Patients and Dental Team Grateful for the Opportunity to Offer Flexible Payment Plans at Dr. Rick Friedrichs, DDS

Dr. Rick Friedrichs, DDS

iCare Financial Dental Newsletter – February 7, 2022

Dr. Rick Friedrichs, DDS is a general, family and cosmetic dental practice located in Tomball, Texas. The practice has been serving the Tomball Community for over 30 years, and their philosophy is “to always be a patient centered practice that is dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care in a warm, caring, Christian environment.” In addition to regular exams and cleanings, this innovative practice also offers orthodontics, dental implants, smile makeovers and treatments for TMJ/ TMD.

When it comes to payments, the practice accepts most forms of insurance. However, as with most dental offices, patient insurance only covers a small portion of treatments. As a result, Dr. Friedrichs and his team offer other means of Financing such as Care Credit and iCare Financial. As they proudly promote on their website Tropical Dentist iCare Financial offers 0% interest and instantly approves all patients without a credit check.

They have been using iCare Financial since 2017 for patient payments and have found it to be quite successful. Dr. Friedrichs and his team stated that they would definitely recommend iCare to other dentists.

A Match for the Practice’s Approach and Philosophy

General Manager Brad Bowsher mentions that using iCare Financial has enabled the practice to offer dentistry to patients that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to help. If not for iCare, the dentist would be “putting out fires” for people having issues rather than offering comprehensive dentistry.

Dr. Friedrichs explained, “In many cases I can now treat comprehensively what I would’ve treated palliatively or limited in the past. So, it’s been a great benefit for me as well as the patients.”

Brad added, “It’s a blessing for our patients and for our practice as well, as we are a Christian oriented practice. Patients are very thankful. Some went years and years with no one able to help them. Some don’t have wherewithal to save money just for dental work.”

An Improvement on Past Payment Policies

The reality of the situation, as Brad explained, is that many patients they see simply don’t have credit. “They are good people who have experienced some difficulties,” pointed out Brad. “Now they are able to get the work they really need, like a root canal, instead of pulling a tooth.” Further, the use of iCare Financial has allowed the practice to add an additional $150,000 to $250,000 of income each year.

Consistent Marketing Welcoming All Patients

The practice’s marketing states that there is an interest free Financing plan for everyone. That means that “if you fit the criteria, there is a plan for you.” Patients who have come to Dr. Friedrichs and have seen this to be true, then tend to happily refer their friends and family. New patients, of course, are also pleased to find a dental practice that will work with them financially.

Don’t ever turn another patient away.

Give yourself and your staff the confidence to offer comprehensive and cosmetic treatments while knowing you have a finance program to get the job done.

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Family Friendly Dentistry In North Carolina Grows Revenue with iCare Financial.

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Atlanta, GA – January 15, 2022

Dr. E. Smoak Ackerman, owner of Family Friendly Dentistry and a board-certified dentist known by Youngsville, North Carolina residents for his infectious personality introduces an innovative dental billing plan, iCare Financial, to make dental care more affordable for local patients. As the top dental practice for over 10 years, offering a full suite of high-quality dental services, the new iCare partnership has enabled Dr. Ackerman to expand his reach and give families the access to dental care they deserve.

Rhonda, the Family Friendly Dentistry’s Office Manager“iCare has enabled us to provide the best care for all of our patients, especially in those cases where money is the deciding factor. It really seems to be a weight lifted off of their shoulders to know that they can get the care they need. At Family Friendly Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing the best and most compassionate dental care possible and by partnering with iCare to offer affordable payment options we are fulfilling our mission,” explains Rhonda, the Family Friendly Dentistry’s Office Manager.

Unlike other stringent dental financing programs, iCare does not require a credit check, allowing a larger number of patients to qualify for more affordable payment options, including the ability to pay for dental services in small monthly installments. For any dental practice, being able to provide more services not only increases the level of patient satisfaction, but also enables practices to increase their revenue without having to turn patients away.

Since the iCare Financial rollout in May 2018, Family Friendly Dentistry has effectively increased the number of booked appointments that would have been lost without offering iCare’s affordable installment plans. In addition, iCare handles all payment processing and collection, thereby reducing the burden on dental offices and freeing up their time to focus on what they do best: serving their patients. With iCare’s wraparound default coverage, dental practices still receive the money owed to them for dental services rendered even if a patient misses payments or defaults on the installment agreement.

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