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ADA Business Resources endorses HealthFirst for medical waste disposal service

February 18, 2016 ADA Business Resources announced in February that it has endorsed HealthFirst as provider of sharps and medical waste mailback disposal services for members.
This new endorsement provides ADA members with a comprehensive and cost-effect disposal solution, which can save a typical dental practice up to $2,000 annually when compared to traditional pickup services, according to ADA Business Resources. In addition, members receive a 10 percent discount and have access to special promotions.
"HealthFirst is really an outstanding company to work with," said Deborah Doherty, managing vice president of ADA Business Resources, which already endorses HealthFirst as provider for their amalgam recycling system.

"We're confident that this new relationship will benefit ADA members by offering a product with the potential to deliver significant cost-savings," she said. "Dentists can also expect to receive excellent customer service from a company that has been fully vetted and excels in the dental business space."

HealthFirst system offers a disposal solution with no contracts, unscheduled pick-ups, unexpected fees and excess inventory to manage. Occupational Safety and Health Administration-approved sharps disposal containers of various sizes are filled and then shipped direct to the processing facility. The cost includes the prepaid return packaging, disposal and online waste tracking. Dental offices receive assistance from representatives, and customers are offered OnTraQ, a free online compliance management tool that provides compliance reporting and digital archiving of waste receipts.

According to ADA Business Resources, most dental offices use sharps disposal systems that include a truck stopping at the office on a regular schedule and utilize a long-term contract that automatically renew — systems better designed for hospitals and medical offices.

"At HealthFirst, we are truly enthusiastic about this new opportunity to serve ADA members," said Earl Greene, general manager of HealthFirst. "We are committed to providing our customers with dental waste disposal services that help to keep them in compliance while saving them money."

ADA members seeking to transition away from their current service provider to HealthFirst's mailback service are offered discounts. When purchasing a large capacity (8 or 18 gallons) sharps kit to dispose old sharp containers, customers receive a "buy one, get one free" offer on the initial HealthFirst Sharps Management kit purchase. ADA members receive a 10 percent discount on all future sharps management or medical waste management products purchases.

For more information, contact a HealthFirst compliance counselor at 1-888-963-6787 or visit HealthFirst.com/ADA.