The average wait time for public dental health care is 2-3 years. Dr Kyle Turner created Pearlii to provide oral care for disadvantaged people.
The Pearlii app lets the user take a free photo of their teeth and will give feedback on any signs of dental issues. Pearlii has landed on product hunt multiple times including being number #9 for the product of 2020.
35% of people rely on the public dental system in Sydney and Melbourne, the appointments are expensive and people are neglecting their dental health.
Pearlii is helping to solve this problem by having an AI algorithm which detects gum/teeth issues for free by taking a photo of your mouth. They are also working towards treatment via a dental treatment van.
One big piece of advice:
You must have a strong why behind your business and need to do some good with that why. Try to have a purpose-led business.
00:00 - Introduction
01:18 - The business Kyle would start today
02:21 - The problem and solution Pearlii is giving
04:50 - Good oral health
05:50 - Reaching Pearlii’s first customers
09:50 - Pearlii got on product hunt
12:20 - The business model didn’t work
15:15 - There are two sides of the coin for public health
16:19 - Kyle will be pissed if they don’t get the truck
19:00 - People are more conscious of their health now
19:55 - How to stand out in a busy market
22:18 - The key to success for a product hunt launch
25:40 - The next thing in the future for Pearlii
27:40 - What made Kyle a better founder
30:00 - Kyle's one big piece of advice
Show & tell
Kyle’s Dog – Brian the Mascot
Product Hunt - https://www.producthunt.com/
Pearlii - https://www.pearlii.com/