Remember the “gold rush” well dentists; oral surgeons and periodontist are on the forefront of today’s gold rush.
Gold is the universal monetary standard and any amount of dental gold is valuable. Even an ounce can generate a good return!
Even though gold and commodity prices do fluctuate, depending on the market, they are still high. At Core Scientific, we continue to give the highest return for dental gold in the industry.
With over a decade of experience in the dental refining industry, we have received some common questions about the value of dental gold. They are:
Is there a certain time that I should send in my dental gold? Anytime is a good time to send in your dental gold. When you work with a refinery that gives you the highest return time is not a concern. If you have dental gold send in your material now and get started.
Why should I send in my dental gold to Core Scientific? Transparency and Trust! These are our greatest attributes. We provide you with a receiving weight and a processing weight. This is important because it provides you with a standard for your return. We do not hide or take the value for ourselves. The value of the gold is yours – and that is why our customers continue to trust us to give them the highest returns possible.
Do you want to get the full value for your dental gold? Contact us today to request your FREE collection container at 877.308.2388 or via email at Melissa@core-scientific.com
Core Scientific is more than just a refinery in the dental industry. We are committed to serving dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontist, through our corporate sponsorships. We partner with associations who work to maintain the standard of excellence in the dental industry.
We are Corporate Sponsors of:
AACD: The American Board of Cosmetic Dentistry® is committed to protecting and preserving the validity of the AACD Accreditation and Fellowship examinations while maintaining the standard of excellence the credentials have come to represent. We will assure the rights and privileges of the Accredited members are honored while allowing the opportunity for dentists and laboratory technicians to achieve their full potential in cosmetic dentistry.
AAOMS: The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the professional organization representing more than 9,000 oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United States, supports its members’ ability to practice their specialty through education, research, and advocacy. AAOMS members comply with rigorous continuing education requirements and submit to periodic office evaluations, assuring the public that office procedures and personnel meet stringent national standards.
AADGP supports and enhances the management of group practice dentistry by providing information and educational activities as well as member support and networking opportunities for peer discussion and learning.
We are proud to sponsor these associations, and we look forward to helping them in their mission to support you.
YES! You can definitely get paid for porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crowns. Some dental offices believe they can’t sell PFM’s so they either throw them away or give them to a “cash buyer” for pennies on the dollar.
Sadly, these crowns can be worth a lot of money. A refinery, like Core Scientific, will process these crowns using their advanced, cutting-edge laboratory to extract the most precious metals from the crowns.
We have worked with Dental offices that received a few dollars for these crowns. However once they collected and shipped to Core Scientific they received a refund 100 times more (yes, that’s right….100 X MORE, if not more) than their previous refund.
Send in your PFM crowns to Core Scientific and receive the highest return. Stop getting a few couple dollars for this material, and get A LOT more!
To get started with Core Scientific contact us at 877.308.2388 or via email at Melissa@core-scientific.com and request a FREE collection container.
Dental scrap consists of the precious metal materials in dental sweeps, gold, silver, platinum and palladium crowns, bridges as well as porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns, inlays, on lays and caps.
Dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontist generate this material through dental extractions and other dental procedures in their work. Precious metals are quite common in dental extractions, and very valuable if collected.
By collecting this material, dental offices can generate an additional source of income to be used on new equipment, customer benefits, or employee perks – to name a few. We have talked to dental offices that have thrown away this material in the past, and now getting thousands instead.
It’s easy to get started with collecting dental scrap. All you need to do is contact us at 877.308.2388 or via email at Melissa@core-scientific.com to request a FREE collection container and shipping label.
We will provide you with the highest, most competitive return in the industry. Unlike the person that comes into your office, we can process and extract the most precious metal from your dental scrap. Which basically means you GET MORE on your refund.
Did you know that by throwing away your dental scrap you are throwing away thousands? Yes, it’s true. This material is worth collecting. Plus it’s very easy to collect this material; all you need to do is request a FREE collection container and email or call when you’re ready to schedule your pickup. That’s all it takes!
2. Stop Using A Cash Buyer
A “cash buyer” if the person(s) that comes into your office asking to buy the dental scrap. This person is used by many dental practices because it is convenient. However, they are paying you at least 50% – 100% less on the dental scrap than what it is worth. Why are they paying you less? Simply because they are “eyeing” the material and giving you a rough estimate of what they think it is worth. The only way to know the true value of the material is to conduct a Fire Assay, and that is done in a laboratory. Plus a “cash buyer” needs to make a profit, and they typically pay you nothing or a little bit on the porcelain-fused-to-metal or “whitish” crowns. These do have precious metals, and in order to get the value for them, you should send them into a refiner.
Ask The Right Questions Of Your Refiner
Asking the right questions is crucial when working with a refinery. You’d be amazed at how many refineries do not have an on-site laboratory or charge you fees for processing the scrap. It’s very important that you understand where your material is going and that they are providing you with the greatest value for your dental scrap. It may seem like “pennies” but in most cases, there is a difference of 50% or more in what they pay you for the material.
Try Out A New Refiner
We understand many dental practices have a refiner in place, and we don’t want you to drop them. All that we encourage is that you try out Core Scientific. Actually, we suggest that dental practices test us out by separating out (equally) their dental scrap and send lot A to your current refiner and lot B to Core Scientific. 100% of dental practices that have tried us out this way have stayed with us. What other business would advocate for you to test us out in this way if we aren’t confident that your refund will be higher with us.
Get Your Office Manager Involved
A lot of the dentists we work with transfer responsibility, of the dental scrap, to their office managers. This helps streamline the collection and shipping of the dental scrap. We encourage office managers to handle this material through our Office Manager Incentive Program. For more information please contact me at 877.308.2388 or via LinkedIn.
Request A Free Collection Container
This is the easiest step in the process. All you need to do to request a Free collection container is to contact me either via Phone 877.308.2388, email email@example.com or simply go here and fill out the form.
Schedule Your Pickup Time
Once you have filled up your collection container, all you need to do is contact me to schedule your pickup. You will have the return-shipping label already in the collection container. So all you need to do is place the shipping label on, and wait for FedEx to pick up. It’s that easy.
Choose How To Use Your Return
Now’s here is the fun part. Figuring out how to use your return. Here are a few suggestions: employee party, customer giveaway, new dental equipment, advertising, donating to charity, updating your dental office, employee training, and certification – to name a few.
Life is all about making decisions and choosing the best option for our business and our community. Today there are a lot of choices to make, and sometimes you stay with the same company because “the salesman was nice” or “they gave me a good refund” or simply “they are a non-profit”. However, we rarely have the time to reflect on our choices and take a look at the final result.
That’s why I implore you; actually strongly encourage you to take a closer look at your current recycler. Why? Simply because this one step can make a great impact on the charity you donate your return to.
Charities make a difference both – Big and Small! From funds for flowers to be in every room at the hospice care or big changes such as the $220 million captured by the Ice Bucket Challenge for the ALS foundation.
Your charitable donation may be small, and even though that is making an impact, a larger donation can make an even larger impact. That’s why you should take notice that many recyclers are paying you little for your dental scrap, actually 50% less (in most cases much more). Yes “every little bit helps” but what if I told you that the 50%, you should have gotten, could have been donated to St. Jude’s for a family to visit their sick child or free mammograms for low-income women.
We have the power to make an impact in our community, and I encourage you to work with a recycler that will pay you for the full worth of your dental scrap – so you can donate the RIGHT amount to your charity.
If you’d like to learn more about us, please contact me today at 877.308.2388 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So you’ve saved all of your dental scrap and sent it over to us to refine, but now you don’t know what to do with all of the money you received on your return. Here are a few of the ideas that came to our minds as we sat down and put ourselves in your shoes.
Whether it’s to your favorite charity or back to your community, your philanthropic opportunities are endless. Many of our customers here at Core Scientific give back what they make on their returns. Why not give the most you can by using a refiner that gives you a higher return than other precious metal refineries?
Office Parties & Outings
Letting your employees know they are doing a good job is a great way to boost motivation and morale. Throwing a party shows that you appreciate the work that they are doing. This may be a holiday party, birthday/work anniversary celebration, or just because! If an office party isn’t necessarily an option, you can always plan a work outing. Work outings can increase team building, drive sales, and recharge creativity. Either one is reasonable when you are receiving extra income at almost no extra effort.
Over the past few months, you’ve noticed your employees are working extra hard in their roles. Giving incentive continues to motivate individuals to continue to go that extra mile. You can use your return as a bonus for your employees or as an incentive to reach their personal or the company’s goals.
If you or your office is looking to upgrade your equipment, this could be another idea to spend your return on. It can be challenging to be constantly trying to keep up with the newest technology and staying ahead of your competition. Let us help you by taking in your metal scrap and refine it, in order to get you the highest return possible!
Attend Conferences/Trade Shows
Conferences and trade shows are a great way to stay up to date with your industry and the trends that surround it. You get the benefit of seeing what your competitors may be doing differently from your business and can meet others who may be of use to you somewhere down the road. This may be an outlet that allows you to stimulate new ideas and network with like-minded professionals. The only downfall of attending one of these events may be the price that can be attached to it. Take advantage of our high returns and you can get more than just extra income if you decide to put it towards attending one of these events.
At Core Scientific, we give you higher returns than your average precious metals refinery. What will YOU do with your return?
4 Do’s and 1 Don’t For Shipping Your Dental Scrap Materials
Shipping your material to a refinery should not be a difficult process. You should be able to rely on your refiner to provide the logistics of your material to make sure it is securely and properly received.
Here are 4 Tips for Shipping Your material:
Do ensure that your material is shipped in a secure and marked plastic container. Our collection containers contain non-specific labels, which means no one will be aware of it contents. It is sturdy with a secure top for shipping.
Do include a packing slip and label on all containers. When we provide you with a collection container we include a return label for your convenience. Simply contact us when you are ready to ship or alternatively we can create scheduled monthly or quarterly scheduled pickups.
Do track your shipment. Every shipment will contain a tracking number. Make sure to keep this tracking number handy so you can refer to it if needed.
Do weigh your material. It’s very important that you weigh your material. Read more here about why you should weigh your material.
DON’T work with a refinery that does not provide you with paperwork on the receiving weight. We’ve heard many refiners do not provide paperwork on the weight of what was used and processed. Protecting yourself is important.
Should I give the dental extractions back to the patient?
I have worked in this industry, for quite some time, and in my conversations with Dentists and Oral Surgeons, I advise against giving the extracted dental crowns back to the patients – unless they request.
These dental crowns, whether gold/silver crowns or porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns, should not be handed over the patient because a pawn broker:
1). Will not give them anything for the PFM crowns
2). Will give them very little on the gold or silver crowns
Simple, it isn’t worth their time to take them back. However, I understand if a patient requests them back. I’ve had dentists and oral surgeons actually collect the dental extractions; send them to refinery, and give the return back to the patient. In my opinion, this is a better option, only if a patient asks for the crowns back.
Yes, then you have removed at least a few PFM crowns. If you are not collecting these crowns, you should be. Many of the dentists that we have spoken with have been throwing PFM crowns away unaware how valuable these crowns can be. Even more, they aren’t sure which PFM crowns to collect.
I’m here to help you determine which PFM crowns to collect.
PFM or “whitish” crowns, as they are commonly called, can contain precious metals such as gold, palladium and/or platinum. These metals are very valuable. Sometimes – like in the image below – you are able to see this metal once you extract the tooth. This makes it easy for you to determine whether to collect.
However, there are some PFM crowns that do not contain precious metals. They can be harder to differentiate without sending them in to the refinery. These PFM crowns (without precious metals) just contain the tooth with the porcelain overlay. However it’s important to let you know that if you’re unsure it’s always best to throw in everything.
Again I want to emphasize that you shouldn’t be throwing away these crowns.
We’ve been working within this industry, for quite sometimes, and can help assist you if you have any questions about your PFM crowns. Contact us today at 877.308.2388. We are happy to help you.