December 3, 2009 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent employees awarded Utah Bank representatives the largest check and food donation in Ultradent’s partnership with the organization last week. Executive Director, Jim Pugh, and PR specialist, Jessica Pugh of the Utah Food Bank accepted a donation of 4336 pounds of canned goods and a check for over $7000.000 dollars which resulted from an employee food challenge with Swire Coca-Cola.“I’m so proud of the Ultradent team”, said Ultradent’s President/CEO, Dr. Dan Fischer. “Ultradent employees were able to double their donations from last year. A big congrats to the team for making the Utah Food Bank Drive Challenge a success! This is particularly important in a time when charities have been struggling because of economic difficulties”
The Utah Food Bank’s mission for 2009 is to collect 1.6 million pounds of food and 28,000 turkeys for distribution to emergency food pantries across the state by December 24th. Their goal is to work with the local community to help compensate for the 30 percent increase in food requests from food pantries and agencies. Ultradent’s contribution will be used to provide 3,386 meals for local families.
For more information, please contact the human resources departments at Ultradent by calling 1-800-552-5512 or by visiting us at www.ultradent.com.
November 24, 2009 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. will be demonstrating a new Endodontic File System, TiLOS, at the Greater New York Dental Meeting later this week. Building on Ultradent's Anatomic Endodontic Technology (AET), TiLOS is a new hybrid system that incorporates both stainless steel and nickel titanium hand files as well as engine-driven stainless steel shaping files and nickel titanium apical files optimized for Ultradent’s 30° reciprocating handpiece to present a safe, effective and affordable instrumentation system.
Ultradent developed the Endo-Eze TiLOS File System with the idea of bringing together the metal best suited for files in specific areas of the root canal using the safest and most effective mechanical movement. The system utilizes a cleaning and shaping hybridization technique, using the technology and speed of the biomechanical systems, while maximizing the intuitive, traditional nature of hand instrumentation. It reduces the influence of anatomical variations, pathological conditions and complications often experienced with other systems, such as ledging, zipping, canal transportation, unnecessary tooth structure removal and file separation.
In addition to a broad range of hand files and engine-driven files, the TiLOS patient packs consist of three stainless-steel shaping files — purple, white and yellow — with the respective tip diameters of the active portion (.10, .13, .13 mm) and respective tapers (0.020, 0.030 and 0.040 mm/mm); two hand K-type stainless steel files, #15 and #20; and three NiTi transitional files with an active portion initial diameter of 0.25 mm and tapers of 0.08, 0.04, and 0.02. The TiLOS Files are sold in pre-configured patient packs, apical finishing packs and refill packs.
To learn more about TiLOS, please attend the hands-on/lecture presentation by Dr Renato Leonardo at the Greater New York Dental Meeting, titled “Technological Resources and Biological Concepts In Minimally Invasive Endodontics” on Tuesday, 1 December, from 10–11 A.M. For more information, please contact Ultradent Products by visiting www.ultradent.com or call 1-800-552-5212.
November 4, 2009 South Jordan, UT
With everlasting quality and beauty, Ultradent’s esthetic composite system, Vit-l-escence, leaves little room for change. This relevant classic has maintained its place as a composite that offers natural and opalescent shades, enduring strength, wear resistance, and superior handling. In order to showcase this timeless system, Ultradent just launched a new landing page for Vit-l-escence: www.vitlescence.com.
The Vit-l-escence landing page is complete with “fresh” new tools for the dental office including a downloadable sales brochure and simplified technique guide, and videos geared toward simplifying the steps behind the layering techniques for Vit-l-escence. Learn from Salt Lake City-based “Master”, Dr. Jaimee Morgan, how to perform techniques from basic layering to multi-shade characterization through six hands-on videos.
The landing page also lists upcoming CE and education courses. Drs. Jaimee Morgan and Stan Presley will present a course featuring Vit-l-escence at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on December 2, 2009. For more details on the course, “Beautiful Simplicity of Composite Resin Bonding”, please visit http://www.ultradent.com/seminars (reference course 6010 at GNYDM) or call 1-800-552-5512.
For more information, please visit us online at www.vitlescence.com or call 1-800-552-5512.
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.
October 28, 2009 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. is proud to present an eye-opening and action packed presentation at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) with Drs. Jaimee Morgan and Stan Presley. The course, Beautiful Simplicity of Composite Resin Bonding, will be presented using live patients in a 300 seat auditorium with 60”, high definition screens on December 2, 2009 (10:00 am-12:30 pm). The tuition is free for GNYDM attendees.
Participants in this course will learn everything there is to know about composite resin restorations as a viable alternative to porcelain. This course is recommended for dentists, hygienists, assistants and students interested in increasing the quality and ability of their direct bonded restorations with remarkable results. Objectives will include learning a simplified layering technique, achieving length to width ratio (even when space is limited), better shade selection and in-office time-saving techniques.
For more information, please visit us online at http://www.ultradent.com/seminars (reference course 6010 at GNYDM) or call 1-800-552-5512. Enrollment is limited so call today!
September 30, 2009 Hollywood, CA
Opalescence joined the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to recognize the brightest stars in primetime television this past week in Los Angeles, California. After courting Kari Feinstein socialites in the Style Lounge, one thing became clear – vampires, professional dancers, dating show hosts, and “A to Z” listers alike LOVE a beautiful, professionally whitened, star-studded smile and the benefits of Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme.
Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme’s powerful 10% hydrogen peroxide solution in an easy to use, pre-filled, adaptable and disposable whitening tray was the favorite among primetime celebs such as Mechad Brooks and Ashley Jones (HBO’s True Blood)), Adrian Grenier (HBO’s Entourage), Chris Harrison (The Bachelor), Rich Summers (Mad Men), Colin Egglesfield and Shaun Sipos (Melrose Place), “Twitch” (So You Think You Can Dance) witch”) and film stars from GI Joe, Tron and Fame to name a few. Which other tooth whitening system offers a make-up chair boost in 30-60 minutes with flavors that leave fresh breath and the ability to clean the most stubborn stains even a vampire may encounter? Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme!
Want to see who else has tried Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme? Visit www.ultradent.com, click on “image gallery” under the News and Events Menu or visit the newly remodeled www.opalescence.com for more information on a full menu of Opalescence tooth whitening products.
Ultradent Products, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme, 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.
September 28, 2009 South Jordan, UT
Victoria L. Wallace, a past recipient of the ADAA/Sullivan-Schein District Award of Excellence and ADAA Journal Award, returns as a lecturer at the 150th Annual ADA Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii next month. Victoria, in partnership with the American Dental Assistant’s Association, will present Adhesive Procedures Do’s and Don’ts for the Dental Assistant; a conversational and fun approach to learning more about adhesives.
Victoria has been a CDA, RDA, since 1976. Her chair-side career has included general and cosmetic dentistry with extensive national and international lecture experience. Ms. Wallace is an active member of the ADAA and is currently vice chair of the ADAA Foundation. She is the Immediate Past President for the Nevada Dental Assistants Association and Southern Nevada Dental Assistants Society. Ms. Wallace started working for Ultradent Products, Inc. in 1996 with her current positions as Major Accounts Manager and lecturer on Dental Products and Procedures.
Victoria’s lecture will take place on Friday, October 2, 2009 at 8:00 AM for CE credit. The program is recommended for doctors, assistants and expanded function dental hygienists. Past attendees have commented about the “real world” nature of Victoria’s presentation of dental language saying it takes a relevant yet simple perspective for instruction on how to use adhesives more effectively.
For more information, please contact Ultradent Products by visiting www.ultradent.com or call 1-800-552-5212.
September 14, 2009 South Jordan, UT
Dr. Renato Leonardo, a graduate of the Araraquara Dental School-UNESP, will present on the Technological Resources and Biological Concepts in Minimally Invasive Endodontics. Participants at the Greater New York Dental Meeting will experience Dr. Leonardo’s unique lecture and hands-on training on vital and non-vital pulp therapy, Apical Delivered Obturation (A.D.O.) System, the Anatomic Endodontic Technology (A.E.T.) System and its newly released extension, TiLOS™ Endodontic files
Dr. Leonardo with a Masters in Endodontics and a PhD in Pathology from Araraquara Dental School-UNESP in Brazil. He is currently the Head and Chairman MS of the Department of Endodontics and PhD programs there, as well as a member of the Regional Board of Endodontics (Brazil), American Association of Endodontics and vice-president of the Brazilian Society of Endodontics and Brazilian Academy of Endodontic Professors. An invited professor at UTHSCSA (Texas) and the International University of Catalunya (Spain), he has published 63 articles and authored 43 chapters and published 3 books on the subject of Endodontics. Fluent in four languages, Dr. Leonardo lectures internationally and, when not speaking, resides in Brazil with his beautiful family.
Dr. Leonardo’s course will present topics for the progressive general practitioner with a minimally invasive practice. It will include a lecture and hands-on training to illustrate hand, rotary and oscillatory instrumentation of the root canal system as well as root canal filling materials and techniques. The course will introduce a new approach which combines step-back and crown-down instrumentation in a reciprocating motion, for safe, efficient and predictable results.
For more information on Dr. Leonardo or registration for the course, please visit http://www.ultradent.com/seminars.php or call Ultradent Products, Inc at 1-800-552-5512.
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 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.
July 28, 2009 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent announced a company-wide initiative to support Wireless AMBER Alerts, a voluntary partnership between the United States Department of Justice, the National Center for Missing and Exploited (NCMEC) Children and participating companies from the wireless industry in an effort to establish an emergency notification system for missing children.
Statistics shared by NCMEC indicate that the first three hours after a child’s abduction are crucial in implementing a successful recovery effort. With hundreds of “eyes on the road” every day, Ultradent’s management team encouraged employees to participate in the Wireless AMBER Alert network to assist law enforcement in their recovery efforts. “In supporting this initiative,” said Dr. Fischer, Ultradent’s President/CEO, “we hope that other organizations will follow suit in asking their members to participate in this very important effort.”
Wireless subscribers (those which are capable of receiving text messages), may opt in to receive Wireless AMBER Alerts by registering at www.wirelessamberalerts.org or by visiting their wireless carrier's website. Once an AMBER alert is issued by law enforcement, the NCMEC is notified and provided with information to include in the alert. NCMEC formats the AMBER Alert message and sends it electronically to Syniverse which sends the FREE message to select wireless carriers. The carriers, in turn, send the alert to subscribers.
For more information on the Wireless AMBER Alert system, please visit www.amberalert.gov.
July 13, 2009 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. hosted its 30 year anniversary in South Jordan, Utah last week. Representatives from Ultradent’s subsidiary and distributor offices joined for a county fair-style celebration complete with a canned food drive for the Utah Food Bank, carnival games, craft fair, and 5k run. Proceeds from the events, over $2000, were donated to Volunteers of America (on behalf of the late Lorin Fischer).
When Ultradent opened its doors 30 years ago, it managed and operated by Fischer family members – in the basement of founder Dr. Dan Fischer’s home. Today, this Utah-based dental products manufacturer employs over 800 individuals and provides products to dentists in 100 countries around the world.
Considered a leader in the dental industry, Ultradent continues to garner attention as an innovator. From Astringedent to its most widely recognized brand, Opalescence, Ultradent has introduced products and techniques that were not only advanced for their time but that also set industry standards.
The last 30 years have brought about significant changes such as the addition of subsidiaries in Japan, Brazil, Germany and Italy, a recent 65,000 square foot manufacturing building expansion and the continued growth of a trustworthy and progressive brand.
For more information on Ultradent, please visit us at www.ultradent.com or call 1-800-552-5512.