James Glidewell

James Glidewell

Founder, Owner, CEO, Glidewell Laboratories

WHY: Runs largest privately owned dental implant provider: $500M in annual sales, 4K workers. Products include crowns, dentures, composites, ceramics. Directs R&D.

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RECENT: Bought JWA-area offices in 2018 for $88M; company campus totals nearly 500K SF.

NOTABLE: Paid $10.6M for Village Crean, home of late John and Donna Crean, Newport Beach 2013. Began Glidewell 1970; first year sales: $39K.

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