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  • Opalescence® PF Tooth Whitening System Unveils New Packaging

    February 22, 2018 South Jordan, UT

    SOUTH JORDAN, UT, February 22, 2018 – Ultradent Products, Inc., is pleased to unveil new packaging for its hallmark professional take-home tooth whitening system, Opalescence® PF whitening. Opalescence PF whitening system’s new look showcases a modern, sophisticated, clean esthetic and utilizes less plastic than its predecessor. The new packaging also features a nesting concept, which maximizes space and gives each product element a designated place for easy access and product storage. The box uses an invisible magnetic closure, making it easy and desirable to save and reuse, adding to the environmentally friendly, contemporary appeal.

     

    The Opalescence PF tooth whitening system has ranked as the number one professional whitening system worldwide since its release in 1990. The award-winning system features customized take-home whitening trays with syringe-delivered whitening gel. Opalescence whitening gel is known for its sticky, viscous texture which allows it to stay put on the tooth instead of migrating to tissues to provide maximum whitening results with minimum sensitivity. Newest to the Opalescence PF whitening brand is Opalescence® Quick—a 45% carbamide peroxide whitening gel with a 15–30-minute wear time that is now part of Opalescence PF’s take-home line of products. It comes in a Mint flavor. PF whitening also comes in 10%, 15%, 20%, and 35% carbamide peroxide concentrations, in both Regular, Mint, and Melon flavors. The product also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride.

     

    Opalescence PF tooth whitening system is recommended for whitening discolored teeth prior to placement of composite, veneers, or crowns. It is effective in removing some or all internal tooth discolorations due to congenital, systemic, pharmacologic, and traumatic factors, as well as aging. It has even been successful in resolving staining due to fluorosis and tetracycline.1,2

     

    To learn more about Opalescence PF tooth whitening system and to check out its new packaging, visit the Ultradent Booth #3811 at the 2018 Chicago Midwinter Show, call 800.552.5512, or 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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    1. Caughman WF, Frazier KB, Haywood VB. Carbamide peroxide whitening of nonvital single discolored teeth: case reports. Quintessence Int. 1999;30(3):155-61.

    2. Morgan J, Presley S. In-office “power” bleaching of vital teeth as an adjunct to at-home bleaching. Advanced Tooth Whitening, a Comprehensive Guide to Whitening. Prac Perio & Aesthet Dent. 2002;14(suppl 2):16-23.

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  • Ultradent Products Inc. Celebrates 40th Anniversary

    February 1, 2018 South Jordan, UT

    SOUTH JORDAN, UT, February 1, 2018 – This year, Ultradent Products, Inc., a family-owned, international dental supply and manufacturing company, celebrates 40 years in the dental industry. Ultradent began as a family-run, grassroots small business that, throughout four decades, has become a worldwide leader in its field—known for its innovative dental products, rock-solid core values, and family-friendly, people-centered business culture.

     

    Of this milestone, Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, says, “Looking back on the last 40 years, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for the sacrifice and hard work put in by so many people—whether it be my own family, our fabulous Ultradent employees, or the leaders in dentistry who championed us from the beginning and along the way in this wonderful endeavor. The time has truly flown by, and it’s amazing to look back on the progress we’ve made since our humble beginnings at the kitchen table of my home.” He adds, “I often say that companies are not made of concrete, glass, and steel. They’re made of people, and people serving people is what business is all about. I believe that is one of the key ingredients to Ultradent’s success over the last 40 years.”

     

    Ultradent began 40 years ago with a simple idea by Dr. Fischer, then a young dentist who had recently graduated from Loma Linda University. He wanted to create a product that would act as a solution to a common problem dentists everywhere face—achieving predictable, rapid, and profound hemostasis in the mouth. He knew that if he could come up with a product that met that criteria, he would not only save dentists time and money by allowing them to work more efficiently, but that it would also allow dentists to produce higher quality, more accurate impressions.

     

    Dr. Fischer began experimenting with different chemistries after-hours at his small dental practice in Salt Lake City, and by 1978, he had invented and patented Ultradent’s first product, Astringedent® hemostatic, a groundbreaking feat in tissue management. That same year, he founded Ultradent Products, Inc., as a vehicle to market and sell his invention.

     

    Astringedent hemostatic’s wild success set the pace for a succession of products that today includes a wide range of innovative dental materials and equipment. In fact, since 1978, Ultradent Products has gone from one offering, Astringedent hemostatic, to offering over 1,600 dental products worldwide.

     

    As business grew rapidly, Ultradent also expanded from its first headquarters, a 40-foot x 60-foot metal hay barn on Dr. Fischer’s property, to its South Jordan headquarters, which encompasses over 460,000 square feet. This doesn’t include its numerous offices and subsidiaries throughout the world in Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.

     

    Ultradent is also a proud USA-manufacturer. The company researches, designs, manufactures, packages, and ships 95% of what it sells in its South Jordan facility. It also exports 70% of its products beyond U.S. borders to over 100 countries throughout the world. Of this practice, Dr. Fischer says, “We believe in staying in touch with our products. The more one outsources, the more one delegates shipping, or production, or R&D to other parts of the world, the more one loses touch with what has made them who they are.”

     

    Ultradent’s hallmark products include its expanded line of tissue management products, which still includes Astringedent hemostatic, and its world renowned, industry-leading line of tooth whitening products, Opalescence® Whitening Systems. Ultradent’s product family also includes the multiple-award winning VALO® and VALO® Grand curing lights, Ultra-Etch® etchant, and its recently introduced dual-wave soft tissue diode Gemini® laser.

     

    Beyond the dental community, Ultradent supports and donates products to humanitarian efforts both locally, nationally, and internationally, including the Crown Council and Sealants for Smiles. Ultradent also founded and sponsors its own 501c3 non-profit organization, the Diversity Foundation, a progressive outreach program committed to preventing hate crimes and intolerance. The foundation is currently helping support over 50 students in their efforts to pursue higher education at the college and graduate level.

     

    To learn more about Ultradent’s 40 year anniversary, please visit ultradent.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 Announces Dentaltown 2017 Townie Choice Award-Winning Products

    December 19, 2017 South Jordan, UT

    SOUTH JORDAN, UT, December 19, 2017 – Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, announces its Dentaltown 2017 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 2017 Townie Choice Award winners: Opalescence® PF tooth whitening systems for Best Take-Home Cosmetic Bleaching System, Opalescence® Boost whitening for Best In-Office Cosmetic Bleaching System, Opalescence® Whitening Toothpaste for Best Whitening Toothpaste, UltraCal® XS paste for Best Canal Treatment Medicaments, Seek® and Sable Seek® caries indicator for Best Caries Indicator, Ultra-Etch® etchant for Best Etch, Ultrapak® cord for Best Gingival Retraction Material, ViscoStat® and ViscoStat® Clear hemostatics for Best Hemostatic Agent, VALO® and VALO® Cordless curing lights for Best LED Curing Light.

     

    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 2017 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 Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces Jiffy® Natural Universal System

    November 21, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., proudly introduces the Jiffy® Natural Universal Finishing System—a complement to Ultradent’s renowned Jiffy® Universal Finishing System. The polishers in the Jiffy Natural Universal Finishing System are designed to efficiently and easily reach all tooth surface areas to give a natural finish on all ceramic materials, including zirconia. They can also be used to temper super high-gloss finishes to create the look of natural enamel.


    The Jiffy Natural Universal System consists of malleable spiral-shaped wheels that are designed to easily conform to tooth anatomy. Their pliable, finger-like extensions easily reach where cups and points can’t, including occlusal anatomy. The system is designed to be used in conjunction with the Jiffy Universal Finishing System to give clinicians options and versatility to achieve the right esthetic look for their patient. The efficient two-step process allows clinicians to easily get the most natural finish they desire on any ceramic material, including zirconia, lithium disilicate, and porcelain.


    To learn more about the Jiffy Natural Universal System, please call 800.552.5512, or visit ultradent.com.


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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 Products, Inc., Named 2017 International Company of the Year At Utah Global Forum Meeting

    October 17, 2017

    Salt Lake City, Utah, October 17, 2017 – Today at the Utah Global Forum Meeting, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah, Ultradent Products, Inc., accepted the award for 2017 International Company of the Year, presented by KeyBank and the World Trade Association. Each year business and political leaders from around the state gather at the Utah Global Forum meeting to present and learn about developing international business and export strategy, as well as tap into new markets. The International Company of the Year Award honors one company and one individual each year for excellence in these areas, as well as global citizenship and humanitarianism. Nominations for International Company of the Year are submitted only by parties not employed or affiliated with the nominee.

     

    Accepting the award on behalf of the company, Dr. Dan Fischer, Ultradent founder and CEO, said, "Ultradent wasn't just founded by me, it was founded by family, and we're proud to have maintained that family feeling as the company has grown throughout the decades to include 1,600 employees in offices in ten countries around the world, including our home office in South Jordan, Utah." He went on to say, "We believe in the opposite of outsourcing. We do our own R&D, our own machining, our own injection molding, and our own primary and secondary packaging and mailing. We're proud to say that 95% of what we sell, we manufacture ourselves, and we're also proud to say that 70% of what we manufacture is exported beyond our U.S. borders to over 100 countries."

     

    Special guest speakers at the Utah Global Forum meeting event included Utah Governor Gary Herbert; CNN, ABC News, and Telemundo Political Contributor and GOP Strategist, Ana Navarro; as well as many other influential business and civic leaders throughout the country and state.

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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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  • UPDATE: Ultradent Increases Donation to $300,000 for Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Relief and Offers Special Discounts to Affected Dentists

    September 12, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    UPDATE: In response to the catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey and the most recent damage done by Hurricane Irma, Ultradent Products, Inc., has increased the company’s donations to the Saint Bernard Project (SBP) and to the All Hands Volunteers organization from $250,000 to $300,000. The Saint Bernard project will use the funds to aid in the rescue, relief, and rebuilding efforts of all those affected by the storms. The All Hands Volunteers organization will also use the donation funds to help restore and rebuild the communities affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.


    In addition to these donations, Ultradent is offering to help dentists whose practices have been damaged by the hurricanes. Since Monday, August 28, 2017 Ultradent has offered any dentist whose office has sustained substantial physical damage by Hurricanes Harvey or Irma $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, “Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, with their wind and flooding, have caused unprecedented, catastrophic damage in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, and surrounding islands. 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, Hurricane Sandy, and the earthquakes in Haiti and Ecuador. Additionally, Ultradent has donated more than 1.6 million pounds of food over the past nine 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/en-us/about-ultradent/humanitarian-efforts-program/Pages/Disaster_Relief_Efforts.


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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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  • UPDATE: Ultradent Increases Donation to $250,000 for Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts and Launches Special Discount Program to Help Affected Dentists Rebuild Practices

    August 30, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    UPDATE: In response to the catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Ultradent Products, Inc. has upped its donation to the Saint Bernard Project (SBP) from $50,000 to $250,000 as damages from the storm continue to devastate the communities in its path. The Saint Bernard project will use the funds to aid in the rescue, relief, and rebuilding efforts of all those affected by the storm. Additionally, Ultradent is launching a discount program to help dentists whose practices have been damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Beginning Monday, August 28, 2017, Ultradent will offer dentists negatively affected by Hurricane Harvey $500 worth of free product, with 40% off all consumable products and 15% off all equipment purchases exceeding the initial $500, in the hopes of providing some aid in the rebuilding efforts of the dental community.


    Ultradent’s president, Dirk Jeffs, says, “Hurricane Harvey, with its wind and flooding, has caused unprecedented, catastrophic damage in Texas. 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 this devastating storm.”


    Ultradent has a strong culture of giving. The company contributed to relief efforts associated with the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Typhoon Haiyan, Hurricane Sandy, and the earthquakes in Haiti and Ecuador. Additionally, Ultradent donates over 1.6 million pounds of food over the past nine 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/harvey.


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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 Donates $50,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts and Launches Special Discount Program to Help Affected Dentists Rebuild Practices

    August 28, 2017 South Jordan, Utah

    In response to the catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, Ultradent Products, Inc., will donate $50,000 to the Saint Bernard Project (SBP) as they work to aid in the rescue, relief, and rebuilding efforts of all those affected by the storm. Additionally, Ultradent is launching a discount program to help dentists whose practices have been damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Beginning Monday, August 28, 2017, Ultradent will offer dentists negatively affected by Hurricane Harvey $500 worth of free product, with 40% off all consumable products and 15% off all equipment purchases exceeding the initial $500, in the hopes of providing some aid in the rebuilding efforts of the dental community.


    Ultradent’s president, Dirk Jeffs, says, “Hurricane Harvey, with its wind and flooding, has caused unprecedented, catastrophic damage in Texas. 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 this devastating storm.”


    Ultradent has a strong culture of giving. The company contributed to relief efforts associated with the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Typhoon Haiyan, Hurricane Sandy, and the earthquakes in Haiti and Ecuador. Additionally, Ultradent donates over 1.6 million pounds of food over the past nine 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/harvey.


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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 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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