Guardlab’s 3D Printed Mouth Guards Are Changing the Way the UFC Fights. Photo Matt Martin. Article by Lili Goksenin

Guardlab’s 3D Printed Mouth Guards Are Changing the Way the UFC Fights

Aidan Butler has taken teeth, yes teeth, and made them interesting thanks to a few 3D printing machines and some seriously famous athletes.

It's worth mentioning that Guardlab is a young company—really young. It was founded in 2014 but went live in 2015 making them just about 2 or 3 years old depending on how you look at it. In that time, they've not only become the official mouth guard of the most brutal sport on earth, but they provide mouth guards to the New England Patriots, The White Sox, The Blue Jays, Georgetown University, the Australian Football League, the whole of the Renzo Gracie Academy, and more.

February 21, 2017 — Flo Kirley
Henry Schein Announces North American Marketing Partnership with GuardLab® During Yankee Dental Congress

Henry Schein Announces North American Marketing Partnership with GuardLab® During Yankee Dental Congress

MELVILLE, NY | January 26, 2017 – Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) announced today during the Yankee Dental Congress that it has entered into a North American Marketing Partnership with GuardLab®, a NY-based sports technology company that uses 3D digital scanning and 3D printing technologies to provide custom mouthguards for athletes. GuardLab and Henry Schein—the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health and medical practitioners—will work together to showcase digital technology at international and domestic events, demonstrating how mouthguards protect patient-athletes' health and safety.
January 26, 2017 — Flo Kirley
Bite Down for Safety's Sake

Bite Down for Safety's Sake

Bite Down for Safety's Sake

Written By Raylene Knutson for Frontier Magazine, Issue 03

Getting hit in the head is the reality in many sports. The increasing ubiquity of helmets is a testament to that. Whether it be hockey, skiing, cycling, or many others, head protection is everywhere. Far less common is a piece of safety equipment that could do just as much to protect against injuries: the mouthguard.
December 19, 2016 — Flo Kirley
ECAC Continues GuardLab Partnership for 2016-17

ECAC Continues GuardLab Partnership for 2016-17

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with GuardLab for another season,” said ECAC Interim Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer John Rollins. “The safety and health of the student-athlete is of the utmost concern for us, and we are excited to help GuardLab share their expertise in this area with ECAC member schools and their student-athletes.” 
Melbourne Welcomes Cutting Edge Sportstech Company

Melbourne Welcomes Cutting Edge Sportstech Company

One of the fastest-growing sportstech companies in the world, GuardLab, has become the latest technology company to announce it will establish its Asia Pacific headquarters in Victoria.
September 23, 2016 — Flo Kirley
The "Hurricane" Returns to UFC

The "Hurricane" Returns to UFC

UFC Straw Weight, Heather Jo Clark will face her upcoming opponent, Karolina Kowalkiewicz on May 8th, for UFC Fight Night 87 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

While the journey leading to this fight has included a series of strife and rehabilitation, Clark will return to the UFC to challenge her competitor Sunday night. 

In order to recover from a torn ACL injury in December of 2014, Clark began to train, refocused on the goal she set in hopes that she would fight again. This motivation coupled with positivity, has empowered her to reach her goal.

May 07, 2016 — Flo Kirley
Renzo Gracie Academy Partners with GuardLab

Renzo Gracie Academy Partners with GuardLab

Team Renzo Gracie and GuardLab® today announced a partnership to promote safety to students and the importance of wearing protective mouthguards while practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, submission grappling and wrestling. 

“We look forward to working with GuardLab to ensure that our students train with the best protective equipment available—including mouthguards,” Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt 
Master Renzo Gracie said. "In life we have what we can handle. Never let them see you flinch or falter, when you have a chance, show them who you are. Stand proud and hit hard—preferably while wearing your mouthguard, in case they hit you back.”

April 22, 2016 — Flo Kirley
Neuromuscular Mouthguards Hit a Home Run with Major League Baseball

Neuromuscular Mouthguards Hit a Home Run with Major League Baseball

MLB Toronto Blue Jays player, Jose Bautista swears by the importance of wearing mouthguards for baseball - and one kind of mouthguard in particular.
April 05, 2016 — Flo Kirley
José Bautista Joins GuardLab® Advisory Board

José Bautista Joins GuardLab® Advisory Board

GuardLab® today announced Toronto Blue Jays outfielder and six time All-Star José “Joey Bats” Bautista as a brand ambassador and the newest member of the custom mouthguard company’s elite athlete advisory board. Bautista started wearing the Lower Performance Mouthguard last year after GuardLab outfitted a number of Blue Jay players using their 3D scanning technology. The neuromuscular guards help with clench absorption, oxygen intake and stabilizing the jaw and neck muscles which supports full body alignment.
March 28, 2016 — Flo Kirley
UFC® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GUARDLAB®

UFC® ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH GUARDLAB®

Las Vegas – UFC® and GuardLab® today announced a global licensing agreement to provide UFC athletes with custom mouthguards. GuardLab, a custom mouthguard company, will also offer UFC branded mouthguards for fight fans to purchase through GuardLab.com and certified GuardLab dentist locations.

“With the ever-changing landscape in professional sports, we’re always looking for the next cutting-edge technology and innovation to aid athletes that compete in the UFC,” UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski said. “We are excited to partner with GuardLab as they continue to develop products that help improve the overall performance and wellness of professional athletes.”

March 14, 2016 — Flo Kirley