March 29, 2011 South Jordan, UT
In response to the evolving humanitarian crisis that resulted from the recent 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Northern Japan, Ultradent announced plans for two initiatives to support relief efforts in Japan. Both initiatives will support AmeriCares, a non-profit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization which provides immediate emergency response and supports long-term humanitarian assistance programs around the world.
“Disasters of this magnitude require support on a global scale,” said Dr. Dan Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent. “While we’re reassured that our colleagues in Japan are safe, we’re saddened by the state of destruction in the region and hope to do our part in helping relief and long term recovery efforts”.
Ultradent’s relief initiatives include a voluntary program for Ultradent employees to donate funds which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the company. Details of the program have been shared with more than 1000 employees throughout Ultradent’s international network. Ultradent has also delivered hygiene aids (toothbrushes, OpalPix, etc.) for immediate support. The second initiative extends to friends and patrons of Ultradent. Facebook friends and Ultradent store visitors will be provided with the option to donate funds to an account Ultradent is preparing for AmeriCares.
March 23, 2011 Perth, Western Australia
Twenty-four Miss Universe Australia 2011 WA finalists displayed their beautiful Opalescence-whitened smiles in the final round of competition in Perth, Western Australia last week. The six finalists, Alana Wilkie, Alycia Altieri, Ashlea Ingham, Jordi Levin, Samara Tugwell and Scherri-Lee Biggs will continue to the Miss Universe Australia crowning in Melbourne later this year. One contestant, Rebecca Johns, was crowned as the Miss Universe ToyBox Charity Ambassador for the coming year.
The Miss Universe Australia 2011 WA Preliminary started included 64 finalists which were narrowed down in 6 rounds of heats. All of the finalists prepared for heats by whitening their smiles with Opalescence Treswhite Supreme. Finalists used their “runway-ready” smiles to add extra glam as they made their way through the selection process.
ToyBox International was selected as charity foundation for the Miss Universe Australia 2011 WA Preliminary. In addition to the preliminary event, Miss Universe WA finalists participated in fundraising initiatives for the foundation through charity lunches, golf tournaments and fashion parades. The funds raised will be used by ToyBox to fill grants for local sick and disadvantaged children in need.
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March 2, 2011 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ultradent Products, Inc. celebrated another successful year in Asia by holding its third annual distributor meeting in Vietnam. The meeting followed “Tết Nguyên Đán” (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) and in a similar fashion to the country’s most popular and important holiday, the Ultradent family gathered to acknowledge and appreciate the hard work accomplished in 2010 and to welcome the new year. With several major international exhibitions in this auspicious “Year of the Rabbit”, Ultradent’s Asia distributors got a sneak peak of plans for 2011.
Over thirty Ultradent partners participated in two full days of product training, clinical education, inspirational lectures, sharing of best practices, and much more. With the Asia territory growing at an unprecedented rate, several distributors were honored with growth and marketing awards, as well as the highly coveted “Dan E. Fischer” award.
Ultradent Products, Inc. looks forward to another outstanding year in Asia with the motto for 2011 - “Act as if you cannot fail.”
“Chúc Cừng Năm Mới” or “Happy New Year” in Vietnamese
Please join us to congratulate the winners:
Gunz Dental Pty Ltd, Australia
Omega, Inc., India
Dental Express Service Co., Ltd, Mongolia
Thong Ting Trading Co., Ltd, Taiwan
A special congratulations and thank you to our “Dan E. Fischer” winner, Oceanwealth Horizon SDN BHD (Malaysia), for their amazing growth having only been a part of the Ultradent family for less than two years.