CareCredit and Lighthouse 360, a Henry Schein One brand patient communication software platform for dental practices, announced a preferred partnership that will allow patients to finance their treatment through the platform.

The deal includes Lighthouse 360 incorporating CareCredit financing education, data and credit products into its automated email communications. This will include information about CareCredit financing in automated Treatment Plan Reminder emails that go out to patients. The integration is intended to provide patients with proactive information about financing options to help practices alleviate patients’ cost concerns and encourage them to schedule and complete treatment.

“When patients leave the practice without committing to dentistry, they may have unspoken cost concerns,” said Doug Hammond, senior vice president and general manager at CareCredit.  “Patients may have other financial commitments which they feel they have to prioritize over treatment. Our partnership with Lighthouse 360 and inclusion in patient communications makes it easy for doctors to let patients know the benefits of CareCredit and encourage them to move forward with needed care.”