Helping People Make Smarter Decisions about Their Dental Care Needs

See the DenScore Difference

Technology that is transforming the dental benefits experience

Serving employers, employees and dental insurers



DenScore enables self-funded employers to lower their dental spending by helping employees receive better dental care.



DenScore's concierge support allows employees to find the best dentists in their dental plan to meet their individual needs.

Dental Insurers

Dental Insurers

DenScore allows dental insurers to improve the member experience while strengthening client relationships.

How Does it Work?

DenScore is a B2B SaaS AI-powered healthcare navigation solution which enables employers to leverage the most value-driven dentists in their insurance plan. By using machine learning to transform big data into actionable insights, DenScore allows more employees to receive high quality, personalized and affordable dental care. Our platform offers the most comprehensive dental transparency services so employees are empowered to make smarter and healthier decisions about their dental care needs. 

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 acknowledging the importance of “patient experience” and its relationship to dental quality, DenScore provides customers with a  consumer-centric 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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