First Selectman Ellen Scalettar visited a new business, White Knight Implants, and welcomed them to Woodbridge. The visit was the first of many designed to create a stronger bond between Town Hall and the Town’s business community. Additionally, the Town’s Economic Development Commission plans to invite new and expanding businesses to its monthly meetings in order to learn about those businesses and why they chose Woodbridge.
White Knight Implants moved to Woodbridge in search of more suitable space. Previously the company had been in Stratford in a more expensive office. Co-owner Ami Busel lives in Woodbridge and enjoys the significantly shorter commute, he said. His business partner, Howard Gershman, was also delighted with the move.
White Knight Implants has nine employees who make and design implants including bridges, crowns and dentures in a high-tech lab on Research Drive. Scalettar was impressed by the technology used by White Knight and interested to learn about the process.
After receiving an impression of the patient’s mouth from a dentist, White Knight Implants staff make a model and use it to create the final product. Many products are made using a 3D printer. The company also uses a computer program to design teeth which are built by another company. Those teeth and other implants are hand painted by staff technicians to match a patient’s natural teeth.
“We’re very happy here,” said Busel. “We found the perfect lab space.”