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VALO Awarded the Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award for Third Consecutive Year
August 31, 2014 South Jordan, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, received The Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award for VALO, Ultradent’s curing light, for the third consecutive year. The award is the highest honor for innovation in dental curing lights. Each product honored as “Best of Class” features unique characteristics that differentiate it from the competition in a compelling way and, more importantly, creates value for the general dentist.
“Thank you to the Pride Institute, for recognizing VALO as the ‘Best in Class’ curing light for the 3rd year in a row! We are over the moon with excitement and gratitude about receiving this award by such an esteemed panel of clinicians,” said Suzanne Wilson, Senior Brand Marketing Manager. “VALO continues to impress clinicians with its durability, power and ability to deliver the required energy like no other curing light on the market. VALO is the only curing light with a truly blended and uniform beam across multiple wavelengths from 395-480nm. VALO has an unmatched beam profile showing consistent and uniform energy being delivered, even from a distance. This matters to clinicians because it illustrates the actual energy being delivered to the restoration versus something one dimensional, like the irradiance output from a radiometer.”
Of VALO’s third consecutive award, Dr. Lou Shuman, president of The Pride Institute and founder of the “Best of Class” Awards initiative stated that, “Our advisory panel determined after a year of research and testing that VALO is still the most advanced curing light on the market, which is why VALO was selected as the winner of The Pride Institute’s ‘Best of Class’ Technology Award for the third year in a row. This is nearly unprecedented, based on how rigorous the selection process is —which speaks to the progressive nature of VALO’s technology.”
The panel that selects the “Best of Class” winners consists of five dentists with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including Dr. Shuman; John Flucke, DDS, writer, speaker and Chief Dental Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dentistry Today ; Marty Jablow, DMD, technology writer and consultant for Dr. BiCuspid; and Parag Kachalia, DDS, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry.
VALO will be showcased at the “Tech Expo” Booth 4139 at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting from Oct. 9 to Oct. 14 in San Antonio, Texas.
To learn more about VALO by Ultradent Products, Inc., please call 800-552-5512, or visit www.valo-led.com.
Utah Food Bank “Drive for a Drive” Charity Golf Tournament
August 12, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc. will host an exclusive “Drive for a Drive” charity golf tournament to benefit the Utah Food Bank next month. The event will take place on September 19, 2014 at the South Mountain Golf Course in Draper, Utah. Ultradent is offering numerous ways to support the event by participating in or purchasing one of the numerous sponsorship packages available to the public. Ultradent will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Utah Food Bank.
The tournament will begin with player registration and breakfast at 7:00 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The $99 player participation fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, t-shirt, tournament golf bag, breakfast, lunch, and one raffle ticket for post-event prizes. Supporters can also choose to help sponsor the event by purchasing one of four available sponsorship packages for $500, $1000, $1500, or $2000. Please see attached flyers for additional player and sponsorship benefits.
Ultradent has been one of the Utah Food Bank’s largest contributors for over five years. Last year, Ultradent set a new company record during its “Hunger Games” themed food drive, raising over 352,000 lbs. of food, which translated to over $87,500. Each year, Ultradent employees have consistently increased the amount of food/money raised during its annual food drive, raising 208,000 lbs. of food during its 2012 drive, and 85,000 lbs. of food in 2011.
For questions, additional details, or to register for and/or help sponsor this year’s “Drive for Drive” charity golf tournament, please see the attached flyers, or call 800.520.6640.
Introducing Endo-Eze® FIND™ Apex Locator
August 6, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc. is proud to introduce the Endo-Eze FIND apex locator. Endo-Eze FIND is an electronic device used for apex localization and working-length determination during root canal treatment. FIND offers unsurpassed accuracy with a convenient, easy-to-read, full-color graphic display; audio feedback; and fully automatic multifrequency measurements. Thanks to its compact design and small footprint, FIND easily fits on any counter or treatment tray.
Clinical research shows that establishing the correct working length is critical for success in root canal therapy. When used in combination with radiographic measurements, an apex locator can significantly increase endodontic treatment success. One published in vivo study states: “Underestimation of the WL [Working Length] can lead to insufficient debridement of the root canal, whereas overestimation can result in damage to the periapical tissues, which will delay or prevent healing. . . . Furthermore, radiographs provide a two-dimensional image of a three-dimensional structure, which might affect the interpretation.”1 Another published study found that “working length ending radiographically 0 to 2 mm short of the radiographic apex does not guarantee that instrumentation beyond the apical foramen will be avoided. . . . Therefore radiographic working length measurements should be combined with electronic working length determination using modern apex locators.”2
To learn more about, or to purchase, the Endo-Eze FIND apex locator kit, please call 800-552-5512 or visit Ultradent.com.
Ultradent Holds 2014 Annual Summit: The Ultimate CE Event, Featuring an All-Star Lineup
August 5, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc. held its 2014 Ultradent Summit continuing education event this past weekend, August 1–2, at its South Jordan campus. The Summit featured an all-star lineup of speakers who covered topics such as esthetics and technological advances in dentistry and a hands-on practicum in endodontics, composite veneers, and a course on becoming a tooth whitening specialist. The 122 attending clinicians and staff members earned up to 16 CE credit hours during the two-day event.
The event kicked off with a seminar from Dr. Dan Fischer, who presented his lecture “Close to Home: What Expert Marriage Advice Can Teach Us About Creating Quality, Long-Lasting Dentistry.” After lunch, doctors and staff participated in a seminar given by Ultradent’s director of research and development, Neil Jessop, titled, “The Relationship Between Conservative Dentistry and Bond Strengths.” The evening ended with a dinner hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Fischer at their home.
Day two of the Ultradent Summit began with a lecture from Dr. Renato Leonardo titled, “Technological Resources and Biological Concepts in Minamally Invasive Dentistry.” Later, Dr. Hal Stewart presented his lecture “Minimally Invasive Direct Veneers and Composites,” followed by the concluding seminar by Shannon Pace Brinker, “Becoming a Whitening Specialist.” The Ultradent Summit events ended with a steak dinner, bonding awards, prizes, and networking.
For registration, pricing, and information on next year’s event, please call 800.552.5512. For questions or support regarding travel and hotel accommodations, contact Becca Pickens at email@example.com or 800.520.6640.