shop in an office space that is 1/3 the size of my old practice and only 1/10th the over head! Controlling costs (as well as saving our planet) were both very important because I found the Fairview, Troutdale and Gresham areas are under served in the area of health and dental services. This means parents were forced to drive further to service their children’s important dental needs.
With a small, energy efficient, conveniently located orthodontics office in the Fairview Village area, children can walk to their appointment.
With a very low overhead, orthodontic services are significantly less expensive!
Green orthodontics is a win-win. Lower costs, convenient, small carbon foot print, and community centered save mom and dad time, money and energy and Mother Earth has less gook to contend with.