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  • Ultradent Products, Inc., Launches Consumer-Facing Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste Online Store

    June 7, 2016 South Jordan, UT

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc., is excited to announce the launch of a consumer-facing online store for the sale of Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste. The site allows United States customers to purchase the toothpaste directly from Ultradent in packs of three.

    Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste is available for purchase in the original formula and in the new sensitivity relief formula. Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste Original Formula is formulated to provide excellent whitening effects while helping to strengthen enamel, prevent cavities, and promote oral health. It’s safe for everyday use and comes in a delicious Cool Mint flavor. It offers efficient, quick fluoride release, high enamel fluoride uptake1, and maximum enamel, dentin, and restoration protection2. Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste Sensitivity Formula features all of the whitening and oral health benefits and great flavor as the Original formula, and it also includes Potassium Nitrate to help relieve sensitivity.3 Opalescence Whitening toothpaste, compared with other popular whitening toothpaste brands, is very low abrasion and safe for everyday use. All online orders of Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste come with free shipping.


    To learn more or to purchase Opalescence Whitening Toothpaste, please visit opalescence.com and click the “Buy Toothpaste” button in the top right-hand corner.

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Announces Community 5k/Comic Con Event to Benefit Utah Food Bank

    June 6, 2016 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products Inc. will join forces with Salt Lake City Comic Con this year to host a superhero themed community event called Heroes v. Villains. The event will include a 5k family fun-run, a costume contest, games, food trucks, and more. Heroes v. Villains will take place on August 27, 2016 at Draper City Park, located at 12500 South 1300 East. All proceeds of the day’s events will benefit the Utah Food Bank.



    Schedule of Heroes v. Villains Events:

    • 7 a.m.: 5k registration
    • 8 a.m.: 5k race
    • 9 a.m.: Children’s 1k race
    • 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Costume contest, food trucks, games, and more!

    Ultradent has a long history of raising money and contributing to charitable causes, and has been donating to the Utah Food Bank since 2011. With this event, the company aims to raise enough money to provide 300,000 meals to underprivileged Utahans.



    To learn more about this year’s fundraising event and to register for the 5k race, please visit www.heroesvvillains.com

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  • Ultradent Honored for Second Time with National Award for Ethics and Truth in Advertising

    May 12, 2016 South Jordan, Utah

    Following a nation-wide nomination and voting process, Ultradent Products, Inc., an international dental supply and manufacturing company based in South Jordan, Utah, was selected for the second consecutive year out of over 3,000 other nominated companies to receive the Golden Hands Award of Xcellence for Ethics and Truth in Advertising today at a national dental trade show in Anaheim, California.



    Initial nominees for the prestigious award were selected by a respected group of well-known clinicians and leaders in the dental industry, including numerous, well-known Key Opinion Leader doctors. They selected the nominees based on the merits of ethical conduct, placement of public health before profits, dependable products, knowledgeable personnel, and excellent customer service. The nominees were then voted on by thousands of practicing dentists across the nation to select the winner.



    Of receiving the honor, Dr. Dan Fischer, President and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. said, “We’re so honored to have received this recognition. Additionally, it must be said that the true honor for this award goes to the men and women at Ultradent who work tirelessly every day to uphold the values upon which Ultradent hangs its hat: Integrity, Care, Quality, Innovation, and lastly, Hard work. They embody these values in the way they contribute to our vision every day, regardless of their personal job description or the continent on which they serve. We are humbled to receive this recognition and will use it as a critical reminder of our duty to continue to be responsible and caring to those we serve, both inside and outside Ultradent. Indeed, we are truly fortunate humans. Onward and upward!”



    Prominent doctors involved in selection, assistance and support of the award include: Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dr. John Farah, Dr. Howard Farran, Dr. Edward Feinberg, Dr. Eddie Harouni, Dr. Howard Landesman, Dr. Brian LeSage, Dr. Pascal Magne, Dr. Michael Miller, Dr. Hessam Nowzari, Dr. Terry Pannkuk, Dr. Ron Saidara, Dr. Han Scoble, Dr. Gary Solnit and Dr. Frank Vidjak.



    The Golden Hands Award of Xcellence has the distinction of being the most elaborate award in Dentistry. Conceptualized by Amir H. Motamed, DDS, the sculpture has been designed and made by commissioned artist and master craftsman, Donjo. Using the lost-wax process, the sculpture is made of casted bronze over an Italian barble base. The hands are patina. The logo is casted bronze, then polished and enamelized with automobile paint. The sculpture stands 16 inches tall and weighs 18.4 pounds. The sculpted Golden Hands of Dentistry are shown upholding the four colored triangles of the dental profession: Dental Education, Dental Professionals, Dental Organizations and the Dental Industry— all pointing to a common core.

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  • Dirk Jeffs Appointed President of Ultradent Products, Inc.

    May 9, 2016 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, announced on April 27, 2016 that Dr. Dan E. Fischer has appointed Dirk Jeffs as President of Ultradent, effective immediately. Dr. Fischer will remain as CEO.



    “Dirk Jeffs has a distinguished record of accomplishment as well as a clear commitment to the critically important role of cultivating and nurturing our core values,” said Fischer. “As we plan for the future of Ultradent, it is critical that we leverage the forward-thinking attitude, wealth of experience, and positive demeanor of our newly-named president.”



    Dr. Fischer went on to discuss the exemplary qualities that identified Dirk Jeffs as the best choice for the position. “Dirk Jeffs has a long-standing commitment to Ultradent that has positively impacted growth and expansion opportunities in many areas, including the development of satellite operations in Europe, Japan, China, and Brazil. He has led the Ultradent sales and marketing team since 2006 and has demonstrated strong leadership skills at the executive level. He has shown through his actions that he is trustworthy, caring, and progressive. He has demonstrated the ability to not only teach our culture, but live it.”



    “We have a great opportunity to benefit from Dirk’s deep experience as we continue, as a company, to make a difference to clinicians and patients around the world,” said Ultradent’s Senior Vice President, Erwin Fischer. “Dirk’s openness and his caring demeanor will allow us to continue to improve as the company goes forward.”



    Jeffs joined Ultradent in 1996 as International Sales Manager. He then progressed to the position of Senior Vice President of sales and marketing, where he has served for the past 10 years. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University, where he earned his MBA.



    “At this important time in the history of dental care, Ultradent continues to raise the bar,” said Jeffs. “I have deep respect for the history of Ultradent and the important contributions that its people and products have made to dentistry. I am thrilled to be a part of our exceptional culture and excited about the opportunity to work with quality, caring individuals who are committed to improving oral health care globally. I look forward to supporting Dr. Fischer in his vision as we move forward.”

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  • Ultradent Receives 2016 Earth Day Award For Mine Reclamation Project

    April 27, 2016 South Jordan, Utah

    The Utah Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining honored Ultradent Products Inc. with its 2016 Earth Day Award for the company’s innovative reclamation of a mine located in Tooele County, Utah. Every year, the board presents the award to Utah companies, organizations, and individuals for going beyond what is required by regulation to protect the environment while developing Utah’s natural resources.



    For more than two decades, Ultradent responsibly used the site to resource and refine banded fluorite and barite found within the mine for use in its many dental products. Last August, Ultradent executives made the decision to undergo reclamation of the mine in order to return it to a post-mining land use, making it a possible and safe habitat for wildlife in the future. The project involved demolition and closing the mine, regrading, and revegetating the land.



    Larry Garahana, a geologist for the Bureau of Land Management said, “Projects like this are so important because we don’t want to leave old mining disturbances on the ground for safety reasons, and it’s important to bring the landscape back to a suitable habitat and ground for wildlife and woodlands.” He continues, “Ultradent, under the direction of Peter Allred and Erwin Fischer, did a phenomenal job on this project. They went above and beyond.”



    Peter Allred, Ultradent’s director of formulation technology says, “We’re a proud Utah company—all of our marketing materials and product packaging feature our iconic Utah landscapes and landmarks, and with this project, we felt a deep responsibility to clean up the site and return the land to its natural state as good corporate citizens.”



    Erwin Fischer, Ultradent’s senior vice-president says, “This is something that our team can be very proud of for the effort that they put into it. They gave it their all and spend a lot of time and in the end, I think they really enjoyed it and knocked it out of the park.”



    “Earth Day Awards recognize reclamation projects and innovations in environmental technology that surpass what is required by regulation,” stated Utah Board of Oil, Gas, and Mining Chairman Ruland Gill Jr. “It is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate technical expertise and pride in their industry, and concern not only for the economics of their industry, but also for our environment.”



    Other companies that received the 2016 Earth Day Award include Compass Minerals Ogden, Inc., Conoco Phillips, North American Mine Services, Inc., Canyon Fuel Company, LLC, and Questar Pipeline Company for their projects.



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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Announces Seminar Dates for Victoria Wallace, LDA

    March 10, 2016 South Jordan, UT

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. is proud to announce the 2016 dates for several continuing education seminars with Victoria Wallace, LDA. The classes will cover a wide array of different topics from bonding, to whitening, to ceramics, to isolation, and more, offering three continuing education credits per course. Victoria will also present findings from a recently finished seven-year research project on shear bond testing conducted with three other dentists at the University of the Pacific, entitled “Student Exercise on Shear Bond Testing to Enhance Enamel and Dentin Bonding Skills” at the American Dental Educator’s Association (ADEA) in mid-March.

    Victoria trained in Minnesota to become a Certified Dental Assistant and Registered Dental Assistant in July of 1976. She is now a Licensed Dental Assistant, certified for expanded functions. Victoria has served as the president of the Nevada Dental Assistants Association, as well as vice-chairperson of the American Dental Assistants Association from 2007–2009. Victoria has dedicated decades to helping educate dental team members through her membership in the ADAA, by publishing numerous articles in dental publications across the country, by lecturing at state and national dental meetings, and by volunteering to assist on international dental missions. For the past 15 years, Victoria has been a product educator for Ultradent Products, traveling to dental schools all over the United States, lecturing on tooth whitening, adhesives, bonding, and restorative systems.

    Course Dates:
    March 14, 2016- American Dental Educators Association- Denver, CO
    10:00 a.m.–Noon:
    “Dental Student Exercise on Shear Bond Testing to Enhance Enamel and Dentin Bonding Skills”

    March 24, 2016- Mid-Atlantic Dental Meeting- Washington DC
    8:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.:
    “Commonly Used Dental Materials and Troubleshooting”
    1:30 p.m.–4:30p.m.:
    “Enhance Your Dental Selling Skills”

    June 17, 2016- Washington State Dental Association/Pacific Northwest Dental Conference, Bellevue, WA
    8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.:
    “Layering Your Way to Success”
    1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.:
    “Layering Your Way to Success Hands-On Workshop”

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces MTA Flow ™ Repair Cement

    March 7, 2016 South Jordan, UT

    ​Ultradent Products Inc. proudly introduces MTA Flow™ (Mineral Trioxide Aggregate), a repair cement made especially for pulpotomies, pulp capping, root-end filling, apexification, perforation repair, and root resorption.

    MTA Flow is a bioactive powder and liquid/gel system consisting of an extremely fine, radiopaque, inorganic powder of tricalcium and dicalcium silicate which sets with a water-based gel. When set, the repair cement forms a layer of hydroxyapatite, which induces a healing reaction. The powder/gel combination also gives the clinician a variety of mixing options needed for an effective, non-gritty, easy-to-deliver MTA.

    MTA Flow’s small particle size (less than 10 microns) allows for smooth and easy dispensation, and its proprietary gel formulation makes the product more washout-resistant than other MTAs mixed with water. MTA Flow’s mixing ratio is adaptable to every procedure, allowing the clinician the ability to achieve any desired consistency, from thin, to thick, to putty. Its quick setting time also makes it possible to rinse or air-dry without washing away the MTA within five minutes of application. MTA Flow is the only MTA that can be delivered in thin consistency through a 29 ga Navitip®tip for apexification and apical plug applications.

    To learn more about MTA Flow, please call 800.552.5512, or visit ultradent.com.

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces the Jiffy® Universal Ceramic Finishing System

    February 29, 2016 South Jordan, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products Inc. proudly introduces the Jiffy® Universal Ceramic Finishing System—the only universal finishing system for high-strength ceramics. Ultradent’s new Jiffy Universal Ceramic Finishing System is a finishing solution in which all adjustors and polishers work interchangeably on porcelain, lithium disilicate, and zirconia. Each convenient kit (extra-oral or intra-oral) includes everything the dentist needs, eliminating the need to purchase unnecessary or multiple components and allowing the clinician to create a truly smooth, beautiful, high-gloss finish of the highest quality on all ceramic restorations. Jiffy Universal allows for universal application, eliminating the need for multiple grinders and polishers, saving the clinician time and money.


    Because of the extreme hardness of newer ceramic materials, effectively adjusting and polishing ceramic restorations can be a major challenge. If a restoration is not adjusted and polished correctly, it can result in microfractures and abrasion of the softer natural dentition of adjacent teeth. The Jiffy Universal system features Ultradent’s specially formulated diamond grit, providing optimal smoothness and outstanding polishing results. The multi-grit diamond particles also allow for effective adjustment of ceramics for a truly high-gloss finish, and the system’s maximum diamond retention ensures a long service life. Additionally, the system’s autoclavable aluminum block further extends the life of the system.


    Only Jiffy Universal Kits offer a universal solution with an optimal number of components so clinicians can efficiently adjust and polish any ceramic material to achieve a truly smooth surface with the highest quality, most natural-looking finish possible. To learn more about the Jiffy Universal Ceramic Finishing System, please call 800.552.5512, or visit ultradent.com.

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces the Ultradent Mobile App

    February 8, 2016 South Jordan, UT

    ​Ultradent Products Inc. proudly announces the launch of the Ultradent app, available in the iTunes app store. The app ensures Ultradent customers will never miss a deal, as they can log in using their mobile device at any time, and see ongoing promotions unique to them. The app also links with Ultradent’s online store, allowing customers to take care of all of their shopping needs seamlessly. To celebrate the app’s launch, Ultradent is offering “30 Days of Deals,” which began on February 3rd and will end March 3rd, with a new promotion available every day.


     In addition to promotional deals, Ultradent plans to expand the mobile app’s offerings in the coming months—making shopping, education, and product news accessible in one, easy-to-use mobile application.

    To download the Ultradent mobile app, please visit the iTunes app store, or search “Ultradent” in the iTunes app store.

    *Mobile App deals available to US customers only


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  • Ultradent Announces Dentaltown 2015 Townie Choice Award-Winning Products

    December 14, 2015 South Jordan, UT

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, announces its Dentaltown 2015 Townie Choice award-winning products. Of its annual awards, Dentaltown says, “For the last 12 years, thousands of Townies have voted for their favorite products and services in the dental profession. The TCAs serve as a compass, pointing the way to the dental industry product and service aces, as chosen by your peers. Herein, we present the winners, the reigning champions and the new victors alike.”

    Ultradent’s 2015 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™ V-Wedge and Wave-Wedge for Best Matrix Material Wedge, and the Triodent™ V3 Sectional Matrix System for Best Matrix System.  

    Of the award, Ultradent’s brand marketing senior manager, Sean Kennedy says, “We are thrilled to have been included among the winners for the Townie Choice awards again this year. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality products to our customers and their patients, and it’s great to hear clinicians recognize and appreciate our efforts. We appreciate the great work the Townie community puts into these reviews and it drives us to continue developing products that exceed expectations. Congratulations to all of the other winners this year.”
     
    To learn more about Dentaltown’s 2015 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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