How to make a bright dent in your life
A startup that’s been around for just over a year has taken the idea of “taste” and turned it into a tech product.
And it’s been making an impact.
“We’re talking about the new generation of dentists and oral health, and we’re talking in terms of the dentists of tomorrow,” said Michael Della Penna, the founder of the San Diego-based startup.
The idea behind the startup is that, rather than buying a brand new device and using it for just one purpose, you could also use it to help people who are already dentists.
“Instead of having a bunch of devices that you use every day, you can have a whole network of devices, where they have the tools and they have access to the information,” Della Paolo said.
The San Diego dentist, who has been practicing in the area for years, says that he uses his new device to teach people how to use it and to check on their oral health.
For example, he’ll say something like, “Hey, I’m doing my weekly checkup.
Are you feeling OK?” and you’ll hear a quick pop, and a smile, as you hear your dentist’s voice.
After a couple of weeks of using it, Della is seeing a decrease in infections.
While Della may be a dentist, he’s also a tech guy.
Della Paola says his vision for his company is to bring dentists from the outside world to the San Francisco Bay Area.
So far, he has raised $10 million from investors, including the New York Stock Exchange.
In March, Dlla announced that he’s working on an app that will be able to take a patient’s digital dental history and show you the teeth they’ve had and what their progress has been.
As for how he plans to monetize his technology, he said that he is working with the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Draper Fisher Jurvetson.
According to Della, that firm has partnered with companies like Jawbone and Jawbone UP to create a business model for dental implants.
That will allow dental implants to be sold through a smartphone app, and the user will pay for a device that will provide a health benefit to the device.
Della says that a lot of dentistry in the Bay Area does not provide the health benefits.
Dells hopes to bring that back to San Francisco.
When asked what kind of dentist he would like to see become a part of the dental industry, Dalla said that, “I want to bring in a dentistry that I’ve never seen before.”
Della hopes that with the technology, dentists will have a better understanding of what is happening in their mouths.
If you want to know more about Della’s startup, you may want to check out the company’s website or follow the company on Twitter, where Della posts videos from the office.