Global dental AI solutions leader, Pearl, has announced two significant appointments to its leadership team. Ben Plomion has been named as the company’s new chief operating officer (COO), while Mike Barniv, DDS, has been appointed as the vice president of clinical affairs. These appointments are set to drive growth and innovation within the company and strengthen its leadership team.
As the new COO, Plomion will be responsible for overseeing operations across departments, with a focus on scaling the company’s growth. Plomion brings extensive experience as the former chief marketing officer at Dibbs and chief growth and marketing officer at GumGum. His expertise in successfully commercializing AI efforts will be instrumental in advancing Pearl’s development and commercial operations.
Dr. Barniv, the newly appointed vice president of clinical affairs, brings with him 20 years of experience as a full-time private practice dentist. His previous role as the vice president at Delta Dental of Idaho involved overseeing claims, customer service, utilization management, and AI implementation. Dr. Barniv also has teaching experience at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. His multidisciplinary dental background and clinical expertise will contribute to advancing Pearl’s commercial, clinical, and institutional impact.
Ophir Tanz, founder and CEO of Pearl, expressed his excitement about the new appointments, stating that Ben and Mike each bring uniquely relevant and valuable experience to Pearl’s growing leadership team. Tanz believes that Plomion’s growth and organizational leadership, combined with Dr. Barniv’s clinical and commercial versatility, will further propel Pearl’s efforts in redefining the AI-powered future of dentistry.
Pearl is a pioneer in the global dental AI revolution, offering groundbreaking computer vision solutions that enhance efficiency, accuracy, and the standard of care in dentistry. Founded in 2019 by Ophir Tanz and backed by Craft Ventures and other leading venture capital firms, Pearl continues to revolutionize the dental industry.
To learn more about Pearl and to request a demo, visit hellopearl.com/demo. With these new appointments, Pearl is poised to further drive innovation and make significant strides in the field of dental AI.