Helping Everyone Benefit from Higher Quality Dental Care

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Technology that evaluates dental performance with the patient and dentist in mind...

DenScore is used by payers, large employers and dental support organizations



DenScore services provide new insight to payers so they can offer greater value to employers, enrollees and providers.



Employers can leverage the most desirable dentists in their group plan to improve employee wellness and reduce healthcare spending.



DenScore helps dental support organizations provide a better overall experience for patients to strengthen long-term viability.

How Does it Work?

DenScore is a B2B software solution which helps people receive higher quality, personalized and more affordable dental care.  DenScore’s technology uses natural language processing and machine learning algorithms to measure dental performance from the lens of a patient so dental insurers, large employers and dental support organizations are better aligned with consumer needs. Our products have been designed by a team of clinicians, data scientists and researchers to support value-based care initiatives which benefit multiple healthcare stakeholders.

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.  In private practice, he realized that some dentists are better than others in regards to their diagnostic abilities and treatment outcomes. However, the most noticeable difference was the overall experience that dentists and their staff offered to patients. By understanding the importance of “patient experience” and its impact on dental performance, DenScore provides payers with a more holistic value-based care solution.

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. While practicing at Mission Boulevard Dental Group, Dr. Gernhofer was consistently recognized as one of San Diego’s top dentists by his patients and peers.

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Charlie Hubbard
Chief Technology Officer 

Charlie is DenScore’s lead data scientist and also responsible for designing, building and deploying DenScore’s technology for clients and strategic partners. He graduated from Iowa State University with an MS in Computer Engineering and specializes in creating enterprise-level machine learning products to extract actionable insights from big data.  


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. 


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. 
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Kaitlyn Ouverson
User Experience Researcher

Kaitlyn is a PhD candidate at Iowa State University studying Human Computer Interaction. Her research interests and survey design expertise has enabled DenScore to design enterprise-ready patient satisfaction surveys for dental insurance companies. 

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Hailey Mortimore
Survey Specialist

Hailey has managed DenScore’s market research campaigns, collecting over 100,000 survey responses about patients’ dental experiences.  She has extensive knowledge about consumer engagement platform solutions and experience working with early-stage tech startups and Fortune 500 companies.

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Averi Baudler
Social Media and Web Design 

Averi is a social media intern who handles DenScore’s social media accounts and overall online presence. She is a senior in journalism at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Her past experience includes interning at the Meredith Corporation in Des Moines, Iowa and writing for multiple on-campus publications. 

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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