Corporate Vision Issue 9

CORPORATE VISION / Issue 9 2018 7 Forging a Dental Renaissance g meaning that each new participant increases the value of the greater network for all existing participants. This, and not speculations, is what gives real value to Dentacoin. “Additionally, the first three tools developed by Dentacoin, that have already attracted more than 60,000 individuals and 4,000 dentists, are: DentaVox, Trusted Reviews and Dentacare.” A large part of Dentacoin’s initial success comes from the internal culture of the firm; a culture defined by ambition, and forward thinking, “The main prerequisite for providing the best service possible is always this inner ambition which makes you eager to go forward, to learn new things, to improve your skills constantly. Our main goal from then on is to keep this ambition alive and stronger through many challenging projects and constant development support - this lays in the centre of our internal culture.” Jeremias was eager to emphasise the extent of the problem that Dentacoin was created to rectify, “Dentacoin is a solution, designed to work on a global scale. There- fore, when speaking about indus- try overview, we should look at the market worldwide. We strongly be- lieve that it should be a basic right for every person to have access to high quality dental care. The reality, however, shows that less than 20% of the global population can afford such. Moreover, USD 440 billion are spent annually on dental treatment; 90% thereof is wasted on preventable problems. The high level of fragmentation on the global dental market turns over dentists worldwide into lone fighters, unable to achieve efficien- cy and forced against their beliefs by the current system of tariffs, settlements and insurances. The future of Dentacoin is one that seems set in stone, an immovable stalwart, paving the way for dental innovation in the years to come. From the outset, Dentacoin was designed to be for the long haul, with plans to improve on their existing toolkit, and develop new tools as and when their growth necessitates them. Furthermore, Dentacoin are actively planning expansions to their partner network, which will allow for mass real-world adoption, and are devel- oping a means of buying, selling and storing Dentacoin. Perhaps more importantly, Dentacoin are driving the discussion on how cryptocurrency can be used to solve problems in other sectors, and inspiring discussions on the alternative uses of emerging technology in areas that would be unthought of just a couple of years ago. Currently, patients at 38 clinics in 14 countries can pay for their treatments in Dentacoin cryp- tocurrency. Dentists, on the other hand, can pay to laboratories and other service companies within the network too. To finish, Jeremias spoke briefly on the immediate future of the firm, “The progress achieved so far makes us optimistic about the future. Nowadays, there is no doubt that digitisation is the way forward for each industry, includ- ing dentistry. On that note, we believe that developments such as Blockchain, AI, IoT will have a significant impact on dentistry in future as they will allow for higher efficiency, exceptional diagnostics and treatment quality and excellent customer service. Lastly, we have already developed concepts about possible integrations of those technological advances into our products.” Contact: Jeremias Grenzebach, Co-Founder and Core Developer Company: Dentacoin Foundation Address: Wim Duisenbergplantsoen, 1 6221 SE Maastricht, The Netherlands Web Address: Dentacoin partner dental clinics in 14 countries accept payments in Dentacoin. Copyright: SWISS Dentaprime Jeremias Grenzebach, Co-Founder and Core Developer at Dentacoin