Dental innovation company opens state-of-the-art facility in Scottsdale

Dental innovation company opens state-of-the-art facility in Scottsdale

Global Dental Science to create 150 new manufacturing jobs

PHOENIX (November 1, 2011) – Global Dental Science, LLC today announced it is opening a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Scottsdale at Scottsdale Airpark. The company expects to create 150 new jobs over the next year with an initial investment of $5 million.

“We are excited to make Scottsdale, Arizona the home of our company headquarters and we are proud, particularly in this challenging economic environment, to be creating quality jobs that provide training in sustainable skills,” said Tim Thompson, president of Global Dental Services.

Global Dental Science will manufacture a new product, AvaDent™ Digital Dentures, exclusively at the new, 27,000 square-foot facility. Using CAD/CAM technology, AvaDent™ Digital Dentures are made using laser scanners that take precise measurements of each denture patient’s needs and then create a custom-fit, digital prosthetic.

“I am very pleased that Global Dental selected the Scottsdale Airpark for their new manufacturing facility,” said Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane. “They are an impressive addition to the growing number of industry leaders who call Scottsdale home. We welcome their 150 employees and look forward to hearing about their success in the years to come.”

“Global Dental Science is yet another example of an innovative company choosing Greater Phoenix for its U.S manufacturing facility,” said Barry Broome, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “Company after company, the region is proving itself as an excellent place for growing businesses and taking them to the next level.”

“The ACA is pleased Global Dental Science chose Scottsdale for its operations,” said Don Cardon, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority.  “The ACA is committed to helping companies looking to establish their operations realize the incredible benefits this state has to offer. The innovative ideas of Global Dental are exactly the type of things Arizona wants in its backyard.”

Media Contact:

Nicole McTheny, Senior Vice President, Communications and Marketing

Arizona Commerce Authority

602.845.1231 or nicolem@azcommerce.com

About Global Dental Science:

Global Dental Science, LLC is a dental innovations company dedicated to improving dental procedures and outcomes through Process Automation.

About the Arizona Commerce Authority:

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create – recruit out-of-state companies to expand their operations in Arizona; work with existing companies to grow their business in Arizona and beyond; and partner with entrepreneurs and companies large and small to create new jobs and businesses in targeted industries. Visit AzCommerce.com for more.