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CLICK TO WATCH : ‘GLIDEWELL.IO™ IN-OFFICE SOLUTION WITH CHAD C. DUPLANTIS, DSS’ 179 there is a limited amount of variation

way that would work for both clinician

from one restoration to the next. Glide-

and patient. Traditionally, someone

well, however, has always aimed to

needing a crown would visit the dentist

provide premium restorations on a large

for a physical impression of their teeth,

scale to help meet public demand. “How

which was then sent to the laboratory

could Glidewell guarantee consistency

where the prosthesis would be made.

of the products?” Selberis ponders. “For

The digitization of the manufacturing

me, that was the starting point in our

process was essential to eliminating the

journey toward digital transformation

variability inherent in the old system;

utilizing software with technologies such

however, the patient would still have to

as artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics

book a follow-up appointment to

in order to predictably produce the

receive the final prosthesis.

optimal outcome for each patient.” The challenge was to provide a personalized service in higher volumes, in a

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Business Chief USA Magazine – April 2019  

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