Dave Drap Tapped to Lead Organizational Growth as Demand Increases for Workplace Teledentistry Services.
Virtuden Names Chief Growth Officer To Lead Company & Market Expansion
December 20, 2019, Boston, MA –– Virtudent, Inc. (www.virtudent.com), the leading provider of teledentistry services for employers, today announced that David Drap has been appointed to the newly created role of Chief Growth Officer. In this position, Drap will lead the expansion of Virtudent, including sales, customer success and marketing to position the company for its next phase of growth.
Drap’s appointment comes amid growing demand for the company’s high-quality, preventive dental services that are performed conveniently at workplaces as an extension of an employer’s wellness program. Virtudent recently expanded to Texas and the greater Seattle area and is available at a growing number of companies throughout the Northeast, including Dunkin’ Brands, Microsoft and Wayfair.
Drap has over 25 years of experience growing health and wellness-focused enterprises having designed, developed and implemented a variety of wellness programs that promote workforce productivity, return on investment and overall improved employee health. He previously served as the president of Ohio-based WellnessIQ, one of the country’s leading wellness providers focusing on programs that promote employee and employer wellness. Drap earned a Master’s in Applied Science, Political Science and Government from American Public University.
“Virtudent was the first commercial teledentistry practice in the United States. Their history of success over the past five years and their innovative technology puts them in the ideal place to lead teledentistry and help transform healthcare,” said Drap. “In 2020, we intend to expand to many new geographic markets as we work towards being the market leader in this growing industry and increasing patient access to preventive dental care.”
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 quickly sets up in a conference room or company wellness center. Virtudent’s experienced, degreed dental hygienists are all licensed in the state they work and receive rigorous training in Virtudent’s proprietary solution and patient care techniques. State certified 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.
“Dave shares our vision to not just grow Virtudent but to do it in a socially responsible way that best benefits our patients and their employers,” said John Voith, CoFounder of Virtudent. “His strong leadership skills and vision will contribute greatly to both our short and long-term growth plans.”
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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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