Glidewell expands, renames Newport Biologics

The brand formerly known as Newport Biologics has been renamed Newport Surgical™, according to an announcement from Newport’s parent company, Glidewell Dental.

The change reflects the addition of instruments, blades, and sutures to its portfolio of bone grafting solutions, the statement said.

First established in 2016 by Glidewell, the Newport Surgical line of products now includes everything clinicians need for the most common bone grafting applications, including socket regeneration, ridge augmentation, sinus floor elevation, periodontal reconstruction, and peri-implant management.

“From the beginning, we’ve wanted to make it easy for dentists to decide which tools and materials they need for each situation,” said Dr. Neil Park, Glidewell vice president of clinical affairs. “Our tools and materials are clearly defined by indication, and the expansion of our product line means that clinicians can enjoy that same simplicity when buying and utilizing surgical instruments and sutures.”

The product line includes the Newport Surgical Implant and Bone Grafting Kit. Made from high-quality German steel, the kit assembles 12 primary instruments needed for bone grafting in the dental practice. GLASSVAN® Surgical blades are also available and feature newly refined cutting edges that are designed to improve the sharpness of the incision and are said to reduce drag. RELI® PRO sutures are restorable, quick, and simple to access without knots or tangles.

“Our goal is to help clinicians simplify every aspect of treatment, from implant placement to final restoration,” said Brian Volken, Glidewell’s director of implant business and development. “Bone grafting is an essential element of surgical implant procedures, and with growing numbers of practices providing this service for their patients, we aim to take the complexity out of attaining the tools and materials dentists need to succeed.”

For more information on the full line of Newport Surgical instruments and materials, visit or call 888-303-3975.