quip announces acquisition of teledentistry company Toothpic

quip has acquired 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 application.

According to quip, users will be able to track good habits, monitor any oral health changes, schedule virtual visits, and book appointments when necessary on the application. Toothpic will allow quip users wider access to vital virtual care, according to Simon Enever, co-founder and CEO of quip.

“By embedding Toothpic’s teledentistry platform and nation-wide network of online dental professionals into our app, we will centralise 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. “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 application 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 Shane Owens, CTO and co-founder of Toothpic.

“We have made incredible strides in making oral healthcare 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 modernise the delivery of care to our provider networks and lower the cost of care to our payers.”