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How DenScore Helps Dental Insurers

DenScore allows dental insurers to better serve their stakeholders.



DenScore can be used by insurers to benefit dentists in many ways, bridging the gap between payors and providers.



DenScore's 'patient-centric' approach enables insurers to provide an enhanced experience for enrollees in multiple scenarios.



DenScore provides new insight to large employers so they can help employees make better choices about their dental care.

How Does it Work?

DenScore is a B2B SAAS product for payors which leverages dental claims data and consumer feedback to measure the performance of network providers.  Our proprietary solution , which has been designed by a team of dental providers and data scientists, uses machine learning technology to reveal new learnings and to create 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. While in private practice, Dr. Gernhofer met new patients on a daily basis who had been treated by previous dental providers. From these encounters, Dr. Gernhofer realized that dental providers vary significantly in terms of the quality of care they offer to patients. Dr. Gernhofer left his private practice to create DenScore because he realized that his private practice experiences would allow him to design a more comprehensive value-based dental care solution for payors to better address this problem. 

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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