As a certified B Corporation (B for Benefit) we strive to meet the highest standards for social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
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Procedures we began publishing prices on
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Total donated dental time
Total contribution to the local economy
At the heart of the B Corporation idea is the simple fact that business impacts and serves more than its owners, employees and customers (patients)... That business has an equal responsibility to benefit the community it serves and the environment that it takes from.
As a small, local business, the B Corporation certificate helps us take an honest look at the positive and negative impacts of our practices, make measured improvements and continually learn.
We look forward to that process and to sharing our progress with you.
2019 BENEFIT REPORT
Provide the Best Patient
Today’s healthcare industry is controlled by heavy regulation, large corporations and insurance companies. As a small, local business navigating these challenges we always look to ask “How do we continually put the patient first?”
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Paid a Living Wage
Standard Procedures We
Began Publishing Prices On
Care for People Through the Practice of Dentistry
We continually look for ways to build rapport that extends beyond the dental chair while introducing more possibilities for patients to participate in world-class care.
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Hosted or Attended
Be responsible stewards of the communities we serve.
We’re local, that means we have a responsibility to find ways to benefit the community we serve and steward the environment we take from.
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Utility Carbon Offset
Total Contribution to
the Local Economy
Partners in Sustainability
Pairing up with local and regional services to reduce waste and energy consumption.
“Keeping dollars local benefits locals. Our preference is to seek out local vendors and suppliers whenever possible. ”
2019 Benefit Report Highlights
In Good Company
Proud to join the movement of 2,500 (and growing) B-Corps around the world.
Follow Our Progress
We're in this together.
Does B-Corporation mean you are owned by someone else?
No. The B in B Corporation stands for 'Benefit' and signifies that we have met the credentials to be classified as a Benefit Corporation based on our practices in social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability. My Friend's Dentist is locally owned and operated in Wilmington, NC.
B Lab is a nonprofit organization based in Pennsylvania that certifies B Corporations, in the way TransFair certifies Fair Trade coffee or USGBC certifies LEED buildings. The B stands for “benefit,” and refers to benefiting workers, the community and the environment.
How does the B-Corporation Certification work?
To receive the B-Corporation certification, an organiation must have an explicit social or environmental mission, and a legally binding fiduciary responsibility to take into account the interests of workers, the community and the environment as well as its shareholders. A company must also amend its articles of incorporation to adopt B Lab’s commitment to sustainability and treating workers well. In addition a B Corp must pay an annual fee based on revenues, biannually complete a B Impact Report (a lengthy questionnaire that measures social and environmental impact), meet B-Lab’s comprehensive social and environmental performance standards and make that B Impact Report public, in order to receive the certification from B Lab.