Millions Are Skipping the Dentist. Lenders See a Niche.

Linda Stultz learned last fall that she needed a $1,100 dental crown, but she didn’t have the money.

So Ms. Stultz instead financed the treatment with CareCredit, a credit card offered by Synchrony Financial for healthcare and pet expenses. She first learned about the card from her veterinarian’s office during a visit for her cat, Tinky.