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Darryl Withrow<br>Vice President, Operations

article by Darryl Withrow
Vice President, Operations

1756

Year of the first written account of taking an impression of the mouth using wax to construct a plaster model, by Dr. Philipp Pfaff, dentist to Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.

Source: Anusavice KJ. Phillips’ science of dental materials. 11th ed. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 2003.

47%

Triple trays are utilized in 47 percent of full-arch impressions.

Source: Glidewell Laboratories internal data.

3%

Custom trays are utilized in 3 percent of full-arch impressions.

Source: Glidewell Laboratories internal data.

85%

Eighty-five percent of restorative cases received by Glidewell Laboratories utilize triple-tray impressions.

Source: Glidewell Laboratories internal data.

50%

Nearly 50 percent of seniors (65 and older) who smoke have lost all their teeth. Only about 22 percent of seniors who have never smoked have lost all their teeth.

Source: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

SIX-YEAR IN VIVO FRACTURE RATES FOR SINGLE-UNIT RESTORATIONS

Source: Glidewell Laboratories internal data.

50%

Conventionally fabricated dentures have 50 percent more complaints for loose fit than those fabricated with the CAD process patented by Glidewell Laboratories.

Source: Glidewell Laboratories internal data. U.S. Patent No.: 9,326,834

83%

Eighty-three percent of all prescriptions for screw-retained implant crowns fabricated by Glidewell Laboratories request BruxZir Solid Zirconia.

Source: Glidewell Laboratories internal data.

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