CareCredit Renews Exclusive Patient Financing Solution for AGD’s Benefits Program


Synchrony announces extension of 20-year agreement to offer members and patients special dental financing options, modern digital payment features and financial education resources.

CareCredit Renews Exclusive Patient Financing Solution for AGD’s Benefits Program

With this week’s announcement between the parties, CareCredit, a Synchrony product, becomes the only patient financing solution offered in the Academy of General Dentistry’s exclusive benefits program. Synchrony, a leading consumer financial services company, announced the extension of their 20-year sponsorship and exclusive benefits agreement.

This collaboration highlights the special financing options, digital payment features and value-added resources Synchrony’s CareCredit credit card delivers to AGD’s more than 35,000 members comprised of dentists.

“We share the Academy of General Dentistry’s commitment to connecting dentists and their teams with the modern tools they need to serve patients. One of those tools is financing, which gives their patients access to the treatments they need and deserve,” says Bete Johnson, senior vice president and general manager, Dental, Synchrony. “Synchrony has a long-standing legacy of offering reliable and efficient solutions, such as CareCredit, that span the dental healthcare journey for both providers and patients. We’re thrilled to continue to work closely with the AGD to bring solutions and value to their members.”

CareCredit is the industry’s leading health and wellness credit card and is accepted by 80% of all dental practices. Synchrony has worked with the AGD, the country’s second-largest dental association, for more than 23 years with CareCredit as the exclusive patient financing solution offered within their benefits program. The renewed CareCredit program will offer AGD members education, resources and financing solutions that will enable dental teams to have confident and successful cost conversations with patients, states Synchrony.

“There are 2 things we feel are critical to a general dentist’s success. First, is continuing education to enable these talented doctors to deliver the best clinical care available,” says Hans P. Guter, DDS, FAGD, President of AGD. “The second is providing patients access to the dental care they and their families need. Synchrony provides resources that help AGD members and their patients.”

Dental patients looking for a flexible way to pay for dental care can see if they prequalify for the CareCredit credit card in a dental practice or on their own device with no impact to their credit bureau score. If patients prequalify for CareCredit, they can accept the offer and complete the application. A credit decision is made within minutes and if approved, patients can use their account to pay the dentist right away, according to Synchrony. Cardholders may select from short-term and long-term financing options on qualifying services Additionally, patients may use the CareCredit payment calculator to estimate their monthly payments based on the amount of care financed and the financing option selected.

Today, CareCredit is accepted at more than 260,000 healthcare provider and retail locations, including more than 118,000 dental care locations. For more information, please visit

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