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Glidewell now offering digital treatment planning to implant dentists

Glidewell Laboratories utilizes high-precision digital technology to help dentists provide restorative-driven implant treatment. (Photo: Glidewell Laboratories)

Fri. 16 November 2018


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., USA: Glidewell Laboratories recently announced that it is now offering digital treatment planning and surgical guide fabrication to implant dentists. Pairing the dental lab’s restorative expertise with three-dimensional treatment planning technology, the new DTP service is devoted to helping clinicians perform implant surgery with maximum safety and predictability while maintaining a prosthetically driven approach throughout treatment.

Digital treatment planning was a natural fit for Glidewell Dental, which has a long history both with implant design and manufacturing and CAD/CAM implant restorations.

“The dentists who entrust their implant cases to us have been asking for this for a long time, and our expertise as a dental lab helps us develop digital treatment plans that keep the focus on achieving a beautiful restoration,” said Glidewell Dental President and CEO Jim Glidewell, CDT.

The result of years of extensive R&D, this new Glidewell Laboratories service firmly establishes the industry-leading dental lab in virtually every aspect of implantology, the company said in a press release.

“We continue to be inspired by the dentists out there who work to provide patients with the full circle of implant treatment,” Glidewell said. “By adding DTP to our implant services, our goal is to align the surgical and restorative phases of treatment in that same spirit of comprehensive care.”

Cases, including a full-arch CBCT scan and a digital or physical impression, can be digitally uploaded via the My Account feature at or shipped to the lab. Available for most major guided surgery systems, the DTP service at Glidewell Laboratories combines data conversion, digital treatment planning and surgical guide fabrication as one streamlined, affordable service.

“We’re really excited to help doctors eliminate guesswork and bring their restorative vision to life, from implant placement to delivery of a well-fitting, esthetic restoration,” said Annie Lee, digital treatment planning coordinator. “Many of the general dentists we work with particularly enjoy the enhanced precision and added margin of safety as they make implant treatment a bigger part of their practices.”

Glidewell Dental plans to make a big rollout of the new service at the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting, taking place Nov. 23-28, where hands-on models, drills and surgical guides will be available so attendees can perform a simulated guided surgery procedure. Exclusive introductory offers will also be available.

Digital treatment plans and surgical guides are available for $295 for the first site, with a $100 fee for each additional site within the same arch. Dentists who sign up for My Account via the home page gain access to real-time updates on their digital treatment plans and can check the status of any cases submitted to Glidewell Laboratories.

More information on Glidewell Laboratories surgical guides with digital treatment planning service is available by calling (866) 497-3692 or by visiting

Glidewell Dental is among the world’s largest providers of custom restorative services and is recognized as an industry-leading materials and devices manufacturer, the company said. Established in 1970 in Orange County, Calif., Glidewell Dental continues to build on its storied history of technological innovation, continuing education and a commitment to making comprehensive, high-quality treatment more accessible to patients in the U.S. and internationally.