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  • Ultradent Introduces J-Temp™ Temporary Resin

    February 1, 2023 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, today released its newest product, J-Temp™ temporary resin, a premixed, light-cured temporary resin designed for multiple use cases and maximum ease of use—for dentists, by dentists.


    Engineered for maximum usability—offering four solutions in just one product syringe, dentists can utilize J-Temp temporary resin for everything from bite ramps and temporary occlusal buildups, to build structure for isolation clamping, for temporary restorations, and for splinting between implant copings.


    On developing J-Temp temporary resin, Ultradent’s vice-president of clinical affairs, Dr. Jaleena Jessop says, "J-Temp Temporary Resin started because there was always a need for something that didn’t exist. The more I used J-Temp temporary resin for different procedures, the more I found that it is really nice to have one product that can cover a gamut of different needs, versus needing five of six different materials that may expire before you use them next."


    Ultradent’s J-Temp temporary resin features a consistency that’s viscous enough that it won’t run, but fluid enough to be self-leveling and easy enough to manipulate right in the operatory. Ultradent recommends using J-Temp temporary resin with Ultradent’s Black Mini™ tip for simple, precise placement. When it comes to removal, the resin’s light purple color allows for easy identification— making for a seamless experience for patient and dentist, start to finish.


    Click here to purchase or learn more about J-Temp temporary resin.


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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 or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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  • Ultradent Honored as Top Manufacturer and Best Company Culture by the Utah Manufacturers Association

    November 15, 2022 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is being recognized as the Manufacturer of the Year (1,500–2,999 employees) by the Utah Manufacturers Association (UMA). Ultradent was also presented the Best Company Culture award. Both awards given during a ceremony on Saturday, November 12.


    “This is an incredible honor for Ultradent and all the amazing employees we have across the company,” says VP of Manufacturing, Chuck Anger. “It was humbling to attend the ceremony with my colleagues and receive these awards. This reflects how Ultradent continues to improve and battle through obstacles.”


    The recognition from the UMA came shortly after Ultradent was named a top-five Best Large Workplace in Manufacturing and Production by Fortune Magazine. “The culture at Ultradent is genuinely unique, and the acclaim we’re receiving truly exemplifies that,” says VP of Human Resources, David Alsop. “We are a growing company that is continuously looking for ways to help our team members grow with us, and we're proud of the environment we are building together. We’re honored to continue in the traditions and examples set by (Founder and CEO Emeritus) Dr. Dan Fischer.”

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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 or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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  • BioUtah Awards Ultradent Founder a Lifetime Achievement Award

    November 9, 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah

    CEO Emeritus and Founder of Ultradent Products, Inc., Dr. Dan Fischer, was awarded the 2022 BioUtah Life Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual BioHive Summit.


    Dr. Fischer started Ultradent Products in 1979 at his kitchen table with the invention of Ultradent’s first product—Astringedent™ hemostatic. Forty-four years later, the company now boasts 500+ products, including the #1 professional teeth whitening brand in the world—Opalescence™ teeth whitening systems. Utah-based Ultradent employs approximately 2,000+ people, with 1,600 working at its South Jordan, Utah headquarters. The company continues to introduce groundbreaking technology, such as the VALO™ curing light (the world’s most recognized broad spectrum LED curing light) as well as the industry’s first dual-wavelength diode laser, the Gemini™ laser.


    Dr. Fischer stays in touch with R&D at Ultradent and works tirelessly to improve the world through humanitarian aid, with a present emphasis on providing funds for shelter and dental care to the people of Ukraine. He and Ultradent also donate thousands of products to worldwide humanitarian missions. Additionally, Dr. Fischer and Ultradent fund the company’s long-standing charity “The Diversity Foundation” which focuses on providing education to young people who leave the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints and need a helping hand.


    “Albeit in the early days of Ultradent, I was an R&D ‘team of one,’ upon completion of our first product, the rest of my family joined me to facilitate manufacturing. We often worked until late in the night. As the days and years went by, the R&D ‘team of one,’ as well as the rest of Ultradent continue to grow. Today, I’m proud of the hundreds of hardworking, intelligent, caring people that make up various vital teams of Ultradent all over the globe. I’m honored that our efforts in the life sciences community are recognized by BioUtah. I am proud to share this award with the many people who have made Ultradent and the Ultradent family who they are today,” said Dr. Dan Fischer, of this recognition.


    Other honorees at the 2022 BioHive Summit include David Bears, Halia Therapeutics; Ken Eliasen, Edwards Lifesciences; Utah State Senator Ann Millner; and Nomi Health—all being recognized for their contributions to leadership, healthcare innovation, entrepreneurship, and Utah’s life sciences community.


    “We’re excited to unveil this year’s award winners,” said Kelvyn Cullimore, president and CEO of BioUtah. “Each individual receiving an award represents the finest of achievements in our life sciences industry, blazing new trails in science and fostering a robust ecosystem to advance life-changing treatments and technologies.”


    “These awards give us a chance to celebrate the exceptional culture of innovation and collaboration we have here in the BioHive community,” added Brad Brown, Chair of the BioUtah Board of Directors. “We proudly honor the winners.”


    To learn more about the award winners and Utah’s life sciences community, visit bioutah.org
    To learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent, visit ultradent.com


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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. In addition, Ultradent supports the life sciences community with its wholly-owned subsidiary – Canyon Labs. Canyon Labs provides lab testing, regulatory consulting, and institutional review board services for medical devices, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, and biologics industries. For more information on Canyon Labs, call 801.406.6700 or visit canyonlabs.com. For more information about Ultradent, call 800.552.5512 or visit ultradent.com.


    About BioUtah and BioHive


    BioUtah is an independent 501(c)(6) trade association serving Utah’s life sciences industry. Its member companies reflect a broad spectrum of the industry with strengths in medical device manufacturing and services, research and testing, biotechnology, biopharmaceuticals and advanced diagnostics, amongst others; and are a key driver of Utah’s economy. BioHive is a chartered organization of BioUtah. BioHive’s mission is to provide the platform for life science and healthcare innovation companies and their employees to build community through volunteerism, education, and grant making in support of STEM, workforce development, DEI best practices and economic growth. For more information about BioUtah, visit bioutah.org and for more information on BioHive, visit biohive.com.


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  • Ultradent Introduces New VALO™ X Curing Light

    September 27, 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials and equipment, launched the newest edition of its multi-award-winning VALO™ curing light—the completely redesigned VALO™ X broadband LED curing light. As Ultradent’s most innovative curing light yet, the VALO X curing light offers the ultimate in engineering and design when it comes to every aspect of the light—including durability, power, accessibility, and versatility.


    Thanks to its larger 12.5 mm lens and new powerful custom LED chip, the VALO X curing light offers a more complete cure than ever before. Its superior features allow clinicians to cure with confidence, and not have to question the capabilities of their light. This includes improved curing depth, beam collimation, and thermal management. The VALO X curing light comes equipped with two power modes (Standard Power and Xtra Power), two diagnostic light modes (black light and white light), as well as the ability to work corded or cordless.


    The light’s one-button activation also sports a user interface with an accelerometer, so users can cycle between the light’s power and diagnostic modes with just the wave of the wand, a light drum tap, or the push of a button. This helps reduce mid-procedure fumbling and the likelihood of dropping the light. The VALO X light also comes with five accessory lenses, which further enhance its capabilities. A simplified, low-profile design enables the light’s head to reach posterior restorations with ease. “We simplified the VALO X curing light even more by making it the only light that allows you to change modes without pushing buttons, thanks to its new accelerometer,” says Ultradent VP of Research and Development Neil Jessop. “In fact, it’s engineered so well that it won't change modes by accident, providing the experience and performance you expect from a VALO curing light.”


    Like Ultradent’s other award-winning VALO curing lights, the VALO X curing light is milled from a single bar of aerospace-grade aluminum—a material that improves thermal management, LED longevity, and provides unmatched durability.


    Click here to learn more about or to purchase the VALO X curing light.


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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 or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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  • Two Years Running: Ultradent Makes Fortune ‘Best Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production’ & Enters Top 5 in Nation

    September 7, 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is honored to be recognized for the second year in a row as a ‘Top Large Workplace in Manufacturing and Production’ by Fortune Magazine; moving from number nine last year, to the nation’s top five in 2022. It is the only company in Utah, as well as the dental industry, to ever make the list.


    Fortune bases its rankings on a rigorous evaluation of the company’s culture, values, employee satisfaction, and extensive 3rd party employee surveys and feedback.


    Of making Fortune’s list for the second year in a row, Ultradent’s President and CEO, Dirk Jeffs, says, “Here at Ultradent, it’s truly our people that make us great, and I attribute receiving this honor to them. We couldn’t be such a diverse, wonderful place to work without the many talents of people from different teams coming together to execute our vision.”


    Of receiving the honor despite white water economic conditions, as well as the global pandemic, he continues, “I want to commend our people for their strength, resilience, and remarkable creativity that, despite difficult times, has made us stronger. I feel very proud of Ultradent’s commitment to inclusion and our core values, and I look forward to seeing that continue to drive our success and culture in the future.”


    Established in the basement of Founder and CEO Emeritus Dr. Dan Fischer in 1978, Ultradent has sought excellence in both its products and in what its founder calls “happiness in the workplace” since the beginning. Of this honor, Dr. Fischer says, “We owe this recognition to our peoples’ commitment to Ultradent’s core values: integrity, care, hard work, innovation, and quality.” Continuing, “Companies aren’t made of concrete, glass, and steel—they’re made of people—and they are more productive if they are happy. We extend a depth of gratitude to Fortune Magazine for recognizing our efforts in this regard and are excited to be a part of the list again.”


    From Fortune. ©2022 Fortune Media IP Limited. All rights reserved. Used under license.


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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 Introduces Jiffy™ One Single-Use Polishers

    July 6, 2022 Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials and equipment, is launching the newest extension to its popular Jiffy™ Polishers line—Jiffy™ One single-use polishers.


    For clinicians looking for a disposable, easy-to-use polishing system that delivers beautiful, natural shine on dental composite with minimal patient chair time, Ultradent’s new Jiffy One single-use polishers check every box without compromising end-result quality. With Jiffy One polishers, dentists reduce the chance of cross-contamination, while also eliminating the worry of accidentally throwing out multi-use polishers.


    The Jiffy One single-use polishing system can be used on patients in one or two steps—with dentists starting with the medium grit polisher for a beautiful finish, with the added option of following up with the fine grit polisher for extra luster. The system is available in cups, points, and disks to best fit clinician and patient needs.


    Click here to learn more about or purchase Ultradent’s new Jiffy One single-use polishers.


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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 or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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  • Ultradent Earns 2022 Great Place to Work® Certification™ for Second Time

    May 19, 2022 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials and equipment is proud to be Certified™ by Great Place to Work® for the second year in a row. This prestigious award is based entirely on what current employees say about their experience working at Ultradent. This year, 91% of employees said it’s a great place to work—30 points higher than the average U.S. company (and two points higher than Ultradent’s 2021 percentage).


    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.”


    Ultradent’s Vice President of Human Resources, David Alsop, remarked, “We are honored to be Great Place to Work certified once again. Many companies buy recognition and have marketers submit lengthy applications to win one of many best workplace awards. At Ultradent, we seek authentic awards based on employee feedback to help us continuously improve our culture as we grow. To have our employees recognize our shared company culture with such prestigious recognition is a true testament to leaders and employees partnering to deliver ideal results for our business—and maximum satisfaction for each individual.”


    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, 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 or visit ultradent.com or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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  • Ultradent Opens Subsidiary in South Korea

    April 27, 2022 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is expanding its capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region by opening a new subsidiary in South Korea: Ultradent Products Korea LLC (울트라덴트프로 덕트코리아 유한책임회사).


    “South Korea is a key strategic market and having a local presence in the country will help us drive our mission of improving oral health globally,” says Asia/Pacific/Sub Sahara General Manager Fabio Fowler.


    With the addition of the South Korea location, Ultradent now has subsidiaries in 10 countries and sells products in more than 125 countries. The latest addition creates immense possibilities for Ultradent to continue pursuing its mission of improving oral health globally by providing premium dental materials to the clinicians of South Korea. The team looks forward to developing relationships with key partners in this extraordinary region.


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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 or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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  • Ultradent Adds New Accessories for VALO™ Grand Curing Lights

    March 23, 2022 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is introducing a line of premium accessories for VALO™ Grand curing lights. The addition of these six new lenses allows clinicians to use their VALO Grand light in increasingly nuanced ways to provide optimal care for their patients.


    Curing Lenses:

    • PointCure™ lens: creates a 2.5 mm diameter curing area to aid in position and tack curing
    • ProxiCure™ ball lens: holds matrix against contact while curing composite for Class II restorations

    Diagnostic Lenses:

    • Interproximal lens: provides a focused 1 mm white light to help view interproximal caries
    • TransLume™ lens: aids in detection of cracks and defects in a tooth or prostheses
    • Black Light lens: fluoresces chemicals in various dental materials
    • White Light lens: provides a pure natural light for accurate shade matching

    About VALO Grand Curing Lights


    VALO Grand curing lights use a custom, multi-wavelength light emitting diode (LED) for producing high intensity light at 385–515 nm through an optimally collimated beam capable of polymerizing all lightcured dental materials including porcelain and underlying resin cements. The VALO Grand light features a 12 mm lens and its extremely durable, slim, ergonomic shape allows unprecedented access to all restoration sites.


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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 or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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  • Ultradent’s Dirk Jeffs Named CEO of the Year by Utah Business Magazine

    March 10, 2022 South Jordan

    Dirk Jeffs, President and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, is being recognized as CEO of the Year by Utah Business Magazine. The announcement came today.


    “I humbly and gratefully share this award with everyone at Ultradent. All of our accomplishments, especially throughout the past year, have involved whole teams of people working together to get them done,” says Jeffs. “None of it was ever me alone. I’m so grateful for them and for the opportunity to lead such a fantastic, impactful company whose mission, every single day, is to improve oral health globally.”


    Ultradent founder and CEO emeritus, Dr. Dan Fischer says, “Dirk’s leadership record is remarkable and his commitment to Ultradent’s core values has been evident throughout his 26 years with us. His experience, attitude, and demeaner continue to serve Ultradent and dental industry well.”


    Taking the reins of CEO at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jeffs’ long list of accomplishments include expansion of international sales into now more than 120 countries. Ultradent also recently received its first Great Place to Work Certification and was recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s Best Large Workplaces in Manufacturing and Production. In the last year under Jeffs’ leadership, Ultradent also opened a new business entity, Canyon Labs, and announced a partnership between Ultradent’s world renowned professional teeth whitening brand, Opalescence™ Whitening Systems and Align Technologies, the makers of Invisalign® aligners and Vivera® retainers.


    Most importantly, Jeffs says he looks forward to continuing to lead the company in bettering the lives of Ultradent’s customers, patients, and employees through better products, healthier smiles, innovative research, humanitarian work, and an ongoing commitment to the company’s core values.

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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 or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram.


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