What to Look for in a Dental Scrap Buyer

Busy dental practices produce a great deal of scrap that must be disposed of properly. Recycling the metals, especially gold, can be environmentally responsible and can earn you a little money on the side. But, you want to make sure you’re dealing with a reliable, reputable scrap buyer. Here’s what to look for. Quality Process Before agreeing to sell to [...]

Why Is Gold Valuable?

Gold has been held in high esteem in every civilization on earth throughout the centuries. It has been used for currency, for adornment, and for practical purposes, such as dental crowns. Gold is considered valuable for a number of reasons. Limited Resources You may have heard of gold referred to as a precious metal, and it is. That’s because it’s [...]

How Your Dental Practice Can Earn Cash for Trash

A busy dental practice can produce piles of waste, including plastics, cotton, latex, medical sharps, and metals from amalgams and other dental appliances. Many of these materials can be hazardous, and dentists must follow laws for disposing of them. Metals used in dentistry, however, are recyclable, and you can get paid for it. Disposing of Dental Waste Properly Both federal [...]

Environmental Benefits of Dental Waste Recycling

The last time you had a filling or crown replaced, you may not have thought about what happens to the old materials the dentist takes from your mouth. Filling material contains metal, and so do many crowns. These materials aren’t just thrown away—they are recycled. Hazardous vs. Non Hazardous Waste Dental waste may include both hazardous and nonhazardous materials. Fillings, [...]

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