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How DenScore Helps Dental Insurers

DenScore allows dental insurers to better serve their stakeholders.



DenScore offers practice growth insights, allowing insurers to be more supportive and better engaged with their providers.



Insurers use DenScore's proprietary solution to ensure patients are able to find dentists that provide the best experience.

Large employers

Large employers

DenScore helps payers interpret group plan performance, allowing them to better serve employers and their employees.

How Does it Work?

DenScore is a B2B enterprise SAAS product for payers which leverages dental claims data along with patient feedback to measure dental performance.  Our proprietary solution has been designed by a team of dental providers to identify the most clinically relevant performance-based metrics and a team of data scientists using machine learning to provide actionable insights for dental insurers.

About Us

Dr. Kyle Gernhofer – CEO

Dr. Gernhofer has been a dentist for 15 years, and he’s treated thousands of patients while working alongside many providers. As a private practice clinician, he realized that dental performance can vary significantly and from a cost perspective alone, this can have major implications for dental insurers, patients and employers. Because of recent trends in dentistry, there is an increasing need for value-based care innovation, especially in metropolitan areas that have an abundance of dental providers.

DenScore was created to help dental insurers better address the unique challenge of simultaneously serving enrollees, providers, employers and brokers. DenScore is the only reliable value-based dental care tool designed for dental insurers to benefit all of their stakeholders.

Dr. Gernhofer graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 2005. After fulfilling his service as a Naval dental officer, Dr. Gernhofer treated the San Diego community for ten years at Mission Boulevard Dental Group. While in the Navy, he received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (COMM) and Navy Achievement Medal (NAM) for his leadership and clinical performance while serving as a dental officer aboard the USS TORTUGA (LSD-46) and Marine Corps Recruiting Depot (MCRD) respectively. As a private practice dentist, Dr. Gernhofer was consistently recognized as one of San Diego’s top dentists by his patients and peers.


James Armstead
Lead Developer

James is a serial entrepreneur and has functioned as a senior developer/product management consultant for Fortune 100 companies in the US for over 15 years.  He has served as a senior web developer, consultant or product manager for companies such as Dwolla, John Deere, Principal and Allstate. He has built dozens of web and mobile applications for businesses throughout the country. James is based out of Des Moines, Iowa. 

Melissa Cooper
User Experience Strategy and Design

Melissa’s expertise is in customer research, innovation and solution design. She describes herself as a problem solver who fosters goal-orientated design thinking to create products that customers love. Melissa’s career spans over 15 years in San Francisco, Sydney and Adelaide. She joined Eventbrite as their first user experience designer and built their first UX team. Melissa has also headed up design at Dwolla in the US and Product at Bluethumb in Australia. 


Andrew Berndt
Actuarial and Financial Services 

Andrew is currently an actuarial intern at the Global Insurance Accelerator, where he performs actuarial modeling, risk analysis, and data analysis for DenScore. He is a junior actuarial science major and member of the track and cross country teams at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Andrew previously worked as an actuarial intern for Sammons Financial Group in Summer 2019 and will be working for Cigna in Summer 2020.  


Tia Nieland
Graphic Designer

Tia is currently a graphic design intern at the Global Insurance Accelerator and she handles  DenScore’s brand strategy, identity, and creative direction. She is a senior in graphic design at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Her previous involvement includes working as a social media intern for the ISU Study Abroad Office while studying abroad in Rome, a graphic design intern at Model Farm, and the creative director for the student run publication Revival Magazine. 

Dr. Amit Acharya
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute
Professional Advisor

Dr. Acharya is a dentist, computer scientist and the director of the Marshfield Clinic Research Institute. 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. 


Matthew Wiles
Corporate Litigation Attorney
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. 

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