Tend Raises Another $37M to Expand its Trendy Dental Studios and Move into DTC

As a patient in the healthcare system, you’re the customer but more often than not, it does not feel like. Tend is the modern dental studio that brings a customer-centric experience to dentistry, borrowing practices from the hospitality industry. Whether it’s in-person or through a virtual consultation, Tend places an emphasis on reducing the anxiety associated with a visit to the dentist. For example, patients can drift into their favorite Netflix show while undergoing treatments. In addition to routine cleanings, Tend offers teeth whitening, braces, root canals, veneers, and more. Next year, the company, still less than a year old, plans to expand into direct-to-consumer oral health products for its customers.

AlleyWatch caught up with CEO Doug Hudson to learn more about the experience of building Tend 150-person team, the company’s geographic expansion plans, and most recent round of funding, which brings the total funding raised to $73M.

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County Awards NCC Grant To Expand Health Care Training

GARDEN CITY, NY — Nassau Community College’s Center for Workforce Development was recently awarded $202,000 from the county as part of Community Development Block Grants.

The money will be used to expand the school’s employment training program in the health care industry, which is the largest employer on Long Island.

“Over the past few months we have seen how fortunate we are to have access to quality health care performed by dedicated, hardworking medical professionals. We need to continue to attract people to this growing industry and offer opportunities to all who are passionate about the field,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “To help achieve this, we are awarding Community Development Block Grant Funding to Nassau Community College as an effort to open the doors of this industry to more students. Through scholarships and workforce training programs, we are expanding access to this economically resilient industry and offering a

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