Southdown Dental of Mississauga, Ontario, said that it is the first dental clinic in Canada to accept cryptocurrency as payment for treatment.
“Whether it is a regular checkup, a surgical procedure, or braces, our patients will be able to choose traditional payment methods of cryptocurrency going forward,” said Dr. Kal Khaled, co-owner of Southdown Dental.
Established in 1989, Southdown Dental said that it is an early adopter of dental innovations and is proud to use the latest technology to provide the best care possible while maximizing convenience for its patients.
Southdown Dental noted the growing acceptance of cryptocurrency and its increased use in the consumer and services industries in Canada. Cryptocurrency offers consumers autonomy, decreases transaction fees, and makes payment quick and easy, the practice said.
Also, many patients don’t have coverage, and some procedures could be costly, Southdown Dental said. Patients with cryptocurrency may prefer using it instead of cash when it comes to their children’s braces or other procedures, the practice added.
“This is an exciting shift to be the first Canadian dental clinic to take the leap into a new territory that will offer our patients new options during a very uncertain time,” said Dr. Bon Vavaroutsos, co-owner of Southdown Dental.