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  • Ultradent has Multiple Products Honored with 2017 Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards

    August 17, 2017 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc., is pleased to announce that the Gemini® 810 + 980 diode laser, and the VALO® curing light family—which includes VALO Corded, VALO Cordless, and the largest LED curing light available on the market, VALO® Grand—have been selected as 2017 recipients of the Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award. Now in its ninth year, the Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Award recognizes manufacturers and service providers for their innovations and is one of the most prestigious dental industry honors. “Being selected as a ‘Best of Class’ winner acknowledges companies that create the innovative dental technologies that will help shape the future of our profession,” said Dr. Lou Shuman, Best of Class Founder and Cellerant CEO.

    This year will mark the fifth time that Ultradent’s VALO Curing Light family has been awarded the “Best of Class” Technology award. It is the first time that the Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser has been recognized for the honor. Of the distinctions, Mike Simmons, Ultradent’s Global Brand Manager of Equipment, says, “Ultradent is truly honored to receive this award for both the VALO family of curing lights and our newly launched Gemini diode laser. We strive to bring value to the dentist through innovative products, and the VALO curing lights and Gemini laser portray this goal perfectly. We are very proud of our equipment and are humbled by the praise and recognition from the Cellerant Consulting Group.”

    The VALO curing light’s multiwavelength light-emitting diode (LED) and optimally collimated beam makes it capable of polymerizing all dental materials. The low-profile design of the light’s wand-style body and the large footprint of the curing head provide unprecedented access to the oral cavity. Each VALO light is precision milled from a solid bar of aircraft aluminum, ensuring unsurpassed durability. VALO Cordless is also available in the colors Graphite, Gold, Fuschia, and purple. The VALO Grand curing light features a 50% larger lens and an additional curing light on the underside of the wand.

    “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. “We research the best available technologies for an entire year leading up to the announcement of award winners,” said Dr. Marty Jablow of Cellerant. “To be selected as ‘Best of Class’ after all of that scrutiny and deliberation means that our panel is confident in recommending winning technologies to our peers.”

    In addition to Dr. Shuman, the 2017 “Best of Class” panel consisted of Dr. John Flucke, Technology Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, Technology Editor for Dentistry Today; Marty Jablow, DMD, known as America’s Technology Coach; and Parag Kachalia, DDS, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry. “Ultradent is extremely honored to be among those recognized by this extremely distinguished panel of doctors, leaders, and innovators. There is no higher recognition than to be lauded by your peers, and for that, we are humbled and grateful,” said Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products.

    About Ultradent Products, Inc.

    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading global developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments. Founded in 1978 as a family-owned company, Ultradent’s vision remains to continue to improve oral health globally by creating better dental products that set new industry standards. Ultradent also aims to improve quality of live and the health of individuals through financial and charitable programs.

    About The Cellerant “Best of Class” Technology Awards

    The “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. Courses at last year’s 2016 meeting sold out. This year’s event will be held Oct. 19-23 in Atlanta, GA.

    About Cellerant Consulting Group

    Founded and led by CEO Dr. Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, Cellerant provides strategic dental market insights, clinical expertise, implementation resources and support to accelerate growth for client dental companies. Cellerant services include new concept incubation, clinical product evaluation, product development, continuing education program development and CE sponsorship, strategic branding and marketing, online marketing, lead generation, and dental media relations management. As an orthodontist and former owner of a 10-doctor multi-specialty private group practice, Dr. Shuman guides clients to develop offerings that connect with and engage dental customers on a relationship level that provides sustained differentiation. Cellerant operates under a unique model that merges leading voices in clinical product evaluation and strategic partner companies to provide a menu of services from one easily accessible network.


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  • Introducing UniCore® Accessory Posts Part of the UniCore® Post and Drill System

    June 16, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., proudly introduces UniCore® Accessory Posts, part of the UniCore® Post and Drill System. Designed for the general dentist and endodontist, UniCore Accessory Posts work to fill voids in the root canal, improving in overall strength of the post and core unit. UniCore Accessory Posts were created to be placed in the root canal alongside a master post, such as the UniCore Post. Adding accessory posts allows for much better adaptation in the case of flared and oval canals, eliminating the need for an additional drilling procedure.

    UniCore Accessory Posts feature a tapered shaft for dentin conservation and enhanced adaptation in flared canals. This minimizes gap formation as well as polymerization shrinkage. UniCore Accessory Posts are stronger than composite resins, providing reinforcement of the restoration inside and outside. They feature high translucency for optimal aesthetics and light conductivity, and are also radiopaque, making them easy to see in radiographs.

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  • Dr. Jaleena Fischer Jessop Appointed Ultradent’s Director of Clinical Affairs

    May 19, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jaleena Fischer Jessop as the company’s Director of Clinical Affairs, effective immediately. Of the promotion, Dirk Jeffs, president of Ultradent, says, “I am excited to have Dr. Jessop at the helm of our Clinical Affairs department. Her rich clinical experience, drive to provide the highest standard of care for patients, and passion for Ultradent’s vision of improving oral health globally will enable Ultradent to continue to offer solutions that are driven from clinical insights for many years into the future.”

    As the director of clinical affairs, Dr. Jessop, a practicing dentist, will oversee all phases of product development to ensure that the clinician’s point of view is considered in every aspect. Additionally, Dr. Jessop will head a new clinical team at Ultradent that will work with other departments to ensure clinical input and accuracy in every area of the company. Dr. Jessop will also continue to work in her dental practice three days a week, applying her hands-on clinical experience to her work at Ultradent.

    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 three years 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 15 years with an emphasis on esthetic and minimally invasive dentistry.

    Furthermore, Dr. Jessop has been making valuable contributions to Ultradent for many years, playing an important role on the company’s New Product Evaluation Committee, as well as consulting on numerous product development and design projects. Additionally, Dr. Jessop has participated regularly for several years in the company’s upper management meetings, helping to establish the strategic direction of Ultradent, contributing her vast clinical acumen to many of the company’s decisions.

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  • Ultradent Products Inc. Announces Evening Event at AAO Featuring Gemini® Laser Course, Cocktails, and Hors d'Oeuvres

    March 29, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., is excited to announce an evening event that will coincide with the American Association of Orthodontists show in San Diego, California. The event will feature a course titled, “A New Generation of Lasers in Orthodontics,” taught by Dr. Derek Mahony, an orthodontic specialist based in Sydney, Australia. Attendees will also be treated to drinks, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening.

    The event will be held on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina hotel, located at 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, California, 92101.

    Course Description:

    Many orthodontists around the world regularly use soft tissue lasers to drastically reduce treatment times and improve patient outcomes. Join us for an incredible evening of food, beverages, and entertainment while you learn how to successfully integrate the latest laser technology into your practice to the benefit of you and your patients. Immediately after the seminar, you will have the opportunity to use the Gemini 810 + 980 soft tissue laser and experience the incredible performance and speed it has to offer.

    Attendance is free, but space is limited. To reserve a spot at the event, please contact Jason McFarland at or call 800.520.6640.

    View "The New Generation of Lasers in Orthodontics" Flyer »

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc., Announces Cocktail Reception, Opportunity Drawing, and Benefit Event in New Orleans, Louisiana

    March 27, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., is excited to announce a cocktail reception and benefit event that will take place on the evening of Friday, April 28, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana, after the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) trade show ends for the day. The event will include cocktails, live music, and hors d'oeuvres, as well as an opportunity drawing in which participants could win an Endo-Eze Genius® endodontic system or one of several other great prizes. All donations for the drawing will benefit the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation (NOMC).

    The event will be held in the River Room at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel, located at 2 Poydras Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130. It will begin at 5:30 pm and go until 8:00pm. Casual attire is encouraged.

    To learn more about the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic and Assistance Foundation, please visit

    To reserve a space at the cocktail event, please contact DJ Moody, at


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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces Mosaic™ Universal Composite

    February 21, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products Inc. proudly introduces Mosaic universal composite, which balances beauty and performance for lasting, lifelike restorations. Mosaic composite can be used for all restorative purposes: basic or complex. Its well-balanced nanohybrid formula produces restorations of the highest quality. Combining the strength properties required for posterior use with the esthetic characteristics desired for anterior use, Mosaic universal composite ensures superior results both visually and functionally.

    Mosaic universal composite’s smooth, pliable consistency allows for total control during manipulation. Once the material is shaped, it won’t flow or slump out of place. Available in 20 intuitive dental and enamel shades, it provides predictable shade matching using single, double, or multiple-layer techniques, as it was designed to emulate the same levels of translucency and opacity seen in natural dentition. Dentin and enamel shades also mimic the same fluorescence that occurs in natural dentin and enamel. The proprietary dispersion of nanofillers in Mosaic composite allows for a high polish and long-term gloss retention, allowing the restorations to maintain a long-term luster. Low volume shrinkage and low shrinkage stress reduce the potential for strain on the restoration during polymerization, while high compressive and flexural strength ensure that the restoration can withstand repetitive chewing and biting forces.

    Mosaic universal composite comes in unique, four-gram syringes, featuring an innovative design with a smooth, contoured handle and barrel to allow for easy cleaning while still being easy to grip and identify. It is also available in convenient .2-gram unit-dose singles.

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  • Ultradent Receives Medal of Honor from French University

    January 17, 2017 Dardilly, France

    ​Last week on January 9, 2017, the University of Montpellier in Dardilly, France presented the Medal of Honor, the university’s highest recognition, to Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., who received the award on behalf of the company. A reception and celebration followed where Dr. Dan Fischer, Ultradent’s management team in France and SEMEA, and Dirk Jeffs, Ultradent’s president, celebrated with many of the university’s faculty members, guest lecturers, and students. The dean of the University of Montpellier, Philippe Gibert, called the award a “mark of gratitude for the involvement of Ultradent in the training of future dentists at Montpellier, and, overall, for their important contribution to the teaching of dentistry.”

    Since 2009, Ultradent has been involved in the University of Montpellier’s dental program, helping provide practical training to students in tooth whitening, adhesions, veneers, and even management and leadership through product support, training, and lecturing. Additionally, Ultradent supported the creation of a post-graduate diploma by Dr. Bruno Pelessier in esthetic and restorative dentistry, which has become the most widely recognized and reputable professional diploma for working dentists in France. Ultradent has also helped the university develop a master class on posterior restorations that is not only available at the University of Montpellier’s main campus in France, but is also at outposts on the islands of Réunion, Guadeloupe, and Martinique.

    Upon receiving the Medal of Honor, Dr. Dan Fischer said, “Receiving this award was very humbling and a sweet gesture by our colleagues at the University of Montpellier, including Dr. Bruno Pelessier. I was very honored to accept it on behalf of the entire company and everyone’s hard work and effort in partnership with the University of Montpellier.”

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  • Ultradent Announces Dentaltown 2016 Townie Choice Award-Winning Products

    December 16, 2016 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, announces its Dentaltown 2016 Townie Choice award-winning products. 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 easier, their practices more productive, and their staff and patients happier. Herein, we present the winners, the reigning champions and the new victors alike.”

    Ultradent’s 2016 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® V3-Ring for Best Matrix Materials & Systems.

    Sean Kennedy, Ultradent’s brand marketing senior manager, says, “We are very excited for our products to be among the winners of the Townie Choice awards again this year. Providing the highest quality products to our customers and patients has always been our top priority, and it’s wonderful to hear that clinicians recognize and appreciate our efforts. We want to extend a huge thank you to the Townie community for their reviews and feedback. They continuously drive us to develop products that exceed their expectation and we hope to continue doing so in the many years to come. Congratulations to all of the winners this year.”

    To learn more about Dentaltown’s 2016 Townie Choice Awards, please visit

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces Thermo° Clone™ VPS Impression Material

    November 11, 2016 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products Inc. proudly introduces Thermo° Clone VPS impression material, an exciting new advancement in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. To the dental professional taking an impression while trying to minimize patient discomfort, bubblegum-scented Thermo Clone is the brand of vinyl polysiloxane impression material that makes impression taking easier, because of Thermo Clone’s consistent setting times, thermal set curing that activates when placed in the patient’s mouth, and the most effective techniques to get the right impression, the first time.

    Thermo Clone VPS impression material is a premium product, specially engineered to be reliable and consistent. It’s extremely temperature sensitive nature allows for long working time, a short setting time, and minimal time in the critical zone where distortions occur. Thermo Clone VPS impression material is also hydrophilic, ensuring precision in every impression by displacing moisture so the material can reach every part of every tooth. The material’s high tear strength allows clinicians to remove it confidently from a patient’s mouth without being worried about breaks or tears, while also demonstrating excellent dimensional stability, maintaining its shape during transfer to the dental lab. Thermo Clone VPS impression material works with all automatic mixing machines and comes with Ultradent’s unique dynamic mixing tip which is easier to install than the leading competitors.

    Last, Ultradent offers extensive training and education on Thermo Clone VPS impression material with the knowledge that however perfect a product is, it means NOTHING if technique is poor. That’s why we do everything possible to make sure that dentists and their staff are trained to capture quality impressions.

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  • Ultradent Announces Utah Food Bank Drive for a Drive Charity Golf Tournament

    September 15, 2016 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 Friday, September 23, 2016 at the River Oaks Golf Course in Sandy, Utah. Early registration begins now and goes until September 20, where participants can register for the event for $70. Registration after September 20 or on the day of the event will be $85.

    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 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, T-shirt, tournament golf bag, lunch, and raffle tickets for post-event prizes. This year, AIT Worldwide has generously offered to award a Harley Davidson motorcycle to any golfer who achieves a hole-in-one!

    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 the 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, through fundraising events organized by its employees and employee donations, Ultradent raised $85,263 for the Utah Food Bank.

    For questions, additional details, or to register for and/or help sponsor this year’s Drive for Drive charity golf tournament, please visit

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