Passionate About Making a Difference
in the lives of patients and denturists.
At Perfit, we are passionate about helping practitioners transition to digital dentures.
Canada's Leader in Digital Dentures
2007 - 2015 - Owned and operated 5 denture clinics in Calgary, Alberta. Perfit purchased their first intra-oral scanner and completed their first prototype in 2012.
2015 - Founded Perfit and sold the clinics. A year later, Perfit created the world's first FULLY digital denture. A patients mouth was scanned, a flipper was designed digitally and milled all within 2 hours. This proof of concept helped propel the company forward to further innovation.
2016 - 2022 - Perfit became experts in all things digital - milling machines, 3D printers, face scanners, box scanners, intra-oral scanners, extra-oral scanners and all major CAD software. Perfit scaled their solutions with partners in Canada, the USA and Europe. With funding from the National Research Council, Atrium Ventures and local super angels, Perfit jumped into digital denture production.
May 2015 - Founded Perfit Dental Solutions Inc. in Kelowna, British Columbia Canada
February 2016 - Created world's first fully digital denture
January 2017 - Recognized as an Emerging Rocket in Digital Health
June 2017 - Received funding from Atrium Ventures
January 2018 - Recognized as Ready to Rocket in Digital Health
April 2018 - Grant approved by National Research Council for year 1 of development
June 2018 - Finalist for Kelowna Business Excellence Award
June 2018 - Top 40 under 40 - Co-Founder Steve Cowburn
September 2018 - Filed Injection Patent for premium digital dentures
September 2018 - Nominated for 3 Chamber of Commerce Awards
October 2018 - Finalist for Chamber of Commerce Technology Innovator of the year award
April 2019 - Grant approved by National Research Council for year 2 of development
June 2019 - Beta launch of Digifit Software
August 2019 - Beta launch of Digitfit Software & Canadian milling / 3D print centre
November 2019 - Perfit co-founds Digital Denture Study Club and holds first event in Kelowna - 130 participants
March 2020 - Perfit launches Perfit Complete Dentures
May 2020 - Perfit launches Patent Pending Injected Digital Denture System in test locations
May 2020 - Perfit launches remote milling services supporting other milling centres in US and Europe
June 2021 - Perfit begins beta of partial dentures in Europe
January 2022 - Perfit Secures Seed Series Financing and extension of National Research Counsel of Canada - IRAP
April 2022 - Second annual study club with 150 participants
July 2022 - Perfit opens Canadian Milling Centre
August 2022 - Perfit launches digital partial dentures to Beta Testers
September 2022 - Perfit launches digital hybrid dentures to Beta Testers
Steve Cowburn BComm
George Cowburn DD
Ili Milinkovich RDT
NEW SOLUTIONS TO OLD PROBLEMS
To date, we have published some of our amazing results with full arch implant restorations, but have been quietly working on both complete dentures and partial dentures.
Dentistry in the Information Age
In our current Information Age, the rapid changes we have experienced over the last few decades will, incredibly, only accelerate. Certainly for some this will be a disruptive era, but for others it will open up a world of new possibilities. In an ever-changing world, it is hard to imagine what the future will look like. A study by the Institute for the Future predicted that 85% of the jobs we will have in 2030 do not even exist yet.1 Jobs that become automated will force people to find occupations that are more difficult to automate. And as jobs become less physical and more virtual, people will increasingly have to compete with a global workforce.