CareCredit Offers 25 Great Ideas



COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 – As part of their 25th anniversary celebration, CareCredit, a healthcare credit card, recently asked 25 leading dental educators to share one important idea they believe will help dentists achieve their 2013 goals.  Their responses have been collected to create a new 50-page book, 25 Great Ideas. The collection features advice on a wide range of topics including the new patient experience, minimizing scheduling gaps, great patient relationships, team goal setting, hygiene handoffs, practical leadership, and efficient and effective systems.

“The ideas shared can be implemented at nearly every practice regardless of location, patient base or size, and can positively impact the doctor, team and patients,” said Doug Hammond, sr. vice president, CareCredit.

The 25 dental educators who contributed to the collection include: Lois Banta, Dr. Charles Blair, Bonnie Bradbury, Debbie Castagna, Dr. Michael Cohen, Jennifer de St. Georges, Dr. William G. Dickerson, Katherine Eitel, Debra Engelhardt-Nash, Susan Gunn, Dr. Paul Homoly, Dr. Mark Hyman, Cathy Jameson, Dr. Roger P. Levin, Tom Limoli, Dr. David Maddow, Dr. Richard Maddow, JoAn Majors, Judy Kay Mausolf, Sally McKenzie, Linda Miles, Virginia Moore, Amy Morgan, Ken Runkle, Dr. Rhonda R. Savage, Kerry Straine, Olivia Straine, and Dr. Gary Takacs.

To request a complimentary copy, practices who do not yet accept CareCredit can call 800-300-3046 x4519, and those that already accept CareCredit can contact Provider Services at 800-859-9975, press option 1, then 6.

For 25 years CareCredit has helped more than 20 million patients receive needed and desired care. CareCredit is a healthcare credit card that can be used as a payment option for certain expenses not covered by insurance or to bridge payment when desired care exceeds insurance coverage, and it is accepted at almost 100,000 enrolled dental practices. CareCredit is exclusively selected for their members by most state and national dental associations, including ADA Business ResourcesSM, AGD, AAOMS Services, and AAP, and is also recommended by leading practice management educators. For more information on CareCredit, call 800-300-3046 x4519 or visit