This acquisition will combine quip’s line of oral home care products and mobile app with Toothpic’s teledentistry capabilities.
Oral health company quip has announced its acquisition of Toothpic, a telehealth company that offers teledentistry care through dental insurers. Through this acquisition, quip will add virtual access to dental professionals through its mobile app. On the app, users will be able to track good habits, monitor any oral health changes, schedule virtual visits, and book appointments when necessary. Toothpic will allow quip users wider access to vital virtual care, according to quip co-founder and CEO Simon Enever.
“By embedding Toothpic’s teledentistry platform and nationwide network of online dental professionals into our app, we will centralize access to a full suite of connected oral care products and dental services that will drastically alter the way people experience and manage their oral health,” Enever said in a press release from quip. “We are excited to welcome the extremely talented Toothpic team to the quip community to help us continue building this much needed platform for patients and providers.”
The app provided through quip and Toothpic will offer digital oral health monitoring, a digital directory of dental professionals, and personal care products such as quip electric toothbrushes. This acquisition was done to make oral care more accessible, according to CTO and Co-founder of Toothpic, Shane Owens.
“We have made incredible strides in making oral health care accessible to individuals and businesses around the country through our web and mobile applications,” Owens said in the press release. “We share a vision for shifting dentistry from a fee-for-service model to a preventative-focused, value-based care one. We can’t imagine a better partner than quip as we seek to further our mission to provide innovative oral care solutions that not only improve the lives of patients, but also improve and modernize the delivery of care to our provider networks and lower the cost of care to our payers.”