CareCredit Celebrates 30 Years in the Industry

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CareCredit Celebrates 30 Years in the Industry
Brand invites cardholders to tell their stories to commemorate company that “started with a smile”
Posted: January 19, 2017
Edited by Dentaltown staff

COSTA MESA, Calif.—Thirty years ago, CareCredit was founded on a simple idea: Everyone deserves a smile.

Patients needed a way to help pay for dental implants so they could comfortably enjoy eating and smiling. CareCredit was born and the brand has evolved to be a leading provider of promotional financing to consumers for healthcare procedures and services.

The CareCredit credit card is a flexible payment option available at more than 200,000 locations across the United States, including veterinary, cosmetic, hearing health, dental and vision practices, as well as health-focused retailers such as LensCrafters, Rite-Aid and Bowflex.

With nearly $70 billion of care financed since 1987, CareCredit has helped millions of people with everything from their family’s dental and hearing health to veterinary care for their pets.

Along with advances in care, the CareCredit health, wellness and personal care credit card has expanded its breadth of services and reach during the last 30 years:
More than 24 million accounts opened since inception.
More than 12,000 people apply for a CareCredit card nearly every day to help pay for care.
A new cardholder is approved, on average, every 14 seconds.
On average, more than 822,000 card acceptance locator searches on every month via desktop and mobile.
More than two-thirds of all dental practices and more than 7 out of 10 veterinary practices in the nation accept CareCredit. 

“We started so we could help patients move forward with care,” said Dave Fasoli, CEO, CareCredit. “It’s still what keeps us moving forward after 30 years. We’re proud of the fact that we’ve continued to reliably serve healthcare providers and their patients and clients through many changes in the healthcare environment. We help thousands of people every day and millions of people every year. Our focus remains offering our cardholders more ways to use the card, in more places, for more things.”

As part of its 30th anniversary, CareCredit is hosting a My Best 30 Sweepstakes now through March 31. Eligible cardholders are invited to submit their story of how CareCredit has helped them, their families or their pets. Thirty cardholders will be randomly selected to win $1,000.
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