Taps Seattle Tech Business Leader and Consulting Veteran, Jonathan Kong, as Vice President to Bring High-Quality, Preventive Dental Care to Washington Workplaces.
Virtudent Accelerates Growth With West Coast Expansion
December 6, 2019, Boston, MA & Seattle, WA –– Virtudent, Inc. (www.virtudent.com), the leading provider of teledentistry services for employers, today announced the expansion of its operations to Washington. Starting last month, the company began deploying its high-quality, preventive dental services at workplaces in Seattle and the surrounding areas, with newly appointed Vice President, General Manager, Jonathan Kong, overseeing operations.
Virtudent brings diagnostic and preventive services typically performed at a dentist’s office, including a complete oral health exam, cleaning and X-rays, to the patient’s workplace using a proprietary dental system that easily sets up in a conference room or company wellness center. Virtudent’s experienced, degreed dental hygienists and dentists in Washington are all licensed in the state and receive rigorous training in Virtudent’s proprietary solution and patient care techniques. Washington dentists review all Virtudent patient cases, assessments and X-rays and advisors from top dental schools including University of Pennsylvania Dental School, Columbia Dental School, Boston University Dental School, and Tufts Dental School provide clinical oversight to the program.
Working in partnership with health insurers, the company currently operates at workplaces throughout most of New England, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas for companies such as Dunkin’ Brands, Microsoft and Wayfair. “The problem of people delaying going to the dentist because they are too busy is huge and it’s dramatically impacting the health of our country and in turn driving up medical costs,” said Dave Drap, Virtudent’s Chief Growth Officer. “Our mission every day is to help improve the health of the population so we are rapidly expanding to reach as many people as we can. We are excited to be serving our first west coast market and welcome our first customers and patients there, where the response has already been tremendous.”
Leading the west coast expansion is Washington resident, Jonathan Kong, a business executive with over 13 years of experience in client service, business development and corporate finance working with Fortune 500 companies, healthcare organizations, foundations and NGOs. He joins Virtudent from Convoy, Inc. where he oversaw a portfolio of Convoy’s largest and most strategic enterprise accounts. Before Convoy, Kong had a 10+ year career in management consulting that started at PwC and eventually led to Camber Collective, where he helped build one of the leading strategy consulting firms focused on the social impact space. He graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Business Administration.
“Having worked in the Seattle tech and start-up scene where many of us work long hours, I have seen first-hand how difficult it can be for people, including myself, to get to the dentist,” said Kong. “I am looking forward to growing our team and bringing high quality preventive oral health services to Washington employers via our innovative and convenient delivery model.” For more information, go to www.virtudent.com.
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Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Boston, Virtudent is a teledentistry practice committed to improving overall health and well-being by providing easy access to high-quality, prevention-focused dental care in the workplace. Through partnerships with hundreds of top employers, including Dunkin’ Brands, Microsoft and Wayfair, they have saved their clients tens of thousands of employee work hours. Their business model brings together experienced dentists, highly-trained hygienists and a proprietary portable dental system in a convenient setting to address often overlooked oral health. For more information, visit www.virtudent.com.
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