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  • Ultradent Raises Company Record 403,010 lbs. of Food For Utah Food Bank

    November 24, 2014 South Jordan, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. set a new record for its annual Hunger Games-themed food drive this year, raising 403,010 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank. That donation translates into $100,752.50 for the Utah Food Bank to help feed needy families this holiday season and throughout the year. Each year, Ultradent employees have consistently increased the amount of food/money raised during its annual food drive, and this year is no exception, as Ultradent increased its donation amount by 14.5% from last year. In 2013, Ultradent raised 352,088 lbs. of food during its food drive, in 2012, Ultradent raised 208,000 lbs. during its food drive, and, in 2011, the company raised 85,000 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank.

    Donations for Ultradent’s 2014 food drive were raised through numerous opportunity drawings, bake/pop-up boutique sales, and several “Food Truck Friday” events, organized by company employees. Ultradent presented a check for $100,752.50 to the CEO of the Utah Food Bank on Friday, November 21, 2014.

    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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  • Ultradent to Kick off 9th Annual “Hunger Games” Food Drive

    November 10, 2014 South Jordan, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. will hold its 9th annual “Hunger Games”–themed food drive from November 11 to November 21, 2014. Throughout the two-week event, Ultradent employees will host numerous activities and fundraisers to collect donations for the Utah Food Bank. For the past six years, Ultradent has been one of the Utah Food Bank’s largest contributors, consistently breaking its own record each consecutive year. This year, employees hope to help the Utah Food Bank beat the “Hunger Games” with a record goal of raising 500,000 lbs. of food!

    “We’ve become a fantastic partner with the Utah Food Bank to help needy Utah families get through the holiday season. Are you with us?” says Jeannie Nugent, Ultradent’s food drive co-chair. “Ultradent is here to win and beat the ‘Hunger Games’ with a goal of 500,000 lbs. of food for Utah this year! We call on our employees and those who want to help us with this fight. Every little bit helps. Come and be with us in this battle!”

    Since 2009, when Ultradent raised 18,651 lbs. of food, Ultradent has consistently helped lead the state year after year in pounds of food donated by a company. Last year, Ultradent set its highest goal yet—200,000 lbs. of food—and ended up raising over of 300,000 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank! This year, Ultradent hopes to be the top company in the state for most pounds of food raised.


    Ultradent’s “Hunger Games” Food Drive Activities Include:

    • Official “Hunger Games” Food Drive Spirit Week Kickoff on November 11 at 11:30am in Ultradent’s Large Conference Room. “Tributes” (team leaders) will be announced, who will participate in several “Hunger Games”–themed competitions. Ultradent will also officially announce its goal to raise 500,000 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank during its 2014 food drive.
    • For employees, Ultradent will hold numerous activities, shopping events, and spirit competitions to rally donations. Ultradent will also make various online portals available to family and friends who wish to contribute.

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  • Ultradent Proudly Presents Ultrawave™ and the Ultrawave™ XS Piezo Ultrasonic Units

    September 29, 2014 South Jordan, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. proudly presents Ultrawave and Ultrawave XS—a new line of piezo ultrasonic devices for the clinician seeking a power scaler that is gentle to the tooth surface while also powerful enough to remove the toughest calculus. The Ultrawave line of piezoelectric devices allows for a variety of uses—from the workhorse of your hygiene operatory to restorative, perio, or endodontic treatments.  Thanks to intuitive Reflex™ technology, both Ultrawave and Ultrawave XS offer optimized performance, reduced chair time, and more comfort for patients.

    After years of refinement in the developmental process, Ultrawave and Ultrawave XS offer reliability and efficiency for successful treatments every time. Their ultrasonic piezoelectric linear motion moves back and forth, in contrast to the ellipse of magnetostrictive competitive devices, providing more complete scaling with less effort. The linear motion provides greater consistency and faster performance while treating the tooth more gently.

    Ultrawave and Ultrawave XS’s patented Reflex technology features an auto-tuning system, a push-pull system, and a feedback effect. The benefits of this include automatic real-time frequency adjustment (28 kHz–36 kHz) and a controlled amplitude of the tip vibration for smooth operation and patient comfort. Instantaneous adaption and maintenance of power prevents the tip from getting “bogged down” when applied to a dense or heavier load. Both units come with a lightweight handpiece that doesn’t heat up or vibrate, feature a generous 6.5’ cord, and have a compact design for increased mobility and convenience. The Ultrawave XS features an LED handpiece and self-contained irrigation tank with 300ml capacity.
    Additionally, Ultrawave and Ultrawave XS offer a convenient Color-Coding System, coordinating the power selection with the different tips. The internal transformer adapts based on the tip and power selection. Both units are compatible with 70+ “S” style tips and are autoclavable at 134°C with a removable nose cone.

    To learn more or purchase Ultradent’s new Ultrawave and Ultrawave XS piezo ultrasonic units and handpieces, please call 800.552.5512, or visit ultradent.com.

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  • VALO Awarded the Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award for Third Consecutive Year

    August 31, 2014 South Jordan, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc., a global manufacturer and distributor of dental materials and equipment, received The Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” Technology Award for VALO, Ultradent’s curing light, for the third consecutive year. The award is the highest honor for innovation in dental curing lights. Each product honored as “Best of Class” features unique characteristics that differentiate it from the competition in a compelling way and, more importantly, creates value for the general dentist.

    “Thank you to the Pride Institute, for recognizing VALO as the ‘Best in Class’ curing light for the 3rd year in a row! We are over the moon with excitement and gratitude about receiving this award by such an esteemed panel of clinicians,” said Suzanne Wilson, Senior Brand Marketing Manager.  “VALO continues to impress clinicians with its durability, power and ability to deliver the required energy like no other curing light on the market.  VALO is the only curing light with a truly blended and uniform beam across multiple wavelengths from 395-480nm.  VALO has an unmatched beam profile showing consistent and uniform energy being delivered, even from a distance.  This matters to clinicians because it illustrates the actual energy being delivered to the restoration versus something one dimensional, like the irradiance output from a radiometer.”

    Of VALO’s third consecutive award, Dr. Lou Shuman, president of The Pride Institute and founder of the “Best of Class” Awards initiative stated that, “Our advisory panel determined after a year of research and testing that VALO is still the most advanced curing light on the market, which is why VALO was selected as the winner of The Pride Institute’s ‘Best of Class’ Technology Award for the third year in a row. This is nearly unprecedented, based on how rigorous the selection process is —which speaks to the progressive nature of VALO’s technology.”

    The panel that selects the “Best of Class” winners consists of five dentists with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including Dr. Shuman; John Flucke, DDS, writer, speaker and Chief Dental Editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and Technology Editor for Dentistry Today ; Marty Jablow, DMD, technology writer and consultant for Dr. BiCuspid; and Parag Kachalia, DDS, Vice-Chair of Preclinical Education, Research and Technology, University of Pacific School of Dentistry.

    VALO will be showcased at the “Tech Expo” Booth 4139 at the American Dental Association’s Annual Meeting from Oct. 9 to Oct. 14 in San Antonio, Texas.


    To learn more about VALO by Ultradent Products, Inc., please call 800-552-5512, or visit www.valo-led.com.

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  • Utah Food Bank “Drive for a Drive” Charity Golf Tournament

    August 12, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. will host an exclusive “Drive for a Drive” charity golf tournament to benefit the Utah Food Bank next month. The event will take place on September 19, 2014 at the South Mountain Golf Course in Draper, Utah. Ultradent is offering numerous ways to support the event by participating in or purchasing one of the numerous sponsorship packages available to the public. Ultradent will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Utah Food Bank.

    The tournament will begin with player registration and breakfast at 7:00 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m. The $99 player participation fee includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, t-shirt, tournament golf bag, breakfast, lunch, and one raffle ticket for post-event prizes. Supporters can also choose to help sponsor the event by purchasing one of four available sponsorship packages for $500, $1000, $1500, or $2000.  Please see attached flyers for additional player and sponsorship benefits.

    Ultradent has been one of the Utah Food Bank’s largest contributors for over five years. Last year, Ultradent set a new company record during its “Hunger Games” themed food drive, raising over 352,000 lbs. of food, which translated to over $87,500. Each year, Ultradent employees have consistently increased the amount of food/money raised during its annual food drive, raising 208,000 lbs. of food during its 2012 drive, and 85,000 lbs. of food in 2011.

    For questions, additional details, or to register for and/or help sponsor this year’s “Drive for Drive” charity golf tournament, please see the attached flyers, or call 800.520.6640.

     

    Tournament Flyer.pdf

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  • Introducing Endo-Eze® FIND™ Apex Locator

    August 6, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. is proud to introduce the Endo-Eze FIND apex locator. Endo-Eze FIND is an electronic device used for apex localization and working-length determination during root canal treatment. FIND offers unsurpassed accuracy with a convenient, easy-to-read, full-color graphic display; audio feedback; and fully automatic multifrequency measurements. Thanks to its compact design and small footprint, FIND easily fits on any counter or treatment tray.

    Clinical research shows that establishing the correct working length is critical for success in root canal therapy. When used in combination with radiographic measurements, an apex locator can significantly increase endodontic treatment success. One published in vivo study states: “Underestimation of the WL [Working Length] can lead to insufficient debridement of the root canal, whereas overestimation can result in damage to the periapical tissues, which will delay or prevent healing. . . . Furthermore, radiographs provide a two-dimensional image of a three-dimensional structure, which might affect the interpretation.”1 Another published study found that “working length ending radiographically 0 to 2 mm short of the radiographic apex does not guarantee that instrumentation beyond the apical foramen will be avoided. . . . Therefore radiographic working length measurements should be combined with electronic working length determination using modern apex locators.”2

    To learn more about, or to purchase, the Endo-Eze FIND apex locator kit, please call 800-552-5512 or visit Ultradent.com.

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  • Ultradent Holds 2014 Annual Summit: The Ultimate CE Event, Featuring an All-Star Lineup

    August 5, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. held its 2014 Ultradent Summit continuing education event this past weekend, August 1–2, at its South Jordan campus. The Summit featured an all-star lineup of speakers who covered topics such as esthetics and technological advances in dentistry and a hands-on practicum in endodontics, composite veneers, and a course on becoming a tooth whitening specialist. The 122 attending clinicians and staff members earned up to 16 CE credit hours during the two-day event.

    The event kicked off with a seminar from Dr. Dan Fischer, who presented his lecture “Close to Home: What Expert Marriage Advice Can Teach Us About Creating Quality, Long-Lasting Dentistry.” After lunch, doctors and staff participated in a seminar given by Ultradent’s director of research and development, Neil Jessop, titled, “The Relationship Between Conservative Dentistry and Bond Strengths.” The evening ended with a dinner hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Fischer at their home.

    Day two of the Ultradent Summit began with a lecture from Dr. Renato Leonardo titled, “Technological Resources and Biological Concepts in Minamally Invasive Dentistry.” Later, Dr. Hal Stewart presented his lecture “Minimally Invasive Direct Veneers and Composites,” followed by the concluding seminar by Shannon Pace Brinker, “Becoming a Whitening Specialist.” The Ultradent Summit events ended with a steak dinner, bonding awards, prizes, and networking.

    For registration, pricing, and information on next year’s event, please call 800.552.5512. For questions or support regarding travel and hotel accommodations, contact Becca Pickens at becca.pickens@ultradent.com or 800.520.6640.

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Partners with Solutionreach to Improve Patient Communication and Outreach

    June 24, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc. has partnered with Solutionreach, a cloud-based platform of solutions for improving the success of health care practices. As part of the partnership, Solutionreach has created Ultradent-specific content for practices to use in their patient communication. In addition to the large library of newsletter templates and prewritten articles, the platform will now include a line of custom newsletters that feature Ultradent products. Practices can personalize these Ultradent-focused templates to promote their services and educate their patients with professionally designed outreach. Solutionreach will also have a presence at selective Ultradent events to support the companies’ shared goal of giving dental professionals the tools they need to succeed through better care for their patients.


    The patient engagement platform from Solutionreach is designed to help health care practices increase revenue, decrease costs, and maximize office efficiency. With a powerful array of tools that also accelerate new patient generation, Solutionreach automatically engages patients before, during, and after their appointments to maintain a base of active, loyal patients. By delivering the right message to the right patient at the right time, Solutionreach helps make every patient feel like they are the only patient. To learn more about Solutionreach, visit solutionreach.com.

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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent even 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, Inc. Partners with Crown Council’s Smiles for Life Foundation with Opalescence Whitening Products

    January 30, 2014 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    Ultradent Products, Inc. has partnered with the Crown Council in support of their annual 120-day Smiles for Life Foundation campaign, which encourages patients to “whiten [their] teeth and help a child.” The 2014 campaign will run from March 1 through June 30. During the campaign, approximately 1,000 participating Crown Council dentists throughout the U.S. and Canada will donate 100% of the proceeds from any teeth whitening procedure performed, toward helping children in their local communities and throughout the world. Ultradent has pledged to support the Smiles for Life Foundation by donating Opalescence whitening products to fulfill 100% of the campaign’s tooth whitening needs.


    The Smiles for Life Foundation is the official public children’s charity of the Crown Council. After patients receive their professional tooth whitening treatment from a participating Crown Council dentist, 50% of the appointment’s proceeds is contributed to a local children’s charity chosen by the dentist performing the treatment, and the other 50% benefits other national or worldwide children’s charities selected by the Smiles for Life Foundation. The Crown Council is a prestigious alliance of leading, cutting-edge dentists around the world who are strongly committed to excellence in their fields, continuing education, serving their communities through charitable work, and focusing on treating the patients—not just their teeth. The Council’s patient-centered approach seamlessly aligns with Ultradent’s foundational approach to minimally invasive, caring, patient-centered dentistry.


    Ultradent is known as the "tooth whitening company,” thanks to its world-renowned brand of Opalescence tooth whitening products. The extensive Opalescence product family includes take-home, syringe-delivered tooth whitening gels, as well as Opalescence Go, the brand’s newest prefilled hydrogen peroxide ready-to-go whitening system. Opalescence Boost is Opalescence’s powerful 40% hydrogen peroxide in-office chairside whitening treatment, which offers instant results. Most of Opalescence tooth whitening products include potassium nitrate and fluoride. Opalescence tooth whiteners come in sensitivity-reducing formulas, and products are available in Mint, Melon, Peach, and Regular flavors.


     
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    About Ultradent Products, Inc.
    Ultradent Products, Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide. Ultradent’s vision is to improve oral health globally. Ultradent even 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 Raises Over 350,000 lbs. of Food for Utah Food Bank & Typhoon Haiyan Victims

    December 5, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. set a new record for its annual “Hunger Games”–themed food drive this year, raising 352,088 lbs. of food for the Utah Food Bank and Typhoon Haiyan victims through AmeriCares. Ultradent set its 2013 goal at 200,000 lbs. of food. The donation translates to $87,659 in total, and over $43,000 for each organization. Each year, Ultradent employees have consistently increased the amount of food/money raised during its annual food drive, and this year is no exception, as Ultradent increased its donation amount by 65%. (Ultradent raised 208,000 lbs. of food during its 2012 food drive, and 85,000 lbs. of food in 2011).


    Donations for Ultradent’s 2013 food drive were raised through numerous opportunity drawings, bake sales, and a “Food Truck Friday” event, organized by company employees. All funds/food donations were collected over an 11-day period, from November 5–November 11. Ultradent presented a check for $43,835 to the CEO of the Utah Food Bank on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, and will present the other half of funds raised to AmeriCares later this month. 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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