December 14, 2015 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, announces its Dentaltown 2015 Townie Choice award-winning products. Of its annual awards, Dentaltown says, “For the last 12 years, thousands of Townies have voted for their favorite products and services in the dental profession. The TCAs serve as a compass, pointing the way to the dental industry product and service aces, as chosen by your peers. Herein, we present the winners, the reigning champions and the new victors alike.”
Ultradent’s 2015 Townie Choice Award winners: Opalescence® PF Tooth Whitening Systems for Best Take-Home Cosmetic Bleaching System, Opalescence® Boost for Best In-Office Cosmetic Bleaching System, Opalescence® Whitening Toothpaste for Best Whitening Toothpaste, UltraCal® XS for Best Canal Treatment Medicaments, Diamond Polish® for Best Finishing & Polishing Pastes & Polishes, Seek® and Sable™ Seek® for Best Caries Indicator, Ultra-Etch® for Best Etch, Ultrapak® for Best Gingival Retraction Material, ViscoStat® and ViscoStat® Clear for Best Hemostatic Agent, VALO® and VALO® Cordless for Best LED Curing Light, Triodent™ V-Wedge and Wave-Wedge for Best Matrix Material Wedge, and the Triodent™ V3 Sectional Matrix System for Best Matrix System.
Of the award, Ultradent’s brand marketing senior manager, Sean Kennedy says, “We are thrilled to have been included among the winners for the Townie Choice awards again this year. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality products to our customers and their patients, and it’s great to hear clinicians recognize and appreciate our efforts. We appreciate the great work the Townie community puts into these reviews and it drives us to continue developing products that exceed expectations. Congratulations to all of the other winners this year.”
To learn more about Dentaltown’s 2015 Townie Choice Awards, please visit dentaltown.com. To learn more about or to purchase from Ultradent Products, Inc., please call 800.552.5512.
November 30, 2015 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products Inc. proudly introduces the Gemini™ 810 + 980 Soft Tissue Laser—dentistry’s first dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser with 20 watts of peak super-pulsed power and a stunning, fully transparent electroluminescent display. No matter the procedure, the innovative Gemini laser makes it faster, smoother, and more efficient.
Thanks to the Gemini’s 810 + 980 dual wave technology, the laser combines the optimal melanin absorption of the 810nm wavelength with the optimal water absorption of the 980nm wavelength, making this laser the first and only laser of its kind. Additionally, the 20 watts of peak super-pulsed power Gemini provides allows for faster, smoother cutting. Its sleek, innovative, stunning transparent electroluminescent display comes with 19 preset procedures to enhance ease of use. The tip of the handpiece illuminates, providing better visibility at the surgical site. Gemini also comes with a wireless foot pedal, and battery operation allows for convenient movement from operatory to operatory. The handpiece is autoclavable, allowing for simple sterilization between procedures.
To learn more about the Gemini 810 + 980 Soft Tissue Laser, please call 800.552.5512, or visit ultradent.com.
November 24, 2015 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. held its annual food drive this year, promoted with an “Ironman” theme, as the company aimed to raise as much food and money for the Utah Food Bank as possible within a three-day intensive push. Within those three days, Ultradent was able to raise $85,263, which translates to 341,036 lbs. of food that will help feed needy people and hungry families this holiday season and throughout the year. This annual food drive has become a cherished and much looked-forward to tradition for Ultradent employees and their families, who have each year, stretched to help give back to those around them less fortunate. Throughout its history with the Utah Food Bank, Ultradent has helped raise 1.2 million pounds of food since the tradition began in 2011, though often times splitting their donations between the Utah Food Bank and victims of world tragedy, such as those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.
Donations for Ultradent’s 2015 food drive were raised through numerous opportunity drawings, bake/pop-up boutique sales, several “Food Truck Friday” events, and a charitable golf tournament, all organized by company employees. Ultradent presented a check for $85,263 to the CEO of the Utah Food Bank on Thursday, November 19, 2015.
Dr. Fischer, Ultradent’s president and CEO, attributes his enthusiasm for the food drive to lessons he learned as a young boy. He says, “My grandfather taught me as a young boy that it is only with an open hand that one has the ability to receive.”
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 health care 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. For more information about Ultradent, call 800.552.5512 or visit ultradent.com.
October 2, 2015 South Jordan, UT
Ultradent Products, Inc. announces its newest take-home whitening product, Opalescence Go® 6% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Opalescence Go 6% provides professional results at a lower concentration than existing products, giving patients with sensitivity a safe, comfortable, and convenient take-home whitening option. The Opalescence Go 6% hydrogen peroxide gel has a wear time of 60–90 minutes and is available in delicious Mint or Melon flavors.
As with all Opalescence Go products, the 6% concentration features the UltraFit™ tray, which adapts comfortably to the teeth in a matter of minutes to give patients a custom-like fit and improved whitening experience. It easily conforms to any smile and offers molar-to-molar coverage, ensuring that the gel comes into contact with more posterior teeth. Best of all, the convenient, prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package.
Additionally, Opalescence Go 6% contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. 1-5
To learn more about Opalescence Go, please call 800-552-5512, or visit ultradent.com.
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Ultradent Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces Endo-Eze® EVOS™ Endodontic Motor, Endo-Eze® EVOS™ Contra-Angle, and Endo-Eze® Genius™ Files
September 22, 2015 South Jordan, UT
Clinicians no longer have to choose between the safety of reciprocation and the efficiency of rotary, thanks to the Endo-Eze EVOS (Endodontic Variable Operating System) motor, which allows for easy movement between the two modes. The EVOS motor is an electric, motor-driven handpiece intended for root canal preparation procedures in the endodontic field. The device consists of a control unit, featuring an LCD screen with a selection of settings. The unit includes a foot pedal, allowing the clinicians to selectively activate/deactivate the motor at will. Pre-programmed for the Genius files, the EVOS motor helps minimize the risk of file separation (in reciprocation mode) while shaping and removing debris efficiently (in rotation mode) — seamlessly meeting the need for safety and efficiency.
The Endo-Eze EVOS contra-angle is an 8:1 reduction, stainless steel contra-angle intended for use during endodontic treatment. The EVOS contra-angle can rotate in both rotary and reciprocation mode, depending on the motor settings. The EVOS contra-angle can be used with the EVOS motor and Genius files, but is also compatible with other endodontic systems on the market.
Last, the Endo-Eze Genius files are designed for use in endodontic treatment for shaping and cleaning the root canal system. The working part of each Genius file consists of nickel-titanium alloy, heat-treated to increase flexibility while retaining strength in order to provide superior instrumentation. The Endo-Eze Genius files were designed specifically for use with the EVOS motor and can be used in both reciprocation and rotary mode.
To learn more about, or to purchase the Endo-Eze EVOS endodontic motor, the EVOS contra-angle, or the Genius files, please call 800.552.5512, or visit ultradent.com.
September 2, 2015 South Jordan, Utah
Ultradent Products, Inc. will host an exclusive “Drive for a Drive” charity golf tournament to benefit the Utah Food Bank later this month. The event will take place on September 25, 2015 at the River Oaks Golf Course, in Sandy, Utah. Ultradent is offering numerous ways to support the event by participating in the tournament as a golfer, or by purchasing one of the numerous sponsorship packages available to the public. Proceeds go to benefit the Utah Food Bank.
The tournament will begin with player registration and warm-ups at 8:00 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The $99 player participation fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, t-shirt, tournament golf bag, lunch, raffle tickets 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 400,000 lbs. of food, which translated to over $108,000. 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.
September 1, 2015 South Jordan, Utah
Ultradent Products Inc., is pleased to announce the launch of the Endo-Eze Endodontic Hand Files and Burs. This full line of endodontic hand files and burs is was designed with shaping efficiency and superior instrumentation in mind, as well as the comfortable transmission of the operator’s movements.
This newest addition to Ultradent’s Endo-Eze line of products offers dental experts the balanced flexibility and resistance of a full range of K-Files; the sharpness and cutting ability (with added flexibility) of NiTi K-Files; and the spiral-designed, fluted, Hedstrom Files (H-Files). Endo-Eze’s newest offering also features Flex Files, which are made of stainless steel alloy with increased flexibility, and Finger Spreaders, which help to safely open the space for lateral compaction of the gutta-percha. The Endo-Eze stainless steel and nickel-titanium files were created using a state-of-the-art alloy treatment, giving them the flexibility to negotiate curvatures and the resistance needed to advance to the apical third. The ergonomic handles help to improve clinical performance, offering better tactile feedback and reduced fatigue.
In addition to the new and extensive endodontic file offering, Ultradent is also pleased to offer two new Endo-Eze Endondontic Burs—The Peeso Reamer Bur and the Gates Glidden Bur.
The Peeso Reamer Bur is specially designed to prepare the canal orifice for straight-line access, and can be used for the initial removal of gutta-percha in retreatment. It also features a non-cutting tip for increased safety. The Gates Glidden Bur allows for deeper penetration in straight canals, but can also be used in the straight section of curved canals. The Gates Glidden Bur also features a safe, non-cutting tip.
To learn more or to purchase Ultradent’s new, complete line of Endo-Eze Endodontic Hand Files and Burs, please call Ultradent Products at 800.552.5512 or visit ultradent.com.
August 19, 2015 South Jordan, Utah
Ultradent Products Inc., is pleased to announce global distribution* of Uveneer™, the only direct composite veneer template system available in the dental market today.
For dentists frustrated with unpredictable results from direct composite veneers, the Uveneer direct composite veneer template system is the only user-friendly tool on the market that effectively minimizes the need for carving and polishing so one can quickly produce beautiful anterior restorations. The Uveneer system is a unique, minimally invasive template system that creates beautiful direct composite veneers with predictable shape and symmetry—all in one visit. Each template mimics natural dentition and is designed to create high-quality, natural-looking anterior restorations. The Uveneer system uses innovative technologies that help the dentist achieve a refined, anatomically correct, high-gloss restoration in a fraction of the time than if done freehand. Results are both reproducible and predictable. It can also be used for cosmetic mock-ups and shade selection as well as temporaries during porcelain veneer creation.
The Uveneer direct composite veneer template system works with any preferred composite, and facilitates application on individual or multiple teeth. Each template allows light to pass through to the composite for effective curing, while eliminating the oxygen inhibition layer, resulting in a hard, glossy surface. It also releases easily from cured composite resin. Each Uveneer template is autoclavable and reusable, making it a cost-effective choice. Each individual template is numbered to correspond with tooth number, tooth size, and upper and lower arch, ensuring ease of use.
Australian-based dentist Dr. Sigal Jacobson created the Uveneer direct composite template kit when she found that traditional freehand direct composite veneers were artistically challenging, unpredictable, and not always cost-effective. Passionate about conservative cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Jacobson knew there was a better way to create long-lasting, esthetic composite veneers. She spent years working with engineers to create the perfect design, resulting in the Uveneer direct composite veneer template system.
Ultradent is the global distributor* of the Uveneer direct composite veneer template system. To learn more about, or purchase the Uveneer system, call 800.552.5512 or visit ultradent.com.
June 22, 2015 South Jordan, Utah
Now in its seventh year, the Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award continues unparalleled in its integrity and approach to recognizing excellence in dental innovation. In 2015, the VALO LED curing light, from Ultradent Products, Inc., is one of those lauded as “Best of Class.”
“To be honored as ‘Best of Class’ is a sign that a product has revolutionized, simplified, or advanced its category in a distinctive way,” said Dr. Lou Shuman, "Best of Class" founder. “The manufacturers represented here are driving the conversation for how dental practices will operate today and in the future. The foundation for our success in bringing attention to these products has always been our formula: technology leadership in dentistry, unbiased, and not for profit.”
“Best of Class” honorees are chosen by a panel comprised of leading voices in dental technology, who come together each year to discuss, debate, and decide what products merit recognition. All technology categories are considered, but if there is no clear differentiator that sets a product apart in its category, then no winner is selected. Panelists who receive compensation from dental companies are prevented from voting in that company’s category. Over the years, the panel has developed a rapport that makes space for important conversations about the value of different innovations and how evolving categories become more or less valuable to the general dentist. The spirited debate that follows results in a variety of products—obscure and well-known, basic and aspirational—being honored.
“Technology decisions can be expensive and confusing for many doctors. Our job as ‘Best of Class’ panelists is to eat, sleep, live, breathe, and use technology in our general practices in real, everyday dentistry. We also have a chance to show and discuss these products with dental students and colleagues,” said Dr. John Flucke, writer, speaker, and Technology Editor for Dental Products Report. “This allows us to provide recommendations that a doctor and staff can rely on to make informed decisions regarding their technology purchases.”
The panel consists of five dentists with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including: Dr. Shuman; Dr. Flucke; 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.
Mike Simmons, Ultradent equipment brand manager says, “Ultradent is incredibly pleased and honored to receive this distinguished award for the 4th year in a row by such an esteemed and respected panel. Simply put, VALO delivers. It delivers a broadspectrum light that cures both camphorquinone and specialized proprietary photoinitiators. It delivers a uniformly collimated beam to cure a range of surfaces and working differences. It delivers accessibility, which translates to a more comfortable procedure for the patient. And most importantly, VALO delivers real value to the clinician—which is why it has been ranked #1 for four years in a row.”
The Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology awards were launched in 2009 as a new concept to provide an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies in the dental space. Through print and digital media coverage, the “Best of Class” message reaches the community of 150,000 dentists through multiple touch points—in print and online—educating them about the products. Honoree participation in the “Tech Expo” at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting offers face-to-face interaction with the companies as well as technology-centered education provided by members of the panel and the esteemed consultants of Pride Institute. Courses at last year’s 2014 meeting sold out. This year’s event will be held November 5–10 in Washington, DC.
May 11, 2015
Following a nationwide nomination and voting process, Ultradent Products, Inc., an international dental supply and manufacturing company based in South Jordan, Utah, was selected out of over 3,000 other companies evaluated to receive the Golden Hands Award of Xcellence for Ethics and Truth in Advertising, on April 30th at the California Dental Association meeting in Anaheim, California.
Initial nominees for the prestigious award were selected by a respected group of clinicians and leaders in the dental industry, including numerous well-known Key Opinion Leaders. Nominees were selected based on criteria that includes ethical conduct, placement of public health before profits, dependable products, knowledgeable personnel, and excellent customer service. The nominees were then voted on by thousands of practicing dentists across the nation to select one winner: Ultradent Products, Inc.
Of receiving the honor, Dr. Dan Fischer, President and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. said, “We’re so honored to have received this recognition. Additionally, it must be said that the true honor for this award goes to the men and women at Ultradent who work tirelessly every day to uphold the values upon which Ultradent hangs its hat: Integrity, Care, Quality, Innovation, and lastly, Hard work. They embody these values in the way they contribute to our vision every day, regardless of their personal job description or the continent on which they serve. We are humbled to receive this recognition and will use it as a critical reminder of our duty to continue to be responsible and caring to those we serve, both inside and outside Ultradent. Indeed, we are truly fortunate humans. Onward and upward!”
The Golden Hands Award of Xcellence has the distinction of being the most elaborate award in Dentistry. Conceptualized by Amir H. Motamed, DDS, the sculpture was designed and made by commissioned artist and master craftsman, Donjo. The sculpture is made of casted bronze over an Italian marble base. It stands 16 inches tall and weighs 18.4 pounds. The sculpted Golden Hands of Dentistry are shown upholding the four colored triangles of the dental profession: Dental Education, Dental Professionals, Dental Organizations and the Dental Industry—all pointing to a common core.