Navigating the world of buying and selling dental scrap can be stressful, tricky, and downright dangerous. Luckily, Southern Dental Refining has years of professional experience in this industry, and wants to help. Before you embark on your dental scrap journey, read through these professional tips that we have curated.

6 Professional Tips for Getting the Most Money for Your Dental Scrap

Don’t let scrap go without getting a price quote from a trusted buyer. 

If you have been using a dental scrap buyer for many years, it may be a good idea to get some other quotes. Loyalty is great, but it’s about getting paid what the scrap is worth.

Know the total weight of your scrap. 

Weigh your scrap with a post scale to get a rough idea of how much you have. This way when you get quotes from dental scrap buyers you’ll know you’re talking about the same amount of material.

Request an assay. 

A detailed assay of your scrap metal will give you an accurate value based on the exact weight of each precious metal. Some buyers that don’t offer an assay will hedge their bets and give you a quote based on the assumed amount of junk and might pay you only the weight value of the least valuable precious metal.

Get paid quickly. 

A reputable dental scrap buyer should be able to pay on the spot or within a few days if an assay is requested. Most buyers have the ability to pay cash on the spot for clients that want it. Or, they can do an assay and make a payout in a day or two. Some reputable buyers will even offer satisfaction guarantees. These buyers will return your scrap if you are not satisfied with your offer.

Collect 100% of proceeds. 

Don’t fall for the “we give a portion of proceeds to charity” ploy that some scrap buyers claim. You should receive all of the proceeds paid for your scrap. If you want to give a tax deductible donation to a charity, we’ll give you full price, that way you can make a personal donation yourself.

Beware of impostors.

Some unscrupulous dental scrap buyers have resorted to impersonating couriers from other companies. While they may give you cash on the spot, it most likely will not be the same payout amount as the reputable buyer you have developed a relationship with.

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