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Investing in Tomorrow: Science and Technology at Glidewell
In step with the clinician’s relentless drive to deliver better results for patients, Glidewell is committed to advancing the science of restorative dentistry and the dental laboratory industry. For more than 50 years, the company has adapted and innovated technologies on a global scale to assist dentists in their efforts to improve the lives of patients. As of January 2020, Glidewell has been issued 41 U.S. patents and 62 worldwide — with an additional 114 patents pending.
Today, Glidewell’s industry-leading Research & Development department is comprised of over 150 individuals dedicated to revolutionizing the products, tools and techniques available to dental professionals. In addition to more than a dozen Ph.D.-credentialed researchers, this experienced team of scientists, chemists, engineers, clinicians, Certified Dental Technicians (CDTs) and Master Dental Technicians (MDTs) is proud to play a role in shaping the future of dental technology.
Commitment to Research and Development
The Current Landscape
Today, a multitude of distinct R&D teams work together to progress the science behind monolithic and layered ceramics, composites, dental design software, and much more. Scientists from around the globe with experience garnered from many areas and industries now conduct research under the Glidewell banner, steadily advancing dental laboratory technology to ever-higher levels of sophistication.
Creating the Dentistry of Tomorrow
The future of Research & Development for Glidewell is set in motion by the same goal that has always motivated the company: reduce the cost of production and streamline restorative workflows to make dentistry faster and more affordable for clinicians and patients alike. The company continues to move forward in this spirit, knowing that further advancements have the power to resonate across the world and help make high-quality treatment even more accessible to patients.