As the pillar of dental refining, we process thousands of troy ounces of dental scrap monthly. Our state-of-the-art machinery, analytic expertise, and proprietary dental flux formulas ensures our customers the highest possible yields in the refining industry.
As one of the largest dental refiners in the country, our expertise lay in refining PGM'S, also known as platinum group metals found in dental alloys. We are exceptionally proficient at reclaiming platinum group metals, providing fast turnarounds and high returns.
Our dental refining process is one that is often imitated, but truly never duplicated. Time after time, our superior process and chemical expertise lead to unmatched results.
Our Dental Process
Step 1. Receive and check-in material
Each container or lot received goes through an extensive checking and sorting process. Materials received are separated, recorded, weighed, and pictures are taken.
Step 2. Purification
Prior to melting, unlike most, we perform an extra step. All impurities and contaminating materials are removed through multiple methods, including chemically. Others simply melt everything together and add copper to purify the end product, but we ensure that the bad is removed prior to melt which leads to higher yields and more accurate results. It's is an extensive process and the most critical step in processing your material.
Step 3. Melting
After all impurities are removed, the dental remains or implants are mixed with a specialized and proprietary dental chemical flux. This flux allows for the removal of leftover artificial and metal impurities.
Step 4. Pour
Following the sampling, the contents of the crucible are typically poured into a cone shaped mold. The precious metals contained in dental implants will drop to the bottom. The top layer is our liquefied chemical flux blend that contains the leftover impurities from the dental implants. At the end you end up with a V shaped precious metal nugget.
Step 5. Bar
The V shaped nugget, now purified, is then remelted and a hot sample is taken. It is then poured into a perfectly homogenized bar form.
Step 6. Analysis
The sample and bar are then analyzed by utilizing electronic and chemical methods to determine the precious metal content to 99.99% accuracy.
In our commitment and dedication to remain competitive in the refining industry, our services are available to our clients at no charge. Please contact us or your personal account manager for additional details.