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  • Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme-Whitened Smiles of Sundance Film Festivalgoers

    January 26, 2009 South Jordan, UTu

    Attendees of Sundance Film Festival didn’t see much new snow this past week but there was plenty of white to be found. Celebrity smiles whitened with Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme lined the streets of Park City, Utah this past week for the 25th Annual Sundance Film Festival. 

    Leading filmmakers, celebrities, musicians and industry figures stopped by the Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge to take a break from films and festival activity. Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme, a festival veteran and Utah-manufactured system, became the lounge celeb receiving praise from film actors/actresses Susan Sarandon, Andie MacDowell, Chaz Palmentari, Dallas Cowboy’s Star Terrell Owens, and comedian Mo ‘Nique, to name a few. 

    Other suite attendees accepting Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme kits included Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Seth Green, Jeff Daniels, DJ Steve Aoki, Tommy Davidson and Deidre Hall. Paris Hilton and “BFF” Brittany Flick found the kits to be so irresistible, they both wanted to try the mint and peach flavors! Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme is easy to use, only requiring a wear time of 30-60 minutes and the added convenience of pre-filled, one-size-fits-all, disposable whitening tray in delicious flavor options. 

    Want to find more information about Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme? Please visit for more information on Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme or any of Ultradent’s other tooth whitening products. ​

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  • Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme Adds Glimmer to Twlight Film Actor’s Smile

    January 13, 2009 South Jordan, UTu

    The 66th Annual Golden Globes Awards was broadcast with hundreds of “Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme” whitened smiles this year thanks to the Kari Feinstein’s 2009 Style Lounge in Beverly Hills, California this weekend. Guests of the style lounge included Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and Twilight film stars Taylor Lautner (“Jacob Black”) and Kellan Lutz (Emmett Cullen). Proceeds of the lounge supported the Visual Impact Now organization. 

    Taylor Lautner was particularly excited to try Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme again. He said it was the tooth whitener he used during the filming of the highly popular 2009 film “Twilight”. With a wear time of only 30-60 minutes and the added convenience of pre-filled, one-size-fits-all, disposable whitening trays in three delicious flavor options, Taylor was among several Golden-Globes bound stars excited about brightening their smiles. Other film actors included HBO Trueblood series actress, Ashley Jones, CSI: New York’s actress Melina Kanakarides, MTV series Bromance actor ‘Sleazy T’, rapper Ludacris, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen actor Tyrese Gibson, Dancing With the Stars Judge, Carrie Ann Inaba and actor Blair Underwood. 

    The Visual Impact Now organization, through partnerships with organizations such as “The Boys and Girls Club” and “Give the Gift of Sight Foundation”, assists underprivileged children with needs for eye examinations and eye care. 

    Later this month, Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme will make a guest appearance at a Sundance Film Festival style lounge in Park City, Utah. 

    Want to find more information about Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme? Please visit for more information on Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme or any of Ultradent’s other tooth whitening products. ​

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  • Ultradent Announces Free CE Credit

    January 12, 2009 South Jordan, UTu

    Ultradent Products, Inc. is sponsoring a free CE course through an educational grant. The online course, “Tissue Management Concepts”, is authored and presented by Dr. Dan Fischer. It consists of a discussion about hemostasis, tissue retraction and the procedure for sulcular control. 

    President/CEO of Ultradent, Dr. Dan Fischer, is a graduate of Loma Linda University. He has maintained a full time private practice for fifteen years. He is the inventor of several tissue management products which are used widely in the dental profession today. Objectives of Dr. Fischer’s course include an understating of basic tissue management concepts, a process for hemostasis and tissue retraction and an understanding of restorative dentistry-based tissue management. 

    “There is nothing a dentist can do from a quality standpoint when bleeding or sulcular fluid is present”, said Dr. Dan Fischer. “With proper tissue management techniques, the quality of impressions and the resultant indirect restorations can be favorably predicted. In fact, as important as quality tissue management is for impression making, it can be even more relevant to the adhesive bonded restoration, direct or indirect.” 

    For more information, please visit Dentaltown at The course, Tissue Management Concepts, is available for 2 ADA Cerp/AGD Pace credits. ​

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  • Townies Announce Favorite Ultradent Products for 2008

    December 24, 2008 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc. is the proud recipient of nine 2008 Townie Choice awards. The awards spanned the categories of Take-Home Cosmetic Bleach, Pit and Fissure Sealants, Toothpaste, Finishing and Polishing Pastes, Caries Detectors, Etchant, Gingival Retraction Material and Hemostatic Agents. 

    Every year, members of cast their votes for their favorite dental products. Since the inception of the Townie Choice Awards in 2003, members have been faithful to several Ultradent products including Seek and Sable Seek, Ultra-Etch, UltraPak Knitted Cord and Viscostat. This year, the products made the Townie favorite list again along with Diamond Polish, UltraSeal XT plus, ViscoStat Clear and two Opalescence Products – Opalescence Treswhite Supreme and Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste. “We’re proud of our Townie favorites,” said Dr. Fischer, President/CEO of Ultradent, “We’d like to express our deepest thanks for the support of members”. 

    For more information on Ultradent’s Townie favorites, please call 1-800-552-5512 or visit us online at ​

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  • Ultradent receives special honor for support of the Sealants for Smiles program

    December 18, 2008 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc. was recognized as a community partner for its support of Sealants for Smiles, an oral health program sponsored by Dental Select. The award was received during Dental Select’s “An Evening of Smiles” gala in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

    Ultradent Products, Inc. supports the Sealants for Smiles program, whose mission is to improve the oral health of Utah’s disadvantaged children. In a recent summary of 2008 activity, the program reported placement of over 5,700 sealants of 2nd and 6th grade student in Title I schools. 
    During the gala, Ultradent was recognized along with Intermountain Healthcare, Bonneville International and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Humanitarian Services. Keynote speakers at the event included Winston Wilkinson, Director at the Office of Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Roger Adams, CEO/President of Sealants for Smiles and a special video presentation from Utah’s Governor, Jon M. Hunstman Jr. 

    For more information on Ultradent’s support of Sealants for Smiles, please contact us at 1-800-552-5512 or visit us at ​

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  • High Tech, High Class, Minimally Invasive Dentistry “ESPN-Style”

    November 10, 2008 South Jordan, UT

    Dr. James Jesse and Dr. Ron Kaminer present 21st Century Dentistry “espn-style” at the Greater New York Dental Meeting on December 1, 2008. In this high energy and high impact lecture, the top eight most important subjects as they relate to high tech, high class, minimally invasive dentistry will be presented for clinicians entering the next decade. The end goal is for the entire dental team to leave equipped with the tools to meet the needs of their patient during the first visit to the dental office. 

    The course, 21st Century Dentistry: High Tech, High Class, Minimally Invasive Dentistry for the Next Decade, will share tips that can immediately be implemented into practice. Topics of the course include minimally invasive dentistry from early diagnosis to micro preps and invisible fillings, new topics in cariology, high-tech dental hygiene and office gadgets, minimally invasive endodontics and oral surgery and the seven words that will increase every office’s bottom line by $50,000! Course lessons are guaranteed to jump start any practice. The course offered at the Greater New York Dental Meeting is an introduction to a sixteen day nationwide program planned for 2009. 

    Dr. Jesse graduated from Loma Linda University in Southern California in 1973. Dr. Jesse has been in private practice in Colton, California for 35 years. He is an Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry at Loma Linda University, and Assistant Professor of Restorative Dentistry at Columbia University. He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Ron Kaminer graduated from the University of Buffalo in 1990. He has two offices, one in Hewlett, NY, the other in Oceanside, New York. In 2006, Dr Kaminer introduced the Waterlase dental laser to the country of Guatemala. Dr Kaminer is a well respected clinical lecturer on various topics, including, Minimally Invasive Dentistry, Dental Lasers, and Minimally Invasive Endodontics. 

    To find out more about 21st Century Dentistry “espn-style”, please contact us at 1-800-552-5512 or visit us at ​

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  • Ultrapro Tx Now Available for the “Ultra Professional”

    October 15, 2008 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of a new hygiene line, Ultrapro Tx. This product line is designed for the “ultra professional” – the individual that seeks exceptional performance at a professional quality level. Ultrapro Tx incorporates over 20 products including the ergonomically sleek and user-friendly handpiece, disposable prophy angles and potassium nitrate and fluoride (PF)-fortified prophy pastes. 

    Ultrapro Tx was a natural extension of Ultradent’s core prevention products including UltraSeal XT plus, Flor-Opal Varnish White and Ultradent’s complete line of PF whitening products. The extension includes the Ultrapro Tx handpiece which is a light-weight, ergonomic, sleek design with fluid maneuverability. The high torque and reduced resistance motor with vibration free operation make the handpiece effective, yet mess-free for the patient. 

    The Ultrapro Tx prophy angles complement the smooth-running and ergonomic design of the handpiece. The cups have improved flare for greater subgingival access and color-coding for easy identification. The prophy paste, available in delicious mint, dye-free bubble gum and Ultradent’s signature Walterberry flavor, complete the segment of the line designed for tooth polishing and debridement. These pastes are unique in offering the benefits of PF, reinforcing the prevention capabilities of Ultradent’s hygiene product line. 

    For more information on the new Ultrapro Tx product line or any of Ultradent’s oral hygiene products, please call 800.552-5512 or visit Ultradent online at ​

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  • Ultradent Selected as “Health Care Hero” for Corporate Achievement

    October 10, 2008 South Jordan, UT

    Last month, Ultradent Products, Inc. accepted the 2008 Health Care Heroes Award in the category of corporate achievement. The award, received from Utah Business Magazine, was designed to recognize organizations that make a significant impact on the value and quality of health care in Utah. 

    “Health Care Heroes” were selected in eight different categories by an editorial panel of community leaders and health care professionals. Ultradent was selected in the category of corporate achievement for both its contribution to its employee health and fitness programs and advancement of dental health care globally. 

    Ultradent’s “bombastic” health program provides 18 get-healthy events a year, including a 5k run or walk marathon, a ‘Maintain Don’t Gain’ program and monthly health and fitness seminars. Ultradent also offers a discount off monthly medical premiums for employees that work toward or meet the national health standard. “Certainly this outreach increases the happiness, the loyalty and the passion of the employee to be engaged with our company,” says Dr. Dan Fischer, CEO of Ultradent. “But at the end of the day, you have to have some fun, too.” 

    Ultradent’s health goals extend to the community, the United States, and to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia and South America. Ultradent’s mission is to find a cure for caries using minimally invasive dentistry. The company is also the exclusive provider of sealant for the Sealants for Smiles program and is an underwriter for the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation. 

    Ultradent and its employees are proud to be recognized among other health care professionals or organizations with the common goal of enhancing the value and quality of health care. For more information on Ultradent’s contributions, please call us at 1-800-552-5512 or visit us at ​

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  • Ultradent Announces a Cruise to “America’s Last Frontier”

    October 6, 2008 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc. will set sail to Alaska, “America’s Last Frontier”, on its next adventure in continuing education. With presenters Dr. John Kanca and Dr. Gerald Denehy at the helm, the cruise promises to leaves attendees with the unforgettable experiences and images of Alaska’s Inside Passage. 

    A graduate of the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine, Dr. John Kanca, III maintains a private practice in Middlebury, CT, with emphasis on cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kanca’s work has dedicated a significant amount of time on research and work related to adhesive dentistry. His course, Adhesive Dentistry for the New Millennium, will cover various aspects of adhesive dentistry designed for performing all types of bonding procedures. 

    Dr. Denehy is a professor of Operative Dentistry and Chairman of the Department of Operative Dentistry at The University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and received his Masters in Science in Operative Dentistry from the University of Iowa. He currently maintains a practice which is devoted primarily to esthetic dentistry. Dr. Denehy’s course, Composite Resins: A Conservative Approach to Maximum Esthetics, will address changes in the field of operative dentistry. 
    Dentists, Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Lab Technicians are invited to attend. Attendees can earn up to 16 CE hours. 

    The cruise takes place August 1-8, 2009. It will be serviced by the Norwegian Cruise Line. For more information on registration or fees, please call 800.520.6640 or visit Ultradent Products, Inc. online at ​

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  • Statement from Dan Fischer for Public Release in Response to Personal Allegations

    August 1, 2008 South Jordan, UT

    I woke up this morning to read a statement in The Salt Lake Tribune, saying that I have been trying to hide my life. Anyone who knows me knows that nothing could be further from the truth. It is evident that my work with the Lost Boys and my Congressional testimony last week has made the FLDS sect pretty angry, enough so that they would attack me. 

    The disjointed, spurious allegations against me seem to fall into the following areas: 
    1. That I did not support my children. 
    2. That my first two wives and I separated because I was abusive. 
    3. That I engaged in abusive discipline of my children. 
    4. That I abandoned my children, throwing them out of my house. 

    At the outset, it is important to keep in mind that the FLDS are trying to use me as a distraction to deflect attention from themselves. FLDS are taught from an early age that lying to protect the “Prophet” and the “Church” is perfectly acceptable and even desirable. However, their skillful distortions, lies and half-truths simply will not work. 

    As some of you know, I was married to three women by the FLDS leader in my younger years. The second one married to me, Leenie, has been my wife for some time now. We had our 35th wedding anniversary just two weeks ago. 

    I have 16 children and anyone who knows me knows that I support my family. The allegations of non-support concern two of my children by my third wife Marcia, whom I have not supported, but not for the lack of trying. I was cut off from all communication with them. I was never asked for support, and indeed, when I did try to help them my help was spurned. 

    The separation and ultimate divorce from my first and third wives had to do with personal issues, mostly related to the dynamics of living a FLDS polygamous life, and not with spurious claims of abuse. For example, my third wife was upset with me because for many years I had no interest in having a conjugal relationship with her. Discussion of personal dynamics and things of this nature simply have no place in the public conversation and I simply do not intend to address them. 

    I have already indicated that a FLDS plural household is generally one that breeds many conflicts and indeed, “continual fighting.” And, yes, sometimes that meant physical confrontations on all sides. But to portray a picture that tries to paint me as a “wife-beater” is wrong. It is character assassination, and it is untrue. 

    To try and turn normative corporal discipline, common 20-30 years ago into child abuse is something that is just ludicrous. Sure I spanked my kids. This was not unusual inside and outside of FLDS in the 1970s. Furthermore, to imply that I tried to suffocate my children to keep them quiet is beyond goofy. It is a lie, a damnable lie. Interestingly, I am alleged to have done this in public, in church. If this were true (and it is not) then where were the other parents to stop this alleged abuse and protect the children? 

    The children who I allegedly threw out of my house left because they would not conform to the FLDS religious requirements. They were 18 or older. Their leaving the house was simply a reality of the FLDS life and teachings. I might add that one of those children who left is my daughter Jaleena, who is now a dentist and, I am proud to say, my “boss” in a dental practice. 

    I can’t say that I’ve been a perfect parent. I’ve often said “What I wouldn’t give if I could start over with my older children with what I know now.” That said, it is interesting that the charges of FLDS “affidavits” trying to malign me really amount to charging me with living an FLDS lifestyle and conducting myself in accordance with the teaching of the leadership and the typical day-to-day life of FLDS adherents. On this count, I certainly was guilty as charged. Today, I am forever grateful that my eyes were opened to a life outside of the FLDS--one that has freedom, one that is conducive to a constructive husband-wife and family relationships, and one that does not compel an “us against them mentality” that is used to justify lying. 

    I’ve often said that I feel like a human who has lived three distinctly different lives--my formative life in FLDS, my life as a polygamous husband in FLDS and the life of freedom after leaving FLDS. We all know the challenges that can occur in single marriage relationships, where adults seek to discover each other through a quality courtship experience. Imagine the framework for discord when a society takes three women, even women who have their own incompatibilities with each other, and requires, without their having a choice, that they all be married to the one man under one roof and raise a family in such environment. That is not a logical way to set the stage for peace and tranquility in the family. This is what happened to me. And that is not to say that my two former wives didn’t have positive qualities and values. It simply is a goofy way to have to live, and one that breeds friction. 

    I can say that my experiences, even difficult ones, living in the FLDS society have given me insights and the capability of understanding and helping those young boys who have been expelled by FLDS or who left of their own accord. I can also say that my experiences have enabled me to share what I believe are important insights to the wrongs and atrocities committed by the leaders of the FLDS society. From this, I believe some good has come from a very difficult time in my life. And my efforts to help children and even others will continue unabated. 

    Thank you, 
    Dan Fischer​

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