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  • Opalescence Website Gets a Makeover

    September 10, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Opalescence, Ultradent Products Inc.’s renowned tooth whitening brand, recently launched its new, extensively redesigned website, opalescence.com. The Opalescence brand continues to grow, and this recent revamp aims to reflect the line’s most current look and message. It also allows for easier accessibility and navigation for consumers.

     

    The new design on opalescence.com is geared toward educating consumers and driving them to their dental professional’s office to get their Opalescence tooth whitening treatments. Not only will this enhanced Opalescence site enable consumers to learn more about professional tooth whitening, but it will also serve as a tool for dental offices to help educate and promote the Opalescence line of tooth whitening products to their patients.

     

    For more information on Opalescence or Ultradent products, please visit opalescence.com, ultradent.com, or call 800-552-5512.

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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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  • ISO Adopts Ultradent’s Notched Edge Testing Method

    September 4, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) recently adopted Ultradent Products Inc.’s notched-edge shear bond strength testing method as a new standard. Ultradent created, refined, and has taught the notched-edge testing method over a number of years, resulting in a reproducible technique that many research organizations across the globe use today. After conducting a rigorous study involving over 20 independent organizations, ISO determined the notched-edge method superior to other shear bond strength testing methods previously available.


    ISO Standard 29022 specifies a shear test method used to determine the adhesive bond strength between direct dental restorative materials and tooth structure, such as dentin or enamel. The method is principally intended for adhesives and includes substrate selection, storage and handling of tooth structure, as well as the procedure for testing. A key element within the testing is a notched-edge crosshead used to shear the bonded specimen with an even distribution of force. Testing results are more accurate with a notched contact because they will closely approximate adhesive shear strength, rather than peel strength produced by using a straight contact.


    The ISO develops and publishes international standards to ensure that products and services are safe, high quality, and reliable. ISO protocol is employed by many organizations worldwide such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who often grant approval only to products that pass ISO’s meticulous testing standards.


     

    For more information on the notched-edge shear bond strength test, visit the ISO website at iso.org, or see the attached PDF document. For details regarding Ultradent’s UltraTester, which uses the notched-edge method, please visit ultradent.com/ultratester, or call 800-552-5512.

     

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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

    August 15, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. will launch its newest take-home whitening product, Opalescence Go, at the California Dental Association trade show in San Francisco. Opalescence Go comes in the innovative, ready-made UltraFit™ tray that adapts instantly and comfortably to the teeth for a better fit and improved whitening experience.  Opalescence Go provides powerful, professional whitening for the mobile lifestyle. The Opalescence Go 10% hydrogen peroxide gel allows for a 30- to 60-minute wear time with the delicious choices of Mint, Melon, or Peach flavors. The 15% hydrogen peroxide gel is available in Mint flavor and allows for a 15- to 20-minute wear time, providing sparkling results.


    Opalescence Go’s unique UltraFit tray material easily conforms to any patient’s smile and offers molar-to-molar coverage, ensuring that the gel comes into contact with more posterior teeth than ever before. The UltraFit tray’s superior adaptability also ensures that the maximum amount of gel stays in contact with the teeth during whitening. Best of all, the convenient, prefilled trays can be worn right out of the package.


    Additionally, Opalescence Go 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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    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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    2. Al-Qunaian TA. The effect of whitening agents on caries susceptibility of human enamel. Oper Dent. 2005;30(2):265-70.
    3. Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB, Amaechi BT. Influence of fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel on enamel demineralization. J Dent Res 85(Spec Iss A): 0497, 2006 (www.dentalresarch.org).
    4. Amaechi BT, Clark LM, Barghi N, Summitt JB. Enamel fluoride uptake from fluoridated carbamide peroxide bleaching gel. J Dent Res 85(Spec Iss A): 0498, 2006 (www.dentalresarch.org).
    5. Browning WD, Myers M, Downey M, Pohjola RM, Brackett WW. Report on low sensitivity whiteners. J Dent Res 85(Spec Iss A): 1650, 2006 (www.dentalresearch.org).

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

    August 8, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, UT

    ​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 second 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.


    “VALO’s unmatched durability and uniquely powerful and collimated beam offers clinicians benefits that no other curing light can. The broad-spectrum output delivers irradiance from 395–480nm with an evenly distributed footprint and higher levels of power at a distance—which means better curing, regardless of material or technique,” said Suzanne Wilson, the senior brand manager at Ultradent. “VALO’s ease of use and low-profile design also truly differentiates it from the competition.”


    “Our evaluators determined that VALO is still the most advanced curing light on the market, and this is why  VALO was selected as the winner of The Pride Institute’s ‘Best of Class’ Technology Award for the second year in a row. This is extremely difficult to achieve based on how rigorous the selection process is —which speaks to the progressive nature of VALO’s technology,” said Dr. Lou Shuman, president of The Pride Institute.


    The panel that selects the “Best of Class” winners consists of seven dentists with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including Dr. Shuman; John Flucke, DDS, writer, speaker and technology editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and technology editor for Dental Economics; Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, associate professor and director of the Center for Dental Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine; Marty Jablow, DMD, technology writer and consultant for Dr. Bicuspid; Parag Kachalia, DDS, vice chair of preclinical education research and technology at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry; and Larry Emmott, DDS, technology writer, speaker and dental marketing consultant.


    VALO will be showcased at the “Tech Expo” at the American Dental Association’s annual meeting from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in New Orleans.


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

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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 www.ultradent.com.

     

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. Celebrates 35th Anniversary

    July 9, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Later this month, Ultradent Products, Inc. will mark its 35th anniversary as a family-owned, international dental supply and manufacturing company. The company will celebrate its growth from a family-run, grassroots small business to the international industry leader it is today with a week’s worth of celebrations, which will include an employee picnic, game day, video presentation, and family movie night. Dr. Fischer will also speak at the kick-off event, reminiscing about Ultradent’s more than three decades in business.


    After graduation from Loma Linda University and beginning his own practice, Dr. Dan Fischer invented and patented his groundbreaking hemostatic solution, Astringedent, in 1976 as an answer to the need for a tissue management product that achieved more rapid, profound hemostasis. His desire to market his invention and to continue to develop more advanced dental solutions led him to found Ultradent Products, Inc. in 1979—setting the pace for a succession of products that today, includes a wide range of innovative dental materials.


    Business grew rapidly, and Ultradent expanded from a family-only home operation to its current 310,000-square-foot, two-building facility in South Jordan, Utah—a facility that presently houses more than 1,000 employees. The company has also garnered a strong international presence, operating nine offices and distribution centers worldwide, including subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, and South America.


    Ultradent currently researches, designs, manufactures, and packages more than 500 materials, devices, and instruments used by dentists around the world, including its renowned, industry-leading Opalescence tooth whitening system. Ultradent’s product family also includes the award-winning VALO curing light, UltraSeal XT hydro, Ultra-Etch, and the company’s newly released laser-sintered, highly esthetic composite veneer system: Edelweiss.


    Beyond the dental community, Ultradent donates products to humanitarian efforts locally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, Ultradent sponsors a nonprofit organization, the Diversity Foundation, a progressive outreach program committed to preventing hate crimes and intolerance. The program promotes diversity and fosters multicultural awareness among individuals from all backgrounds.

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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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  • Triodent Announces V4 ClearMetal Matrix System™

    July 1, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Triodent and Ultradent Products, Inc. are delighted to introduce the V4 ClearMetal Matrix System™, featuring the ClearMetal Matrix™ with “micro-windows.” ClearMetal is the only transparent matrix with the advantages of metal malleability. Hundreds of microscopic resin-filled windows allow light to pass through the stainless steel, so curing composite in a Class II restoration can be initiated laterally and interproximally, as well as occlusally, while leaving no imprint on the composite.

     

    The V4 System creates natural contours with ease, and the added benefit of ring, matrix, and wedge transparency makes it a great match for bulk fill resins and deep cavities, giving the dentist peace of mind that the composite is sufficiently cured before the matrix is removed.

     

    A smart feature of the ClearMetal Matrix is that the micro-windows act like a “ramp cure,” where light intensity is increased gradually to reduce initial stress and optimize polymerization. Of course, once the matrix has been removed, the composite can be given a final cure.

     

    The V4 System also includes a new V4 Ring™, which has superior grip over the full range of embrasure and Class II cavity shapes and sizes. It performs especially well on large restorations, gripping even on severely compromised teeth, and the ring tines are transparent for light transmission. The matrix ring, which comes in molar and premolar sizes, is also extremely durable and easier to clean than other rings.

     

    Completing the system is the transparent V4 Wedge™. The wedge, though very small, is packed with unique features that facilitate outstanding matrix retention and adaptation, and a perfect seal on the matrix at the gingival margin.

     

    Triodent has a proud dental manufacturing history, led by the multi-award-winning V3 Sectional Matrix System.

     

    Triodent founder and CEO Dr. Simon McDonald says the launch of the V4 is exciting, not least because of the breakthrough technology featured in the matrix, and the innovations in the wedge.

     

    “It’s a fantastic thrill bringing a new product to market,” Dr McDonald says. “We always knew we were on a winner with V3 but it was humbling that dentists embraced it in the way they did. I’m confident the V4 will get the same reaction—it’s such a clever system.

     

    “Making the dentist’s job easier is always our primary aim in developing products, and we’ve done it again with V4. This is a product for bulk fill and traditional composite users. And whether they feel it’s necessary or not, dentists will find the cure-through option irresistible.”

     

    Initial reaction to V4 has been extremely positive. Leading dental educator Dr. John Comisi describes it as a “terrific device.”

     

    “Once again Triodent has made a major leap forward in improving the restorative process,” he says.

     

    V4 is available initially only in the United States, through Triodent’s exclusive U.S. dealer, Ultradent Products Inc., before being rolled out globally.

     

    The solution is clear – V4.

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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 Summit—The Ultimate CE Event

    June 24, 2013 SOUTH JORDAN, Utah

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. is pleased to announce its 2013 Ultradent Summit, a continuing education event that will take place on October 18 and 19 at Ultradent’s South Jordan campus. The Summit will feature an all-star lineup of speakers who will cover esthetics and technological advances in dentistry, a hands-on practicum in endodontics and composite veneers, as well as a course testing bond strengths and techniques. Clinicians or staff members who attend both days can earn up to 16 CE credit hours.


    The event will kick off with a seminar from president and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., Dr. Dan Fischer, who will present “Lessons of the Downturn, Positioning for the Future,” followed by a tour of Ultradent’s facilities, which feature more robotics than any other company west of the Mississippi, with the exception of the automobile industry. After lunch, attendees can attend a seminar by Ultradent’s director of research and development, Neil Jessop, titled, “The Relationship Between Conservative Dentistry & Bond Strengths,” which will include a hands-on portion. The evening will end with dinner hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Fischer at their home.


    Day two of the Ultradent Summit will begin with a seminar from Dr. Renato Leonardo titled, “Technological Resources and Biological Concepts in Minamally Invasive Dentistry.” Dr. Leonardo’s lecture will also include a hands-on learning portion. Following lunch, Dr. Stephan Lampl will present a “Minimally Invasive Direct Veneers and Composite Course,” also followed by a hands-on learning session. The Ultradent Summit will end with a BBQ dinner, bonding awards, prizes, and Western dancing.


    For registration, pricing, and information, 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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    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 Products, Inc. Announces the Grand Opening Of Its China Subsidiary

    May 29, 2013 Guangzhou, China

    ​Ultradent Products, Inc. is excited to announce the grand opening of an international subsidiary in Guangzhou, China, on Sunday, May 29, 2013. The new structure will allow for the importation and storage of Ultradent products—ensuring full inventory and fast delivery to its ever-growing Chinese customer base.

     

    Dr. Fischer, president and CEO of Ultradent, has been traveling throughout China and other parts of Asia during the month of May, presenting seminars on the newest developments in dental technology to clinicians and their staff in the region. Dr. Fischer will join the Ultradent China staff, as well as many dentists, partners, and distributors, to celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, presentation, and cocktail reception.

     
    Ultradent continues to expand beyond U.S. borders and currently operates 10 international offices throughout the world—including Europe, South America, and Asia. Ultradent proudly exports 70% of its products to many international regions and countries. The company also participates and contributes to numerous humanitarian efforts both domestically and abroad.

     

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  • Utah-Europe Days Committee Recognizes Dr. Dan Fischer As "International Man of the Year"

    May 15, 2013 South Jordan, Utah

    ​The Utah-Europe Days Committee, sponsored in part by the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, recognized Dr. Dan Fischer of Ultradent Products, Inc. as “International Man of the Year” for his contributions to sustaining economic and cultural relations between the state of Utah and the European Union. The reception honoring Dr. Fischer took place at the Zion’s Bank headquarters in Salt Lake City on May 9—known internationally as “Europe Day.”

     

    The descendent of a Danish immigrant who came to the U.S. via Ellis Island in 1920, Dr. Fischer credits the core values—among them “hard work”—instilled in him by his grandfather for his personal and professional success. Dr. Fischer founded Ultradent Products, Inc. in 1978 as a family-owned dental company in South Jordan, Utah. The company has since expanded to operating nine offices internationally, including offices in Germany and Italy, with distributors in Spain, France, and Portugal. Dr. Fischer credits many of his European colleagues with Ultradent’s international success in helping establish the company’s lines of distribution throughout the world.

     

    “Ultradent exports about 70% of what we make beyond U.S. borders, for which we’re very proud,” Dr. Fischer said at the event. “Some of my best friends in the world are Europeans—whom I must thank for having taught me so much.”

     

    French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, declared May 9 as “Europe Day” in 1949 as a celebration of peace and unity throughout the European Union. The Utah-Europe Days events are designed to help Utahans better understand one of the most dynamic epicenters of politics, economics, and business in the world.

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  • Ultradent Products, Inc. CEO and President, Dr. Dan Fischer named an Ernst and Young Entrepeneur of the Year® 2013 Finalist in the Utah Region

    April 26, 2013 Salt Lake City, UT

    Ernst & Young LLP today announced that Dr. Dan Fischer, President and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., an international dental company, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 program in the Utah Region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Winners will be presented at a special gala on June 20 at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

    Dr. Dan Fischer graduated from Loma Linda University in 1974. Dr. Fischer maintained a full-time private practice for fifteen years, working after hours on research and development. He still maintains a part-time practice with an emphasis on esthetic dentistry. He is President and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc. and extensively involved in the development of many products used widely in the dental profession, with numerous U.S. and foreign patents granted/pending. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Loma Linda University and University of Texas San Antonio. He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the AACD in 2005. In October, 2011, Dr. Fischer was inducted into The American College of Dentists (ACD); the oldest national honorary organization for dentists.
    Now in its 27th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.

    Sponsors
    Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards is nationally sponsored in the United States by SAP America and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
    In the Utah Region, local sponsors include Corporate Staging Resources, LLC, Digital Bytes Production & Design, Diversified Insurance Group, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Scherzer International, Strong & Hanni Law Firm and The Summit Group Communications.

    About Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year®
    Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award recognizes the significant contributions of entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement.
     
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