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February 2017

G-CEM LinkForce™ is now available in Canada!


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MI World Symposium Was Held in Tokyo, Japan

MI World Symposium in Tokyo commemorating GC CORPORATION 95th Anniversary and GC Membership society 60th Anniversary was held at JP Tower Hall & Conference (KITTE) on February 5th, 2017.

At the beginning of the symposium, Prof. Elmar Reich (Germany) who is a coordinator of this symposium made a keynote with its theme as " 'It's time to change' MI the new path to a successful practice in 21st century!". In the speech, he explained about how to introduce MITP (MI Treatment Plan) which is drawn up by GC MI Advisory Board working for about 10 years into daily practice.

After that, morning session "Changes History of MI Program in Europe - What is Patient Oriented MI based on the latest evidence?" was held. Three members of GC MI Advisory Board had a lecture about prospects of MI in the future. As a first speaker, Dr. Esther Ruiz de Castaneda (Spain) spoke about early detection of caries by a holistic approach and the importance of looking for the factors causing caries. Secondly, Prof. Matteo Basso (Italy) had lectured about the long term preventive care by choosing appropriate materials and considering patient's generation. At the last speaker of the morning session, Prof. Ivana Miletic (Croatia) had a lecture set its theme as minimally invasive restorative procedure with biological aspects.

After the lunch break, afternoon session "Dental Practice introducing MI which adapt to each generation" was started. This session is for introducing practical cases with aspects of age, disease, treatment, and materials. Firstly, Dr. Patricia Gaton (Spain) introduced how to achieve successful results in kids adapted MI concept. After that, Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz (United States) introduced about clinical cases which need MI approach and complex restorative and prosthetic treatment. As a third speaker, Prof. Mikako Hayashi (Japan) explained why we need to strengthen MI concept and the role for supporting patient's extended healthy life expectancy by the dentistry which is combined with the latest evidences, materials and the high level of clinical techniques. Finally, Prof. Ian Meyers who got the Medal of the Order of Australia in this January because of contribution to dental associations and dental education had a lecture. He focuses on conservative, restorative and prosthesis dentistry for elderly patients. He mentioned it is essential for general practitioners to contribute to keeping patients' health with functional and aesthetic teeth by preserving patient's teeth, and restoring as necessity. Besides, he suggested the necessity for MI management strategies which are easy to introducing treatments due to of wide varieties of requests from patients and clinical situations.

In the products exhibition booth, many attendees got information about prevention goods, Fuji series glass ionomer cements, resin composite known as G-ænial, new dental cement; G-CEM LinkForce™, press ceramic; GC Initial™ LiSi Press and so on. Besides, Mondelez Japan which is famous for Recaldent gum also had an exhibition booth.



JP TOWER HALL & CONFERRENCE (KITTE)

Lecture Room


Prof. Elmar Reich


Dr. Esther Ruiz de Castaneda


Prof. Matteo Basso


Prof. Ivana Miletic


Dr. Patricia Gaton


Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz


Prof. Mikako Hayashi


Prof. Ian Meyers


Discussion


MI WORLD SYMPOSIUM in Tokyo speakers


Products Exhibition

 

 

January 2017

Quality Management Level Research – Awarding Ceremony and Lecture Was Held in Tokyo, Japan

On January 31, 2017, the awarding ceremony and memorial lecture of the 9th Corporate Quality Management Level Research (conducted by the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE), sponsored by Nikkei Inc.) in which GC has won its first place were held at JUSE, in its Higashi-Koenji Building.


In the awarding ceremony, the top five companies were awarded for their excellent quality managements, and in the awardee's lecture, General Manger of HR and GQM at GC International AG (Luzern, Switzerland), Mr. Gideon Blumental, presented under the theme of "GC's Group-wide Challenge to Enhance Multi-national Quality Management", and spoke about three elements of a corporation: 'NAKAMA (Associates)', 'System' and 'Culture' with actual examples of worldwide efforts for enhancement of Corporate Quality.


After the lecture, a panel discussion was held under the theme of "In quest of Quality Management to be in step with the era of changes", and our president, Kiyotaka Nakao, went up on the stage as one of the panelists and exchanged opinions over active discussion with other participants.


Excellent Corporations:

  • 1st - GC Corporation
  • 2nd - KONICA MINOLTA, Inc.
  • 3rd - Takenaka Corp.
  • 4th - Canon Inc.
  • 5th - Suntory Holdings, Ltd.

Through continuous promotion of GC's Quality Management (GQM), GC would like to step up group-wide efforts for quality management and fulfill customer expectations. We will appreciate your continuous support from now on as well.

 

November 2016

The 4th International Dental Symposium Commemorating GC Corporation's 95th Anniversary and GC Membership Society's 60th Anniversary was Held in Tokyo, Japan

On November 12th and 13th, we held GC Corporation's 95th Anniversary and GC Membership Society's 60th Anniversary "The 4th International Dental Symposium" in Tokyo International Forum and JP Tower Hall Conference "KITTE".

This symposium included various fields of lectures with 85 speakers who are researchers and clinicians, 18 sessions of dentists, 5 sessions for dental hygienists and 5 sessions for dental technicians. Especially 4 sessions were held as international sessions. Fourteen speakers from all over the world lectured about the cutting edge of dentistry.

Additionally, in the basement floor of Tokyo International Forum, "GC Dental Show" was also held. Not only was it an exhibition for trying materials, but also holding seminars and events which all of members in clinics can enjoy. GC group companies and partner companies were in exhibition: GC I Communications, Dental Diamond, Japan Dental Supply, GC Ortholy, Showa Yakuhin Kako, Glaxo Smith Kline and so on.

Lab Work Award, which is the Dental Technician's Contest, was also held in the JP Tower Hall Conference "KITTE". After voting by attendees, we announced the rewarded works in each section for the competition in the ceremony.

On February 5th, 2017, we will hold "MI World Symposium" as the 3rd program commemorating GC Corporation's 95th Anniversary and GC Membership Society's 60th Anniversary. We are looking forward to welcoming you with this symposium talking about MI for the future clinical dentistry.

     


 

October 2016

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC LiSi™ PressVest


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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC Initial™ LiSi Press


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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: G-CEM LinkForce™


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July 2016

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: COEfect™ MinuteWipes & MinuteSpray


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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: Labolight DUO

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June 2016

GC America Joins America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation as Underwriting Partner


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TEMPSMART® is now available in Canada!


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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: CERASMART® for Planmill®

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April 2016

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: The Ultimate Finishing & Polishing (F&P) Kit

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March 2016

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC CERAMIC PRIMER II Unit Dose

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February 2016

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: TEMPSMART®


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G-ænial Sculpt® and G-Premio BOND™ are now available in Canada!
   
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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: Unitip APPLIER II

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December 2015

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: EQUIA® Forte


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MI Varnish™ is now available in Canada!

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September 2015

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: G-ænial Sculpt®


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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: G-Premio BOND™


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August 2015

GC America's Advertisement Featuring G-CEM LinkAce™ Receives Award from Compendium

GC America recently participated in the annual Compendium Ad Test Study and received an award for Outstanding Advertising. The ad featuring G-CEM LinkAce received the award in recognition of the advertisement that achieved outstanding readership response, which was measured in comparison with other ads that appeared in Compendium.


 

June 2015

GC America's Statement Regarding CERASMART™

Did you hear that 3M ESPE announced "A Change in Indication" by removing the crown indication for Lava™ Ultimate CAD/CAM Restorative blocks? Learn more on how well CERASMART™ (GC) performs after more than half million restorations (complaint rate: < 0.0218%), and NO change in indications for inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers.

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May 2015

GC America has a brand new Blog



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February 2015

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: CERASMART™ Universal


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January 2015

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC Initial™ LiSi


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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC Initial™ IQ Lustre Pastes NF Gum Shades


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GC America Receives Recognition for the Dental Advisor's 2015 Product Awards & Preferred Products

GC America Inc. is very pleased to announce the recognition of products that received the Dental Advisor's 2015 Awards. The Dental Advisor, dentistry's trusted expert in product and equipment evaluation has announced the winners of the 2015 Product Awards and Preferred Products.

The Dental Advisor product awards are given to those products that stand out from all others in the marketplace in their particular category. These products are chosen through lengthy discussion, voting, and agreement from our Editorial Board. The board consists of Dental Professionals with experience in all areas of clinical dentistry, as well as dental research. Practicing clinicians, dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental laboratory technicians, and researchers convene weekly to discuss all products evaluated by The Dental Advisor for the year. Votes are tallied, and awards are given based on experience of our Editors and our group of practicing clinical consultants in the United States. Congratulations to GC America on being included in the dental industry's most preferred list!

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October 2014

GC was ranked 2nd in the 2014 Quality Management Level Survey

The Meaning of Quality Management Level Research:
Quality Management Level is evaluated quantitatively, based on systems and the actual practice to enhance "Quality", which influences product competitiveness, as well as corporate value.

Overall ranking is compiled after the deliberate analysis of 6 factors, such as " Top Management Commitment" and "Kaizen and Workshop Management". This research does represent the level of corporate's striving to enhance quality, that does NOT represent the superiority of product quality itself.

The ranking is based on the analysis of 62 subcategories (56 indicators), under the following 6 evaluated categories:

  • Commitment of Top Management
  • Cultivation of Human Resources for Realization of Quality Management
  • Management of Safety, Security and Trust
  • Establishment and thorough Implementation of a Process
  • Pursuit of Customer-Oriented Policy
  • Capability to Effectively Use and Enhance a System

GC received the following high evaluations:

  • Management of safety, security and trust (1st)
  • Establishment and thorough implementation of a process (3rd)
  • Capability to effectively use and enhance a system (3rd)
  • Cultivation of human resources for realization of quality management (5th)
  • Pursuit of customer-oriented policy (8th)

Reason:
In addition to activities at overseas manufacturing bases, GC has established the "GC Institute of Monozukuri (Technologies)", Human Resource Cultivation System at the global mother factory in Fuji Oyama and is also planning to expand it to overseas operations. Since taking the chair of President, Chairman Nakao and President Nakao have conducted 1,237 "President's Reviews" in over 30 years, visited and reviewed all departments and companies that are in and outside Japan and also kept close and constant communication with GC Associates. These efforts are highly evaluated as the basis for the corporate quality.

Top 10 companies of overall ranking (based on the results from 2014 research):

  • KONICA MINOLTA Corporation (ranked 16th in 2013)
  • GC Corporation (ranked 6th in 2013)
  • Fujitsu Ltd. (ranked 7th in 2013)
  • FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation (ranked 2nd in 2013)
  • Sharp Corporation (ranked 5th in 2013)
  • Canon Inc. (ranked 9th in 2013)
  • Asahigroup-holdings Corporation (ranked 59th in 2013)
  • Sony Corporation (ranked 8th in 2013)
  • TOSHIBA Corporation (ranked 1st in 2013)
  • Dai Nippon Printing Corporation, Ltd. (ranked 3rd in 2013)

GC received the "Deming Application Prize" (the current Deming Prize) in 2000 and the "Japan Quality Medal" (the current Deming Grand Prize)", the highest honor of Japan's TQM (Total Quality Management) in 2004. Furthermore, within our GC Group, GC Dental Products Corporation (GCDP) received the "Deming Application Prize" in 2003, and GC Dental (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. received the "Deming Application Prize" in 2010 as the first Chinese company. And most recently, JUSE announced in October that GC America Inc. will receive the Deming Prize for 2014. Chairman Makoto Nakao also received the Deming Prize for Individuals in 2012 for spearheading the GC Group's efforts for promotion of TQM and building it into a global company.

Through continuous promotion of GC's Quality Management (GQM), GC would like to increase its company-wide efforts for quality management to meet our trusted customer's needs and expectations. Your continuous support is greatly appreciated.

 
 
GC America Achieves Prestigious Deming Prize

GC America Inc. is very pleased to announce the achievement of the Deming Prize, the oldest and most widely recognized TQM (Total Quality Management) Award in the world. GC America is the first dental company in the United States and only the fourth company in the United States to earn this award.

The Deming Prize is presented to an organization that has implemented TQM at its highest level. TQM is a set of systematic activities carried out by the entire organization to effectively and efficiently achieve the organization's objectives, so as to provide products and services with a level of quality that satisfies customers.

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September 2014

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: The Light & The Light 405


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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC CERAMIC PRIMER II


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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: OPTIGLAZE™ Color


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August 2014

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: CERASMART™

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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: G-ænial™ Bond Unit Dose

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GC America's Advertisement Featuring Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz
Receives Award from Compendium

GC America recently participated in the annual Compendium Ad Test Study and received an award for Outstanding Advertising.

The ad featuring MI Varnish, MI Paste & MI Paste Plus received the award in recognition of the advertisement that achieved outstanding readership response, which was measured in comparison with other ads appearing in Compendium.

 
GC America Products are Gluten-FREE!

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July 2014

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: EXACLEAR
 
GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC Initial™ MC Chroma Shade Translucent (CST)

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May 2014

MI Paste Plus™ is now available in Canada!

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January 2014

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC Initial™ Zirconia Disk

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September 2013

GC America Advertisement Receives Award from Compendium

GC America participated in the annual Compendium Ad test study and yielded outstanding results. The G-ænial Universal Flo Ad produced a Top 10 score and signifies that Compendium readers recall seeing and reading the ad a greater number of times than other ads in the issue.

 

August 2013

GC R&D has Won the 26th Nikkei New Office Promotion Award

GC R&D Center (Itabashi-ku, Tokyo) has won "the 26th Nikkei New Office Promotion Award" and the awarding ceremony was held at the headquarters building of Nikkei Inc. on August 29th. Nikkei is a major representative economic newspaper of Japan.

The R&D Center design concept is based on "Communication Loop" by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Ernest Rutherford laboratory key success lines in efficient communication among researchers, and our facility creates open office space with clear glasses to generate inspiration and vast power by communication and information sharing.

We will continue to make every effort to provide better quality products, services and information to customers in a timely manner.

 

   
   

 
 

July 2013

GC America Proudly Introduces the New and Improved Product Formula: COE FOAM™ II

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June 2013

GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC Initial™ MC Paste Opaque Classic Line (CL)

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GC America Proudly Introduces the New Product: GC Initial™ MC Classic

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NEW FUJIROCK® Products are now available in BULK Packaging!


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May 2013

MI Varnish™ is now available in Fresh Mint!

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April 2013

International Dental Show (IDS) 2013 was Held in Cologne (KÖln), Germany

International Dental Show (IDS) was held for five days from March 12 to 16 in Cologne (KÖln), Germany. IDS, now in its 35th exhibition, hosted 2,058 companies from 56 countries worldwide this year in a spacious (150,00 square meters) hall. It turned out very successful with about 125,000 participants from 149 countries.

GC held a press conference on the first day of the exhibition. President Makoto Nakao presented the company's principles, which are unchangeable through the passage of time, and declared our determination to pursue innovative development with a view to celebrating the company's 100th anniversary in 2021. He also introduced new products with some research data made by the professors who always give advice for our research and development.

At the GC Booth, "Initial" was demonstrated and "Aadva"-related products were introduced. Many people visited GC's Booth and asked earnest questions. What's more, GC held their regular event, "Happy Hour" at the GC Booth at 18 o'clock on March 13 and 14. GC served Belgian beer for Happy Hour from Belgium, which is the company's stronghold for the European market, and where GC Europe is located. Many participants came by the event and enjoyed their conversations.

The next IDS is scheduled to be held from March 10 to 14, 2015. Please visit the GC Booth and enjoy Belgian beer at "Happy Hour" when you are at the next IDS.

 

   
   
   

 
 

May 2012

Associates of GCDP and Prof. Miwa Won the Research Paper Prize for the Japanese Society for Dental Materials and Devices 2011

Mr. Toshihisa Hamano, Mr. Norikazu Nakagaki of GC Dental Products Corporation and Dr. Minoru Miwa of Gifu University won the research paper prize for the Japanese society for dental materials and devices 2011 by their co-research article titled "Initiation mechanism of radical polymerization with barbituric acid derivatives" on 14th April, 2012.

This prize is given to the most excellent research article of the year among the articles in "Journal of Japanese Society for dental Materials and Devices" and "Dental Material Journal" during the year published by The Japanese Society for dental Materials and Devices.

 

 
 

April 2012

"Restore Japan Project" from Worldwide Dentistry Donated to Japan Dental Association to Support Japan

The "Restore Japan Project" has been started by GC Europe, GC America and GC Asia after devastative tragedy in Japan on March 11, 2011. They had variety of activities such as donating part of their sales products, selling special T-shirts, dolls to collect their donations. On March 6, 2012 presidents of GC Europe, GC America, and GC Asia brought their donations JPY16,124,755 to Japan Dental Association and this is included the donation from Mr. Marco Ferrari from Italy and Singapore Dental Association.

The Ceremony of the Presentation
(From left side, Mr. Nakao, Dr. Kuraji (JDA), Dr. Nakajima (JDA), Dr. Okubo (President of JDA), Dr. Murakami (JDA), Mr. Lenn, Mr. Meadel (GCE), Mr. McLaughlan (GC Asia), Mr. Suzuki (GCA)


Dr. Okubo reports support activities of JDA at the stricken area

 


Giving appreciation of certificate to GC Corporation (Dr. Okubo and Mr. Nakao)

 


Mr. Lenn presents entire Restore Japan project

 

 
Mr. Suzuki presents GC America's project

 


Mr. Maedel presents GC Europe's project

 


Mr. McLaughlan presents GC Asia's project

 

 
 

June 2011

Mr. Nakao, President & CEO of GC Corporation (right) Presents a RESTORE JAPAN T-Shirt to Dr. Okubo, President of JDA (left)

 

 

 
 

May 2011

To the Next GC

As a 90th anniversary special project, GC Corporation will post a five-issue series of articles about GC on their website. Please click here to visit the site and learn more.

 

 
 

April 2011

GC 90th Anniversary

In 1921 three young Japanese chemists in Tokyo laid the foundation of what today can be considered as one of the world's largest suppliers of dental products with around 2400 employees and four production sites in Japan, the USA, China and Europe. We are proud of that fact. But we are only too aware that we would never have come so far without the personal motivation and expertise of our staff and customers and the strong relationship we always have with dentists and technicians around the globe. This is why the motto for our 90th anniversary is: "90 years of progress with your support".

90th Anniversary

 

 
 

January 2011

The 55th Anniversary Symposium of GC Membership Society

The third International Dental Symposium celebrating the 55th anniversary of GC Membership Society will be held in Tokyo later this year. The series of "Premium Symposium and Lectures" are scheduled in the upcoming months as a part of this anniversary event, at the brand new GC Corporate Center (Hongo, Tokyo), which will be a new landmark for GC from March.

The third International Dental Symposium will be held on October 22 and 23, 2011, at Tokyo International Forum. GC Dental Show and Citizen’s Forum will be held concurrently.

In these events, many prominent professors and dental professionals are invited to give lectures and participate in the session programs.

 

 
 

November 2010

GC was Ranked 3rd in the 6th Quality Management Survey

We are pleased to announce that GC Dental (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. will be the third GC group company to receive Deming Prize, after GC Corporation (received in 2000) and GC Dental Products Corporation (received in 2003).

This is the first time the Deming Prize is given in China. We are proud to receive this prize since it is the result of our commitment to quality, striving to develop and implement the better quality management system that meets the demands of the times and, at the same time, is effective for our own organization.

 
 

October 2010

GC America Inc. (GCA) is Very Pleased to Announce a Grand Opening Ceremony was Recently Held for their Expansion and Renovation Project.
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July 2010

Peyton-Skinner Award

In March 2010, Dr. Kazuo Hirota, Managing Director, GC Corporation was awarded the prestigious Peyton-Skinner Award for Innovation in Dental Materials by the Dental Materials Group (DMG) of the International Association for Dental Research.

Dr. Hirota received the award at the 88th meeting of the International Association for Dental Research in Barcelona, Spain on July 15. The presentation was made by Dr. Jeffrey Platt, President of the DMG section, during its business meeting.

Peyton-Skinner Award is given to scientists who throughout their careers have made outstanding contributions to innovations in dental materials. Dr. Hirota became the first Japanese who received Peyton-Skinner Award.

Peyton-Skinner Award
 
Dr. Jeffrey Platt, Indiana University (right),
Dr. Kazuo Hirota (left)
  Peyton-Skinner Award for Innovation
 
 

February 2010

   
Welcome to the GC America global website! We are pleased to unveil the new design as part of our global efforts for the new decade. When visiting other GC websites around the world you will discover that all of them have the same new design with uniform and consistent communication in order to strengthen the GC brand and its online presence. The look is not only new and refreshing but the navigation is more user friendly. We hope you will enjoy the site and find the information you are looking for easier and faster. We would be pleased to receive your comments at marketing@gcamerica.com.
   
 

November 2009

   
GC America Inc. and Trademark Holdings of Illinois Take on the Grey Market
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GC America is Very Pleased to Announce its Expansion and Renovation Project
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October 2009

   

GC was Ranked in 12th in the 5th Quality Management Survey
In the 5th Quality Management Survey conducted by Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. and Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, GC was again highly evaluated and was ranked in 12th place in the overall ranking. In the subcategory rankings, GC was ranked 4th for "Quality Assurance and Personnel Cultivation (Education)" and "Development of New Products".

   
GC Corporation among the Top 10 in the Japanese Quality Management Ranking:
After the internationally renowned Deming Award for Business Excellence and the Japan Quality Medal, the all-encompassing quality efforts of the Japanese GC Corporation (GCC) have again been endorsed by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers (JUSE): GCC came 8th in the Quality Management Ranking of 500 Japanese firms and manufacturers.



 
   
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