Glidewell Laboratories Partners with TRAC Research for BruxZir NOW Clinical Study

Posted on September 22, 2015

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2015- Glidewell Laboratories, industry-leading provider of dental laboratory services and products, announced today the start of a multiyear, longitudinal clinical study of BruxZir® NOW restorations. The study will be conducted by Technologies in Restoratives and Caries (TRAC) Research, the in-depth research arm of Gordon J. Christensen Clinicians Report® that is helmed by Rella P. Christensen, RDH, Ph.D.

For the purposes of the clinical study all BruxZir NOW crowns will be fabricated and cemented at Glidewell Laboratories, with patients being recalled yearly over the next five years. At the time of each follow-up appointment, polyvinyl impressions will be taken for the purpose of scanning electron microscope study. In addition, clinical photographs will be captured, and in-house, clinical grading of each restoration will be performed. The first in a series of results is expected for publication in fall 2016.

For the first time ever, clinicians can now mill and deliver high-strength, authentic BruxZir Solid Zirconia restorations in a single appointment. Through the use of BruxZir NOW milling blocks and the TS150™ Chairside Milling Solution, restorations can be designed and fabricated right in the dental office. Crowns created through this workflow exhibit flexural strengths of more than 800 MPa, without the need for sintering, staining or glazing.

Glidewell Laboratories eagerly awaits the results from TRAC Research and CR Foundation®. For more information about BruxZir NOW milling blocks or to view completed studies on BruxZir Solid Zirconia, visit

Glidewell Laboratories is a privately owned corporation with a history of more than 45 years of providing high-quality restorations to dental practitioners nationwide. Its CAD/CAM processing capabilities are recognized as among the most advanced in the industry. To view its large selection of clinical videos, CE courses, and products and services, visit the Glidewell Laboratories website,

Technologies in Restoratives and Caries (TRAC) Research is the in-depth research component of CR Foundation. The organization was founded to help clinicians make well-informed choices about the products they are using in patient care, without fear that industry funding might be driving the results. Dr. Rella P. Christensen, cofounder of Clinicians Report Foundation, employs her expertise in physiology and microbiology to oversee the TRAC Research team to create groundbreaking studies for the benefit of the dental industry. For more information, visit

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