Tele-Dentistry Startup Virtudent Closes $8 Million Series A Financing
Virtudent, a leading provider of mobile dental clinics and tele-dentistry services for employers, raised $8 million Series A in a funding round led by Boston-based .406 Ventures, with participation from SpringRock Ventures. Existing investor The Sparta Group, LLC, the venture office of Desh Deshpande, also participated in the round.
To seamlessly fit into patients’ lives, Virtudent works with companies to bring a full dental clinic and tele-dentistry offering onsite at no cost to the employer. A highly-trained Virtudent dental hygienist — operating under the supervision of a dentist — brings the basic preventive dental visit to the workplace, using portable kits the size of a suitcase. Standard appointments deliver an advanced cleaning and a comprehensive oral exam, including a full oral health risk assessment to determine the patient’s risk of oral cancer, gum disease, and cavities, as well as digital dental x-rays and intraoral photographs, which are reviewed remotely by a team of highly-qualified dentists.
Virtudent plans to use the funds to continue scaling its enterprise, including expansion beyond its current New England markets.