BERKELEY, California--The Eco-Dentistry Association, an international membership association formed to promote environmentally sound practices in dentistry, has announced several products that have achieved the EDA Accepted Seal. The newly launched exclusive EDA Accepted Seal is for products and services that meet specific environmental criteria. The EDA has announced several product lines that have achieved EDA Accepted Status at the 2010 ADA meeting:DentalEZ Group • everLight operatory light for its waste reduction, pollution prevention, and energy conservation• RAMVAC Waterless Vacuum for water conservation• CustomAir LubeFree Compressor for pollution prevention and energy conservation• UltraLeather Eco-Friendly Upholstery for pollution preventionTranscendentist (Green Dentistry by Discus)• Reusable cloth sterilization pouches and wraps for waste reduction and pollution prevention• Joysence Aroma Therapy for waste reduction, pollution prevention, and wellness dentistry• Reusable cloth infection control barriers for waste reduction and pollution preventionHu-Friedy• Enzymax Earth Ultrasonic Solution for pollution prevention• Team Vista Waterline Cleaner for pollution prevention• Environdent Instrument Recycling for waste reductionThe EDA Accepted Seal is awarded only to products and services that offer exceptional environmental benefits for the dental practice or dental industry. “The most common question we’re asked at the EDA is: ‘What products should I buy?’” remarked Eco-Dentistry Association Director Susan Beck. "Those products featuring the EDA Accepted Seal are immediately recognizable to the burgeoning market of dental professionals who are going green.” Once a product or service is confirmed as EDA Accepted, the manufacturer will receive an electronic version of the EDA Accepted Seal. The seal can be used on marketing, advertising, and packaging materials such as catalogs, Web sites, and product packaging. The manufacturer can then promote the product or service’s eco-friendly benefits with the added credential of the EDA Accepted Seal. The EDA Accepted Seal makes it easy for dental professionals to identify products and services that meet the EDA’s standards and best practices for green dental offices. Dental professionals who rely on the EDA to help them achieve their “perfect shade of green” also rely on the EDA Accepted Seal to help them choose eco-friendly products from their supplier’s catalog quickly, easily, and with confidence. According to Beck, “The EDA Accepted Seal may be appropriate for a product or service if it enables the dental professional to reduce waste and pollution, saves water or energy, incorporates innovative and/or high technology, or displays attributes of wellness-based dentistry.” For details on how a specific product or service can obtain the EDA Accepted Seal, log on to www.ecodentistry.org or call Beck at (510) 841-1229.More information can be found at www.ecodentistry.org.To read more about the EDA, go to EDA.To comment on this topic, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.