Most people dread going to the dentist. This company is trying to change that. Started 4 years ago, Opencare is on a mission to change the way people find, book and interact with healthcare – starting with dentistry.
The way it works is simple. Patients visit the website, answer a series of questions and get presented with a list of vetted, high-quality dentists in their area that they can book instantly (similar to the Airbnb booking system). Something that separates Opencare from many of its competitors is the amount of vetting that happens before practices are allowed on the platform. Each dentist gets visited in person by an Opencare employee, checked for malpractice, and has to meet certain criteria around insurance acceptance, availability, location etc. As a result, the platform only works with the top 10% of dentists in a given location, ensuring positive patient experience.
Getting people excited about dentistry is no small feat, which is why the company has given away over $2.5million in rewards to new patients since launch. “Patient rewards are an integral part of our strategy – we want patients to feel good about taking care of their oral health,” says COO and Co-Founder Cameron Howieson.
The company is based out of Toronto and counts over 50 employees who serve Toronto, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Denver, Austin, Seattle, and Chicago, with more US markets slated to launch later this year.
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