December 9, 2010 South Jordan, UTth
Ultradent’s Kim Foster Del Percio, sales representative in the Mid-Atlantic area, was voted as a ‘Top 5 Sales Representative” by Dental Products Report (DPR) in the December 2010 issue. The ‘top 5’ were determined by feedback from a vendor review survey conducted earlier in the year.
“I consider my customers an extension of the ‘Ultradent family’, said Kim in an interview with DPR’s Stan Goff. “My goal is to transfer our mission statement and values by providing solutions for minimally invasive dentistry through high-quality products.”
Kim’s caring attitude has clearly contributed to her exceptional performance. Her manager, Kevin Shawver, describes how this approach has benefitted her and her customers. “She approaches her customers with a high degree of passion, which is contagious, not only to her customers, but also to her teammates”.
Ultradent extends a big congratulation to Kim, her teammates and customers for this honor. For more information on DPR’s Top 5, please visit www.dentalrpoductsreport.com.
December 2, 2010 South Jordan, UTth
Earlier this week, Ultradent Products, Inc. was announced as the winner over eBay in the “Reach Higher” food drive. Ultradent employees won the competition with an impressive total of 68, 549 pounds of canned food - a 60,000 pound increase over Ultradent’s first food drive in 2007. Ultradent and eBay combined donated over 100,000 pounds of canned food to the Utah Food Bank!
The “Reach Higher” week-long competition encouraged employees and customers to collect cash and canned goods for points towards a company total. Ultradent finished ahead with a total of $16, 147 dollars in cash and 3867 in donated canned food which each contributed toward a weighted total. Ultradent The food drive at Ultradent kicked off with a “Canned Food Pinewood Derby” representing all of Ultradent’s Vice Presidents and President Dr. Dan Fischer.
In its continued mission to service the community, Ultradent has participated in a food drive for the Utah Food Bank for the last four years. For more information on how to contribute to the Utah Food Bank, please visit https://www.utahfoodbank.org/ or contact Ultradent at 1-800-552-5512.
November 23, 2010 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. will unveil Xylishield, the ultimate defense against cavities, at the 2010 Greater New York Dental Meeting later this month. Xylishield is the perfect addition to the take-home hygiene routine for patients. The Xylishield line consists of gum, mints, mouth rinse and toothpaste, each containing high levels of Xylitol, an all-natural sweetener that helps to “shield” teeth from cavity causing bacteria.
Studies demonstrate that consuming 6-10 grams of xylitol per day may reduce the risk of tooth decay. By helping patients establish a daily Xylishield routine, they’ll be equipped with an easy, effective and enjoyable way to improve their oral health and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
Xylishield gum is available in a fresh spearmint or cinnamon flavor. The complete line of Xylishield products are also available in a convenient “dental care kit”. For more information, please contact Ultradent’s customer service at 1-800-552-5212.
November 4, 2010 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. opened registration for two 2011 “education destinations” designed to unite dental professionals with industry leaders for education, fun and relaxation.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary in Cancun, Mexico, Dr. Dan Fischer, Dr. Jaleena Jessop and Neil Jessop will lead the destinations in Cancun, Mexico within an all-inclusive beach palace experience. The course, which takes place January 30 - February 3, 2001, will focus on economical opportunities and embracing today’s adhesive strengths and esthetics. Sessions will consist of lectures, hands-on courses and poolside socials. Attendees will receive 16 CE credit hours.
Dr. John Kanca will follow with his destination seminar in Maui, Hawaii on March 12-15, 2011. Dr. Kanca will cover all aspects of adhesive dentistry for performing various types of bonding procedures. His course will consist of three half-day lectures and the opportunity to relax poolside at the Ritz Carlton Kapalua or on the beautiful island beach. Attendees of this course will receive 12 CE credit hours.
To find out more about Ultradent’s “Education Destinations”, please contact us at 1-800-520-6640 or visit us at www.ultradent.com. Attendance for either course will be on a first come first serve basis.
October 26, 2010 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. presents two complimentary CE courses and an opportunity to win a free VALO dental curing light or TiLOS Endodontic system at this year’s Greater New York Dental Meeting. Drs. Dan Fischer, Victor Ortiz, Rich Tuttle and Renato Leonardo will combine efforts in a demonstration format to present “Creating Esthetic Laminates with Direct Composites” and “Endo-Eze TiLOS – A Hybrid Stainless Steel and NiTi File System”.
Drs. Dan Fischer and Victor Ortiz will conduct a live patient demonstration on November 28, 2010 in a course titled “Creating Estehtic Laminates with Direct Composites. In addition to diastema closure with direct laminates, they’ll address topics such as case selection, pre-operative analysis, case planning, stratified composite restoration, symmetry preservation, and final polishing technique. Attendees in this course will be entered into a drawing for a free VALO dental curing light.
On November 29, 2010, Drs. Rich Tuttle and Renato Leonardo will lead a hands-on demonstration in a course called “Endo-Eze TiLOS – A Hybrid Stainless Steel and NiTi File System” designed for the general practitioner with a minimally invasive practice. In this course, they’ll cover single-visit endodontics, mechanical intrumentation, vital and non-vital pulp therapy and bonding techniques. A TiLOS Endo System will be awarded at the end of the course.
To find out more about Ultradent’s Greater New York Dental Meeting courses, please contact us at 1-800-552-5512 or visit us at www.ultradent.com. Attendance for either course will be on a first come first serve basis.
October 1, 2010 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. supports the campaign for public awareness on exposure to bisphenol A (BPA). Although BPA is widely used in the manufacture of plastic materials and products, the long term effect of this monomer is still unknown. For this reason, Ultradent has supported a cautionary stance on the use of BPA in any form.
All of Ultradent’s resin-based products, including UltraSeal XT plus (a dental sealant), have been tested for the presence of BPA. “Ultradent never has and never will use Bisphenol‐A dimethacryalate (BPA) in any of our resin products including our ‘always BPA-free’ dental sealant, UltraSeal XT® plus”, said Dr. Dan Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. “To insure that we could offer a product that was free from the impurities of BPA, we used a third party laboratory to test the material components of UltraSeal XT plus, which resulted in a 0.00000% presence of the BPA or BPA derivatives.”
Dental sealants play a very important role in the prevention of tooth decay. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have determined that dental caries is among the most prevalent chronic diseases in young children (ages 5 to 17years)*. For this reason, Ultradent will continue its support for the application on dental sealants that are safe and free from BPA.
Ultradent will continue to advocate the study of BPA’s effect on oral health while maintaining the highest standard of evaluation of the materials used in UltraSeal XT plus and other resin-based dental products it manufactures. For more information, please feel free to contact Ultradent’s corporate headquarters at 801-553-4243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Preventing Dental Caries. (http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/fact_sheets/oh.htm accessed November 17, 2008)
September 23, 2010 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. plans to host a weekend of “Sun and CE” at the casually sophisticated Hilton San Diego Bayfront on November 11-13, 2010. Attendees will receive 7 CE credit hours while enjoying the backdrop of San Diego’s Gaslamp quarter complete with shopping, dining and other entertainment options. The course, “Solutions for Success: A Team Approach” will be led by Drs. James Jesse and Ron Kaminer.
This one-day course format is designed to change the way a team thinks and operates to boost overall success. Topics of the course include minimally invasive dentistry (endodontics, oral surgery and bone grafting), cone beam scanning, innovations in Cariology, state-of-the-art hygiene and patient compliance to name a few. The program is recommended for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office managers.
The seminar fee is $695.00 for two doctors and up to 5 team members. The fee includes deluxe accommodations at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, hotel taxes and fees, mid-size car rental, and a chance to win Ultradent’s award-winning VALO dental curing light! For more information, please visit us online at http://www.ultradent.com/sandiego or call 1- 800-520-6640.
September 1, 2010 South Jordan, UT
Opalescence was welcomed back to the Emmys in Los Angeles this year to debut its newest beauty product, Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15%. Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15% was clearly the style lounge favorite among Emmy recognized celebrities from Primetime’s Mad Men, Modern Family, Glee, Dancing with the Stars to HBO’s True Blood. Emmy Award recipients and celebrities Neil Patrick Harris, Rico and Raini Rodriguez, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sarah Rue and Betsy Brandt were among fans of Opalescence at the celebrity suite hosted by Kari Feinstein.
Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme’s powerful 15% hydrogen peroxide solution is delivered with an easy-to-use, pre-filled, adaptable and disposable whitening tray with a quick 15 minute treatment time. No other tooth whitener can promise a beautiful, professionally whitened, celebrity smile in 15 minutes leaving fresh breath and an Opalescence dazzle for the red carpet.
Want to find out more about the “primetime” Hollywood favorite? Visit us at www.opalescence.com or www.facebook.com/opalescence for more information on a full menu of Opalescence “star quality” tooth whitening products.
August 13, 2010 South Jordan, UT
Promising attendees an experience like no other, Ultradent will host its largest summit next week (August 18-20, 2010) in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. “The Ultradent Summit” will include representatives from 50 states, uniting dental industry professionals for a unique learning experience.
Participants will enjoy the myriad of outdoor and cultural experiences that are distinctive to Utah while learning from key speakers on the topics of minimally invasive dentistry, technological advancements in endodontics, and economic opportunities in a downturned economy. The program will include dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office managers.
The Ultradent Summit is being offered free-of-charge by Ultradent and attendees will receive 21 hours of CE credit for participation. For more information on Ultradent’s other seminars, please visit us online at http://www.ultradent.com or call 1-800-520-6640.
June 30, 2010 South Jordan, UT
The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) weighed in on VALO’s award winning design! VALO received the IDEA bronze award in the category of medical and scientific products this past week.
Established in 1980, The IDEA is a program co-sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Part of the IDEA’s goal is to “foster business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and economy”. Awards are based on innovation, aesthetics, design effectiveness and the impact on the user and environment. VALO outperformed other medical devices from various healthcare disciplines placing it at the leading edge of medical device design.
The IDEA is the most recent entry to VALO’s list of accoloades including Reality’s 5 star, #1 rating and recognition as one the Top 100 products by Dental Products Report. For more information on VALO, please visit www.valo-led.com or call Ultradent’s customer service line at 801-552-5512.