I have an appointment with Western Dental tomorrow to fix a lost filling. As I was filling out the paperwork, I noticed that under the 'Financial Responsibility" portion (which is normal for billing purposes) there is also a statement that gives them the right to pull my credit report. Um. No. Unless I'm setting up some payment plan with you, I might MIGHT consider it. But I've had payment plans with hospitals, doctors, orthodontists, etc., and never once have been asked for permission to pull my credit report.
The big red flag was a box at the top right of the form that stated "FICO". So I guess if my score was good enough I'd get flagged for major upselling?
I'm cancelling the appointment as soon as possible, although based on other reviews, I wouldn't be surprised if I got a bill anyway. Thank god I'm not in pain and I'll make sure to avoid chains like this in the future.