by Morgan Kerrissey, VP of Business Development at Garfield Refining Company
Way back in 2010 DentalBuzz was in its groove, dishing on Garfield, spotting trends and staying ahead of the curve. Fast forward three years and some of those trends now seem a wee bit dated– look at Lady Gaga and her Twilight inspired grill! — while other trends have only surged in popularity. Since that first blog post the already popular Patient Bling Program** exploded with another 10,000 doctors enrolling. For those of you not already in the know, the program is offered by Garfield Refining Company and is known to them as their Patient Scrap Program (**Fun people still prefer the Dentalbuzz rebranded name!).
Garfield offers prepaid mailers that you can distribute to your patients so they can deal directly with a precious metals refinery. It doesn’t cost anything, Garfield handles all the paperwork, and best of all you earn a 10% rebate. It’s like free money. Plus this year they have added some new features, allowing doctors to customize their payment schedules, be paid in coins or bullion, and receive better email reporting. It’s a win/win: patients love the opportunity to sell their old crowns and doctors love the opportunity to give their patients a small perk.
So once again, if you haven’t already, click here to enroll.