Don’t Delay Dental Care Because of Finances: CareCredit Helps You Pay for Dental Care, Interest-Free, Up to 24 Months
Dentists don’t generally focus on the cost of the care they provide. However, as professionals, we realize that sometimes our patients put off dental procedures because the unexpected expense is not in their budget and they don’t have the funds to pay for the care. This is especially true for those with tooth pain that comes on suddenly and requires a crown and/or root canal procedure.
But, there are convenient ways to pay for dental care over time through CareCredit and other credit card agencies.
They provide promotional, no-interest financing if paid in full over time making it possible to take care of your teeth regardless of your finances. In fact, CareCredit is currently offering promotional financing that is interest-free if paid in full within 6, 12, 18 or 24 months.1 CareCredit is similar to a regular credit card but you use it to pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance. It can be used for medical and dental expenses for your whole family, as well as the cost of caring for pets. Covered expenses besides dentistry include LASIK and vision care, cosmetic and dermatology procedures, veterinary, hearing care and other specialties.2 The provider of the service does have to be in the CareCredit network of 200,000 enrolled providers nationwide. To find out which providers are members of the CareCredit network, go to the CareCredit website and access the “Find a Location” link.3 CareCredit is also accepted at retailers such as Walmart, Sam’s Club and RiteAid Pharmacy.
With the CareCredit card interest-free promotional offer you do have to charge $200 or more and make minimum monthly payments. If you make those payments on-time, paying the full amount due by the end of the promotional period, you will not be charged any interest. However, if you aren’t able to make the monthly payments you will incur interest charges, so be sure to thoroughly read the information on the website and contact the CareCredit customer service agents if you have questions. I have presented an overview of the CareCredit card option. This overview should not be used as the source of your financing decision. Please access the CareCredit website for all of the facts about this program or call CareCredit customer support toll-free at (800) 677-0718.4
CareCredit financing is just one of the many no-interest ways to finance dental care costs so that you can get the care you need, when you need it. Putting off dental care doesn’t make the problem go away. In fact, in many situations, it makes the problem worse and often more costly.
Dr. Sedki and his staff at Sedki Dentistry Commerce MI want you to enjoy life with a healthy mouth and smile. If finances are holding you back from caring for your teeth and mouth, there are options available. Our goal is to work with our patients in achieving and maintaining long term dental health and a beautiful smile. We accommodate each individual’s special needs and budget. Call Sedki Dentistry today to learn more!
1 CareCredit: Prospective Cardholders
2 CareCredit: Healthcare Financing Frequently Asked Questions
3 CareCredit: Find A Location
4 CareCredit: Contact Us