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Glidewell and LuxCreo launch 3D Printing Solution

Expanding the In-Office Solution platform by incorporating 3D printing to further streamline digital dentistry workflows

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Glidewell, one of the largest dental labs, and a leader in dental technology, in the USA, has entered a new partnership with LuxCreo, a leading 3D printing company in dental appliances, to introduce the 3D Printing Solution. This co-branded dental 3D printing solution is part of Glidewell’s rapidly growing In-Office Solution platform.

The In-Office Solution uses advanced digital technology to create single-visit restorations made from BruxZir NOW fully sintered zirconia and other industry-leading materials. This affordable, AI-driven chairside CAD/CAM system gives clinicians full control over the restorative process and makes it simple to provide patients with lab-quality, convenient treatment options, while increasing practice profitability. With the addition of LuxCreo’s fully integrated solutions – cloud-connected 3D printers, AI-enabled printing software, and advanced materials – dentists can now offer more comprehensive treatment options to their patients.

“LuxCreo is proud to partner with Glidewell to seamlessly deliver our latest end-to-end 3D printing solution that expands same-day chairside production to more dental applications,” said Michael Strohecker, co-founder, and chief revenue officer at LuxCreo. “LuxCreo is focused on developing and delivering innovative 3D printing technologies, like Digital Polishing, that provide an exceptional patient experience with faster, more accurate automated workflows.”

Glidewell and LuxCreo launch 3D Printing Solution - further streamlining digital dentistry workflows.

The 3D Printing Solution combines the innovation of LuxCreo with the user-friendly workflow of the In-Office Solution to give clinicians an efficient, cost-effective 3D printing experience. With a range of resins – developed and used by Glidewell – dental professionals are able to create models and nightguards with a streamlined workflow. Users will also benefit from LuxCreo’s recent FDA Class II 510(k) clearance to produce same-day clear aligners in as little as two hours. Additional indications, including retainers, dentures, and crowns, are currently in development. The requires minimal post-processing compared to other 3D printed technologies and can directly print clear appliances with LuxCreo Digital Polishing.

“Clinicians are looking for simplified, low-labor workflows,” said Robert Brenneise, senior vice president of sales, marketing, and education at Glidewell. “That’s why we’re committed to delivering products that are user-friendly, affordably priced, and backed by manufacturer-direct support. With LuxCreo’s mission to simplify sustainable production with additive manufacturing, we found a partner who shares our core value of improving the lives of dentists and their patients through digital innovations that make dentistry easier and more effective.”

The 3D Printing Solution will be available exclusively through Glidewell, in a bundle that includes the 3D printer, starter kit, and wash and cure units, for $16,990. Bundle options that include the Scanning Solution and™ In-Office Mill are also available.

“One of our primary goals with is to make digital dentistry more accessible and affordable to dentists everywhere,” said Jim Glidewell, founder, and president of Glidewell. “By adding, we’re building toward a future where every dentist can control their own restorative workflow – bringing value to the practice and patients alike.”

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