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DENTSPLY GAC is one of the best known, most trusted and most comprehensive orthodontic companies in the world. Dedicated to providing the clinician comprehensive support in every aspects of their practice, the reach of DENTSPLY GAC products extend from education and diagnostics to all relevant treatment techniques and disciplines to retention materials and philosophies. In addition to a legacy of clinical success, DENTSPLY GAC has cultivated a culture of partnership with orthodontists by designing programs to help them establish, build, grow and maintain a successful practice.

The core competency of DENTSPLY GAC will always be the design, development and manufacturing of the appliances used every day by orthodontists. The current GAC orthodontic line contains more than 8,000 individual SKUs including a comprehensive array of bands, buccal tubes, archwires, cutting and bending instruments, adhesives, elastics, ligatures, extra oral accessories, digital solutions and lab essentials. But our world-renowned line of orthodontic brackets is the product that orthodontists think of first when they think of DENTSPLY GAC. The reason for this is clear—more than 43,000,000 In-Ovation R brackets have been placed.

DENTSPLY GAC’s select line of brackets includes both standard and self-ligating systems. Our three flagship products, In-Ovation R, In-Ovation C and In-Ovation L, are self-ligating systems that are well revered within the orthodontic communities. Known for its ease-of-use, low-profile design and precision results, the In-Ovation R system is one of the most widely-used brackets of all time, playing a significant role in establishing the efficacy and efficiency of self-ligation systems. The In-Ovation C is a ceramic bracket that provides clinicians with an esthetic option within the self-ligating treatment area. The In-Ovation L is a lingual bracket that simplifies archwire changes with its familiar, easy-open self-ligating clips. All three of these systems are recognized by clinicians for their ability to express passive, expressive or active control depending on the specific phase of treatment.

In recent years, DENTSPLY GAC vertically expanded their business model in order to form a more inclusive relationship with the individual orthodontist, their practices and the orthodontic community as a whole. This diversified approach includes developing practice management and practice marketing programs and products such as the Pride Institute and, supporting both clinical research projects and continuing education initiatives with programs like and the CCO and helping to develop a “next generation” of key opinion leaders.

The DENTSPLY GAC state-of-the-art facility in Islandia, NY is set on an impressive 64-acre campus. Our long-standing commitment to innovation is reflected in the physical layout of the working spaces with a dynamic floor-plan encouraging interaction between departments. This inclusive ideology includes DENTSPLY GAC’s growing Research and Development department which centrally located within the facility to foster input from members of the GAC team across many different disciplines.

GAC was founded in 1943 under the name Guilded Arts and Crafts. Our involvement with orthodontics began in the mid 60’s with the development of an injection molded plastic bracket, the first of its kind. The company has a legacy of orthodontic innovation having introduced a number of new products including the first heat activated, braided leveling wire, the first low-profile straight wire bracket system and the first translucent orthodontic bracket. They joined the DENTSPLY family in 1998 and officially changed their name to DENTSPLY GAC. 

DENTSPLY GAC has more than 50 years of experience designing and engineering the products that define orthodontics.  By establishing Centers of Excellence around the world, we can perform innovative mechanical and in-vitro testing, F-E-A, C-A-D and the latest statistical analysis. Through these Centers of Excellence we are positioned to develop clinically differentiated customer oriented new products for global orthodontics market. We are pursuing an aggressive growth plan for bringing new products and solutions to market. Because in the end, we understand that all knowledge is cumulative and that progress is inclusive.

We are DENTSPLY GAC and we believe in the transformative power of innovation.

Powering Practice Growth

At DENTSPLY GAC, we truly believe that quality products are simply the starting point in the journey to orthodontic excellence. That’s why we offer a comprehensive selection of programs designed to enhance and improve all aspects of your practice.

As the world’s only buying group started by orthodontists, for orthodontists, the United Orthodontic Buying Group is the preeminent way to start enjoying group-pricing discounts on the products you use every day.

Backed by DENTSPLY GAC, is your one-stop-shop for national-quality advertising that will elevate your practice above the competition and give you a way to truly stand out in a crowded marketplace.

A Lifetime of Professional Learning

DENTSPLY GAC has created the GAC Clinical Alliance for Research and Education (GCARE).  GCARE is committed to fulfilling the educational needs of today's orthodontist. Founded on clinical integrity and shaped by input from clinicians, GCARE is a multi-faceted program designed to support the continued pursuit of clinical and practice management you can provide the best possible treatment experience to your patients.

GCARE started as a foundational approach to support the development of our educational initiatives and research protocols. Through our strategic partnerships and alliances and an ongoing commitment to education, research and the development of superior technology and products, GCARE provides the tools and resources to meet the needs of your orthodontic practice.

By developing GCARE, we have taken our commitment and support of the orthodontic community to new heights. Working diligently with Key Opinion Leaders, universities and residents, DENTSPLY GAC continues to provide the very best Continuing Education courses, research, products and services for the future advancement of orthodontics.


Education Programs that Add Value to Orthodontic Practices

The DENTSPLY GAC Clinical Alliance for Research and Education (GCARE) provides a comprehensive, quality and convenient curriculum that enables orthodontists to meet their continuing education (CE) course requirements.

Approved by the American Dental Association and carrying all ADA Cert approvals, our CE courses combine the didactic with a strong hands-on component to give orthodontists the preclinical experience needed to build competency in new orthodontic techniques. Our programs focus on:

  • Clinical Orthodontics and how to get the best results with today's mechanics and state-of-the-art technology.
  • Practice Growth, providing definitive, proven tools and techniques that can help your business become more secure, efficient and profitable.
  • Resident Transition, understand the business aspects of the successful orthodontic practice and help smooth the transition from student to professional

To complement their strong educational component, our CE courses are held in some of the greatest cities in the world, providing participants with ample opportunities for cultural exploration and excitement. DENTSPLY GAC also works closely with AAO regional organizations to develop and implement general CE programs to meet the needs of such regional alliances as: the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO), Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists (MASO) Southeastern Association of Orthodontists (SAO) and Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO).