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  • South Jordan Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Award Winners

    April 23, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    The South Jordan Chamber of Commerce announced its annual award winners at the recent Annual Recognition Dinner presented by Rio Tinto. The awards recognize excellence and superior accomplishment by businesses and individuals serving South Jordan. 

    "South Jordan is blessed with many exemplary businesses and people who consistently go beyond normal requirements and achieve great things," said Chamber President Paul Pugmire. "Each of the award winners and each of the nominees are truly leaders. The Board of Directors and I congratulate each of the nominees and winners." 

    Award winners are: 

    - Ultradent, South Jordan Builder Award. This award recognizes the business demonstrating the most significant and meaningful increase in job opportunities during 2009. 

    - Dr. Denny Mack, South Jordan Dreamer Award. This award recognizes the business started in 2009 that demonstrates the most significant accomplishment as a new start-up. 

    - Energy Solutions, South Jordan Giver Award. This award recognizes the business demonstrating the most significant community involvement and support. 

    - Dr. Dale Hull of Neuroworx and Coach Dave Peck of Bingham High School, South Jordan Hero Award. This award recognizes the business or individual demonstrating the most significant acts of inspiration, leadership and service to others. 

    - Garbett Homes, South Jordan Living Award. This award recognizes the business demonstrating the best environmental sustainability practices in its operations. 

    - Kennecott Utah Copper, South Jordan Pillar Award. This award recognizes the business demonstrating the most significant all-around business excellence. 

    Nominations for awards were made by Chamber members, each of whom was asked and allowed to submit nominations. Nominees were not required to be members of the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce, but must impact South Jordan in the category in which they were nominated. Award winners were chosen by a committee of the Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the general membership of the South Jordan Chamber. Award winners were presented with a crystal obelisk etched with their name and award category at the Annual Recognition Dinner presented by Rio Tinto. 

    The South Jordan Chamber of Commerce is a private business organization supported by its members. The mission of the South Jordan Chamber is "Advocate for a strong and vibrant business community in South Jordan."

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  • Ultradent Announces Exclusive Relationship with Shofu, Inc.

    April 22, 2010 Kyoto, Japan & UT, USA

    Ultradent Products, Inc. and its orthodontic division, Opal Orthodontics, today unveiled its exclusive relationship with Shofu, Inc., one of the largest international dental materials and equipment manufacturers with over 85 years of industry experience. Shofu, Inc. will be the exclusive distributor of Opal Orthodontics in Japan. 

    Founded in 1922 by Mr. Kajo Shofu III, a Japanese entrepreneur and researcher, Shofu, Inc. has a solid history with regional key opinion leaders and orthodontic specialists. Now a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Shofu has remained one of the top manufacturers of superior dental products used by dentists, dental technicians, and dental hygienists with affiliate companies in the United States, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom, and China. Shofu will be the exclusive distributor of Opal Orthodontics products in Japan. Ultradent Japan will continue with distribution for Ultradent’s dental products through a network of distributors in Japan. 

    Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin, a private consultant to Ultradent’s orthodontic division, has been an active proponent of the Shofu-Ultradent partnership. “It is a pleasure to renew my relationship with Shofu in Japan under a new umbrella with a quality innovator of orthodontic products like Ultradent,” said Dr McLaughlin. “Dr. Masatada Koga, a recognized orthodontic expert, and I share a history of working in tandem to educate Shofu customers on advanced orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and patient care. Ultradent will add more depth with its long history of continuing education and the development of quality, innovative orthodontic products. ” 

    Dr. McLaughlin's passion for continuous improvement of the pre-adjusted appliance is what drew him to Ultradent and Dr. Dan Fischer, its president and founder. Last year, Dr. McLaughlin partnered with Opal Orthodontics as an advocate and consultant, helping to lead the global orthodontic education program and as a contributor to new product development and design. In the first quarter of 2010, Dr. McLaughlin represented Ultradent at a continuing education course in Japan, educating over 200 orthodontists on case studies related to the Opal Orthodontics system. 

    For more information on the partnership between Shofu, Inc. and Ultradent Products, Inc., please contact Hiroshi Kaji at Ultradent Japan at or Mr. Masaru Miyajima at Shofu, Inc. at 

    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 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. More information about Ultradent, call (800) 552-5512 or visit 

    About Shofu, Inc. 
    Shofu, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and has remained one of the top manufacturers of superior dental products in the global market. They contribute to world dentistry through providing creative and innovative products. Shofu, Inc. is endeavoring to fulfill its obligations in the field of dental technology as a globally active corporation. Their aim is to put a smile on your face. Shofu, Inc. received CE marking of ISO13485, International Organization for Standardization, for dental equipment and ISO14001, for Environmental management systems. Their mission is not only to be a quality innovator but also to conserve the environment. For more information about Shofu, Inc., please visit ​

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. To Host the Serenade of the Seas

    April 13, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc. plans a “Serenade of the Seas” for a unique Continuing Education experience in June 2010. Participants will enjoy a Royal Caribbean cruise through Puerto Rico, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands while learning about how to bring success into their dental practice. 

    Ultradent’s Caribbean cruise will feature Drs. James Jesse and Ron Kaminer. They’ll address “Solutions for Success: A Team Approach”, a one-day course which offers 7 CE credit hours. It’s 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. Offering 7 CE hours of credit, the program is recommended for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office managers. 

    This tropical journey takes place June 6-13, 2010 departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The seminar fee is $995.00 (with special discounts for teams of 3 or more). The Serenade of the Seas is a ship full of exciting features such as a rock-climbing wall, basketball court, casino, Indian-themed solarium and a full host of opportunities to drink, read, eat and relax. For more information on either seminar, please visit us online at or call 1-800-520-6640. ​

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