December 20, 2012 South Jordan, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc. was honored with nine 2012 Townie Choice awards! The Awards covered several of Ultradent’s top product categories including Take-Home Cosmetic Bleach, Pit and Fissure Sealants, Toothpaste, Finishing and Polishing Pastes, Caries Detectors, Etchants, Gingival Retraction Material, Hemostatic Agents, and Canal Treatment.
Townies have been marking the ballots for their favorite dental products since 2003. Their community of more than 157,000 members from dentaltown.com represents a powerful collective of practicing dental professionals from around the world. We’re honored to have the Townies recognize several Ultradent “favorites,” including Seek and Sable Seek, Ultra-Etch, Ultrapak Knitted Cord and ViscoStat. Ultradent Diamond Polish Mint, UltraSeal XT plus, ViscoStat Clear, UltraCal XS, and three Opalescence products: Opalescence Treswhite Supreme, Opalescence Take-Home Whitening, and Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste.
For more information on Ultradent’s Townie favorites, please call 1-800-552-5512 or visit us online at www.ultradent.com.
November 30, 2012 South Jordan, Utah
On November 5, 2012, Ultradent launched its annual food drive with a theme of “Hunger Games”. The kick-off event consisted of team challenges led by Ultradent’s Upper Management towards their goal of 100,000 pounds of food. The two week long food drive resulted in an astounding collection of over 200,000 pounds of food!
Ultradent Products, Inc. is a dental products manufacturer in South Jordan, Utah. Employees have raised money and collected canned goods for the Utah Food Bank for the past 10 years with a participation consisting of 700-900 employees each year. “Last year”, said Dr. Dan Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent, “Employees generously donated 83,010 pounds of food so it seemed like a reasonable challenge to set this year’s goal at 100,000 pounds. I could hardly contain my excitement and pride when I heard the collection amount totaled 208,169 pounds! I feel privileged to work with such amazing and generous individuals.”
Ultradent donated $25,000 cash (101,287 pounds) to the Utah Food Bank in a check presentation on November 27, 2012. The balance of $26,784.45 cash was donated to AmeriCares for the victims of the Sandy Hurricane.
For more information, please contact Ultradent Products, Inc. at 1-800-552-5512 or visit us www.ultradent.com.
November 13, 2012 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc. expands its distribution strategy in Australia and New Zealand to include distribution by Gunz Dental and Henry Schein. To manage the expansion, Mr. Peter Mackley has been appointed as Pacific, Sub-Sahara Country Manager. Mr. Mackley brings a wealth of industry and business experience to the role and is well known within the region.
"As Country Manager, I am proud to announce new distribution arrangement for Ultradent products in Australia and New Zealand. Effective 1 November 2012, Ultradent products will be jointly distributed by Gunz Dental and Henry Schein Halas in Australia; and Gunz Dental and Henry Schein Shalfoon in New Zealand. The new distribution arrangements are consistent with Ultradent's global strategic plan," said Mr Mackley. “Mr Mackley said, "Ultradent has a number of new products which it intends to introduce to the region. We are also very committed to maintaining an active continuing education program."
Mr Mackley also acknowledged the long standing, exclusive association Ultradent has had with Gunz Dental. November marks the 26th anniversary of partnership between the two companies.
The new joint distribution partnership will allow Ultradent to take on a greater local presence within the region. Ultradent's core value, improving oral health globally, will be further underpinned by the joint distribution resources of Gunz Dental and Henry Schein.
For more information, please visit www.ultradent.com or call our regional office at +61 (0) 418886618.
Ultradent Products, Inc. CEO Dr. Dan Fischer Announces Erwin Fischer as Executive Vice President and Points the Direction for Future Generations.
October 9, 2012 SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH
Ultradent Products, Inc. announced the promotion of Erwin Fischer to executive vice president. As executive vice president, Erwin will work closely with Dr. Dan Fischer, president and CEO of Ultradent, to continue to build upon the company’s vision to improve oral health globally. Dr. Fischer stated: “Erwin has proven himself loyal, caring, and hard working. He lives all our core values in quality ways.”
“Ultradent started as a family business that has developed into an extended family of over 1,100 employees,” said Dr. Fischer. “Contrary to the common evolution of many businesses, particularly in the United States, it is my intent that Ultradent continue as a private family company for generations to come. I believe this translates into significant benefits to our customers and our employees. Erwin’s new role, combined with our goal to not sell the company or go public, enables us to chart our own course for the future and contribute to the current and future economic health of America as well as that of other countries.”
Erwin has been with Ultradent from its inception—even prior to its incorporation in 1978. For the last six years, he has served as the vice president of information technology. Erwin’s notable achievements include management of two major ERP implementations, certification as an Oracle DBA Master, experience as an Oracle developer and business analyst, five years with Vistage Key Executive Group, and various other IT certifications. These accomplishments have coincided with Erwin’s managerial role in the development of a talented team of IT experts, the implementation of ITIL best practices in Ultradent’s IT department, and certification via the Kellogg School of Management to help strengthen Ultradent’s best practices. Erwin has also been a core team member of Ultradent’s strategic leadership group.
“It’s been a great privilege for me to work with so many incredible people in seeing that our corporate vision is realized,” said Erwin. “Our commitment to dentistry and its ability to help humans everywhere is very much ‘in our blood.’ I want to see Ultradent continue to grow and succeed for many generations to come.”
September 27, 2012 SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH
Ultradent supports the United States Federal Drug Administration’s recent ban (http://1.usa.gov/OoJBzt) of products which contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harmful physical and psychological effects in children. Ultradent has always maintained a BPA-free manufacturing requirement for its dental sealants (UltraSeal XT® plus and UltraSeal XT® hydro).
“Ultradent does not use, nor do we plan to ever use bisphenol A dimethacrylate (the primary precursor resin to BPA when used in dental materials) in any of our resin dental products,” said Dr. Dan Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. “Furthermore, we use the purest form of Bis-GMA resin available for our Bis-GMA-based products. Using highly sensitive analytic equipment, not even a trace of BPA can be detected.”
Ultradent recently launched a website dedicated to BPA education. The website, www.ultrasealxt.com, is the host for frequently asked questions about bisphenol A (BPA) and its use in dental sealants. The tool is equipped with varied media, including podcasts, a children’s development corner, and information specific to Ultradent’s award-winning UltraSeal XT plus.
Manufacturer of the industry-leading dental sealant UltraSeal XT plus, Ultradent introduces UltraSeal XT hydro, a hydrophilic pit and fissure sealant
July 16, 2012 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc., introduces UltraSeal XT® hydro, a new sealant with a hydrophilic chemistry. UltraSeal XT hydro incorporates advanced adhesive technology and fluorescent properties to offer exceptional, patient-centered results.
Based on the proven, award-winning chemistry of UltraSeal XT plus, UltraSeal XT hydro’s hydrophilic properties eliminate the need for the clinician to pretreat the tooth with a drying agent, allowing for faster treatments without compromising quality results. It also fluoresces under a black light, making it easy to check retention at the time of placement and at subsequent visits. UltraSeal XT hydro’s advanced adhesive technology securely bonds to enamel, increasing marginal retention and reducing microleakage, resulting in fewer patients who need sealants re-placed.
UltraSeal XT hydro maintains the always-BPA-free chemistry that UltraSeal XT plus has been recognized for. It is available in Natural and Opaque White shades and is easily delivered with a syringe and the Inspiral® Brush tip.
For more information, please visit www.ultradent.com or call our customer service team at 1-800-551-5512.
June 18, 2012 South Jordan, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc., global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, receives Pride Institute’s highest honor for its innovation in dental curing technology. Voted as a “Best of Class” technology, Ultradent’s VALO was one of only 18 products honored by the prestigious Pride Leadership Panel.
The Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award has achieved significant recognition as a result of its Leadership Panel and its non-profit, unbiased, rigorous approach in evaluating today’s marketplace technologies. “The award winners exemplify”, said Dr. Lou Shuman, President of The Pride Institute, and creator of the award and its process “a true differentiation from the rest of the technologies in their categories. We seek out those products and technologies that truly raise the bar. VALO is one among those to receive this prestigious award specifically for that reason”.
The Pride Leadership Panel consists of the top technologists in the dental industry including Drs. Lou Shuman, John Flucke, Parag Kachalia, Paul Feuerstein, Marty Jablow, Larry Emmott and Titus Schleyer. The individual contribution of the panel members to the industry is immeasurable in their work as researchers, speakers, and editors. “I am honored”, said Suzanne Wilson, Brand Manager for VALO, “both to receive this recognition on behalf of Ultradent, and to be a member of the team that has been integral in introducing such an amazing innovation. I personally want to thank the panel at Pride for their acknowledgement.”
VALO will be showcased at the Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Expo at the ADA annual session in San Francisco, California this October. For more details, please follow “Ultradent” on facebook or visit www.valo-led.com.
May 11, 2012 South Jordan, Utah
Ultradent responds to customer feedback with a redesign of its website. The new sleek, clean design of www.ultradent.com offers several improvements which make the experience for online customers more efficient.
The redesign of Ultradent’s main website was directed by feedback from online customers for improvement of usability features. In addition to a more sleek design, the website offers improved site navigation. For visitors of the online store, the improvements include an easier registration process and new “quick order” features.
For those seeking information about Continuing Education events, the online seminars calendar will remain current with the listing of CE courses and tradeshows. Visitors will now be able to request information about specific events and products online.
To experience website improvements first-hand, please visit www.ultradent.com.
May 2, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc. plans to launch Edelweiss, a uniquely engineered composite veneer system, at the California Dental Association Session in Anaheim this week. Attendees of the session will get a first glimpse at the low-cost, esthetic alternative to custom lab veneers.
Each composite veneer in the Edelweiss system is laser sintered, combining a high-gloss, uniform surface with a thermally tempered base. This unique manufacturing technology makes Edelweiss veneers harder than other composite veneers, resulting in greater resistance to scratching and wear.
Ultradent intends Edelweiss as a solution for those seeking a lower-cost alternative to custom lab veneers, unlocking the opportunity for dentists to offer esthetic smiles to more patients. With no need for lab work or separate appointments for consultations, impressions, temporary seatings and permanent restorations, Edelweiss allows patients to get a natural-looking, long-lasting smile in just one appointment. Edelweiss composite veneers are available in an assortment of sizes, requiring minimal adaptation and tooth preparation.
Ultradent will showcase Edelweiss at the CDA Annual Session along with the Triodent V3 system and the VALO Cordless curing light. For more information, follow our tweets (#CDAUltradent) or stop by our booth (#450).
April 30, 2012
Ultradent Products, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of Opalescence products, invites offices to participate in its Opalescence “I Do” contest. Any office can enter a “bride-to-be” for an opportunity to win cash and product prizes. Details of the contest, along with a “bridal packet” for entry, can be found at www.idocontest.com.
Participation in the “I Do” contest begins by requesting a bridal packet online at www.idocontest.com. The office must submit a before and after photo for each bride whitening with Opalescence who participates in the contest. The photos will be submitted for voting online at the contest website.
One lucky bride will be selected to win every month. The prize package includes a cash incentive for the bride (up to $1000.00) and whitening treatments for select members of the bridal party. The winning office will be provided with free promotional materials, the opportunity to provide a consultation for the winning bridal party and a cash prize for each winning bride.
For more information, please visit www.idocontest.com. Contest rules for both the dental office and bride-to-be can be found at this address.