Glidewell Laboratories' new Glidewell.io in-office solution is a chairside restorative ecosystem designed to simplify the process of prescribing and delivering laboratory-quality dental restorations. With this versatile suite of technologies, clinicians gain immediate on-demand access to the company's digital support resources and can quickly mill restorations in the clinic or send cases to the lab as needed—all from a single interface.
The Glidewell.io workflow begins with an intraoral scan transferred to Glidewell's Fastdesign.io software, which auto-designs restorations for the clinician's approval based on algorithms derived from millions of Glidewell's digitally produced cases. The software also serves as a direct communications portal to the lab, where users can prescribe cases or access technical support. Should clinicians opt for an immediate restoration, the restorative design is sent to the Fastmill.io in-office unit for chairside milling.
Owners of Align Technology's iTero Element intraoral scanning system can connect to Glidewell.io upon purchasing the Fastdesign.io software and Fastmill.io unit. Glidewell Dental also sells the iTero Element scanner, which features streamlined connectivity and delivers an intuitive scanning experience that generates high-precision impressions.
Manufactured in the U.S. by Glidewell Dental, the all-electric Fastmill.io unit harnesses milling strategies that swiftly and quietly produce chairside restorations ranging from BioTemps Now temporaries to definitive restorations from materials such as CAMouflage Now Nanohybrid Composite, Obsidian lithium silicate and BruxZir Now fully sintered zirconia.
The technologies that make up Glidewell.io represent an extension of tools and processes proven throughout years of Glidewell's usage. Reducing the scale of these systems to a chairside solution is a natural evolution for restorative dentistry. Clinicians who purchase the Glidewell.io solution will receive in-office training and setup performed by Glidewell Dental knowledge experts, ensuring users get the most out of the system.
The new solution is expected to be available to North American customers in the first quarter of 2018. Potential buyers can purchase standalone components or various unit bundles.
For more information, visit www.glidewell.io or call 844-949-7184. n