quip Launches quipcare
Oral care company Quip announced the launch of quipcare, a new platform that provides “a transparent, affordable and convenient way” to access and pay for professional dental care.
With the free quipcare app, members can browse, book and pay for dental care services – from basic check-ups to fillings and crowns – within quip’s curated network of dental professionals “at set rates 30-40%” less than average rates in their area. Members can also choose to update to quipcare+ which costs $25 per month and includes two preventative check-ups and annual x-rays.
“People aren’t getting the care they need. One quarter of Americans don’t have dental insurance and, even of those with insurance, one third haven’t visited their dentist in over a year. The current dental care and insurance systems can be confusing, opaque and expensive, and the process of booking, getting and paying for care is inconvenient. quipcare is solving many of these pain points that deter people from getting the professional care they need. We’ve spent years making at-home oral care more simple, affordable and enjoyable for millions of people. Now, we are excited to apply that same ethos to reshape professional dental care with a simple modern app.” – quip’s cofounder and CEO Simon Enever.
“Great oral health is achieved by combining a healthy at-home routine with consistent professional care. quip is now the first consumer oral care company to offer both personal and professional care, making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take proper care of their mouths. Unlike healthcare insurance, dental benefit profits aren’t as limited, meaning profit margins of traditional plans can be big, patient rates high and provider reimbursements low. With quipcare, we help patients pay providers more directly, so they can pay less and the provider can keep more, leading to better health outcomes and happier patients and professionals.” – quip’s Director of Care Dr. Jeffrey Rappaport.
quipcare is rolling out in New York City this summer, and will expand across the United States in 2020.