Product development

Research and development has been a cornerstone of GC's advancement in dental materials since its inception. Today, dental materials continue to be refined and created at its Japanese headquarters and award-winning research facility launched in 2011 in Itabashi. As a result of continuous development GC has over 600 products that are sold in over 100 countries worldwide, many of which are 'household' names in the dental industry and are associated with landmark dental techniques.

GC materials have also gained renown in dental laboratories, where product ranges such as Initial continue to be a product of choice for dental technicians around the world. GC has also made strategic acquisitions over the decades to diversify its product ranges, most recently with the purchase of Stick Tech in 2011 and Klema in 2008. The company has also invested in advanced technology such as CAD/CAM, dental implants and orthodontics.

Product development is always informed by GC principles and honed through the following processes:

Academic research

GC has established long-standing partnerships with universities around the world who have tested and trialled their dental materials extensively, confirming their efficacy and range of applications in every day dentistry.

Industry awards and recognition

GC products have always won numerous awards and received recognition in the dental industry as being pioneering and trustworthy, designed with end users in mind.

Customer surveys

GC runs an annual customer satisfaction survey which provides valuable insight into the user-friendliness of its products and its level of customer service and support.

Training and knowledge

GC places a great deal of emphasis on training and knowledge transfer with dentists and dental technicians. Working with dental key opinion leaders from around the world, GC creates several channels of communications such as through academic symposia, training courses, online product instruction videos and informative webinars.