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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. CEO Dr. Dan Fischer Announces Erwin Fischer as Executive Vice President and Points the Direction for Future Generations.

    October 9, 2012 SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH

    Ultradent Products, Inc. announced the promotion of Erwin Fischer to executive vice president. As executive vice president, Erwin will work closely with Dr. Dan Fischer, president and CEO of Ultradent, to continue to build upon the company’s vision to improve oral health globally. Dr. Fischer stated: “Erwin has proven himself loyal, caring, and hard working. He lives all our core values in quality ways.”   

    “Ultradent started as a family business that has developed into an extended family of over 1,100 employees,” said Dr. Fischer. “Contrary to the common evolution of many businesses, particularly in the United States, it is my intent that Ultradent continue as a private family company for generations to come. I believe this translates into significant benefits to our customers and our employees. Erwin’s new role, combined with our goal to not sell the company or go public, enables us to chart our own course for the future and contribute to the current and future economic health of America as well as that of other countries.”

    Erwin has been with Ultradent from its inception—even prior to its incorporation in 1978. For the last six years, he has served as the vice president of information technology. Erwin’s notable achievements include management of two major ERP implementations, certification as an Oracle DBA Master, experience as an Oracle developer and business analyst, five years with Vistage Key Executive Group, and various other IT certifications. These accomplishments have coincided with Erwin’s managerial role in the development of a talented team of IT experts, the implementation of ITIL best practices in Ultradent’s IT department, and certification via the Kellogg School of Management to help strengthen Ultradent’s best practices. Erwin has also been a core team member of Ultradent’s strategic leadership group.  

    “It’s been a great privilege for me to work with so many incredible people in seeing that our corporate vision is realized,” said Erwin. “Our commitment to dentistry and its ability to help humans everywhere is very much ‘in our blood.’ I want to see Ultradent continue to grow and succeed for many generations to come.”

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  • Dental Manufacturer Supports FDA Ban of Baby Products Containing BPA

    September 27, 2012 SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH

    Ultradent supports the United States Federal Drug Administration’s recent ban (http://1.usa.gov/OoJBzt) of products which contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harmful physical and psychological effects in children. Ultradent has always maintained a BPA-free manufacturing requirement for its dental sealants (UltraSeal XT® plus and UltraSeal XT® hydro).  

    “Ultradent does not use, nor do we plan to ever use bisphenol A dimethacrylate (the primary precursor resin to BPA when used in dental materials) in any of our resin dental products,” said Dr. Dan Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. “Furthermore, we use the purest form of Bis-GMA resin available for our Bis-GMA-based products. Using highly sensitive analytic equipment, not even a trace of BPA can be detected.” 

    Ultradent recently launched a website dedicated to BPA education. The website, www.ultrasealxt.com, is the host for frequently asked questions about bisphenol A (BPA) and its use in dental sealants. The tool is equipped with varied media, including podcasts, a children’s development corner, and information specific to Ultradent’s award-winning UltraSeal XT plus. 

     

     

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  • ​Manufacturer of the industry-leading dental sealant UltraSeal XT plus, Ultradent introduces UltraSeal XT hydro, a hydrophilic pit and fissure sealant

    July 16, 2012 SOUTH JORDAN, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc., introduces UltraSeal XT® hydro, a new sealant with a hydrophilic chemistry. UltraSeal XT hydro incorporates advanced adhesive technology and fluorescent properties to offer exceptional, patient-centered results.

    Based on the proven, award-winning chemistry of UltraSeal XT plus, UltraSeal XT hydro’s hydrophilic properties eliminate the need for the clinician to pretreat the tooth with a drying agent, allowing for faster treatments without compromising quality results. It also fluoresces under a black light, making it easy to check retention at the time of placement and at subsequent visits. UltraSeal XT hydro’s advanced adhesive technology securely bonds to enamel, increasing marginal retention and reducing microleakage, resulting in fewer patients who need sealants re-placed.

    UltraSeal XT hydro maintains the always-BPA-free chemistry that UltraSeal XT plus has been recognized for. It is available in Natural and Opaque White shades and is easily delivered with a syringe and the Inspiral® Brush tip. 

    For more information, please visit www.ultradent.com or call our customer service team at 1-800-551-5512.

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  • VALO Awarded the Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Honor

    June 18, 2012 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, receives Pride Institute’s highest honor for its innovation in dental curing technology. Voted as a “Best of Class” technology, Ultradent’s VALO was one of only 18 products honored by the prestigious Pride Leadership Panel.

    The Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award has achieved significant recognition as a result of its Leadership Panel and its non-profit, unbiased, rigorous approach in evaluating today’s marketplace technologies. “The award winners exemplify”, said Dr. Lou Shuman, President of The Pride Institute, and creator of the award and its process “a true differentiation from the rest of the technologies in their categories. We seek out those products and technologies that truly raise the bar. VALO is one among those to receive this prestigious award specifically for that reason”.

    The Pride Leadership Panel consists of the top technologists in the dental industry including Drs. Lou Shuman, John Flucke, Parag Kachalia, Paul Feuerstein, Marty Jablow, Larry Emmott and Titus Schleyer. The individual contribution of the panel members to the industry is immeasurable in their work as researchers, speakers, and editors. “I am honored”, said Suzanne Wilson, Brand Manager for VALO, “both to receive this recognition on behalf of Ultradent, and to be a member of the team that has been integral in introducing such an amazing innovation. I personally want to thank the panel at Pride for their acknowledgement.”

    VALO will be showcased at the Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Expo at the ADA annual session in San Francisco, California this October. For more details, please follow “Ultradent” on facebook or visit www.valo-led.com.

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  • Ultradent Launches User-Friendly Redesign of Website

    May 11, 2012 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent responds to customer feedback with a redesign of its website. The new sleek, clean design of www.ultradent.com offers several improvements which make the experience for online customers more efficient.

    The redesign of Ultradent’s main website was directed by feedback from online customers for improvement of usability features. In addition to a more sleek design, the website offers improved site navigation. For visitors of the online store, the improvements include an easier registration process and new “quick order” features.

    For those seeking information about Continuing Education events, the online seminars calendar will remain current with the listing of CE courses and tradeshows. Visitors will now be able to request information about specific events and products online.

    To experience website improvements first-hand, please visit www.ultradent.com.

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  • Ultradent Introduces Edelweiss

    May 2, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc. plans to launch Edelweiss, a uniquely engineered composite veneer system, at the California Dental Association Session in Anaheim this week. Attendees of the session will get a first glimpse at the low-cost, esthetic alternative to custom lab veneers.

    Each composite veneer in the Edelweiss system is laser sintered, combining a high-gloss, uniform surface with a thermally tempered base. This unique manufacturing technology makes Edelweiss veneers harder than other composite veneers, resulting in greater resistance to scratching and wear.

    Ultradent intends Edelweiss as a solution for those seeking a lower-cost alternative to custom lab veneers, unlocking the opportunity for dentists to offer esthetic smiles to more patients. With no need for lab work or separate appointments for consultations, impressions, temporary seatings and permanent restorations, Edelweiss allows patients to get a natural-looking, long-lasting smile in just one appointment. Edelweiss composite veneers are available in an assortment of sizes, requiring minimal adaptation and tooth preparation.

    Ultradent will showcase Edelweiss at the CDA Annual Session along with the Triodent V3 system and the VALO Cordless curing light. For more information, follow our tweets (#CDAUltradent) or stop by our booth (#450).

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  • Opalescence Invites Offices to Say “I Do”

    April 30, 2012

    Ultradent Products, Inc., manufacturer and distributor of Opalescence products, invites offices to participate in its Opalescence “I Do” contest. Any office can enter a “bride-to-be” for an opportunity to win cash and product prizes. Details of the contest, along with a “bridal packet” for entry, can be found at www.idocontest.com.

    Participation in the “I Do” contest begins by requesting a bridal packet online at www.idocontest.com. The office must submit a before and after photo for each bride whitening with Opalescence who participates in the contest. The photos will be submitted for voting online at the contest website.

    One lucky bride will be selected to win every month. The prize package includes a cash incentive for the bride (up to $1000.00) and whitening treatments for select members of the bridal party. The winning office will be provided with free promotional materials, the opportunity to provide a consultation for the winning bridal party and a cash prize for each winning bride.

    For more information, please visit www.idocontest.com. Contest rules for both the dental office and bride-to-be can be found at this address.

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  • Ultradent Receives 2011 Utah Genius Award

    April 23, 2012 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc. will be recognized for exceptional innovation as an honoree of the Utah Genius Award on April 24, 2012 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award, sponsored by Bateman IP Law Group, Zions Bank and KSL, will be accepted by Neil Jessop, Ultradent’s Research and Development Director.

    Each year, sponsors of the Utah Genius Award recognize the top inventors and trademark registrants from the previous year. Ultradent was among the top 20 companies for Utah-based patents with 11 new patents in 2011. “Utah is fortunate to have companies like Ultradent who are helping to drive our economy through innovation,” said Rand Bateman, President of Bateman IP and founder of Utah Genius.

    “We understand that innovation and invention is integral to the growth of our community”, said Dr. Dan Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. “We’re proud to be a part of both Utah and the dental community’s development. We’d like to thank Utah Genius for helping to promote the spirit of growth.”

    For more information, please visit www.ultradent.com or call us at 1-800-552-5512.

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  • Ultradent Honored For Contribution To The Health Ministry Of The Southern Tier

    April 2, 2012 South Jordan, UT

    ​Last week, Dr. Dan Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. accepted a beautiful Steuben Glass sculpture as a thank you for Ultradent’s support of The Health Ministry of the Southern Tier. The honor followed Dr. Fischer’s lecture at the 52nd anniversary of the Joseph Ferraioli Memorial event at the Corning, Inc. headquarters. The event is sponsored by the Sixth District Dental Society and presented by the Bi-County Dental Society of Chemung and Steuben Counties.

    “We were grateful to have Dr. Fischer as our speaker for the 52nd Annual Joseph Ferraioli Memorial Lecture”, said Dr. Ron Bellohusen, the head of the Bi-County committee. “His presentation was both informative and inspirational. I believe Dr. Ferraioli would have enthusiastically approved. We thank you [Ultradent] for your support of our local dental health ministry through your donation of products.”

    The annual meeting is dedicated to Dr. Joseph Ferraioli as a tribute to his years of community service and dedication to academic excellence in the profession of dentistry. Dr. Ferraioli, a graduate of the University of Buffalo Dental School, made a major contribution in service to the community of dentists in Steuben and Chemung Counties by acting as a public relations liaison for Corning Glass works for twenty-two years. He was the main organizer for the Tri-County Dental meeting. In his honor, Dr. Fischer presented on the topic of “Minimally Invasive Dentistry: Back to Basics".

    For more information, please contact Dr. Ron Bellohusen at the Bi-County Dental Society at rbelloh1@stny.rr.com.​

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  • Ultradent’s Customer Service Team Receives Benchmark Portal’s 2012 Top Call Center Awards

    March 27, 2012 South Jordan, Utah

    ​Benchmark Portal, an internationally recognized research and educational organization, just announced the 2012 Top 100 Call Center award winners. Ultradent Products, Inc. placed 2nd in the “Smaller Centers” category which includes companies with customer services departments of 100 or less individuals.

    “Ultradent places such a high value on providing exceptional customer service”, said Dr. Dan Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., “that we’re honored to be recognized for this award. We strive, and will continue to set our own measures beyond reach, to continue providing the best possible customer care”.

    With one of the largest databases of call center metrics in the world, Benchmark Portal’s annual benchmarking survey is viewed as a primary data source for managers around the world. One of the intended outcomes of the survey is to improve system quality by comparing teams with their peers which serves to continuously customer service.

    For more information, please visit www.ultradent.com or call our customer service department at 1-800-552-5512.

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