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  • Ultradent is Pleased to Announce the Launch of the VALO™ Grand Corded Curing Light

    May 22, 2019 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent is pleased to announce the newest addition to its award-winning, innovative VALO™ curing light family, the VALO Grand Corded curing light. The new VALO Grand Corded curing light features all of the benefits of its counterpart, the VALO Grand cordless curing light, with the addition of a cord for a lighter weight, more affordable option that features consistent and constant power output without the use of batteries.


    The VALO Grand and VALO Grand Corded curing lights feature all the benefits of the award-winning VALO light, but with a 50% bigger lens—measuring 12 mm! Both VALO Grand curing lights also come with a second activation button on the back for ease of use. Their highly efficient broadband LEDs (395 nm–480 nm) keep the wand body cool to the touch while the unique unibody construction (each light is precision milled from a single bar of high-quality aircraft-grade aluminum) and ergonomic shape allow for extreme durability and unprecedented access to all restoration sites. Moreover, the VALO Grand curing light’s optimally collimated beam delivers consistent, uniform power to the curing site at Standard, High Power Plus, and Xtra Power modes to accommodate your preference.


    The VALO curing light family, which includes the original VALO corded and VALO cordless, VALO Colors, VALO Grand, and now the VALO Grand Corded curing lights continue to lead the market in unsurpassed durability, clean design, and category-topping functionality. The precision that goes into every aspect of every VALO curing light, from engineering and clinical research to manufacturing and packaging, allows it to continue eclipsing the competition, year after year. To learn more or to purchase a VALO Grand Corded light, please visit ultradent.com or call us at 800.552.5512.


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    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.


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  • Ultradent Announces Two New Vice Presidents: Dr. Jaleena Jessop and Karen Phillips

    April 29, 2019 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, is thrilled to announce the appointment of two new vice presidents to its executive team. Dr. Jaleena Jessop has been promoted to vice president of Clinical Affairs, and Karen Phillips has been promoted to vice president of Sales and Marketing. Both women bring a rich background and breadth of experience to their new roles and are proven, outstanding leaders in their fields of expertise.


    Dr. Jaleena Jessop, Vice President of Clinical Affairs

    Dr. Jaleena Jessop, a practicing dentist for over 17 years, has brought an impressive depth of understanding of dental products and procedures and an expert, critical eye and voice to Ultradent’s R&D, Marketing, Product Development and Regulatory departments in the last two years in her role as the Director of Clinical Affairs. Additionally, Dr. Jessop has made valuable contributions to Ultradent for many years, playing an important role in the company’s New Product Evaluation Committee, as well as consulting on numerous product development and design projects. Dr. Jessop has also participated regularly for several years in the company’s upper management meetings, helping to establish the strategic direction of Ultradent and contributing her vast clinical acumen to many of the company’s decisions.


    Dr. Jaleena Jessop began her undergraduate work at the University of Utah, studying medical biology prior to attending dental school. She then went on to graduate with honors in oral surgery from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 2002. She later completed a two-year certification for straight wire orthodontics from the American Orthodontic Society. Dr. Jessop has served for two years on the Utah Dental Association board, and has served for several years and continues to serve on the national advisory board at the University of Utah Dental School. She also currently works as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah Dental School. Dr. Jessop owns a private dental practice where she has worked for 17 years with an emphasis on esthetic and minimally invasive dentistry.


    Furthermore, thanks to Dr. Jessop’s connections and talent for recognizing other outstanding clinicians, she has built the team of doctors that make up our Clinical Affairs team. “With Ultradent’s vision to improve oral health globally, as well as her commitment to go above and beyond in serving both the clinician and patient, it is completely appropriate that Dr. Jessop should represent our Clinical department at the highest level of the organization, which will enable her to offer solutions that are driven from her clinical insights for many years into the future,” said Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc.


    Karen Phillips, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

    Karen Phillips brings 19 years of dedicated, passionate experience and service at Ultradent to her new role as the company’s vice president of Sales and Marketing. Additionally, prior to coming to Ultradent, Karen worked for 24 years in the clinical side of dentistry with several years as Dr. Gordon Christensen’s course clinical coordinator and lead dental assistant.


    Starting as a territory account manager at the company in 2000, Karen’s vast clinical knowledge, experience, and passion for product education and training led to her promotion to regional manager, and later, to her role at Ultradent’s corporate headquarters as the sales and product training manager. In this role, Karen created, defined, and structured Ultradent’s training program that it still uses today, known as “Ultradent University.”


    Later, Karen’s promotion to U.S. Director of Sales resulted in consistent growth in sales during her six-year tenure, as well as the expansion of the company’s salesforce from 92 to 140 territory account managers.


    In 2018, Karen became Ultradent’s Director of Field Marketing and Events, overseeing seminars, public relations, training, universities, the company’s key opinion leader program, trade shows, and technical product advisors.


    In her new role as vice president of Sales and Marketing, Karen will continue to lead the Field Marketing team, while adding the eBusiness, Sales, Marketing, and Brand Management teams to her field of responsibility. “In addition to her vast business experience and 24 years of clinical experience, including having worked closely with Dr. Gordon Christensen, one of the most renowned dentists in the world, Karen’s professionalism, care, and work ethic has earned the respect of her peers throughout the organization. She will be an outstanding addition to our executive team for many years to come,” said Dr. Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc.



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    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.


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  • Ultradent Announces Dentaltown 2018 Townie Choice Award-Winning Products

    December 14, 2018 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, announces its Dentaltown 2018 Townie Choice award-winning products. Ultradent’s 2018 Townie Choice Award winners are: Opalescence® PF tooth whitening system for Best Take-Home Cosmetic Bleaching System, Ultrapak® cord for Best Gingival Retraction Material, and VALO® and VALO® Cordless curing lights for Best LED Curing Light.


    Of its annual awards, Dentaltown says, “Earlier this year, Dentaltown readers voted in droves for their favorite products, services and equipment—the elements that make their lives more productive, and their staff and patients happier. If you already use their products in your practice, you can feel great knowing that you share your peers’ passion for finding the most effective ways to improve your patients’ experience. And if you’re looking for a better product or service, you can see what other docs have chosen as their raving favorites.”


    Mike Simmons, Ultradent’s brand marketing senior manager, says, “Ultradent is truly honored to receive this award for Opalescence PF tooth whitening systems, the VALO curing lights, and our time-tested Ultrapak cord. We strive to bring value to the dentist with our innovative products, and are very proud of our products and equipment and are humbled by the praise and recognition from Townie Voters. Congratulations to all of the winners this year.”


    To learn more about Dentaltown’s 2018 Townie Choice Awards, please visit dentaltown.com. To learn more about or to purchase from Ultradent Products, Inc., please call 800.552.5512.


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    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.


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  • Ultradent Donates $10,000 to Humanitarian Medical & Dental Education Charity To Kick Off Holiday Season

    December 4, 2018 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products Inc. announced on November 27, 2018, known nationally as “Giving Tuesday,” that it would donate $10,000 toward a Humanitarian Medical and Dental Education Fund started by the Adams, Gladwell, Durham Foundation based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


    The money will go toward providing professional medical and dental education to underserved populations through online lectures and hands-on training provided to students through virtual reality programs. “We’ve basically created online education with hands-on education via virtual reality technology that allows the students to actually perform procedures as if they were on an actual human, in an actual lab, but via technology,” says Dr. Mark Durham, a prosthodontist and co-founder of the Adams, Gladwell, Durham Foundation. He adds, “The challenge on the planet today is that there is progress in some areas and the lack of progress in others which leads to problems for people—humans just like you and I,” adds Durham. “The solution is scaling education. If we can share this information with a lot of people they can start doing things that have never been done before and really create another renaissance, which would be beautiful for humanity. So what we’re doing is investing in systems and technology that we’re developing that allows us to go into areas of the world and deliver education for a fraction of the cost, with some of the best minds.”


    The push to provide education in place of services, they believe, could change the world. “It’s teaching them how to fish, per se, instead of just doing the procedure for them,” added Dr. Nathan Adams, an oral surgeon and co-founder of the foundation.


    As for their progress toward the goal of educating as many people as possible, Durham reports, “So far, the foundation has built three surgical modules for around $50,000, which can now be shared to any of the 7 billion people on the earth without us charging any of them a penny to download. This year, because we are getting faster at building modules, our team and our local collaborators have a goal to see eight modules built for the same amount of money. Imagine the amount of people that will receive surgical training with the additional eight modules we build together!”


    To learn more about this wonderful cause, or to donate, please visit https://www.gofundme.com/smarty.


    Ultradent gladly supports hundreds of humanitarian efforts every year, worldwide. This includes donations toward major disaster relief efforts as well as smaller, individually run humanitarian missions. To learn more about Ultradent’s humanitarian efforts, please visit ultradent.com/company/humanitarian.


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    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.


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  • Ultradent Introduces the All-New Omni-Matrix™ Disposable Retainer and Matrix

    November 20, 2018 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., is pleased to introduce the all-new Omni-Matrix disposable retainer and matrix, a superior circumferential matrix band solution. Designed to perfectly customize to any preparation, the band’s circumference can be easily adjusted simply by twisting the handle, and the pivoting head allows it to access any quadrant of the mouth. Once the restoration is complete, the Omni-Matrix band easily releases without disturbing the restorative material.


    The Omni-Matrix disposable retainer and matrix features an unmatched body design that is ideal for both single and simultaneous restorations. Its innovative shape allows superior procedural visibility and patient comfort, and its ultra-thin burnishable stainless steel adapts to all preparations. Additionally, its unique winged and wingless styles meet individual case needs while its disposable design saves time and money.



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  • Ultradent Pledges $25,000 for Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael Relief Efforts and Announces Special Discount Program to Help Affected Dentists Rebuild Practices

    October 19, 2018 South Jordan, Utah

    In response to the catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Florence and the most recent damage caused by Hurricane Michael, Ultradent Products, Inc., has pledged $25,000 to All Hands and Hearts Smart Response. These funds will be used to aid in the rescue, relief, and rebuilding efforts of those affected by the storms.


    In addition to these donations, Ultradent is offering to help dentists whose practices have been damaged by these hurricanes. Ultradent has offered any dentist whose office has sustained substantial physical damage by Hurricanes Florence or Michael $500 worth of free consumable product, plus 40% off all consumable products and 15% off all equipment purchases exceeding the initial $500 on that order. Through this offer, Ultradent hopes to provide some aid in the rebuilding efforts of the dental community.


    Ultradent’s president, Dirk Jeffs, says, “Care is an important core value at Ultradent, and we want to extend a helping hand and show our care for the people who have been affected by these devastating storms.”


    Ultradent has a strong culture of giving. The company contributed to relief efforts associated with the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Typhoon Haiyan, the earthquakes in Haiti and Ecuador, and Hurricanes Sandy, Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Additionally, Ultradent has donated more than 1.6 million pounds of food over the past 10 years to the Utah Food Bank. Ultradent also contributes to various national and international dental humanitarian missions. To find out more about Ultradent’s disaster relief efforts, please visit www.ultradent.com/relief.


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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 Encourages Employees to Participate In and Donate to Suicide Prevention Walk

    September 14, 2018 South Jordan, Utah

    SOUTH JORDAN, UT, June 18, 2018 – Ultradent Products, Inc., employees will participate in the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk tomorrow, Saturday, September 15, at Liberty Park (600 E. 900 S.) in Salt Lake City. Opening ceremonies begin at 11:00 a.m. and the 5K Out of the Darkness Walk begins at 11:30 a.m. All employees, family members, or friends of an Ultradent employee are invited to join in on the walk or to donate. Ultradent’s team is currently in 1st place for donations among the 458 teams participating, and will lead the walk tomorrow should it retain its ranking.


    There are currently four ways employees can participate and/or donate to the Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk. Employees can invite friends and co-workers to join the Ultradent team (black Ultradent T-shirts will be available at the park), ask those who cannot attend to donate to the Ultradent team, share the Ultradent team’s donation page via social media, and email the link to Ultradent’s team donation page to friends.


    Ultradent invites everyone to participate in any way they can. To register for the walk or to donate, please visit https://afsp.donordrive.com/team/175187.

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  • Ultradent Announces Warranty Extensions for VALO® Curing Lights

    July 3, 2018 South Jordan, Utah

    SOUTH JORDAN, UT, July 3, 2018 – Thanks to the VALO® curing light’s time-tested and proven track record of durability, quality, and dependability Ultradent Products, Inc., is pleased to announce the extension of all current VALO curing light warranties to three years. This extension will add one year to all current two-year warranties on VALO curing lights, making all current warranties valid for a total of three years.

     

    “The VALO curing light brand has exhibited such a wonderful track record with our customers that we’ve decided to extend the warranty on every VALO curing light to three years. This includes the VALO® Corded, VALO® Cordless, VALO® Ortho and the VALO® Grand curing lights. The decision to extend the warranty of our award-winning curing lights was an easy one, as we stand by the quality and longevity of the VALO curing light. We hope this small gesture will stand as a token of our sincere appreciation to our loyal customers and give them added peace of mind in their investment,” says Mike Simmons, Ultradent’s equipment brand manager.

     

     About VALO Curing Lights

    Ultradent’s VALO curing light uses a custom, multiwavelength light-emitting diode (LED) to produce high intensity light at 385-515nm, capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials. This intensity can also penetrate porcelain and is capable of curing underlying resin cements similar to a quality halogen light. The VALO curing light’s optimally collimated beam delivers a complete, uniform cure to entire restoration. All VALO curing lights feature three curing modes—Standard Power, High Power, and Xtra Power, offering clinicians convenience, efficiency, and flexibility.

     

    Every VALO curing light starts as a solid bar of tempered, high-grade aerospace aluminum, which is then CNC precision milled at Ultradent’s facility in South Jordan, Utah. The VALO light’s unique, unibody construction ensures maximum durability and provides unsurpassed heat dissipation. The elegant, ergonomic, and streamlined designed enables the VALO curing light to easily reach all curing site without sacrificing patient comfort. The VALO Cordless, and VALO Grand lights all run on two lithium iron phosphate batteries that deliver the consistent power the VALO curing light requires. These batteries are also inexpensive, rechargeable, and widely available should they need to be replaced.

     

    The VALO Grand curing light features all the benefits of the multiple-award winning VALO Curing light, but with a larger head size and 50% bigger lens—measuring 12mm! The new VALO Grand curing light also comes with a handy back activation button for ease of use.

     

    To learn more, to purchase a VALO curing light, or for any addition warranty questions please visit ultradent.com or call us at 800.552.5512.

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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 Products, Inc., Australia Receives Dental Industry Leadership Award

    June 18, 2018 South Jordan, Utah

    SOUTH JORDAN, UT, June 18, 2018 – The Australia division of Ultradent Products, Inc., is honored to have received the 2018 Dental Industry Leadership Award from the Australia Dental Industry Association. Of the award, ADIA says, “The award recognizes leadership embodied in the form of corporate accomplishments that reflect well on the dental industry, and thus encourage other companies to strive for greater success. The activities that merit this award include innovative product development, domestic or overseas market development, pioneering marketing campaigns, commitment to the ADIA, and environmental sustainability.”

     

    Of choosing Ultradent Australia as this year’s winner, ADIA chief executive officer, Troy Williams said, “There were a record number of entries from businesses that have set the standard that others strive to achieve. It’s in this context that the team of Ultradent Products Australia can be immensely proud of their achievement.” He added, “We chose to recognize Ultradent Australia for its ability to grow from a little-known supplier locally, to an industry partner in just a few short years. From a team of one person in 2012, to a team of four people who contribute to strengthening the reputation of Australia’s dental industry for providing dental professionals with quality treatment options.”

     

    Accepting the award on behalf of Ultradent was Jim Wilson, Ultradent’s general manager overseeing the company’s Asia/Pacific/Sub-Saharan African regions. Wilson said, “I’m very proud of our team in Australia and the hard work and accomplishments they’ve achieved to merit receiving this award.”

     

    Ultradent currently operates in and/or markets its products to distributors in more than 100 countries around the world, including Australia, China, Japan, Indonesia, as well as countries throughout Europe, North America, and South America.

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     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.

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  • Dr. Dan Fischer Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award from Loma Linda University

    June 11, 2018 South Jordan, Utah

    SOUTH JORDAN, UT, June 11, 2018 – Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from his dental school alma mater, Loma Linda University, on May 27, 2018. Loma Linda University awarded Dr. Fischer with the honor for his public attainments and commitment to excellence “which have contributed to mankind in a manner which is congruent with the mission of Loma Linda University Health,” said Dr. Richard H. Hart, president of Loma Linda University.

     

    Dr. Dan Fischer traveled to Loma Linda University with his family over Memorial Day weekend to receive the special award at a commencement luncheon hosted by the university president. Of the recognition, Dr. Fischer said, “I felt both humbled and honored to receive this award. It was very meaningful to me that my alma mater recognized the work of Ultradent’s Diversity Foundation and other activities which have occurred and continue to occur with the help of a number of great people.”

     

    Dr. Dan E. Fischer graduated from Loma Linda University dental school in 1974, after which he maintained a full-time practice for 15 years. Since 1990, he has practiced dentistry part-time while working extensively in the research and development of many revolutionary and award-winning products used in the dental profession via his international dental supply and manufacturing company, Ultradent Products, Inc.

     

    In addition to his vast contributions to the dental industry, Dr. Dan Fischer, through Ultradent, supports numerous humanitarian causes throughout the world, including The Crown Council’s Smiles for Life program, Sealants for Smiles, many independent humanitarian missions, as well as his own 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, The Diversity Foundation.

     

    To learn more about Dr. Fischer, Ultradent, and the many humanitarian causes they support, please 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. 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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