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  • Ultradent to host a weekend of “Sun and CE” in San Diego’s Newest Waterfront Hotel

    September 23, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc. plans to host a weekend of “Sun and CE” at the casually sophisticated Hilton San Diego Bayfront on November 11-13, 2010. Attendees will receive 7 CE credit hours while enjoying the backdrop of San Diego’s Gaslamp quarter complete with shopping, dining and other entertainment options. The course, “Solutions for Success: A Team Approach” will be led by Drs. James Jesse and Ron Kaminer. 

    This one-day course format is designed to change the way a team thinks and operates to boost overall success. Topics of the course include minimally invasive dentistry (endodontics, oral surgery and bone grafting), cone beam scanning, innovations in Cariology, state-of-the-art hygiene and patient compliance to name a few. The program is recommended for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office managers. 

    The seminar fee is $695.00 for two doctors and up to 5 team members. The fee includes deluxe accommodations at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, hotel taxes and fees, mid-size car rental, and a chance to win Ultradent’s award-winning VALO dental curing light! For more information, please visit us online at or call 1- 800-520-6640. ​

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  • Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15%

    September 1, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    Opalescence was welcomed back to the Emmys in Los Angeles this year to debut its newest beauty product, Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15%. Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15% was clearly the style lounge favorite among Emmy recognized celebrities from Primetime’s Mad Men, Modern Family, Glee, Dancing with the Stars to HBO’s True Blood. Emmy Award recipients and celebrities Neil Patrick Harris, Rico and Raini Rodriguez, Antonio Sabato Jr., Sarah Rue and Betsy Brandt were among fans of Opalescence at the celebrity suite hosted by Kari Feinstein. 

    Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme’s powerful 15% hydrogen peroxide solution is delivered with an easy-to-use, pre-filled, adaptable and disposable whitening tray with a quick 15 minute treatment time. No other tooth whitener can promise a beautiful, professionally whitened, celebrity smile in 15 minutes leaving fresh breath and an Opalescence dazzle for the red carpet. 

    Want to find out more about the “primetime” Hollywood favorite? Visit us at or for more information on a full menu of Opalescence “star quality” tooth whitening products. ​

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. To Host Its Largest Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah

    August 13, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    Promising attendees an experience like no other, Ultradent will host its largest summit next week (August 18-20, 2010) in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. “The Ultradent Summit” will include representatives from 50 states, uniting dental industry professionals for a unique learning experience. 

    Participants will enjoy the myriad of outdoor and cultural experiences that are distinctive to Utah while learning from key speakers on the topics of minimally invasive dentistry, technological advancements in endodontics, and economic opportunities in a downturned economy. The program will include dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office managers. 

    The Ultradent Summit is being offered free-of-charge by Ultradent and attendees will receive 21 hours of CE credit for participation. For more information on Ultradent’s other seminars, please visit us online at or call 1-800-520-6640.​

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  • VALO Wins the International Design Excellence Award!

    June 30, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    The International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) weighed in on VALO’s award winning design! VALO received the IDEA bronze award in the category of medical and scientific products this past week. 

    Established in 1980, The IDEA is a program co-sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). Part of the IDEA’s goal is to “foster business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and economy”. Awards are based on innovation, aesthetics, design effectiveness and the impact on the user and environment. VALO outperformed other medical devices from various healthcare disciplines placing it at the leading edge of medical device design. 

    The IDEA is the most recent entry to VALO’s list of accoloades including Reality’s 5 star, #1 rating and recognition as one the Top 100 products by Dental Products Report. For more information on VALO, please visit or call Ultradent’s customer service line at 801-552-5512. ​

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    June 17, 2010 Chicago, IL

    Oral Health America (OHA) announces the launch of Fall for Smiles®, a public messaging campaign conducted in collaboration with Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait®, an initiative of the Dental Trade Alliance. The campaign begins in September to promote messages to consumers about the importance of self care, good nutrition, regular dental visits, and tobacco avoidance in maintaining oral health. 

    During the campaign, OHA will announce the results of a public opinion survey on consumers’ beliefs about oral health. Sponsored by Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait and Plackers dental flossers, the survey of more than 1,000 adults and more than 1,000 children asked questions about oral care habits and perceptions. Prior OHA surveys have shown that adults are unaware of the role that infectious bacteria play in tooth decay, and that time spent brushing teeth tends to diminish at nighttime and on weekends, suggesting that routines play a role in optimum oral care habits. 

    “The Fall for Smiles campaign is intended to bring the oral health community together to promote common messaging about what Americans can do to keep their mouths healthy,” said Beth Truett, President and CEO, Oral Health America. “We are excited about the strong interest we have from the public and private sectors in a messaging campaign in the third quarter that reminds consumers about the importance of oral care routines as families are heading back to school and back to work.” 

    Fall for Smiles will include outreach to dental care providers through a participation booklet and kit created by Patterson Dental. The campaign will also dedicate a week to the often-overlooked topic of oral health issues faced by mature adults and older Americans, an initiative being sponsored by Aspen Dental. A “Tobacco Free Week” will focus on the oral health risks of tobacco use. 

    “Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait shares a common purpose with OHA’s Fall for Smiles campaign—to increase dental patient awareness,” said Gary Price, CEO, Dental Trade Alliance. “Our members are encouraged by the collaborative nature of this effort, and the multiple opportunities for outreach to patient populations and opinion leaders throughout the country.” 

    Fall for Smiles is generously sponsored by Aspen Dental, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait, Patterson Dental, Plackers dental flossers, and Trident®. Fall for Smiles promotion partners (confirmed to date) include Aegis Communications, American Dental Hygienists’ Association, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Belmont Publications, DentalEZ Group, DNTLworks Equipment Corporation, Harry J. Bosworth Company, Henry Schein Dental, Hispanic Dental Association, Lanmark, Smiles Change Lives, and Ultradent. Contact Melissa Hoebbel, or at (312) 836-9900 for a campaign partner prospectus or to learn more! 

    Oral Health America’s mission is to change lives by connecting communities with resources to increase access to oral health care, education and advocacy for all Americans, especially those most vulnerable. For more information, visit 

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  • Reality Rates VALO with 5 Stars and a #1 Rating!

    June 16, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    Reality Esthetics, a publishing company with global recognition for dental industry ratings, announced its ranking of dental curing lights with Ultradent’s VALO taking 1st place! VALO received 5 stars for its clinical performance in Reality’s testing lab. 

    VALO’s strengths were described as “small, lightweight, ergonomic and stylish” yet “tough, durable, and scratch-resistant”. A curing light that “cures all materials”, evaluators added that VALO has a “cool design, with power to spare, and smart electronics that don’t require a PhD in engineering to understand”. 

    Considered the “bible of cosmetic dentistry”, Reality’s publications are viewed as an information resource with hands-on reviewer’s guides of tested products within the dental industry. Reality’s editorial team consists of clinicians and key educators who are considered leaders in their respective fields, which makes VALO’s 5 star, #1 rating as powerful as VALO itself! 

    For more information on VALO, please visit or call Ultradent’s customer service line at 801-552-5512. ​

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  • South Jordan Chamber of Commerce Announces Annual Award Winners

    April 23, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    The South Jordan Chamber of Commerce announced its annual award winners at the recent Annual Recognition Dinner presented by Rio Tinto. The awards recognize excellence and superior accomplishment by businesses and individuals serving South Jordan. 

    "South Jordan is blessed with many exemplary businesses and people who consistently go beyond normal requirements and achieve great things," said Chamber President Paul Pugmire. "Each of the award winners and each of the nominees are truly leaders. The Board of Directors and I congratulate each of the nominees and winners." 

    Award winners are: 

    - Ultradent, South Jordan Builder Award. This award recognizes the business demonstrating the most significant and meaningful increase in job opportunities during 2009. 

    - Dr. Denny Mack, South Jordan Dreamer Award. This award recognizes the business started in 2009 that demonstrates the most significant accomplishment as a new start-up. 

    - Energy Solutions, South Jordan Giver Award. This award recognizes the business demonstrating the most significant community involvement and support. 

    - Dr. Dale Hull of Neuroworx and Coach Dave Peck of Bingham High School, South Jordan Hero Award. This award recognizes the business or individual demonstrating the most significant acts of inspiration, leadership and service to others. 

    - Garbett Homes, South Jordan Living Award. This award recognizes the business demonstrating the best environmental sustainability practices in its operations. 

    - Kennecott Utah Copper, South Jordan Pillar Award. This award recognizes the business demonstrating the most significant all-around business excellence. 

    Nominations for awards were made by Chamber members, each of whom was asked and allowed to submit nominations. Nominees were not required to be members of the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce, but must impact South Jordan in the category in which they were nominated. Award winners were chosen by a committee of the Board of Directors. Members of the Board of Directors are elected by the general membership of the South Jordan Chamber. Award winners were presented with a crystal obelisk etched with their name and award category at the Annual Recognition Dinner presented by Rio Tinto. 

    The South Jordan Chamber of Commerce is a private business organization supported by its members. The mission of the South Jordan Chamber is "Advocate for a strong and vibrant business community in South Jordan."

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  • Ultradent Announces Exclusive Relationship with Shofu, Inc.

    April 22, 2010 Kyoto, Japan & UT, USA

    Ultradent Products, Inc. and its orthodontic division, Opal Orthodontics, today unveiled its exclusive relationship with Shofu, Inc., one of the largest international dental materials and equipment manufacturers with over 85 years of industry experience. Shofu, Inc. will be the exclusive distributor of Opal Orthodontics in Japan. 

    Founded in 1922 by Mr. Kajo Shofu III, a Japanese entrepreneur and researcher, Shofu, Inc. has a solid history with regional key opinion leaders and orthodontic specialists. Now a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Shofu has remained one of the top manufacturers of superior dental products used by dentists, dental technicians, and dental hygienists with affiliate companies in the United States, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom, and China. Shofu will be the exclusive distributor of Opal Orthodontics products in Japan. Ultradent Japan will continue with distribution for Ultradent’s dental products through a network of distributors in Japan. 

    Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin, a private consultant to Ultradent’s orthodontic division, has been an active proponent of the Shofu-Ultradent partnership. “It is a pleasure to renew my relationship with Shofu in Japan under a new umbrella with a quality innovator of orthodontic products like Ultradent,” said Dr McLaughlin. “Dr. Masatada Koga, a recognized orthodontic expert, and I share a history of working in tandem to educate Shofu customers on advanced orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and patient care. Ultradent will add more depth with its long history of continuing education and the development of quality, innovative orthodontic products. ” 

    Dr. McLaughlin's passion for continuous improvement of the pre-adjusted appliance is what drew him to Ultradent and Dr. Dan Fischer, its president and founder. Last year, Dr. McLaughlin partnered with Opal Orthodontics as an advocate and consultant, helping to lead the global orthodontic education program and as a contributor to new product development and design. In the first quarter of 2010, Dr. McLaughlin represented Ultradent at a continuing education course in Japan, educating over 200 orthodontists on case studies related to the Opal Orthodontics system. 

    For more information on the partnership between Shofu, Inc. and Ultradent Products, Inc., please contact Hiroshi Kaji at Ultradent Japan at or Mr. Masaru Miyajima at Shofu, Inc. at 

    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 healthcare 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. More information about Ultradent, call (800) 552-5512 or visit 

    About Shofu, Inc. 
    Shofu, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and has remained one of the top manufacturers of superior dental products in the global market. They contribute to world dentistry through providing creative and innovative products. Shofu, Inc. is endeavoring to fulfill its obligations in the field of dental technology as a globally active corporation. Their aim is to put a smile on your face. Shofu, Inc. received CE marking of ISO13485, International Organization for Standardization, for dental equipment and ISO14001, for Environmental management systems. Their mission is not only to be a quality innovator but also to conserve the environment. For more information about Shofu, Inc., please visit ​

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. To Host the Serenade of the Seas

    April 13, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc. plans a “Serenade of the Seas” for a unique Continuing Education experience in June 2010. Participants will enjoy a Royal Caribbean cruise through Puerto Rico, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten and the US Virgin Islands while learning about how to bring success into their dental practice. 

    Ultradent’s Caribbean cruise will feature Drs. James Jesse and Ron Kaminer. They’ll address “Solutions for Success: A Team Approach”, a one-day course which offers 7 CE credit hours. It’s designed to change the way a team thinks and operates to boost overall success. Topics of the course include minimally invasive dentistry (endodontics, oral surgery and bone grafting), cone beam scanning, innovations in Cariology, state-of-the-art hygiene and patient compliance to name a few. Offering 7 CE hours of credit, the program is recommended for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and office managers. 

    This tropical journey takes place June 6-13, 2010 departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico. The seminar fee is $995.00 (with special discounts for teams of 3 or more). The Serenade of the Seas is a ship full of exciting features such as a rock-climbing wall, basketball court, casino, Indian-themed solarium and a full host of opportunities to drink, read, eat and relax. For more information on either seminar, please visit us online at or call 1-800-520-6640. ​

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  • Dazzle them with an “Opalescence Smile” in 15 minutes!

    March 2, 2010 South Jordan, UT

    “Opalescence Smiles” will dazzle around the world with the addition of Ultradent Products, Inc.’s latest innovation to its family of powerful tooth whitening systems - Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15%; a pre-filled disposable whitening system with trays featuring a 15 minute wear time! 

    Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15% consists of a hydrogen peroxide gel complete with the benefits of Opalescence PF technology. The signature pre-filled, disposable Trèswhite trays are worn for 15 minutes a day. Because of the extra whitening power of the 15% gel, results will be visible within the first few applications. 

    “We’re adding Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15% to our family to meet the changing needs of our customers and to continue innovation in the world of whitening,” said Dr. Dan Fischer, Ultradent’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. “The 15% formulation only requires a 15-minute application so that even patients with very active lifestyles can benefit from an Opalescence fueled smile”. 

    Each Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15% kit contains 20 whitening trays, 10 upper and 10 lower. Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme’s spa-designed packaging provides superior stability and shelf life with an air-tight seal. 

    It’s time to dazzle them! Call us today for a free sample or for more information about Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme 15% at (800)552-5512, or visit us online at or​

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