Glidewell Dental Opens California Educational Center

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California State Senator Ling Ling Chang attended the grand opening and ribbon cutting of Glidewell Dental’s 10,000-square-foot Education Center in Newport Beach. The facility features two large classrooms, state of the art displays, CAD/CAM technology, dental software and lab equipment, and connectivity to other Glidewell campuses to promote large-scale and remote training for laboratory technicians and other dental professionals, according to the company. 

“I’ve toured a ton of companies and I’ve not seen anything like this,” said Chang. “You have a whole environment geared toward supporting your employees, and it’s absolutely amazing.”

“Investing our resources in R&D and our employees has always been a top priority for our company,” said Jim Glidewell, CDT, company president and CEO. “Our new education center embodies that principle and will help our employees as they strive toward bigger and brighter futures in dental technology.”

“It seems like a very family-oriented environment. I was just telling Mr. Glidewell that folks constantly bring up the future of work and the concern about technology taking over, but he has been able to continue growing his workforce even with technology being part of the organization,” said Chang.  “That speaks volumes, and I’m going to bring my colleagues down here to take a tour of this amazing organization because this is truly a model.”

With about 50 Glidewell managers and executives in attendance, Chang commemorated the center’s opening with an official Certificate of Recognition presented to the company in celebration of the new facility and in honor of its commitment to the community.

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