For Immediate Release
Ultradent Receives Recognition at an “Evening of Smiles”
October 29, 2009 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. was honored with recognition as a Community Partner at an “Evening of Smiles” gala last week at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The gala was organized by Sealants for Smiles, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which provides school-based oral health education and dental sealants to underserved children at no cost to parents or schools. Ultradent has sponsored Sealants for Smiles since its inception in July 2007.
Sealants for Smiles provides program services to 2nd & 6th grade students in elementary schools where more than 50% of the children are enrolled in the school lunch program. Dental Select provides all administrative support thereby allowing 100% of all donations go to education and prevention services including the application of Ultradent’s UltraSeal XT plus dental sealant to prevent the incidence of dental decay. The program has placed more than 40,000 dental sealants on children with 97% of the teeth sealed being decay free one year after placement.
The program currently serves schools throughout Salt Lake, Davis & Tooele Counties. Other partners of the oral health program include Dental Select, Intermountain Healthcare, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Services, Bonneville International and American Express. By year end, Sealants for Smiles projects the placement of 20,000 dental sealants on children who would otherwise not have access to these preventive dental services.
For more information about Sealants for Smiles or any of Ultradent’s oral health initiatives, please call 1-800-552-5512 or visit us at www.ultradent.com.
Ultradent Products, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of Opalescence, is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s mission is to improve the level of dental healthcare 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 www.ultradent.com.
About Dental Select
Dental Select, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, is the largest dental provider in the state of Utah, with approximately 5,000 client groups including Texas and Nevada. Dental Select specializes in affordable and flexible dental plans, offering a wide-array of discount, PPO, Indemnity, and self-funded dental plans. With over 20 years experience, Dental Select has been a recurring Utah 100 company, and on the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies. More information regarding Dental Select is available by visiting the company’s web site at www.dentalselect.com or by calling (800) 999-9789.
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