The Glidewell International Technology Center has opened in Louisville, Kentucky. The 8,500-square-foot training, education, and demonstration facility houses a cutting-edge, 40-seat classroom auditorium, according to Glidewell Dental. Courses there will explore the complexities of oral rehabilitation and its various treatment modalities.
“The techniques and materials used in dentistry are ever-evolving, and as healthcare professionals, it’s our responsibility to cultivate and be well informed of those continuous improvements,” said Neil Park, DMD, vice president of clinical affairs at Glidewell Dental.
“Our core mission at Glidewell has always been to advance the understanding of proven, fundamental methods for treating patients, and the increased demand for technology-focused education has sparked our expansion to the East Coast,” Park said.
“Our city congratulates Glidewell Dental on expanding the reach of their valuable work through lifelong learning facilitated at the Glidewell technology center,” said Greg Fischer, mayor of Louisville at the facility’s grand opening reception on July 12. “May the work carried out in this space bring forth brighter smiles shining across the world for years to come.”
Jack Hahn, DDS, taught one of the first courses at the center, “The Emergency Implant: Immediate Implant Placement in Extraction Sockets.” Considered a pioneer in the field, Hahn has been placing and restoring implants for 48 years.
“Faculty and students are brought together by our shared passion for improving lives through oral health,” said Park.
“We are inspired by this opportunity to share what we’ve learned over our nearly five-decade heritage to bring more affordable, effective, and innovative methods of treatment to doctors, to help rebuild smiles, and enhance the quality of lives for patients in need,” Park said.
“It is our hope that this Louisville education and training center helps doctors in their pursuit of finding practical answers to everyday clinical challenges,” Park said.