CASE STUDIES

by Dave Weinberg

Dr. William Wong, DDS

The final settlement from Scientific Metals was $3235.09 more than the offer Dr. Wong received after he initially sent in his scrap to another refinery.

In March 2018, Dr. Wong sent in 700 grams of scrap to a refining company for processing and melting. After the company’s refining fees and 5% promotion, his final settlement offer was $9,644.50. At first, Dr. Wong believed this to be a very reasonable offer. But after a closer look at the report, something didn’t add up.

Based upon the refiner’s own breakdown of Dr. Wong’s metal percentages and weight, he noticed that his final settlement offer should have been around $12,500.00. After speaking with the refining company, Wong was informed that there was an additional 30% deduction that was non-transparently figured into the numbers.

After declining this offer and then sending his bar to Scientific Metals (who has no hidden fees) Dr. Wong’s final settlement for the same bar was $12,879.59.

 Glad to know there are still ethical business people out there.

– Dr. Gordon Bell, DDS

Dr. Andrew Kulick, DMD

We helped Dr. Kulick make 32% more money on his scrap with us after he discovered huge additional fees and charges from his initial refiner.

Dr. Kulick contacted Scientific Metals after he submitted his scrap collection to a dental supply rep whose company was partners with a refiner. When his settlement offer of $2700 seemed low, he was informed of the multiple charges and deductions that were added to the refining fees.

After Dr. Kulick declined this initial offer and received his material back in the form of an ingot (or bar), he then asked a colleague to refer him to a different refiner—which turned out to be Scientific Metals. Dr. Kulick sent us his bar for assay and settlement and received $3554.00…32% more for the same bar.

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Rolling Hills Dental

This practice’s scrap return decreased substantially when staff mistakenly sent scrap to another refiner and NOT Scientific Metals.

In December of 2014, 2015, and 2016, Rolling Hills Dental had received over $3500 for their scrap from Scientific Metals. But in December of 2017, a staff member had mistakenly sent in the scrap to a different refiner, who paid $1121.54 for a very similar amount.

Once they realized their mistake, they were careful not to make it again in December 2018, when they again sent their yearly scrap to Scientific Metals. This time they received $4465—almost four times the amount.

 By having no sales reps to pay, dentists get a higher return with Scientific Metals.”

–Dr. Woody Oakes, Founder, The Profitable Dentist

Dr. Donovan Essen, DDS

Dr. Essen earned more than 50% more on his scrap bar from us after he declined his first offer from another refinery and sent us his melted bar for a second analysis.

Dr. Essen called Scientific Metals after a refiner (who had a partnership with a dental supply distributor) had processed and melted his scrap and informed him his settlement came to just under $3700.00

Dr. Essen, who had working knowledge of his weight and metal composition, knew that this settlement offer did not make sense—declined it—and had his melted bar returned to him.

Dr. Essen had read about Scientific Metals in a dental magazine and sent the bar to us for assay and payment. He received $5712.00

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Dave Weinberg


Scientific Metals


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