Catching The Green Wave
by Chelsea Patten,
Dr. Fred Pockrass, a practicing dentist in Berkeley, California, believes everyone can make small changes to be more environmentally friendly. Pockrass and his wife, Ina, started a practice in 2003 with the goal to make as little environmental impact as possible. Together they created the very first green dental office in the U.S. With their concern for the environment and their proactive attitudes, they’ve since created a line of green dental products called Transcendentist and founded the Eco-Dentistry Association (EDA). Pockrass’s inspiration and initiative has dentists all over the country catching the green wave. Somewhere between running his practice, monitoring his line of green products and participating in the Eco-Dentistry Association, Dr. Pockrass and Dentaltown Magazine got the opportunity to chat.