Ultradent News Corner: Dr. Fischer Receives Award, UPI's 1st Women's Conference, and Nat'l Red Nose Day

Ultradent News Corner Issue 3

Dr. Dan Fischer Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award from Loma Linda University


Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from his dental school alma mater, Loma Linda University, on May 27, 2018. Loma Linda University awarded Dr. Fischer with the honor for his public attainments and commitment to excellence “which have contributed to mankind in a manner which is congruent with the mission of Loma Linda University Health,” said Dr. Richard H. Hart, president of Loma Linda University.

Dr. Fiscer at Loma Linda University
Dr. Fischer smiles with his wife, Leenie, daughter, Dr. Jaleena Jessop (also an LLU alum), 
his son-in-law Neil Jessop, vice-president of R&D at Ultradent, and 
Loma Linda University president Dr. Richard H. Hart.


Dr. Dan Fischer traveled to Loma Linda University with his family over Memorial Day weekend to receive the special award at a commencement luncheon hosted by the university president. Of the recognition, Dr. Fischer said, “I felt both humbled and honored to receive this award. It was very meaningful to me that my alma mater recognized the work of Ultradent’s Diversity Foundation and other activities which have occurred and continue to occur with the help of a number of great people.”

Loma Linda Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Fischer’s Award for Distinguished Service from his alma mater, Loma Linda University.


Dr. Dan E. Fischer graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1974, after which he maintained a full-time practice for 15 years. Since 1990, he has practiced dentistry part-time while working extensively in the research and development of many revolutionary and award-winning products used in the dental profession via his international dental supply and manufacturing company, Ultradent Products, Inc.



Ultradent Holds Its First Ever Conference for Women Dentists—Icons of Dentistry: A Workshop for Women


On June 22 and 23 in South Jordan, Utah, Ultradent held its first ever conference for women dentists, Icons of Dentistry: A Workshop for Women. The two-day event featured keynote speaker Dr. Bertice Berry, a renowned author, entertainer, comedian, and activist, as well as workshops led by numerous prominent women in the dental industry.

Dr. Bertice Berry and Dr. Dan Fischer  
Dr. Dan Fischer embraces Icons keynote speaker, Dr. Bertice Berry, 
who received numerous standing ovations.

Dr. Fern White  
Dr. Fern White starts out the second day of the conference with 
dancing, yoga, dentistry, and work/life balance coaching.


The seminars covered topics like dental lasers, esthetic composite veneers, endodontics, practice management, work/life balance, and more. Dr. Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent, also spoke at the event about the women who have impacted his life and professional career.

Icons attendees mingle between sessions.  
Icons attendees mingle between sessions.

Icons attendees enjoying dinner in the orchard at Dr. Fischer’s home. 
Icons attendees enjoying dinner in the orchard at Dr. Fischer’s home.


In addition to the workshop, which offered attendees 16 CE credits, five “Icons of Dentistry” were honored for their work and volunteerism in the industry and their communities. The five honorees of this year’s conference were Dr. Karin Irani, Dr. Sharon Parsons, Dr. Tera Poole, Dr. Usa Bunnag, and Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller.
Icons winners 
Dr. Fischer and Dirk Jeffs, president of Ultradent, congratulate this year’s Icons of Dentistry Award winners, (L-R): Dr. Sharon Parsons, Dr. Karin Irani, Dr. Tera Poole, Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller, and Dr. Usa Bunnag.


Icons of Dentistry: A Workshop for Women attendees were also treated to dinner in Dr. Dan Fischer’s orchard, as well as a night out at a local steakhouse and an optional tour of Salt Lake City and the surrounding mountainous area it has become famous for.

Icons at carvers 
Icon’s attendees let loose on the last night 
of the conference at the goodbye dinner at a local steakhouse.



Ultradent Employees Across the United States Celebrate Red Nose Day


Red Nose Day  
National Red Nose Day, May 24, 2018


Employees of Ultradent Products, Inc., proudly showed their support for Red Nose Day across the country on Thursday, May 24, by donning red noses and handing them out at dental offices they visited to help raise money and awareness for children’s causes. Red Nose Day uses fun and humor to help underserved children in the U.S. and abroad get their next meal, attend proper schooling, gain access to clean water, and more by fundraising through the sale and wearing of red noses. Ultradent supported the cause by purchasing 800 red noses in advance of the fundraiser.

Ultradent Red Nose Day  
Ultradent employees all over the country donned red noses and gave red noses to dentists 
and office staff to raise money for children’s causes.



Partner charities of Red Nose Day include the Boys & Girls Club, Charity Water, Children Health Fund, Covenant House, Feeding America, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Save the Children, and The Global Fund.


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