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Glidewell Laboratories

Manufacturing, Medical Equipment
HQ: Newport Beach, CA   |   2,500 - 5,000 employees  |  
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For more than 40 years, Glidewell Laboratories has endeavored to craft high-quality dental restorations at competitive prices; ensuring that more patients can afford treatment and helping dentists enhance the value of their practices. During that time, we've become an industry leader by embracing innovative technologies, conducting advanced research, developing stronger and more esthetic materials, improving traditional processes and techniques, and sharing what we have learned through our free or low-cost marketing and education programs. Our commitment and the humbling success we've achieved as a result of it have transformed a one-man operation into a family of more than 3,200 employees that services more than 60,000 dentists internationally.
At Glidewell Laboratories, our employees are our most valuable asset. That's why we offer competitive pay and benefits programs intended to promote and maintain good health, to assist with retirement, to support work/life balance, and to help provide financial security for employees and their beneficiaries. The following benefits are offered to employees and eligible family members for medical, dental, and vision effective first day of employment for exempt employees and after 90 days of employment for non-exempt employees:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (for qualified members)
  • Vacation, Holiday and Sick Pay

Glidewell Laboratories is proud to announce the grand opening of the company's brand new 8,845 square-foot on-site Wellness Center July 2012! The Wellness Center will consist of a medical doctor, a nurse, and a medical assistant to provide low-cost preventative care, disease management, disease prevention, and prescription medication exclusively to Glidewell employees. Our new Wellness Center will also include an expansion of our gym, fitness classroom, a massage room, meditation room, and so much more!
About us
Glidewell Laboratories, based in Newport Beach, California, is an industry-leading provider of high-quality dental lab products and services to dental professionals nationwide for a low cost. Established in January 1970 by Jim Glidewell, CDT, the lab specializes in crown & bridge, ceramic, removable full and partial dentures, dental implants and prosthetic components, and full-cast restorations. Glidewell is an industry leader thanks to its innovative dental technology, experienced R&D department, and dedication to providing free or affordable clinical and technical education to promote industry growth.

Building on its decades-long heritage of technological innovation, Glidewell Dental Lab has made a significant investment in dental implant research and development. This forward-thinking strategy is designed to harness technology in order to bring comprehensive dental implant treatment to patients across the economic spectrum, providing high value at an affordable price. Our lab's dental Implant department includes specialists in a variety of dental fields who work on your cases in our state-of-the-art implant laboratory. This diverse team includes Master Dental Technicians, experts with Ph.Ds in material sciences and software development, and dentists with comprehensive clinical backgrounds.

As dental technology continues to advance, Glidewell Dental Lab remains dedicated to developing CAD/CAM. This technology, which enables dentists to take digital impressions and send them electronically to our dental lab, allows us to bring about more predictable results, increase the case-to-case consistency and quality of restorations, and help improve patients' oral health. The success of CAD/CAM and Glidewell products such as BruxZir® Solid Zirconia that we design and mill using this technology, would not be possible without the lab's R&D department. Comprising scientists, engineers, dentists and CDTs, this team works to improve existing processes to ensure all of the products we produce are high in quality.

Glidewell Dental Lab is also known for expanding the availability of clinical knowledge and dental education. Through keynote speaking engagements, continuing education programs, free educational DVDs and training courses, company president and CEO Jim Glidewell demonstrates his belief in sharing with others his production and management strategies for dental lab growth. Glidewell Dental Lab also provides free patient education materials to dentists to help promote the growth of their practice by encouraging patients to seek professional dental services. In July 2011, Glidewell opened the Glidewell International Techology Center, the lab's 2,800-square-foot training, education and technology demonstration center. Located on the Glidewell Laboratories campus in Irvine, Calif., this facility is another example of the lab's commitment to sharing and advancing the widespread knowledge of advanced dental technologies and techniques for the fundamental purpose of making a positive difference in the lives of our patients and those who serve them.

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Glidewell Laboratories
4141 MacArthur Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660