CareCredit, a provider of promotional financing for sleep medicine and other patients, is now integrated into Open Dental practice management software version 20.3.

The integration features CareCredit’s Quickscreen, which enables teams to identify patients who are pre-approved or who already have an existing CareCredit credit card directly from the software’s calendar or family module. Additionally, practices can now process transactions directly from the patient account screen and have them automatically post back to the ledger. If a patient wants to apply for CareCredit, their information is automatically transferred to the CareCredit application, so the team then completes a few fields of information from the patient and click “submit” to receive a credit decision within seconds.

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“Providing solutions that can help practices streamline processes, enhance productivity and help patients move forward with care, is imperative—especially in today’s environment” says Doug Hammond, SVP & GM of CareCredit, in a release. “CareCredit’s integration into Open Dental practice management software is an important part of our ongoing commitment to respond to the needs of the dental community by giving practices easy access to a financing solution that helps remove barriers to recommended care.”

Nathan Sparks, CEO of Open Dental, says, “As practices continue their efforts to ramp up and address the needs of their patients, CareCredit’s integration into the latest version of Open Dental software simply made sense. We know providers rely on our practice management software to effectively manage their business and service their patients. Being able to access CareCredit directly in their Open Dental software helps them to achieve that goal.”