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Thank you Scientific Metals. Attached you will find the initial offer on the melted bar of $ 3,250.00 I received from (-----) a few weeks ago- referred to me by my dental supply company rep. Your final settlement of $4,719.15 is way higher, more than 40% higher. When I looked at the fine print of the initial company's sheet, it had a total of 38% total fees and charges called accountability charges. Thank you again.
— Dr. Jake Pranckum, DMD
Dr. Michael Cohen
Founder, Seattle Study Club
"Scientific Metals has proven itself to be a reputable and trustworthy company for our 250+ clubs and 7000 members for over 5 years now. Our club directors and members say they are the most trusted name in refiining. "
Dr. David Yoon, DDS
"Thanks Scientific Metals! It definitely is more than I usually receive from my local person who comes by to the office, BY FAR."
Dr. George Clayton, DDS
"In April 2020 I divided my scrap collection into two equal piles and sent one batch of approximately 230 grams to Scientific Metals and another batch of approximately 230 grams to another refinery that my dental supply rep suggested. I was not expecting to draw any firm conclusions as I was aware there was a possibility than one pile may have had higher ratio of precious metals than the other one.
However, both companies had a very similar assay, notably both companies indicated that the batch sent to them had between 36-38% gold and 33-34% palladium. I was perplexed that both companies had very similar findings yet the settlement price from the company my dental supply rep recommended was $4082.34 while the settlement price from Scientific Metals was $5466.45 - about 33% higher from Scientific Metals. After a closer inspection, I learned that while both companies had a similar refining fee, the refinery my dental supply rep recommended had another charge they called "Accountability Charge" - which was about an additional 30% IN ADDITION to their refining fee. Scientific Metals did not have that accountability charge. Needless to say, Scientific Metals will be getting my future scrap metal business and I will be telling all my colleagues the same."
Dr. Ed Char, DDS
"Scientific Metals is the company that you can trust when recycling your scrap metals. Scientific Metals is 100% true to their word and advertisements of no hidden fees. I know this because I cut all the crowns crowns in half and put one half in Scientific Metals container and the other half in another company’s container ensuring the comparison was apples to apples and sent them off to the respective companies. Neither company knew that the other company had received the exact same batch in quantity and in metal composition. Each container had the exact same batch as the other and they were within 1g of total weight of each other.
After both companies processed the samples I received a quote from each company. Because the samples were identical in content, the break down of the various metals were very close. What was not close, was the amount offered. Scientific Metals was a little over 30% higher. Why? Because one company had an additional 30% approx. in charges in addition to the refining fee - Scientific Metals did not. Thank you Dave. I will be using Scientific Metals for my scrap metal recycling."
Dr. Casey Culberson, DDS
"I decided to try a new company who was promoting very low fees. I assumed I would get back the most money from the company who has the lowest fees. After getting back the results, I realized that was a big mistake - VERY small check and no call back for a month. I am going back to Scientific Metals. Don't get fooled by really low fees."
Dr. Josefina L. Robles, DDS
"I am so surprised and thankful. For years and years I have been sending this scrap to (-----) and it's not even a fraction of the amount of what you're reimbursing me. Thank you for the honesty."
Dr. Phillip Hwang, DDS
"I've used others in the past, they rip you off. I use Scientific Metals and always had the best service-they are honest, give you the most accurate results on metal."
Dr. Lauren Hebel, DMD
"We gave the office scrap to the gold company through our dental supply rep and received an email telling us the metal had been processed and we were to receive $8413.00. I had seen the ad for Scientific Metals in Dentaltown which talked about hidden fees so we declined the initial offer and asked the company to send us back our metal. We then sent that metal ( in a bar form) to Scientific Metals to see if we would really get more like the ad said and without the extra fees we received $ 12,060.42. Good learning experience for the staff to ask questions before going with any smiley face that walks into the office. Thank you!"
Dr. James Warren, DDS
"Thank you — I wish I heard about Scientific Metals sooner!"
Dr. Don Nimz, DDS
"Thank you Scientific Metals. Could you send me some business cards (about 40). I would like to hand out some at out upcoming dental meeting. I am just tired of hearing of so many Dentists being ripped off by other companies."
Dr. Gary Prins, DDS
"I split my higher noble batch between Scientific Metals and another popular refinery and the assay from the other company showed about half the gold that the report from Scientific Metals showed. The difference COULD NOT have been a result of one company getting a better batch, as I sent the subsequent 5 smaller lots from the same big batch to Scientific Metals and the assays were all consistent within an accepted range. The difference can only be a result of ONE factor - HONESTY!"
Dr. Jeff Prais, DDS
"Holy cow, that is awesome! Thank you Dave! I will spread the word about your company."
Dr. Jake Pranckum, DDS
"Thank you for the email Dave, attached you will find the initial offer on the melted bar of $ 3250.00 I received from (-----) a few weeks ago- referred to me by the (-----) Your final settlement of $4719.15 is way higher. When I looked at the fine print of the initial company's sheet, it had a total of 38% total fees and charges."
Dr. Kenneth Dilger II
"I found the contact for Scientific Metals off of Dental Town. Annually I usually sell my scrap gold and send it to (--------) with what seemed like good results. But after trying Scientific Metals, the return I received crushed the previous company's returns in the order of 3-4 times as much. I appreciate the accurate results. I've already texted two friends. It's scary to think that I was getting an accurate return before."
Dr. Greg Grillo, DDS
"I love you guys after YEARS of (-----) ripping us off."
Dr. Frank Licato, DDS
"My dental supply rep recommended a refiner they work with and the company sent me a settlement offer for $10,224.64. After reading the fine print of all the fees, I refused the offer and the company sent me back the processed metals. I then sent the metals to Scientific Metals and received the same assay but a dollar amount of $12,415.55. Without the extra costs and fees , I received over $2000.00 more."
Dr. Jared Zimmet, DDS
"I’ll certainly let my colleagues know how great you all are to work with!"
Dr. Michael Skidmore, DDSch, DMD
"Hi Dave, Just wanted to thank you for the great service and value! I would highly recommend scientific metals and will use them from now on. We had received a cash offer of $950 from a local rep- I sent them to Scientific Metals and got over $2,500!!"
Dr. Sean Altenbach, DMD
"The local gold rep came in and separated my white and yellow metals and made a cash offer of $2500.00. I decided to pass on the offer and have it melted and assayed by Scientific Metals and received over$ 4100.00- about 64% more."
Dr. Andrew Kulick, DMD
"I submitted my scrap for refining to my dental supplies rep whose company had partnered with a reﬁnery. After receiving my scrap metal results and fully understanding ALL of the fees and deductions, I declined the offer of just under $2700.00 and decided to have my melted bar returned to me from the company. I submitted this same bar to Scientiﬁc Metals and received 32% more, $3554.00."
Dr. Kelly Waggener, DMD
"Our dental supply rep brought in a refiner they had partnered with and told us we would be very happy with our scrap return. We received an email telling us our metal had been melted and processed and that our scrap settlement was $3017.00. We did some research and learned on top of the the 10% refining fee there was additional charge of about 30% and that the total fees amounted to about 38%. This seemed very high and we asked the company to send us our metal back. We then sent the metal in the form of a melted bar to Scientific Metals who did not have the additional 30% fees and received $4450.00 for the same bar. I encourage everybody to let Scientific Metals appraise their scrap"
Dr. William Wong, DDS
"In March 2017, I sent in my about 700 grams to a refining company who was exhibiting at one of the trade shows and was informed about a week later that the bar’s value was $10,152.10. After their 10% refining fee and giving me a 5% promotion, I would be receiving a final settlement figure of $9644.50. At first, this seemed very reasonable and acceptable. But after a closer look at the report, something did not add up.Based on the metal percentages and the weight of the bar the company had on the report, the bar’s value should have added up to about $14,000.00. After speaking with the company, I was informed that in addition to the 10% refining fee there was another charge/deduction of about 30% that was factored into the formula that brought my final figure down to $9644.50. I declined this offer and the company send me back the melted bar along with a few metal samples taken from the bar.About 6 weeks later, I decided to send this bar to Scientific Metals for an analysis and spoke to Dave Weinberg who informed me that if the assays were confirmed, I would get about $12,500 with them because they did not have the extra 30% deduction.A few days later, I received an email from Mr. Weinberg informing me their analysis was complete and that the bar’s value was $14, 310.00 and that my final settlement figure would be 90% of that- which came to $ 12,879.59.Both companies analysis basically showed the same percentage of gold and palladium at 47% and 11% respectively. The only difference was that Scientific Metals did not have any charges or deductions in addition to the refining fee. The math was simple, I got back 90% of the value of the bar as opposed to 62% of the value of the bar with the first company."
Dr. Gordon Bell, DDS
"Hi Dave, I am very happy with that settlement. Pleasure doing business with you, you guys are the one bright pillar in this sphere, been screwed far too many times over the years. Glad to know they were still ethical business people out there. Feel free to share my comments with anyone."
Dr. Donovan Essen, DDS
"Sent in my scrap to a reﬁning company through their dental supply distributor partnership and was told I was getting approximately $3700.00 for the scrap. This seemed very low for the amount of scrap I turned in. The processed bar was sent back to me and I turned it in to Scientiﬁc Metals who I had read about in one of the journals and the payout for the same bar was $5712.00."
Rolling Hills Dental
"We used Scientific Metals each December from 2013-2015 and received around $4000 each of those years. In December 2016, by accident we mistakenly sent our scrap to a different company and received $1121.98 for a very similar amount of scrap. A costly mistake. December 2017, back to Scientific Metals for $4465.06."
Dr. Robert Santoro, DDS
"Dave I sent my gold scrap to you several years ago but recently had someone else buy my gold and got screwed on the $. I will be only dealing with you in the future."
Dr. Paul Binon, DDS
"If you want an honest return for your scrap metal, think Scientific Metals. Several years ago, had my scrap assessed by one of the “premier” refining companies and it was unbelievable the difference in value assayed later by Scientific Metals. It’s a no brainer."
Dr. Clyde Blackman, DDS
"Thank you as always Scientific Metals. I’ve sold my practice but I assure you that Scientific Metals will get my highest recommendation. I mean really, is there anyone else? I don’t think so."
Dr. Leo Menendez, DDS
Center For Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
"We had been sending our scrap metal to another company for several years. Regularly received a payment check for about $220.00 to $250.00. Recently sent my scrap metal to Scientific Metals to try something different. Was pleasantly surprised to receive 3 times the amount of money as before. I will never use another company again, and I urge all my oral surgery colleagues to use this company."
Dr. Woody Oakes
Founder, The Profitable Dentist
"Scientific Metals has no sales reps who get a percentage of the scrap value. This means dentists get a higher reimbursement."
Dr. Richard Cohen, DDS
"Dear Mr. Weinberg,Finally I found a completely honest and very pleasant refiner of dental metals. Recently I have had some horrible experiences, even with refiners who were very well known. Dave, you guys are the best that I have done business in my 53 years of practicing dentistry."
Dr. Don Nimz, DMD
"Wow, fast, accurate and better return than any refining company I have worked with in the 35 years of dentistry! Thank you."
Dr. Steve Garrett, DDS
"I would endorse Scientific Metals all day long. I used to use whichever drive by guy would periodically show up and always felt it was a sketchy return. Since switching to Scientific Metals a few years ago I get way more money than I was getting before. I like that they don’t have sales reps, which means more money back to me."
Dr. Mark McClure, DDS
"Simple, no layers of “salesmen” to pay, and the best return on your scrap. Simple."
Dr. George Doskoris, DDS
"My staff was reluctant to switch and try Scientific Metals because they said our current refiner had the lowest refining fees. They said we usually got between $400-600$. Sent in our scrap to Scientific Metals and received a check for $1247.00."
Dr. Arpad Sooky, DDS
"I just sent Scientific Metals my first batch, and I wish I would have sent them my previous one too. This batch was about half the size of the previous one but the payout was about ten times as much. Thank you Scientific Metals for being one of the seemingly last refining companies with honor and integrity. You have won my continued business, and I will be singing your praise to all my colleagues as well."
Dr. Scott, DDS
"I have never endorsed a company or product. That’s simply been my motto and choice for over a decade in my professional career lecturing and treating patients. I now make an exception to my rule recommending to you Scientific Metals. Being around dentistry most of my life, I believed I understood the value of the scrap metal I had acquired. When I phoned Scientific Metals I told them that I thought I had “X” amount of value in my metal scrap. Within a short time after sending it, I received a phone call from Scientific Metals. They said, “ Doctor, you have 10 times “X” here.” How easy it would have been to be elusive, false, or deceptive. I was amazed and grateful. It makes me wonder about all the other times I returned scrap elsewhere. That’s my story. I hope it finds you well wherever you are."
Dr. Barton L McGhee, DDS
"I would like to thank AAOMS for having Scientific Metals for the approved refining program for AAOMS members. I have found them to be an honest, fair and reliable company. I highly recommend the company and their service. I feel this Approved Program with Scientific Metals provides an important service for AAOMS members. I have recommended them to all my partners at Atlanta Oral and Facial Surgery."
Stonebriar Oral And Facial Surgery
"We have been using Scientific Metals for many years now. After trying several different refining companies, we enjoy and trust Scientific Metals the most. It is easy to ship the metal and the reimbursement is fair and prompt."
Montrose Oral Surgery
"The amount of money we got back from Scientific Metals was almost three times as much as what we used to get when we sold it before. We’re very happy that we found out about the AAOMS program."
Lakeside Oral Surgery
"Scientific Metals has the highest and most honest payouts. Scientific Metals has been wonderful to our practice and we think everyone should know it. If your oral surgery office is not using Scientific Metals, you are losing out! AAOMS has a really winning program with Scientific Metals."
Dr. Byron Davis, DDS
"Having tried other companies I find them to be the most consistent and professional."
Yakima Oral Surgery
"We recently switched refining companies to Scientific Metals. Our practice is so happy we switched… we have made so much more money. We wish we had done it sooner."
Dr. Curtis Barmby, DDS
"Hello David, I wanted to thank you again for your prompt and most valuable service / refinement returns for prosthodontists. Your program is the best refining program by far and I believe I’ve tried them all."
Dr. Timothy Lang
"Scientific Metals has the best metal refining program we have found."
Dr. Edward J. Urig, Jr., DMD
"I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for your great service and your company. I have used another refinery for my scrap metals in the past and I decided to use your company this time because it is associated with AAOMS. I never felt that I was getting a good reimbursement from this other company. To my great surprise I received 4 times the reimbursement from you than I got from your competition. I went back and compared the amount of metal I submitted last time with the other company and it was almost identical to the amount I submitted to your company. Thank you so much for the great service."
Joel T. Glover, DDS
"I have always felt I was being taken advantage by dental scrap metal buyers until I sent my metals to Scientific Metals. I would question the other middle men and sales reps on fees and gold prices and they would always give me the run around. I received a prompt and fair payment from Scientific Metals along with a clear and transparent explanation and breakdown. I am very pleased with the service and communication I received from Dave Weinberg and Scientific Metals."
Dr. Matt Cantner
"Well done. You have gained my trust and future business. I will be spreading the good word."
Dr. Ed Rugh, DDS
"Dave and Scientific Metals are very easy to communicate with (a really big plus to us in the dental business) regarding any precious metal needs. They are straight forward and open regarding values. They are very timely in supplying precious metal needs that I have wanted. They have had a very positive impact on my overall position."
Dr. SW Brown, DDS
"Thank you Scientific Metals. You are good to the word the Profitable Dentist and Woody Oakes gave about you!"