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Ultradent Ranked #9

Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production in 2021 by Fortune Magazine.

From Fortune Magazine, September 10, 2021 © 2021 Fortune Media IP Limited.  Used under License. Fortune, Fortune Media (USA) Corporation and its affiliates are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Licensee.

  • Ultradent Named a Fortune Top Manufacturer / Debuts Top-10 on Renowned List

    September 10, 2021 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is honored to be recognized as a 2021 Fortune Magazine Best Workplace in Manufacturing and Production. The selection comes after a rigorous evaluation of company culture and extensive employee feedback.


    “We’re very honored to be named among such prestigious companies as those recognized as Fortune’s best,” says Ultradent President and CEO Dirk Jeffs. “Ultradent is driven to improve oral health globally and prioritizing our workplace culture is vital to this mission. We cherish the success of our team members and being selected as a Fortune Top Manufacturer validates many of the progressive initiatives we utilize to create this unique environment.”


    Ultradent’s culture has been carefully curated since the company originated in 1978, created in the basement of Founder and CEO Emeritus Dr. Dan Fischer. “We have always sought to share our workplace with others who unite with our core values of integrity, care, hard work, innovation, and quality,” Fischer says. “We believe that happiness in the workplace is paramount. Not only do colleagues look forward to coming to work, they enjoy their day more and are more productive. To fulfil the innovation we want to bring into the dental community, we need people who care for each other.”


    From Fortune Magazine, September 10, 2021 © 2021 Fortune Media IP Limited. Used under License. Fortune, Fortune Media (USA) Corporation and its affiliates are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of, Ultradent.


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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.


    Ultradent Products, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent also 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.


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  • Ultradent’s Umbrella™ Tongue, Lip, and Cheek Retractor Wins 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award

    September 1, 2021 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., is thrilled to announce that their innovative Umbrella™ retractor has been named a 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winner. Every year, the Cellerant Consulting Group recognizes manufacturers and providers with their highly selective Best of Class Technology Award in numerous product categories, making the award one of the most prestigious honors in the dental industry.


    Of the accolade, Dr. Lou Shuman, CEO of Cellerant and the founder of the Best of Class Technology Awards, says, “During what is once again proving to be a very challenging year for the dental industry, each of these extraordinary companies and their award-winning technologies have earned the right to celebrate.” He continues, “Our panel spent many hours in close discussion in order to identify these standout products. Pay close attention to our winners as they are truly leading the way to provide you what is best in today’s contemporary practice.”


    Ultradent created the disposable Umbrella retractor to provide dentists with clearer access to all areas of the mouth—while prioritizing patient comfort. Rather than pulling or stretching the lips like traditional dental retractors, the Umbrella retractor naturally helps the patient hold their mouth open. This is thanks to its spring-like design, among a long list of other features and benefits.


    Of receiving the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award, Dr. Jaleena Jessop, Ultradent’s vice-president of clinical affairs, remarked, “Ultradent is ecstatic to have our Umbrella retractor recognized with a 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award. We’re always striving to improve the lives of both dentists and patients with innovative products, and it’s gratifying to see the Umbrella retractor do just that by allowing clinicians to work with more ease and visibility, while giving patients a more comfortable experience.” She adds, “To be included among the other cutting-edge products honored by the Cellerant Consulting Group this year is incredibly humbling and exciting.”


    Click here to learn more about Ultradent’s Umbrella tongue, lip, and cheek retractor.

    Click here to see the full list of 2021 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award winners.


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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.


    Ultradent Products, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent also 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.


    About the Cellerant Best of Class Technology Award


    Since the inaugural presentation in 2009, the Best of Class Technology Awards have grown to occupy a unique space in dentistry by creating awareness in the community of manufacturers that are driving the discussion as to how practices will operate now and in the future.


    The selection process relies on an expert panel of dentists recognized as thought leaders and educators, including: Paul Feuerstein, DMD, editor-in-chief of Dentistry Today; John Flucke, DDS, technology editor for Dental Products Report; Marty Jablow, DMD, editor-in-chief of Dental Economics; Chris Salierno, DDS, chief dental officer for Tend; and Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, founder and creator sof the Best of Class Technology Award.


    Over the course of each year, panel members seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies, with deliberations on nominees and final voting taking place in February. Panelists are precluded from voting in any category where they have consulting relationships. The entire selection process is conducted and managed on a not-for-profit basis.


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  • Ultradent Announces Majority Stake in Vamasa SA de CV

    April 14, 2021 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials and equipment, has purchased majority ownership of Vamasa SA de CV, a premier distributor of dental products in Mexico.


    “We are proud to grow with Vamasa, with whom we have had a strong commercial relationship for nearly 30 years,” says Ultradent President and CEO Dirk Jeffs. “Ultradent is continually searching for new ways to improve oral health globally and this agreement will help us pursue that mission.”


    The addition of Vamasa’s impressive network of suppliers, dealers and clinicians, as well as their infrastructure will assist Ultradent’s ability to better serve dentists in Latin America. Both companies share similar vision, values, innovative spirit, and commitment to those they serve and employ. These parallels create a unique opportunity to support the dental market in Mexico.


    “We are delighted to form this alliance, which is the result of many years of working in partnership with shared principles and values between the two companies,” says Vamasa Co-Founder Luis Vazquez. “Now, our distribution network will grow even stronger—and most importantly, we will work together for the benefit of dentists and patients in Mexico.”


    About Ultradent Products, Inc.


    Ultradent Products, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent also 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, visit ultradent.com or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


    About Vamasa SA de CV


    Vamasa SA de CV is the preeminent distributor of dental products in Mexico. Vamasa continually strives to uphold its values of integrity, teamwork, respect, responsibility, honesty, and altruism, while providing clinicians with a wide range of products from world-renowned and award-winning brands. For more, visit vamasa.com.mx or call + 52 81 83 11 11 11.



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  • Ultradent Earns 2021 Great Places to Work Certification™

    March 30, 2021 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the first time. The prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Ultradent. This year, 89% of employees said it’s a great place to work—30 points higher than the average U.S. company.


    Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention, and increased innovation.


    “Great Place to Work Certification™ isn’t something that comes easily – it takes ongoing dedication to the employee experience,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of global recognition at Great Place to Work. “It’s the only official recognition determined by employees’ real-time reports of their company culture. Earning this designation means that Ultradent is one of the best companies to work for in the country.”


    “We are extremely proud of our Great Places to Work Certification and we’re honored to be in the company of so many extraordinary organizations,” says Ultradent President and CEO Dirk Jeffs. “We cherish our dedicated employees and the culture we’ve created together, and I’d like to celebrate and thank them for all they do to earn this recognition.”


    According to Great Place to Work research, job seekers are 4.5 times more likely to find a great boss at a Certified great workplace. Additionally, employees at Certified workplaces are 93% more likely to look forward to coming to work, and are twice as likely to be paid fairly, earn a fair share of the company’s profits, and have a fair chance at promotion.


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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.


    Ultradent Products, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent also 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, visit ultradent.com or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


    About Great Place to Work Certification™


    Great Place to Work® Certification™ is the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace. Great Place to Work Certification is recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike and is the global benchmark for identifying and recognizing outstanding employee experience. Every year, more than 10,000 companies across 60 countries apply to get Great Place to Work-Certified.


    About Great Place to Work®


    Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees worldwide and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Their employee survey platform empowers leaders with the feedback, real-time reporting and insights they need to make data-driven people decisions. Everything they do is driven by the mission to build a better world by helping every organization become a great place to work For All™.


    Learn more at greatplacetowork.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


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  • Ultradent Partners with American Orthodontics

    February 8, 2021 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., and American Orthodontics are excited to announce a partnership in which American Orthodontics will exclusively distribute Ultradent’s Opal Orthodontics branded products to orthodontists in the United States.


    “We’re thrilled to begin this journey with American Orthodontics. Their commitment to excellence is admirable,” says Ultradent President Dirk Jeffs. “Combining the visions and capabilities of Ultradent and American Orthodontics will benefit clinicians and patients for many years to come.”


    As privately owned companies which rose from humble beginnings to become respected industry leaders, both American Orthodontics and Ultradent share similar corporate values, cultures of continuous improvement, and commitment to their customers, employees, and communities. These similarities present a unique opportunity to complement the shared ideal of promoting the orthodontic and dental professions.


    “American Orthodontics always seeks ways to take the best possible care of our customers and we are thrilled to partner with Ultradent to further that mission,” says Randy Benz, American Orthodontics CEO. “The quality orthodontic products, brand recognition, and excellent reputation of Ultradent is a natural fit for us and our customers as we broaden our product offerings.”


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    About American Orthodontics & Ultradent Products, Inc.


    American Orthodontics is one of the largest privately held orthodontic manufacturers in the world, proudly based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Since 1968, American Orthodontics has been manufacturing quality orthodontic products and peripherals for customers in more than 110 countries. With 14 wholly owned subsidiaries, a direct sales force in North America, and a global team of exclusive distributors, American Orthodontics is a true orthodontic industry leader, committed to providing customers quality products, personalized service and dependable delivery.



    Ultradent Products, Inc., is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent also 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.


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