Southdown Dental, a clinic in Mississauga, Ontario, introduces new payment system option. Patients will soon be able to pay in cryptocurrency for its services. The dental clinic says it will take digital money for any procedure, from regular checkups to children’s braces.
Canadian dental clinic responds to growing demand for crypto acceptance
The dental clinic is entering the crypto world to respond to a “growing positive sentiment towards cryptocurrency.” Its management has noted the increased use of digital coins in the Canadian consumer and service industry. The cryptocurrency gives users autonomy, reduces transaction fees, and facilitates quick and easy payments, the clinic said in a press release.
Southdown Dental provides services to residents of Mississauga in the Greater Toronto Area, in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario. The clinic, which was established in 1989, prides itself on being one of the “first to adopt innovations” in the dental field, using the latest technology available to provide its patients with the best care. The dental clinic said:
Seeing the increase in the use of cryptocurrency, Southdown Dental is excited to be a part of this movement and meet the growing demand from Canadians for greater acceptance of cryptocurrency.
The dental center also admitted that many patients did not have full coverage for some of the more expensive procedures. And in these unpredictable times, according to the clinic, they might want to keep their money in their bank accounts and spend some of their crypto holdings instead. With the exception of the recent market correction, the value of cryptocurrencies has been on the rise since last year.
From regular checkups to surgery and braces – patients can pay for everything with cryptocurrency
Southdown Dental offers its clients financing, if they need it, different payment plans, and a variety of payment options that become even more important with the addition of crypto payments. The press release did not mention the parts taken care of but Dr Kal Khaled, co-owner of the clinic, assured:
Whether it’s a regular checkup, surgery or braces, our patients will now be able to choose traditional payment methods or cryptocurrency.
“It is an exciting change to be the first Canadian dental clinic to take the leap into new territory that will offer our patients new options during a very uncertain time,” added partner Dr. Bob Vavaroutsos.
According to a report by local Canadian media outlet Daily Hive, citing data from Coinmap, the Downtown Dental Hygiene Clinic in Toronto also accepts cryptocurrency. But even though Southdown Dental isn’t the first in the industry to take up crypto, it is certainly one of the pioneers.
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