Helping people navigate dental care to live healthier and happier lives

See the DenScore Difference

Need help with a toothache? Looking for a new dentist that you can trust? Questions about dental insurance?

Use our dental navigation application to help you make smarter decisions about any of your dental care needs. We also support these organizations in the following ways:



DenScore's application enables carriers to provide a better customer experience to disadvantaged populations and members without a dental home.

Health Systems

Health Systems

Health systems use DenScore's application to minimize non-urgent dental related ER visits and reduce hospitalizations that are influenced by poor oral health.

Health Navigators

Health Navigators

DenScore enables health navigation channel partners to provide clients with a dental point solution that will reduce costs and improve employee satisfaction.

Why DenScore and How Does it Work?

After practicing dentistry for 14 years, Dr. Gernhofer realized that consumers do not have the right information at their fingertips to make informed decisions about their dental care needs. As is the case with most healthcare professionals, dentists can vary substantially in how they diagnose and treat dental disease. This can lead to people receiving unnecessary, poor quality and impersonalized dental care. DenScore’s symptom checker provides users with guidance that they otherwise may not receive from a dentist, dental insurance plan or a Google search. By offering evidence-based feedback and personalized support, DenScore enables its users to receive the right dental care at the right time.



Dr. Kyle Gernhofer
Chief Executive Officer

Kyle leads DenScore’s product strategy, operations and sales. He ensures that DenScore continues to level the playing field for consumers and especially disadvantaged populations. After graduating from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Kyle treated thousands of patients as a Naval Dental Officer and private practice dentist at Mission Boulevard Dental Group in San Diego, CA.

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Charlie Hubbard
Chief Data Officer

Charlie is DenScore’s lead data scientist and is also responsible for designing and building the data infrastructure that powers DenScore’s products. He graduated from Iowa State University with an MS in Computer Engineering and has worked as a data scientist and data science manager for Meta and Hy-Vee. Charlie specializes in creating enterprise-level machine learning products to extract actionable insights from big data. 


Dixyantar Panda
Lead Engineer

As our lead engineer, Dixyantar is responsible for developing and making sure DenScore client-facing applications run smoothly. He has 10+ years of experience building end-to-end applications for leading corporations like Walmart Labs and Amazon. Dixyantar’s expertise enables DenScore to provide users with personalized navigation that leads to higher quality and more affordable dental care.


Kushagra Goel
Project Manager

Kushagra’s experience in early-stage technical and entrepreneurial projects allows him to take on a variety of responsibilities in the development of DenScore’s product. His work pertains to prototyping, testing, and quality control of applications, along with managing a large part of DenScore’s online infrastructure. 

Sarah Oyibo
Head of Marketing

Sarah is responsible for designing DenScore’s digital/print materials and maintaining our social media presence. She graduated from Grand View University with a degree in Graphic Design and Visual Arts, and has over 10 years of corporate experience. She also runs her own boutique marketing firm in West Des Moines, IA.

Dr. Manuel Salvadores
Professional Advisor

Manuel is a software engineer at Google Inc. with 20+ years of experience in research and industry, and a PhD in Computer Science. With 6+ years as a hands-on technical manager and a versatile focus on back-end and data engineering, Manuel helps design and build our APIs and data infrastructure. 


Matthew Wiles
Professional Advisor

Matthew Wiles is a partner for one of the most highly regarded law firms in the United States. He is a serial entrepreneur and serves as an advisor for multiple tech start-up companies. In addition to advising DenScore on regulatory/compliance issues, Matthew offers guidance on business strategy, financial matters and overall operations.

Dr. Amit Acharya
Professional Advisor

Dr. Acharya is a dentist, computer scientist and the Chief Research Officer of Advocate Aurora Health. He is a renowned biomedical informatics researcher and leader in value-based care modeling who lectures around the world. Dr. Acharya also sits on the Dental Quality Alliance committee, which was established by the American Dental Association, to identify performance measures for oral health care. 

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