What Matters.

At DifferentKind, we're changing the way people experience their dental care. We're working with dental professionals to help build loyalty and trust by measuring and improving what matters most.

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Ver·i·fy Your Experience

A single star rating doesn't tell the whole story. Especially when the stakes are high. We're redefining measurement in dental care to ensure patients are empowered with confidence, providers are equipped for improvement, and payers are engaged toward value.

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Meaningful Measurement

Patients need better information when making dental care decisions. Dentists need actionable feedback. We've got both covered.

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Improvement Insights

Worried your thoughts are going into a black box? Our targeted insights help dental offices improve - transparently.

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Automated Workflow

Your time is valuable, whether you're a patient or a dental professional. We make it effortless to get the information you really need.

What people are saying about DifferentKind

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As a parent, one of the most difficult things to do is navigate conflicting information, power dynamics, and financial considerations when making decisions about my kids’ health. DifferentKind is making this easier by helping me understand my choices and what’s at stake.

Alison Carlman
Patient, DifferentKind 
Advisory Board Member
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DifferentKind makes me excited about the future of patient-facing measurement in dental care, enabling a better match between patients and dentists.

Kerry Hicks
Founder and former CEO, Healthgrades
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Our health center has worked with the DifferentKind team for over a year.  It’s exciting and motivating for our staff to see how their skills are reflected in positive scores in our patient experience dashboards.

Alynn Vienot Hayes
Director of Dental Program Operations,
Neighborhood Health Center
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is different (and kind) about DifferentKind?
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What if my dentist doesn't use DifferentKind?
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Is DifferentKind for dental patients or dental professionals?
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How much is DifferentKind and how can I sign up?
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Creating trust requires
partnership & transparency.

If you're looking to more effectively tell the story of your practice's commitment to patient-centered, evidence-based dental care, we'd love to chat with you. If you're a patient with a story to tell, we'd love to hear from you as well.

Our Founders

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Matthew Allen, DDS

  • Leading expert on person-centered care in dentistry
  • Given over 100 talks to dental and medical professionals around the globe
  • Published 8 articles in peer-reviewed journals and other industry publications
  • The only US-based dentist member of MINT, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers
  • Part-time volunteer faculty at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine.
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Carolyn Brown, DDS, MA

  • Operates as a health care change agent  in a consulting practice spanning over 10 years.
  • Veteran subject matter expert in teledentistry, value-based care, medical-dental integration, and dental benefits.
  • Previously the dental director at The Native American Health Center, Inc
  • The only dentist to hold a certificate in value-based care from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College