Pediatric - Childrens Dentistry: Financial Resources
Making Recommended Treatments Affordable
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financial assistance for qualifying families and individuals here
It is generally accepted that as dental patients, we all "know" that we are supposed to do all the things our children's dentists or pediatric specialists want us to do.
And of course, we try to do the best we can with maintaining our dental health habits. Chances are though, we tend to let certain things slide from time to time. Financial resources can easily become tight at times, especially with larger families or having simulataneous dental treatment needs for more than one child.
Pediatric dental care can begin at very very early ages for some. Genetic endowments, eating habits, oral hygiene regimens can influence a child's dentition in several ways.
Although it is quite common for all of us to put off or forestall certain recommended treatments, pediatric intervention, if not implemented within certain time frames.... can cause untold effects for overall oral health and developmental growth patterns that are ongoing during the early years.
To prevent prolonged delay, public and private resources exist in most communities that are designed to help individuals and families to get the treatments they need on a timely basis.
As with anything in dental health care.... conditions don't improve with time (although we may learn to adjust or manage the problem). And, as in general dentistry also, treatments tend to become more complex and costly the longer we delay treatment.
Well known financial institutions now offer financing plans (some even interest free) that enable us to get the dental care when it is needed ... and MOST affordable. Federal, State and Local government and private agencies also provide assistance for qualifying families.
More information about these resources is available on the internet. Most firms now provide on-line application forms to simplify the loan application process.
- CHIP Federally funded insurance for children
- Medicaid Qualified recipients can contact State agencies for more information
- FreeDentistry.com State by state directory of free or reduced fee health care resources
- Dental Research Programs Investigate Free Opportunities, Nationally and Internationally
- CitiBank offers the Citi Health Card
- Unicorn Financial offers financing plans for assorted orthodontic needs
- CareCredit, a popular provider promoted by many orthodontists
- CapitalOne Credit offers financing plans for assorted orthodontic and dental surgery needs
- EZPay Solutions offers financing plans dedicated to helping people with all credit histories attain financing for dental services (not to be confused with EZ Pay Dental)
- More and more practices offer In-House Financing for new and established patients