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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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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces: Gemini™ 810 + 980 Soft Tissue Laser

    November 30, 2015 South Jordan, UT

    ​Ultradent Products Inc. proudly introduces the Gemini™ 810 + 980 Soft Tissue Laser—dentistry’s first dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser with 20 watts of peak super-pulsed power and a stunning, fully transparent electroluminescent display. No matter the procedure, the innovative Gemini laser makes it faster, smoother, and more efficient.

    Thanks to the Gemini’s 810 + 980 dual wave technology, the laser combines the optimal melanin absorption of the 810nm wavelength with the optimal water absorption of the 980nm wavelength, making this laser the first and only laser of its kind. Additionally, the 20 watts of peak super-pulsed power Gemini provides allows for faster, smoother cutting. Its sleek, innovative, stunning transparent electroluminescent display comes with 19 preset procedures to enhance ease of use. The tip of the handpiece illuminates, providing better visibility at the surgical site. Gemini also comes with a wireless foot pedal, and battery operation allows for convenient movement from operatory to operatory. The handpiece is autoclavable, allowing for simple sterilization between procedures.

    To learn more about the Gemini 810 + 980 Soft Tissue Laser, please call 800.552.5512, or visit ultradent.com.

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  • Ultradent Raises 341,036 lbs. of Food for Utah Food Bank

    November 24, 2015 South Jordan, UT

    Ultradent Products, Inc. held its annual food drive this year, promoted with an “Ironman” theme, as the company aimed to raise as much food and money for the Utah Food Bank as possible within a three-day intensive push. Within those three days, Ultradent was able to raise $85,263, which translates to 341,036 lbs. of food that will help feed needy people and hungry families this holiday season and throughout the year. This annual food drive has become a cherished and much looked-forward to tradition for Ultradent employees and their families, who have each year, stretched to help give back to those around them less fortunate. Throughout its history with the Utah Food Bank, Ultradent has helped raise 1.2 million pounds of food since the tradition began in 2011, though often times splitting their donations between the Utah Food Bank and victims of world tragedy, such as those affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 2013.



    Donations for Ultradent’s 2015 food drive were raised through numerous opportunity drawings, bake/pop-up boutique sales, several “Food Truck Friday” events, and a charitable golf tournament, all organized by company employees. Ultradent presented a check for $85,263 to the CEO of the Utah Food Bank on Thursday, November 19, 2015.



    Dr. Fischer, Ultradent’s president and CEO, attributes his enthusiasm for the food drive to lessons he learned as a young boy. He says, “My grandfather taught me as a young boy that it is only with an open hand that one has the ability to receive.”

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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. Announces New Whitening Product: Opalescence Go 6%

    October 2, 2015 South Jordan, UT

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. announces its newest take-home whitening product, Opalescence Go® 6% hydrogen peroxide whitening gel. Opalescence Go 6% provides professional results at a lower concentration than existing products, giving patients with sensitivity a safe, comfortable, and convenient take-home whitening option. The Opalescence Go 6% hydrogen peroxide gel has a wear time of 60–90 minutes and is available in delicious Mint or Melon flavors.



    As with all Opalescence Go products, the 6% concentration features the UltraFit™ tray, which adapts comfortably to the teeth in a matter of minutes to give patients a custom-like fit and improved whitening experience. It easily conforms to any smile and offers molar-to-molar coverage, ensuring that the gel comes into contact with more posterior teeth. Best of all, the convenient, prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package.



    Additionally, Opalescence Go 6% contains PF (potassium nitrate and fluoride). Potassium nitrate has been shown to help reduce sensitivity. Fluoride has been shown to help reduce caries and strengthen enamel. Together they help to improve the overall health of the teeth. 1-5



    To learn more about Opalescence Go, please call 800-552-5512, or visit ultradent.com.



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