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  • Ultradent, Inc. Partners with Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation with Opalescence Whitening Products

    January 30, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc. has partnered with the Crown Council in support of their annual 120-day Smiles for Life Foundation campaign, which encourages patients to “whiten [their] teeth and help a child.” The 2014 campaign will run from March 1 through June 30. During the campaign, approximately 1,000 participating Crown Council dentists throughout the U.S. and Canada will donate 100% of the proceeds from any teeth whitening procedure performed, toward helping children in their local communities and throughout the world. Ultradent has pledged to support the Smiles for Life Foundation by donating Opalescence whitening products to fulfill 100% of the campaign’s tooth whitening needs.


    The Smiles for Life Foundation is the official public children’s charity of the Crown Council. After patients receive their professional tooth whitening treatment from a participating Crown Council dentist, 50% of the appointment’s proceeds is contributed to a local children’s charity chosen by the dentist performing the treatment, and the other 50% benefits other national or worldwide children’s charities selected by the Smiles for Life Foundation. The Crown Council is a prestigious alliance of leading, cutting-edge dentists around the world who are strongly committed to excellence in their fields, continuing education, serving their communities through charitable work, and focusing on treating the patients—not just their teeth. The Council’s patient-centered approach seamlessly aligns with Ultradent’s foundational approach to minimally invasive, caring, patient-centered dentistry.


    Ultradent is known as the "tooth whitening company,” thanks to its world-renowned brand of Opalescence tooth whitening products. The extensive Opalescence product family includes take-home, syringe-delivered tooth whitening gels, as well as Opalescence Go, the brand’s newest prefilled hydrogen peroxide on-the-go whitening system. Opalescence Boost is Opalescence’s powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide in-office chairside whitening treatment, which offers instant results. Most of Opalescence tooth whitening products include potassium nitrate and fluoride. Opalescence tooth whiteners come in sensitivity-reducing formulas, and products are available in Mint, Melon, Peach, and Regular flavors.


     
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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent even works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.
     
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  • Ultradent Raises Over 350,000 lbs. of Food for Utah Food Bank & Typhoon Haiyan Victims

    December 5, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. set a new record for its annual “Hunger Games”–themed food drive this year, raising 352,088 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank and Typhoon Haiyan victims through AmeriCares. Ultradent set its 2013 goal at 200,000 lbs. of food. The donation translates to $87,659 in total, and over $43,000 for each organization. Each year, Ultradent employees have consistently increased the amount of food/money raised during its annual food drive, and this year is no exception, as Ultradent increased its donation amount by 65%. (Ultradent raised 208,000 lbs. of food during its 2012 food drive, and 85,000 lbs. of food in 2011).


    Donations for Ultradent’s 2013 food drive were raised through numerous opportunity drawings, bake sales, and a “Food Truck Friday” event, organized by company employees. All funds/food donations were collected over an 11-day period, from November 5–November 11. Ultradent presented a check for $43,835 to the CEO of the Utah Food Bank on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and will present the other half of funds raised to AmeriCares later this month. Dr. Fischer, Ultradent’s president and CEO, attributes his enthusiasm for the food drive to lessons he learned as a young boy. He says, “My grandfather taught me as a young boy that it is only with an open hand that one has the ability to receive.”


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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental health care and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.
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  • Ultradent to Hold Groundbreaking Ceremony for Building Expansion

    November 18, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. will break ground on a planned 80,000-square-foot expansion of its South Jordan, Utah, campus on Monday, November 18, 2013, at 2:00pm. The ceremony will take place at 10075 South 500 West. The new addition will house a state-of-the-art medical molding facility, expanding upon Ultradent’s already-extensive manufacturing areas. In fact, Ultradent, founded by president and CEO Dr. Dan Fischer in 1978, is not only known as the most vertically integrated dental company in the world, but it also houses more robotics than any other establishment west of the Mississippi River, save the automobile industry. Ultradent proudly manufactures 95% of its products in the USA (on its South Jordan campus), providing jobs to over 1,000 employees right here in Utah.


    Mayor Scott L. Osborne of South Jordan, Utah, will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as Ultradent president and CEO, Dr. Dan Fischer. Other city officials and company representatives will also attend the ceremony to participate in helping to break ground for the new building. In addition to the large medical molding space, the planned extension will also allow expansion for Ultradent’s operations team, as well as additional warehousing space.


    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental health care and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.
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  • Ultradent Kicks off 8th Annual “Hunger Games” Food Drive

    November 11, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. will hold its 8th annual “Hunger Games”–themed food drive from November 11–November 21, 2013. Throughout the 2-week event, Ultradent employees will host numerous activities and fundraisers to collect donations for the Utah Food Bank. For the past five years, Ultradent has been one of the Utah Food Bank’s largest contributors, consistently breaking its own record each consecutive year. This year, employees are really “Catching Fire” as they hope to help the Utah Food Bank beat the “Hunger Games” with a record goal of raising 200,000 lbs. of food!


     

    “The Utah Food Bank has come to know Ultradent as a company they can count on. We all know that hunger knows no season,” says Jeannie Nugent, who heads up Ultradent’s food drive every year. Since 2009, when Ultradent raised 18,651 lbs. of food, Ultradent has consistently lead the state year after year in pounds of food donated. Last year, Ultradent set its highest goal yet—100,000 lbs. of food—and ended up raising a total of 208,169 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank! To top it off, Ultradent also raised an additional $26,784 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy through AmeriCares. Jeannie continues, “Help Ultradent fight the ‘Hunger Games’ by ‘Catching Fire’ from last year’s accomplishments. Sparks are going to fly!” 


     

    Ultradent’s “Hunger Games” Food Drive Activities Include:

    • Ultradent will hold a pre-kickoff fundraiser, “Food Truck Friday,” on November 8 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00pm where Waffle Love, Submarinos, Fiore’s Wood Fired Pizza, and 3 Brother’s Tacos will be open for business. A portion of the proceeds from that day’s event will be donated to the Utah Food Bank. Media, community members, surrounding businesses, families, and students welcome.
    • Official “Hunger Games” Food Drive Spirit Week Kickoff will take place on November 11 at 9:00am in Ultradent’s Large Conference Room. “Tributes” (team leaders) will be announced, who will participate in several “Hunger Games”–themed competitions. Ultradent will also officially announce its goal to raise 200,000 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank during its 2013 food drive. Media welcome.
    • For employees, Ultradent will hold numerous activities, shopping events, and spirit competitions to rally donations. Ultradent will also make various online portals available to family and friends who wish to contribute.

     

    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental health care and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.
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  • Announcing VALO® Colors–Experience Ultradent’s Award Winning Curing Light in Color

    October 31, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. will unveil several exciting new color options for VALO Cordless, its award-winning curing light, at the upcoming American Dental Association Meeting in New Orleans. Choose from colors Graphite, Gold, Fuchsia, and Teal, available in limited quantities while supplies last.


    Since its introduction to the market in 2009, VALO has proven to be the most powerful light on the market, thanks to its multiwavelength light-emitting diode (LED) that delivers irradiance from 395–480nm. VALO’s optimally collimated beam is capable of polymerizing any dental material, including porcelain and underlying resins. The ergonomic design of VALO’s wand-style body and large footprint of the curing head provide unprecedented access to the oral cavity that other curing lights simply cannot reach. Precision milled from a solid bar of high-grade aircraft aluminum, VALO’s unique unibody construction ensures unsurpassed durability. Like the original VALO Cordless, VALO Colors comes with easy-to-replace, rechargeable batteries and a battery charger. VALO has the rare distinction of having recently received The Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award for the second consecutive year. VALO has also received numerous other prestigious industry awards and accolades, including several 5-Star Reality Awards.


    To see the vivid possibilities of VALO Colors, visit Ultradent Booth #3019 at ADA in New Orleans. Trade show attendees will receive 15% off any Ultradent purchase. To learn more, please call us at 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.

     

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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental health care and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.
     
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  • Triodent Introduces V4 Ring Multi-Packs

    October 25, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Triodent and Ultradent Products, Inc. are pleased to announce the availability of the V4 ring, for purchase in multi-packs of two and three. The new packaging options allows clinicians who already own Triodent’s recently launched, revolutionary V4 ClearMetal Matrix™ system the convenience of replacing and replenishing the V4 rings, as necessary. The multi-packs also give the clinician unprecedented value, with the V4 Ring 3 Pack offering the lowest price-per-ring available. The V4 Ring Multi-Pack options include a Mixed 2 Pack, which includes a molar and pre-molar ring; a Pre-Molar 2 Pack; a Molar 2 Pack; and a V4 Ring 3 Pack, which comes with two molar and one pre-molar ring.


    Launched in July, the V4 Ring™ offers superior grip over the full range of embrasure and Class II cavity shapes and sizes. It performs especially well on large restorations, gripping even on severely compromised teeth, and the ring tines are transparent for light transmission. The matrix ring is also extremely durable and is easier to clean than other rings.


    The V4 ClearMetal Matrix System, featuring the ClearMetal Matrix™ with “micro-windows,” is the only transparent matrix with the advantages of metal malleability. Hundreds of microscopic resin-filled windows allow light to pass through the stainless steel, so curing composite in a Class II restoration can be initiated laterally and interproximally, as well as occlusally, while leaving no imprint on the composite. The system’s transparent V4 Wedge™ facilitates outstanding matrix retention and adaptation, and a perfect seal on the matrix at the gingival margin.


    Ultradent is Triodent’s exclusive dealer in the United States. To learn more about, or purchase the V4 Ring in one of the multi-pack options, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.


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    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent even works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.
     

     

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  • Introducing ExperTemp™—A New Temporary Crown & Bridge Material

    September 20, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc. introduces ExperTemp, a new temporary crown and bridge material that maintains both the function and esthetics of natural dentition. ExperTemp can also be used to fabricate inlays, onlays, and long-term temporaries that closely resemble the final restoration.


    ExperTemp, a bis-acryl composite provisional material, is composed of a 10:1 self-cure chemistry, making it easy to work with, while providing exceptional strength, flexibility, and abrasion resistance. With minimal effort, ExperTemp trims and polishes beautifully. In addition to its high abrasion resistance and flexibility, it also features low oxygen inhibition at polymerization. ExperTemp fluoresces similarly to enamel and sets at approximately 40–100 seconds intraorally. It can be repaired with a packable composite, a flowable composite, or additional ExperTemp material.


    ExperTemp is available in shades A1, A2, A3.5, B1, and Bleach White. All kits include one 50ml cartridge of ExperTemp and 15 Mixing tips.


    To learn more about ExperTemp, please call Ultradent Products, Inc. at 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.


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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental health care and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.

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  • Opalescence Website Gets a Makeover

    September 10, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Opalescence, Ultradent Products Inc.’s renowned tooth whitening brand, recently launched its new, extensively redesigned website, opalescence.com. The Opalescence brand continues to grow, and this recent revamp aims to reflect the line’s most current look and message. It also allows for easier accessibility and navigation for consumers.

     

    The new design on opalescence.com is geared toward educating consumers and driving them to their dental professional’s office to get their Opalescence tooth whitening treatments. Not only will this enhanced Opalescence site enable consumers to learn more about professional tooth whitening, but it will also serve as a tool for dental offices to help educate and promote the Opalescence line of tooth whitening products to their patients.

     

    For more information on Opalescence or Ultradent products, please visit opalescence.com, ultradent.com, or call 800-552-5512.

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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental health care and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.

     

     

     

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  • ISO Adopts Ultradent’s Notched Edge Testing Method

    September 4, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently adopted Ultradent Products Inc.’s notched-edge shear bond strength testing method as a new standard. Ultradent created, refined, and has taught the notched-edge testing method over a number of years, resulting in a reproducible technique that many research organizations across the globe use today. After conducting a rigorous study involving over 20 independent organizations, ISO determined the notched-edge method superior to other shear bond strength testing methods previously available.


    ISO Standard 29022 specifies a shear test method used to determine the adhesive bond strength between direct dental restorative materials and tooth structure, such as dentin or enamel. The method is principally intended for adhesives and includes substrate selection, storage and handling of tooth structure, as well as the procedure for testing. A key element within the testing is a notched-edge crosshead used to shear the bonded specimen with an even distribution of force. Testing results are more accurate with a notched contact because they will closely approximate adhesive shear strength, rather than peel strength produced by using a straight contact.


    The ISO develops and publishes international standards to ensure that products and services are safe, high quality, and reliable. ISO protocol is employed by many organizations worldwide such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who often grant approval only to products that pass ISO’s meticulous testing standards.


     

    For more information on the notched-edge shear bond strength test, visit the ISO website at iso.org, or see the attached PDF document. For details regarding Ultradent’s UltraTester, which uses the notched-edge method, please visit ultradent.com/ultratester, or call 800-552-5512.

     

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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental health care and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.
     
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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Announces New Whitening Product: Opalescence Go

    August 15, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. will launch its newest take-home whitening product, Opalescence Go, at the California Dental Association trade show in San Francisco. Opalescence Go comes in the innovative, ready-made UltraFit™ tray that adapts instantly and comfortably to the teeth for a better fit and improved whitening experience.  Opalescence Go provides powerful, professional whitening for the on-the-go-lifestyle. The Opalescence Go 10% hydrogen peroxide gel allows for a 30- to 60-minute wear time with the delicious choices of Mint, Melon, or Peach flavors. The 15% hydrogen peroxide gel is available in Mint flavor and allows for a 15- to 20-minute wear time, providing sparkling results.


    Opalescence Go’s unique UltraFit tray material easily conforms to any patient’s smile and offers molar-to-molar coverage, ensuring that the gel comes into contact with more posterior teeth than ever before. The UltraFit tray’s superior adaptability also ensures that the maximum amount of gel stays in contact with the teeth during whitening. Best of all, the convenient, prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package.


    Additionally, Opalescence Go contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. 1-5


    To learn more about Opalescence Go, please call 800-552-5512, or visit ultradent.com.


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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent even works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. For more information about Ultradent, call 800-552-5512 or visit ultradent.com.

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