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Proud USA: People Serving People is What America is All About3788512014-07-04T03:47:16ZWith another 4th of July upon us, the day that we celebrate America&#8217;s independence, I&#8217;ve spent a great deal of time reflecting on what makes America, “the land of the free,”proud-usa-people-serving-people-is-what-america-is-all-aboutDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass20E33697636F4BD59904B59688F412AA"><p>With another 4th of July upon us, the day that we celebrate America’s independence, I’ve spent a great deal of time reflecting on what makes America, “the land of the free,” different. Of the many things that make this fabulous country unique, including freedom of speech and freedom of religion, one thing stands out to me, and that is “the American dream.” Its ideals are rooted in the Declaration of Independence, which boldly proclaims that “all men are created equal,” and I believe that Ultradent is a product of this dream. It is this dream, along with hard work and people serving people, that makes businesses like Ultradent possible. That is something to celebrate! <strong>Happy 4th of July! </strong></p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="///www.youtube.com/embed/2lH2WXOtC0I" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div>7/4/2014 3:47:16 AMDan Fischer,dr. fischer,Inc.,Ultradent,Ultradent culture,Ultradent Employment,Ultradent exporting,Ultradent family,Ultradent Jobs,Ultradent Made in the USA,Ultradent manufacturing https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent Drive3788682014-08-27T02:07:22Z A few years back when discussing the plan to build the first phase of our now Building 2 with our city of South Jordan planning commission, one of the commissioners said,ultradent-driveDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass27ECAD2E13BE42ED80C85AFDDB80E166"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultradent-drive-300x300.jpg" alt="" title="Ultradent Drive" width="300" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1912" /></p> <p>A few years back when discussing the plan to build the first phase of our now Building 2 with our city of South Jordan planning commission, one of the commissioners said, “Ya know, we probably could name the road you are on “Ultradent Drive” if you’d like.” I replied, “That would be awesome!” And that was the end of that. </p> <p>People get busy, and soon enough, the idea fell through the cracks until a recent planning meeting where we found out that the city of South Jordan officially renamed 10200 South “Ultradent Drive.” What a fun surprise! We are honored and thrilled.</p> <p>Throughout the years, Ultradent has loved not only calling Utah, but also this fabulous community, our home. We’re grateful for the way the city of South Jordan has welcomed us, championed our growth, and helped us celebrate our successes in return. </p> <p>It will be great fun to see our new address represent all of the places I have come to love over the years&#58; Ultradent, South Jordan, and gorgeous Utah.</p> <p>Hence, our new address&#58;</p> <p>Ultradent Products, Inc.<br> 505 West Ultradent Drive<br> South Jordan, Utah 84095<br> USA</p> <p>Dan</p> </div>8/27/2014 2:07:22 AMJordan UT,South Jordan Utah,Ultradent Drive,Ultradent news,Ultradent products,Ultradent South Jordan,Ultradent Utah https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
The Incomparable Jeannie Nugent3788772014-09-19T22:18:43Z “I want to be a part of helping the company to grow and move forward,” says Jean, or “Jeannie,” Nugent. It’s a goal that most people say she’s already accomplished; sincethe-incomparable-jeannie-nugentShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass656F3C4E14CB42739F78743EB17C4831"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/jeannie-nugent-photo-182x300.jpg" alt="" title="jeannie nugent photo" width="182" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1962" /><br> “I want to be a part of helping the company to grow and move forward,” says Jean, or “Jeannie,” Nugent. It’s a goal that most people say she’s already accomplished; since Jeannie started at Ultradent seven years ago, the company has more than doubled in size from just 600 employees to the more than 1,300 people who work here today.</p> <p>Jeannie’s role at Ultradent has also grown significantly. Starting as a part-time lobby receptionist, Jeannie now works full-time managing the receptionist team, coordinating all facility tours, working in human resources, and serving as co-chairperson of Ultradent’s many events with Audrey Mede. “I’m not a person who likes to sit still. I have to keep moving,” she says.</p> <p>As we head into what Jeannie calls her “busy season”—which begins with Halloween and ends with Christmas—Jeannie says that impacting people’s lives in a positive way is what makes it all worth it. “I love anything that has to do with people. I love people. I love helping and serving them. That’s my motivation—serving people and making sure they have what they need and that they’re happy.”</p> <p>Another joy—“I love doing tours because I love Ultradent, its story, and the things it’s based on,” reflects Jeannie. “When they put me in charge of tours, I began to really appreciate what it took to get Ultradent to where it is over the last 35 years!”</p> <p>She continues, “The first product that Dr. Fischer created, Astringedent—every dentist uses it! VALO has revolutionized the industry. Of course, Ultradent has a tremendous influence in that field of tooth whitening. Across the board, everyone wants Opalescence. It’s the standard. It’s the best whitening out there.”<br> Of Dr. Fischer, Jeannie says, “That’s what I love about Dr. Fischer—he loves the dental industry so much that he’s ever stretching to make it better,” she says, calling him the opposite of an “arms-length man.” She remarks, “Another thing that is so gracious about Dr. Fischer is that he often comes up to tell you how much he appreciates what you do. When he began to see some of the things Audrey and I would put on for the employees, he would come up, every time, and thank us for the work we had done.”</p> <p>To say that Jeannie does a lot would be an understatement. Although she loves Christmastime, Jeannie says that organizing Ultradent’s annual food drive is the most satisfying. “I love the food drive. It’s so fun to see all of our departments in the company pull together and do an amazing thing for people who are less fortunate. It makes me so proud to work here at Ultradent! I’m just blown away by the generosity of our company.” Last year, Ultradent raised over 300 pounds of food, making us the second largest contributor to the Utah Food Bank in the state. Jeannie hopes that this year, the company can claim the number one spot.</p> <p>The fact that Jeannie loves the food drive so much makes it no surprise that she treasures Ultradent’s core values of “care” and “integrity” the very most. “I think integrity is essential to make the world a better place. I love the fact that I work with people who mean what they say and do what they mean.”</p> <p>She points out that Dr. Fischer, despite his already full plate, leads by example. Of Ultradent’s core value, “care,” she says, “When I became a receptionist, I was impressed with how quickly he learned my name. Such is the case with nearly every employee at Ultradent, despite its growing size.” </p> <p>When Jeannie’s not at Ultradent, she loves spending time with her five children, husband, and her grandchildren. She also enjoys painting, walking, and reading.</p> </div>9/19/2014 10:18:43 PMfischer,Jean Nugent,Jeannie Nugent,Ultradent,Ultradent Employee,Ultradent Food Drive,Ultradent products,Ultradent Products Inc.,Ultradent Utah “I want to be a part of helping the https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Last Lectures of 2014519902015-01-27T22:53:38ZCarol Jent and I rounded out 2014 with two fabulous and fun lectures that won’t soon be forgotten. The first lecture was in Oklahoma City where, once again, Carol Jent presented tolast-lectures-of-2014Dan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass41B6FB8A212C42948B19A9614666F144"><p>Carol Jent and I rounded out 2014 with two fabulous and fun lectures that won’t soon be forgotten.</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/lastlecture-225x300.jpg" alt="" title="lastlecture" width="225" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2502" /></p> <p>The first lecture was in Oklahoma City where, once again, Carol Jent presented to the dental hygienists and attending staff that accompanied the clinicians in attendance. Denise Jennings and Nick Williams, two of our outstanding territory account managers (TAMS), addressed the sales needs. I was blown away by Nick’s expertise and passion for turning clinicians on to Expertemp™. His deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the product has put him at the very top of the total company sales for ExperTemp. Thank you Nick, for your hard work in spreading the word about what a difference a fantastic product like ExperTemp can make in a dental office. You are a true professional!</p> <p>One of my favorite things about traveling and lecturing is the opportunity to hear, firsthand, feedback and suggestions on our products from the doctors and staff in attendance. Rubbing shoulders with them and hearing their history with Ultradent is very meaningful to me. </p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/last-lecture-2014-225x300.jpg" alt="" title="last lecture 2014" width="225" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2501" /></p> <p>A few days ago, Erwin, Ultradent’s executive vice-president, shared with a letter that Warren Buffet sends each year to the 80 plus CEOs of the various companies his group owns. To paraphrase, the letter said, “You can lose money, but don’t ever lose even a shred of your reputation.” This inspired and rang so true to me, as I hold Ultradent’s reputation for quality and care above all else.</p> <p>The Ultradent Summit, which took place here in South Jordan in November, ended 2014 very nicely. Our TAMS in attendance to support sales and education included Arleena Robertson, Jana St. Clair, Diane McFarland, Karen Phillips, Chamil Forbes, and Jay Frazier. What a team of champions! With Dr. Renato Leonardo and Dr. Carlos Ramos lecturing, the endodontic lectures served as a superb highlight. Dr. Hal Stewart of Texas gave a fantastic, educational, and enthusiastic lecture on our Edelweiss composite veneer system and the tremendous success and feedback he’s had with it. It was a fabulous Summit to end a super year.</p> <div id="attachment_2500" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/summit_photo_2014-300x200.jpg" alt="" title="Summit_Photo_2014" width="300" height="200" class="size-medium wp-image-2500" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Ultradent Summit 2014</p></div> <p>It already seems the stars are aligning to bring even more excitement and success for 2015…</p> <p>Until next time, big hugs, </p> <p>Dan</p> </div>1/27/2015 10:53:38 PMDr. Fischer Lectures,Dr. Fischer Ultradent,Ultradent,Ultradent LEctures,Ultradent products,Ultradent Products Inc.,Ultradent Summit,Ultradent Summit 2014,Ultradent Summit Lectures https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent is Grateful For....520422015-11-26T01:18:00Zultradent-is-grateful-for<img alt="Thankful" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_Nov2015.png" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassF3CE0E2AAC394617A1F647026448C818"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_0.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_1.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_2.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_3.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_4.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_5.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_6.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_7.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_8.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_9.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_10.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_11.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_12.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_13.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_14.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_15.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_16.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_17.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thankful_18.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /></p> </div>4/7/2016 10:57:17 PMThankful,Thanksgiving,Ultradent Gratitude,Ultradent thanksgiving https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent 2013 Highlight Reel3788262014-01-01T07:31:38ZIt&#8217;s been a fabulous year here at Ultradent, for sure. As we head into 2014, let&#8217;s take a walk down memory lane and review a few of Ultradent&#8217;s &#8220;highlights&#8221; from the past year&#8230; Ofultradent-2013-highlight-reelShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassD102988BE3704F0983F73DC4EAD694C4"><p>It’s been a fabulous year here at Ultradent, for sure.<br> As we head into 2014, let’s take a walk down memory lane<br> and review a few of Ultradent’s “highlights” from the past year…<br> Of course, 2013 marked Ultradent’s 35th Anniversary in the dental industry!</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/35-years.jpg" alt="" title="35 years" width="300" height="300" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1384" /></p> <p>Throughout those 35 years, Ultradent has established some pretty great traditions,<br> like our annual trick or treat party&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/halloween1.jpg" alt="" title="halloween1" width="300" height="300" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1386" /><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/halloweeen2.jpg" alt="" title="halloweeen2" width="300" height="300" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1387" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/fams-300x300.jpg" alt="" title="fams" width="300" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1388" /></p> <p>Our always competitive and fun annual “Hunger Games” themed food drive&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/food-drive-check-2013-300x200.jpg" alt="" title="Food Drive Check 2013" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1389" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/hunger-games1-200x300.jpg" alt="" title="hunger games1" width="200" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1426" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/hunger-games-300x200.jpg" alt="" title="hunger games" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1427" /><br> The Ultradent Latin America KOL Meeting &amp; Ultradent Summits&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/latin-america4-260x300.jpg" alt="" title="latin america4" width="260" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1391" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/latin-american.jpg" alt="" title="latin american" width="300" height="224" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1392" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/summit-lectures.jpg" alt="" title="summit lectures" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1393" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/summit-martigras.jpg" alt="" title="summit martigras" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1394" /></p> <p>And we had some very exciting things happen this year.<br> Congressman Jim Matheson payed us a special visit&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/matheson-with-vps-022-300x168.jpg" alt="" title="Matheson-with-VPs-022-300x168" width="300" height="168" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1395" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/matheson.jpg" alt="" title="matheson" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1396" /></p> <p>The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development named Dr. Fischer “International Man of the Year” on May 9th, “Europe Day,” for his contributions to sustaining economic and cultural relations between the state of Utah and the European Union&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/international.jpg" alt="" title="international" width="300" height="199" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1397" /></p> <p>Ultradent Products also received some exciting recogniton, including 13 Townie Choice Awards, 9 Clinicians Report Awards, and 4 awards from Dentistry Today&#58; </p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/townie-150x300.jpg" alt="" title="townie" width="150" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1400" /><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/clinicians-report-300x75.png" alt="" title="clinicians report" width="300" height="75" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1401" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dentistry-today-300x98.png" alt="" title="dentistry today" width="300" height="98" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1402" /></p> <p>VALO also received the Pride Institute “Best of Class” Technology Award for the 2nd Consecutive Year!</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/pride-institute-300x266.jpg" alt="" title="pride institute" width="300" height="266" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1405" /></p> <p>In 2013, Ultradent also launched some exciting new products, like Opalescence Go&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/opalescence-go.jpg" alt="" title="opalescence GO" width="200" height="300" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1406" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/people-225x300.png" alt="" title="people" width="225" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1424" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/opalescence-people-feature-225x300.png" alt="" title="Opalescence People Feature" width="225" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1423" /></p> <p>VALO Colors&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/valo-colors.jpg" alt="" title="valo colors" width="232" height="300" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1407" /></p> <p>and Expertemp &amp; ClearTemp LC, to name a few&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/expertemp-278x300.jpg" alt="" title="ExperTemp" width="278" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1409" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/cleartemp-lc-syringe-300x172.jpg" alt="" title="ClearTemp LC Syringe" width="300" height="172" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1410" /></p> <p>At home, we broke ground on an 80,000 sq. foot expansion on our South Jordan campus that among other things, will house a new state-of-the-art medical molding facility&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/img_5028-300x178.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5028" width="300" height="178" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1420" /><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/img_5047-300x199.jpg" alt="" title="IMG_5047" width="300" height="199" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1421" /><br> Abroad, Ultradent opened its China Subsidiary&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/china-subsidiary-opening-300x200.jpg" alt="" title="China Subsidiary Opening" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1411" /></p> <p>We were fortunate to help support numerous humanitarian missions throughout the world&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/cambodia-300x174.jpg" alt="" title="cambodia" width="300" height="174" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1412" /><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/haiti-kids-300x158.jpg" alt="" title="haiti kids" width="300" height="158" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1413" /></p> <p>And of course, Dr. Fischer’s energy never seems to cease, as he continued his rigorous lecturing schedule both at home and abroad&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/japan-6-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="Japan 6" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1415" /><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/puerto_rico_01-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="puerto_rico_01" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1416" /><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/china3-300x200.jpg" alt="" title="china3" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1417" /><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/australia.jpg" alt="" title="australia" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1418" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/europe.jpg" alt="" title="europe" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-1419" /></p> <p>Through Ultradent’s Diversity Foundation, we continue to educate elementary school children across the country about working together despite differences, and the foundation is also currently helping over 50 college students earn degrees toward a better future&#58;</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/diversity-foundation-300x215.jpg" alt="" title="diversity-foundation" width="300" height="215" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1428" /></p> <p>As the sun sets on a fabulous 2013, we wish you the very best as the sun rises on a beautiful 2014. </p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/new-year-300x300.jpg" alt="" title="new year" width="300" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1429" /></p> </div>1/1/2014 7:31:38 AMIt’s been a fabulous year here at Ultradent, for sure memory lane and review a few of Ultradent’s “highlights” from the past year… Of course, 2013 marked Ultradent’s 35th https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Here at Ultradent, We're Grateful For...3789002014-11-27T06:15:21ZHere&#8217;s what just a few of us here at Ultradent are grateful for this year&#8230; Happy Thanksgiving! here-at-ultradent-were-grateful-forShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass5AB70E26597A4854813D47163BE9240C"><p style="text-align&#58;center;">Here’s what just a few of us here at Ultradent are grateful for this year…<br> Happy Thanksgiving!</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2349" title="grateful fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/grateful-fischer-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2350" title="collage2" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/collage2-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2352" title="collage1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/collage11-300x300.png" alt="" width="300" height="300" /></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2353" title="collage3" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/collage3-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2354" title="collage4" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/collage4-300x300.png" alt="" width="300" height="300" /></p> </div>11/27/2014 6:15:21 AMDr. Fischer Thanksgiving,Inc.,Ultradent Holidays,Ultradent products,Ultradent thanksgiving,Ultradnet Employees https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent Brazil Gives Back3788912014-11-01T03:09:52ZUltradent Brazil Celebrates Annual Humanitarian “Winter Campaign.” Ultradent’s subsidiary in Brazil has recently finished its “Winter Campaign,” an internal humanitarian effort in which Ultradent employees raised more than 200 pieces of clothingultradent-brazil-gives-backShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassCE757C634D504F9487693F824313E343"><p style="text-align&#58;center;"><strong>Ultradent Brazil Celebrates Annual Humanitarian “Winter Campaign.”</strong></p> <p>Ultradent’s subsidiary in Brazil has recently finished its “Winter Campaign,” an internal humanitarian effort in which Ultradent employees raised more than 200 pieces of clothing for two local institutions&#58; the Fala Meu Povo association, located in the city of Elias Fausto, and the San Francisco Home, located in Indaiatuba near São Paulo.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2281" title="Ultradent Brazil1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultradent-brazil1-300x272.png" alt="" width="300" height="272" /></p> <p>&#160;The donation to the Fala Meu Povo association took place on August 21. Elizabeth Rocha, the vice president of Fala Meu Povo remarked, “This extent of kindness is very difficult to see today. Examples like this are rare, and give us hope that some companies, like Ultradent, are still aware of the community in which they operate. We, the association, have a lot to be grateful for, and we guarantee that this gesture has bettered many of the families’ lives in this community.”</p> <p>&#160;Every week, Fala Meu Povo hosts approximately 100 at-risk boys and girls—engaging them in projects such as craft workshops, sewing, painting, art, and sports like soccer.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2282" title="Ultradent Brazil2" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultradent-brazil2-300x224.png" alt="" width="300" height="224" /></p> <p>The San Francisco Home, located in Indaiatuba, was founded in 1995. Today it continues to serve dozens of families at social risk. The unit houses 14 people at all times, treating patients with ailments ranging from AIDS to leprosy. They look forward to expanding; their clinic is currently under reconstruction. In addition to the in-patient care it provides, The San Francisco Home provides services to over 70 families at social risk through home care and food donations.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">—————————————————————————————————————————————–</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160; <strong>The “Make a Child Happy” Campaign Collects Nearly 200 Toys </strong></p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <p style="text-align&#58;left;">&#160;Ultradent Brazil recently finished their “Make a Child Happy” campaign—a unified, company-wide effort to collect toys for underprivileged children in celebration of “Children’s Day” in Brazil on October 12<sup>th</sup>.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2280" title="brazil make a child happy day" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/brazil-make-a-child-happy-day1-300x225.png" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></p> <p>In total, Ultradent Brazil employees gathered 196 new and used toys to donate to the Ana Maria Pigatto daycare, located in Ultradent’s Brazil subsidiary city of Inaiatuba. The Ana Maria Pigatto home cares for approximately 187 children in distress and at social risk on a daily basis.</p> <p>The institution is maintained primarily through charitable donations, with little help from government entities. The institution manager, Ana Carla Teixeira, in regards to Ultradent’s donation, said, “This donation came at a great time. We really wanted to celebrate Children’s Day here, but we did not have enough toys for everyone. Now we can, in addition to donating toys for children, keep many of these toys in our playroom that will be used for daily activities developed by teachers. We would like to thank Ultradent for this action, and say that you made the world of these boys and girls much better.”</p> <p>The “Make a Child Happy” project consisted of a team led by Ultradent Brazil’s human resources analyst, Ana Luiza Quinteiro. This same team hopes to lead a successful Christmas campaign titled, “Help a Family Have a Special Supper,” which kicks off on November 28<sup>th</sup> and goes until December 18<sup>th</sup>, collecting food that will then be donated to families at social risk.</p> </div>11/1/2014 3:09:52 AMMake A Child Happy Day,Ultradent,Ultradent Brazil,Ultradent Brazil Humanitarian,Ultradent do Brasil,Ultradent Humanitarian,Ultradent products The donation to the Fala Meu Povo https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent Tips: Designed to Deliver3788952014-11-19T03:17:28Zultradent-tips-designed-to-deliverShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassDA0CC9FFADF44506A314EE9C9D039984"><p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="///www.youtube.com/embed/tV9_v5bS0ss?list=PL57UvuHGpCcrDbnSTFGpHpWZUBsc5q1H8" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div>11/19/2014 3:17:28 AMDental Syringe Delivery,Dental Tip Syringes,Dental tips,Ultradent products,Ultradent Tips https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent is Grateful For...531592017-11-22T18:15:00ZThe holidays are always special. What better way to kick them off than with an attitude of gratitude? Here are a few things that some of us here at Ultradent are grateful forultradent-is-grateful-for-2017<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass5F7705167E844068B0E372139BDF107E"><div>The holidays are always special. What better way to kick them off than with an attitude of gratitude?</div><div>Here are a few things that some of us here at Ultradent are grateful for&#58;<br></div><div><br></div><br></div><div class="ExternalClass5F7705167E844068B0E372139BDF107E"> <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_15.jpg" /></a>​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_1.jpg" /></a>&#160; ​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_2.jpg" /></a> ​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_3.jpg" /></a> ​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_4.jpg" /></a></div><div class="ExternalClass5F7705167E844068B0E372139BDF107E"> ​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_5.jpg" /></a> ​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_6.jpg" /></a>​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_7.jpg" /></a><a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_8.jpg" /></a>​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_9.jpg" /></a>​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_10.jpg" /></a>​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_11.jpg" /></a> ​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_12.jpg" /></a><a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_13.jpg" /></a>​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_14.jpg" /></a> ​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_16.jpg" /></a>​<a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent is grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/2_thanksgiving-gratitude/2017-thanksgiving_17.jpg" /></a></div><div class="ExternalClass5F7705167E844068B0E372139BDF107E"><br></div><div class="ExternalClass5F7705167E844068B0E372139BDF107E"><div>We hope your Thanksgiving is filled with family, friends, joy, reflection, and gratitude!<br></div></div>11/22/2017 6:15:55 PMUltradent, thankful, grateful, staff, employees some of us here at Ultradent are grateful for ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​​​​​ ​​ ​​ We hope your https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent Is Grateful For...532122018-11-21T19:01:00ZHere’s wishing you a wonderful and bounteous Thanksgiving holiday from our table to yours. Happy Thanksgiving from Ultradent!ultradent-thanksgiving-2018<img alt="Happy Thanksgiving from Ultradent" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/11_November/Thanksgiving/Thanksgiving-Hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassF7897C8D9B63498E880C863D6570528B"><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote-orange" style="margin&#58;0px;padding&#58;0px;border&#58;0px;outline&#58;0px;vertical-align&#58;baseline;background-color&#58;transparent;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-weight&#58;700;font-size&#58;26px;line-height&#58;32px;text-align&#58;center;color&#58;#e35205 !important;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Gratitude-1.jpg" alt="Gratitude-1.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote-orange" style="margin&#58;0px;padding&#58;0px;border&#58;0px;outline&#58;0px;vertical-align&#58;baseline;background-color&#58;transparent;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, 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sans-serif;font-weight&#58;700;font-size&#58;26px;line-height&#58;32px;text-align&#58;center;color&#58;#e35205 !important;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Gratitude-7.jpg" alt="Gratitude-7.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote-orange" style="margin&#58;0px;padding&#58;0px;border&#58;0px;outline&#58;0px;vertical-align&#58;baseline;background-color&#58;transparent;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-weight&#58;700;font-size&#58;26px;line-height&#58;32px;text-align&#58;center;color&#58;#e35205 !important;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Gratitude-9.jpg" alt="Gratitude-9.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote-orange" style="margin&#58;0px;padding&#58;0px;border&#58;0px;outline&#58;0px;vertical-align&#58;baseline;background-color&#58;transparent;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, 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An Ultradent Holiday Tradition: R&R520452015-12-23T02:15:00ZDr. Fischer has spoken many times about the importance of happiness in the workplace—even going so far as to say that the quality of Ultradent’s products depends on it! “We believean-ultradent-holiday-tradition<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/an-ultradent-holiday-tradition.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass49398A7450634F61A7F2D3B63C715B1B"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultradent_building.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>Dr. Fischer has spoken many times about the importance of happiness in the workplace—even going so far as to say that the quality of Ultradent’s products depends on it! “We believe not only in the quality of products, but in the quality of the workplace, or the quality of the work environment—with an emphasis on happiness. We believe that it’s difficult to have quality products if there’s not a quality culture and quality of life in the workplace,” he says.<br><br></p> <p>Ultradent has long hung its hat on being a family company—not only in that it started as a family-only company in 1978—but that family, and Ultradent’s family culture, despite the company’s incredible growth since its humble beginnings, still remains incredibly important. When it comes to work/life balance, being able to spend time with the ones you love and care for remains paramount to Dr. Fischer and to Ultradent’s company culture.<br>&#160;&#160;</p> <p>That is why, since its inception, Ultradent closes its doors every December 24th until after the New Year to allow every one of its now 1500+ employees to go home, relax, enjoy the holidays, and most importantly, spend time with their friends and family. We call this R&amp;R, and it’s a benefit that has brought smiles to the faces of Ultradent employees year after year in anticipation of those precious few days the company gives as a (paid) gift to each and every one of its team members. <br><br></p> <p>So this year, as R&amp;R approaches, we hope you’ll remember to take the time to enjoy being with those dearest to you, as we do the same here at Ultradent.<br><br> </p> <p>But don’t worry—we’ll be back, ready and refreshed, for the wonderful 2016 on January 4th, and we hope you will be too.<br><br></p> <p>Happy Holidays, from our Ultradent family to yours. </p> </div>4/11/2016 6:54:21 PMUltradent has long hung its hat on being a family company—not only in that it started as a the time to enjoy being with those dearest to you, as we do the same here at Ultradent https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Pleasant Surprises at Ultradent532532013-02-21T01:29:19ZMy name is ShaLyse Walker, and I’m a new face here at Ultradent. I’m also new to the dental industry as a whole. My job description as public relations manager requirespleasant-surprises-at-ultradentShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass6A2A2D1615AD4EF480409C0857B083A3"><p>My name is ShaLyse Walker, and I’m a new face here at Ultradent. I’m also new to the dental industry as a whole. My job description as public relations manager requires me to essentially act as the “eyes and ears” of the company, and in turn, share that information with you.</p> <p>Like many of you, I had never stepped foot inside Ultradent before. And you know what? This journey has been such a pleasant, inspiring surprise. Although I still have much to learn—partly because Ultradent never stops innovating and hasn’t stopped growing—I have discovered more under this roof than I could ever have imagined.</p> <p>We’re lucky to work in a beautiful place inside and out. When you walk into our front lobby, you hear the soothing sound of falling water and are surrounded by a stunning mural of Dr. Fischer’s beloved Southern Utah. In addition to this, you’ll find what you would expect at a beautiful corporate headquarters&#58; the offices of our executives, brand managers, human resources team, and of course, Dr. Fischer. Beyond that, however, is where you’re in for the real surprise. &#160;</p> <p>Here at Ultradent, you’ll find a vast research and development quarter, housing engineers, chemists, and leading innovators in the dental industry. The designs they develop go on to manufacturing…again, <em>right here</em> in this building. In fact, we manufacture 95% of our products here at Ultradent. Seeing our manufacturing in action is like stepping into the future. I was stunned to learn that with the exception of the auto industry, Ultradent uses more robotics than <em>any other </em>company west of the Mississippi.</p> <p>Moving from manufacturing, you’ll find our shipping department, where we ship about 1,500 boxes of our products everyday…at a 99.9% accuracy rate. Oh, and we make our own boxes here too! You’ll also find our customer service department on our Ultradent campus—rated #2 in the USA by BenchmarkPortal. And we even have our own onsite orthodontic clinic.&#160;</p> <p>You might ask yourself why Ultradent goes through the trouble of keeping everything in-house when surely it could save money by outsourcing. Dr. Fischer said it best. “The more one outsources, the more one ships production, or R&amp;D, or other aspects to other parts of the world, the more one loses touch with what has made them who they are.”</p> <p>I couldn’t have said it better. I’m so proud to work at Ultradent. Check out this video to see us in action for yourself.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/rO_JzQSDoI8" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div>2/21/2013 1:29:19 AMhave much to learn—partly because Ultradent never stops innovating and hasn’t stopped also find our customer service department on our Ultradent campus—rated #2 in the USA by https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent News Corner531742018-03-22T17:43:00ZUltradent is pleased to announce an upcoming special two-day event, Icons of Dentistry: A Workshop for Women. It will be a weekend of networking, socializing, rejuvenation, and education to celebrate women in dentistry. This year’s theme for the workshop will be Compassion.ultradent-announces-icons-of-dentistry<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/03_March/NewsCorner/2_UPI-News-Corner_Hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <img alt="Ultradent News Corner Issue 1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/03_March/NewsCorner/2_UPI-News-Corner_Hero.jpg" /> <br> ​ <br> <h1 class="major-header">Ultradent Announces Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women Event </h1>​<br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-01df/t/page/fm/0" target="_blank"> <img alt="medal of honor" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/03_March/NewsCorner/iod_logo.png" style="width&#58;400px;" /></a> &#160;<br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Ultradent is pleased to announce an upcoming special two-day event, <a href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-01df/t/page/fm/0" target="_blank">Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women</a>. It will be a weekend of networking, socializing, rejuvenation, and education to celebrate women in dentistry. This year’s theme for the workshop will be Compassion.<br><br> The Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women event will take place June 22–23, 2018 at <a href="/" target="_blank">Ultradent’s</a> international headquarters in South Jordan, UT. It will feature iconic women in the field of dentistry teaching classes and workshops on everything from work/life balance, practice building and management, esthetic dentistry, lasers, and more. There will also be a special keynote speaker to be announced later this month.<br><br> Attendees will be treated to a special dinner in an orchard at the home of <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank">Dr. Dan Fischer</a>, founder and CEO of Ultradent, as well as a cocktail social where attendees can mingle with each other and the event’s speakers. Additionally, attendees will be treated to an evening of dinner and drinks at one of Utah’s highest-rated restaurants, Tuscany.<br><br> By attending Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women, clinicians will earn 16 continuing education credits. Registration begins March 8, 2018, with 100 spots available. Tickets are $199.<br><br> To register for, or learn more about Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women, please call 800.520.6640 or visit <a href="/en-us/blog/Lists/Posts/www.iconsofdentistry.com" target="_blank">www.iconsofdentistry.com</a>.<br><br><a class="button secondary" href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-01df/t/page/fm/0" target="_blank">Learn More »</a><br><br> </div><hr /> <br> <h1 class="major-header">Opalescence<sup>®</sup> PF Tooth Whitening System Unveils New Packaging</h1>​<br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/take-home-whitening/Opalescence-PF-Carbamide-Peroxide-with-Potassium-Nitrate-and-Fluoride/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img width="420" height="280" alt="medal of honor" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/03_March/NewsCorner/Opalescence%20PF%20New%20Packaging.jpg" /></a> &#160;<br><b>Opalescence<sup>®</sup> PF Tooth Whitening’s New Packaging</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Ultradent Products, Inc., is pleased to unveil new packaging for its hallmark professional take-home tooth whitening system, Opalescence<sup>®</sup> PF whitening. Opalescence PF whitening system’s new look showcases a modern, sophisticated, clean esthetic and utilizes less plastic than its predecessor. The new packaging also features a nesting concept, which maximizes space and gives each product element a designated place for easy access and product storage. The box uses an invisible magnetic closure, making it easy and desirable to save and reuse, adding to the environmentally friendly, contemporary appeal.<br><br>The Opalescence PF tooth whitening system has ranked as the number one professional whitening system worldwide since its release in 1990. The award-winning system features customized take-home whitening trays with syringe-delivered whitening gel. Opalescence whitening gel is known for its sticky, viscous texture which allows it to stay put on the tooth, instead of migrating to tissues, to provide maximum whitening results with minimum sensitivity. Newest to the Opalescence PF whitening brand is Opalescence<sup>®</sup> Quick whitening—a 45% carbamide peroxide whitening gel with a 15- to 30-minute wear time that is now part of Opalescence PF’s take-home line of products. It comes in a Mint flavor. PF whitening also comes in 10%, 15%, 20%, and 35% carbamide peroxide concentrations, in Regular, Mint, and Melon flavors. The product also contains potassium nitrate and fluoride. <br> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/take-home-whitening/Opalescence-PF-Carbamide-Peroxide-with-Potassium-Nitrate-and-Fluoride/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Shop Now »</a><br><br></div><hr /><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <h1 class="major-header">Ultradent Manager Mitch Morgan Receives Patriot Award from ESGR</h1>​<br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img width="350" height="257" alt="medal of honor" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/03_March/NewsCorner/Mitch%20Military%20Award%20photo.jpeg" /> &#160;<br><b>Mitch Morgan (middle left) receives the Patriot Award from the the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for hiring and supporting Ultradent Web Designer, Skyler Bradsby (middle right).</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Ultradent MarCom Manager Mitch Morgan received the Patriot Award, which honors individual supervisors for their support. To win the award, one must be nominated by an employee who is a member of the National Guard or Reserve.<br><br> In this case, Mitch was nominated by Ultradent MarCom web designer, Skyler Bradsby, who serves in the National Guard.<br><br> Of receiving the award, Mitch said, “I was very shocked and excited. I’m proud and lucky to have Skyler Bradsby as a member of my team. Hiring him, knowing that he is a member of the National Guard, has never once been a mistake. He’s incredibly talented, and even though he has to leave once in a while to carry out his duties, he always informs me plenty in advance and he never misses deadlines. <br> <br></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img width="323" height="246" alt="medal of honor" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/03_March/NewsCorner/Patriot%20Award.jpg" /> &#160;<br><b>The Patriot Award, presented by Jeff Tiede of the ESGR to Mitch Morgan, Ultradent’s MarCom Manager</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Skyler Bradsby, who nominated his manager, Mitch Morgan, for the award, says, “I’m grateful for Mitch and Ultradent’s support of my military duties. When I applied for the job, I had reservations that it would be an issue or perhaps hurt my candidacy as an employee, but with Mitch and Ultradent, it’s never been an issue. We need more people like Mitch who support National Guard and Reserve members. It is essential for our country’s safety and I feel it’s very patriotic.”<br><br> When asked to address other employers who may have reservations in hiring a member of the military, Skyler says, “Busy people, like military members, know how to work with deadlines, and are often more productive and responsible. I feel that being a member of the National Guard, although it makes my schedule busier, makes me a better employee.”<br><br> Skyler’s 1st Sergeant, 1SG Love, and the Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve Chair, Jeff Tiede, joined him in presenting Mitch Morgan with the award. To learn more about the award and organization, visit <a href="https&#58;//www.esgr.mil/" target="_blank">www.esgr.mil</a>.<br><br></div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676">&#160;</div>3/22/2018 5:43:36 PMUltradent Announces Icons of Dentistry A Workshop for Women Event ​ Ultradent is pleased to announce https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent is Grateful For...520952016-11-22T23:56:00ZWith the holidays beginning, especially at Thanksgiving, we like pause, even if it’s for just a moment, and reflect on things we’re thankful for in our lives.Ultradent-is-Grateful-For-2016<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving-2016_hero-2.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass9697451680064C539DDDEB74C51CD571"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> With the holidays beginning, especially at Thanksgiving, we&#160;hit pause, even if it’s just for a moment, and reflect on things we’re thankful for in our lives. Here is a peek at what some of the many people that work here at&#160;<a class="orange-link" href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank">Ultradent​</a>&#160;are grateful&#160;for this year…​<br><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving-2016_hero.jpg" alt="" /><br> <img alt="I'm grateful for" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/thanksgiving_hero.jpg" /> <br><img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_1.jpg" /> <br><img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_2.jpg" /> <br><img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_3.jpg" /> <br><img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_4.jpg" /> <br><img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_5.jpg" /> <br><img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_6.jpg" /> <br><img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_8.jpg" />​ <br><img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_9.jpg" /> ​ <br> <img alt="Thanksgiving 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Thanksgiving/2-up/thanksgiving_10.jpg" />​ <br> <br>​ <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote-orange">Here’s wishing you a wonderful and bounteous Thanksgiving holiday from our table to yours.</span> </div></div>1/23/2017 8:19:48 PMUltradent, thankful, grateful, staff, employees With the holidays beginning, especially at at what some of the many people that work here at Ultradent​ are grateful for this year https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent Celebrates 35th Anniversary3787902013-07-13T05:20:38Z    This month, Ultradent celebrates its 35th anniversary as a family-owned, international dental supply and manufacturing company! Let&#8217;s take a walk down memory lane and look at a few of the fun, memorable, andultradent-celebrates-35th-anniversaryShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass46931F9DEE6441C2A5FFAB2127468835"><h2 class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align&#58;center;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt">&#160;</dt> <dt class="wp-caption-dt">&#160;This month, Ultradent celebrates its <strong>35th anniversary </strong>as a family-owned, international dental supply and manufacturing company!</dt> </h2> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at&#160;a few of the fun, memorable, and special&#160;moments&#160;from over 3 decades in&#160;business…&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><em>“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” –Albert Einstein</em>&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">Even at the tender&#160;age of 8, Dr. Fischer lived by Einstein’s adage. To him,&#160;his beloved Ponjo was a HORSE, not a donkey!&#160;</p> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align&#58;center;"> <dl id="attachment_781" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-medium wp-image-781" title="dan_and_ponjo" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dan_and_ponjo-300x267.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="267" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Dr. Fischer with his “horse,” Ponjo</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">That little boy soon grew up and attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, graduating in 1974, as “Dan E. 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Fischer, shortly after graduation.</dd> </dl> </div> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">However, Dr. Fischer soon&#160;realized that rapid, profound hemostasis was imperative for quality operative dentistry.&#160;Because there were no products on the market that predictably controlled bleeding and sulcular fluid at the time, Dr. Fischer put his imagination to work and&#160;began experimenting with different chemistries after hours—determined to find a better solution.&#160;&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">In&#160;1976, Dr. Fischer&#160;invented and patented Ultradent’s groundbreaking hemostatic solution,&#160;Astringedent®,—a 15.5% ferric sulfate solution that when combined with Dr. Fischer’s unique&#160;scrubbing technique&#160;could <span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">instantly</span> and <span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">predictably</span> coagulate bleeding.&#160;</p> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align&#58;center;"> <dl 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The Loma Linda University School of Dentistry has also named Dr. Fischer “Alumni of the Year,” in 1994,&#160;and&#160;bestowed him with its prestigious “Distinguished Alumnus Award,” in 2002.&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-812" title="Dr Fischer clinic" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr-fischer-clinic-300x204.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="204" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">Beyond the dental community, Ultradent donates products to humanitarian efforts locally, nationally, and internationally.&#160;</p> <div id="attachment_815" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-815" title="clinic cambodia" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/clinic-cambodia-300x168.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="168" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Hundreds of people waiting to receive free dental care in Cambodia.</p></div> <div id="attachment_816" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-816" title="dental clinic in cambodia" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dental-clinic-in-cambodia-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Humanitarian dental clinic in Cambodia</p></div> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">Additionally, Ultradent sponsors a nonprofit foundation committed to preventing hate crimes through promoting diversity and fostering multicultural awareness among individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. Part of the foundation’s efforts include&#160;providing help&#160;to many of the young men, nicknamed the Lost Boys, and&#160;the smaller number of women&#160;who have been kicked&#160;and discouraged out&#160;of the FLDS community. The Diversity Foundation focuses primarily on helping former FLDS youth obtain college educations through mentoring and funding.&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-813" title="diversity-foundation" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/diversity-foundation-300x215.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="215" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">Currently, the Diversity Foundation is helping 50 of these youth get their bachelor’s degrees.&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">Here’s to another 35 years of improving oral health globally, through integrity, quality, hard work, innovation, and care.&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-839" title="a1234" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/a1234.jpg" alt="" width="467" height="700" />&#160;</p> <h1 style="text-align&#58;center;">Happy 35th Anniversary, Ultradent!</h1> </div>7/13/2013 5:20:38 AMWithin the next few years, Ultradent extended from a family-run, home operation, to a Most recently, Ultradent was the recipient of the Health Care Heroes award in the category https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Congressman Jim Matheson Visits Ultradent3788002013-08-24T07:50:01Z Representative Jim Matheson Ultradent received a special visit from Representative Jim Matheson(D-Utah) last Wednesday as part of his three month district work period activities while away from our nation’s capital. During a recentcongressman-jim-matheson-visits-ultradentShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass964E1883B2B246648513C1806B359B67"><p class="mceTemp mceIEcenter"> <dl id="attachment_967" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-medium wp-image-967" title="UPI_1267" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/upi_1267-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Representative Jim Matheson</dd> </dl> <p style="text-align&#58;left;">Ultradent received a special visit from Representative Jim Matheson(D-Utah) last Wednesday as part of his three month district work period activities while away from our nation’s capital.&#160;During a recent visit with South Jordan Mayor, Scott Osborne, Rep. Matheson’s interest in Ultradent piqued after learning about the company’s considerable impact on the local, state, and national economies, as well as its philanthropic efforts at home and abroad through the Diversity Foundation and various humanitarian missions throughout the world. He immediately requested a visit and tour of Ultradent to learn more about the company’s rich history, innovation, and growth throughout its 35 years in the dental industry.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align&#58;left;"> <dl id="attachment_987" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="text-align&#58;left;width&#58;310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-medium wp-image-987" title="Matheson with VPs 02" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/matheson-with-vps-022-300x168.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="168" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Congressman Matheson, Dr. Fischer, and several of Ultradent’s vice presidents smile for a photo.</dd> </dl> <p>Upon arrival, Rep. 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He also took time to walk through various other departments at Ultradent, greeting employees and learning more about the company’s mission to improve oral health globally.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <div id="attachment_972" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-972" title="UPI_1238" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/upi_1238-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Touring Manufacturing</p></div> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align&#58;left;"> <dl id="attachment_996" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="text-align&#58;left;width&#58;310px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-medium wp-image-996" title="UPI_1246_edited" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/upi_1246_edited2-300x184.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="184" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">ShaLyse Walker, Rep. Jim Matheson, and Dave Kendall put on their safety glasses to see how VALO is made.</dd> </dl> <p>Rep. Matheson said he was surprised to learn that Ultradent manufactures 95% of its products onsite and exports 70% of it abroad. As an American manufacturer, Dr. Fischer has made it a point to do what he calls, “the opposite of outsourcing.”&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> </div> </dt> </div> <div id="attachment_976" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-976" title="UPI_1241" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/upi_1241-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Rep. Matheson, touring Ultradent's vast shipping department. </p></div> <p>For his final stop, Rep. Matheson greeted and met with Dr. Fischer, Ultradent’s founder, president, and CEO, along with several other executives, where he congratulated them on their accomplishments, answered questions, and extended his warm well-wishes. He expressed appreciation for Ultradent’s economic and humanitarian contributions as well as the company’s proud representation of Utah.&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;left;"> <div id="attachment_978" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-978" title="UPI_1255" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/upi_1255-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Rep. Matheson meeting with Ultradent executives</p></div> <p>Thank you for visiting, Congressman! We hope you’ll come back soon.</p> </div> </div>8/24/2013 7:50:01 AMUltradent received a special visit from Representative Jim Matheson(D-Utah) last Wednesday immediately requested a visit and tour of Ultradent to learn more about the company’s rich https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Choosing the Right Luting Material for Zirconia Restorations3788942014-11-15T01:35:32ZThanks to their high resistance to chipping, wear, and marginal discoloration, full contour zirconia restorations are on the rise. However, a common question posed in regards to using zirconia is, “Shouldchoosing-the-right-luting-material-for-zirconia-restorationsShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass18256EA125744E28A470FC24EF462073"><p>Thanks to their high resistance to chipping, wear, and marginal discoloration, full contour zirconia restorations are on the rise. However, a common question posed in regard<span style="text-decoration&#58;line-through;">s</span> to using zirconia is, “Should I be bonding or cementing my zirconia restorations?” Dr. Nasser Barghi says the answer lies within another question&#58; “Is the restoration subgingival or supragingival?” For subgingival restorations, Dr. Barghi recommends cementing, and for supragingival restorations, bonding works best.</p> <p>Whether the restoration is cemented or bonded, there’s a perfect luting material to ensure the longest-term retention for a zirconia restoration. For a subgingival, thus, for <em>cementing</em> a zirconia restoration, Ultradent’s resin-reinforced, glass ionomer luting cement, <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/crown-and-bridge/permanent-cements/ultracem/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1683" target="_blank">UltraCem</a><sup><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/crown-and-bridge/permanent-cements/ultracem/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">®</a> </sup>can be used. For a supragingival, <em>bonded</em> zirconia restoration, Ultradent’s flowable, dual cure cement, <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/crown-and-bridge/permanent-cements/permaflo-dc/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1682" target="_blank">PermaFlo<sup>® </sup>DC</a> can be used. Using Ultradent Product Inc.’s Zirconia Luting Guide can help guide the clinician in a step-by-step process for placing such restorations, as both material’s processes are unique.</p> <p>Here are the step-by-step guides for using PermaFlo DC or UltraCem when placing a full contour zirconia restoration (click to enlarge)&#58;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Product%20Instruction%20Documents/PermaFlo%20DC%20Zirconia%20Luting%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2322" title="PermaFlo DC Luting Guide" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/permaflo-dc-luting-guide-207x300.jpg" alt="" width="207" height="300" /></a></p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Product%20Instruction%20Documents/PermaFlo%20DC%20Zirconia%20Luting%20Guide.pdf" target="_blank"></a> <a href="/en-us/Product%20Instruction%20Documents/UltraCem-Zirconia-Luting-Guide.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2323" title="Ultracem Luting Guide" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultracem-luting-guide-226x300.jpg" alt="" width="207" height="300" /></a></p> </div>11/15/2014 1:35:32 AMDr Nasser Barghi,Ultradent,Ultradent PermaFlo DC,Ultradent products,Ultradent UltraCem,Ziconia Restoration Luting Guide https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Change & Growth520092015-04-29T04:51:12Z Growth is healthy. It’s good for the soul. Even difficult or challenging growth, if we let it, can help us gain experience, become smarter and wiser, make us stronger, and ultimatelychange-growthDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass5E1075ED53234711AA7CB029436CF6CA"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultradent-building-10.09-no-face-300x204.jpg" alt="" title="Ultradent Building 10.09 no face" width="300" height="204" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2687" /></p> <p>Growth is healthy. It’s good for the soul. Even difficult or challenging growth, if we let it, can help us gain experience, become smarter and wiser, make us stronger, and ultimately better. However, many people avoid change, viewing it as a negative or uncomfortable experience, or simply as something that “happens to them.” I choose to see it differently. I believe in seeking after change, be it positive.</p> <p>In fact, in my own life, and as it applies to Ultradent, I’ve always subscribed to the philosophy&#58; “Driven by gorgeous change shalt have no top; if it were not so, mediocrity would be our lot.” To put it simply, constant progression—constant improvement—is the goal.</p> <p>Progression, growth, improvement, change—these are the tenants upon which Ultradent was founded 1978, and my greatest hope is that 20 years from now, they will continue to be the marking characteristics upon which this company hangs its hat. </p> <p>In 20 years, I see the company continuing to grow and continuing to offer many great and exciting products—some that will be enhancements on existing products (in line with our declaration of continuous improvement,) and some will be the first of their kind—much like Ultradent’s hallmark product, Astringedent®—the likes of which the dental industry had never seen before. </p> <p>Without sacrificing the things that matter most, I hope that I, and the fabulous, hard-working individuals that make up this company, will always seek learning, seek change, and seek progress. A wise man once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else!” Well, I say, it’s onward and upward in many great and exciting ways for Ultradent.</p> </div>4/29/2015 4:51:12 AMUltradent change,Ultradent future,Ultradent growth,Ultradent products change—these are the tenants upon which Ultradent was founded 1978, and my greatest hope https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent's Latin America Key Opinion Leader Conference3788132013-10-19T05:04:27Z“There’s a sort of magic when these dental professionals travel to Ultradent to experience the company and Dr. Fischer’s vision for themselves,” said Ultradent’s international regional manager, Pablo Santiago, of theultradents-latin-america-key-opinion-leader-conferenceShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass5A021CE688F84F1EA8D6C2BDDF95EA08"><div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align&#58;left;">“There’s a sort of magic when these dental professionals travel to Ultradent to experience the company and Dr. Fischer’s vision for themselves,” said Ultradent’s international regional manager, Pablo Santiago, of the Latin American KOL (Key Opinion Leader) Conference that took place here in South Jordan this past week.</div> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align&#58;center;"> <div id="attachment_1127" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;270px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1127" title="latin america4" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/latin-america42-260x300.jpg" alt="" width="260" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Ultradent's Latin America KOL Conference attendees pose in front of Ultradent in South Jordan, Utah.</p></div> </div> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align&#58;left;">Over 100 high-level dental professionals – including “key opinion leader” dentists, several professors and university deans, clinic directors, and even government officials from Mexico and Venezuela, home to two of Ultradent’s exceptional distributors – convened at Ultradent’s South Jordan headquarters for the 2<sup>nd</sup> annual conference of its kind.</div> <div id="attachment_1123" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1123" title="Latin America KOL Ultradent 13" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/latin-america-kol-ultradent-131-300x224.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="224" /><p class="wp-caption-text">One of the many seminars and lectures presented at the conference.</p></div> <p>Dirk Jeffs, the senior vice president of sales and marketing at Ultradent, stressed the impact and importance of this gathering, saying, “Latin America is a key strategic region for Ultradent where we have experienced tremendous growth over the years. &#160;We have some phenomenal distributor partners in the region, including Mexico and Venezuela. &#160;These distributors see the value in developing relationships and investing in dental schools and they’ve achieved excellent penetration of Ultradent products within schools in these countries. &#160;The 100 or so school representatives who visited us this week were very engaged and very interested in Ultradent’s products and philosophy. &#160;As Dr. Fischer would say, we worked hard and we played hard while they were here. &#160;This is something that is sure to continue to open doors for Ultradent in these markets.”</p> <div id="attachment_1124" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1124" title="latin america2" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/latin-america2-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Working hard and playing hard!</p></div> <p>Pablo Santiago added, “The dental professionals that come to this conference have often only known of Dr. Fischer from afar– essentially, only knowing <em><span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">of </span></em>him as the energetic, ingenious, president and CEO of the large, international company that is Ultradent. When they arrive and interact with him, they see that although he <em>is</em> a genius and he isan incredibly inspiring and powerful force, he’s also as humble and kind as they come. &#160;It’s contagious. Many of them leave the conference feeling very inspired.”</p> <div id="attachment_1125" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1125" title="latin america1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/latin-america1-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">One of the many hands-on presentations at Ultradent's Latin America KOL Conference.</p></div> <p>Over the course of the three-day conference, the attendees hear lectures and participate in hands-on demonstrations from Dr. Fischer himself; Neil Jessop, Ultradent’s director of research &amp; development; and several other key opinion leaders, on the development and quality of UItradent’s cutting edge, industry-leading products. The seminars cover everything from endodontics and restorative dentistry, to whitening and esthetics, including a lecture on Edelweiss, Ultradent’s laser-sintered composite veneers. Pablo Santiago summed it up best, saying, “In the end, while attendees benefit from the seminars and lectures, the most valuable thing that the attendees get out of the Latin America KOL Conference are the relationships. &#160;They return to their countries, excited to share their experiences learned and expand Ultradent’s vision to improve oral health globally through the practice of minimally invasive dentistry.”</p> </div>10/19/2013 5:04:27 AMVenezuela, home to two of Ultradent’s exceptional distributors – convened at Ultradent’s South Jordan headquarters for the 2nd https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent's Country Spotlight: Mexico3788902014-10-30T05:13:00ZOver the next few weeks, we’d like to spotlight various countries in our International Family. This week, Pablo Santiago, International Regional Manager for Ultradent Products, Inc. has provided some fun facts andcountry-spotlight-mexicoShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass97CE1B7EB6EA475FBC75B3B808F7DF24"><p>Over the next few weeks, we’d like to spotlight various countries in our International Family.</p> <p>This week, Pablo Santiago, International Regional Manager for Ultradent Products, Inc. has provided some fun facts and information about our first country in the spotlight…</p> <p><strong>Mexico!</strong></p> <p>The estimated amount of dentists practicing in Mexico is around 75,000.</p> <p>Ultradent products are distributed through <a href="http&#58;//www.vamasa.com.mx/productos/ultradent/" target="_blank">VAMASA</a>, which is owned by Luis Vazquez and Bernardo Suvalsky.</p> <p>The top three Ultradent Products in Mexico are&#58;</p> <ul> <li> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/take-home-whitening/Opalescence-PF-Carbamide-Peroxide-with-Potassium-Nitrate-and-Fluoride/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1631" target="_blank">Opalescence PF</a></li> <li><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/Composite-Light-Cure/Amelogen-Plus-Esthetic-Microhybrid-Composite/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1630" target="_blank">Amelogen Plus</a></li> <li> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/equipment/VALO-LED-Curing-Lights/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1629" target="_blank">VALO</a></li> </ul> <p>Pablo also shared this story&#58;</p> <p>“Dr. Fischer took a trip to Puebla a couple of years ago. Patty Estrada used to be Dr. Fischer’s dental assistant and also worked with UPI for many years. Patty is from Puebla, Mexico, and for a long time she wanted Dr. Fischer to lecture in her hometown. Finally the day arrived, and the funniest thing happened. While Dr. Fischer was lecturing in another city Patty called me, very, very sad, and said”Pablo can you believe? The restoration that Dr. Fischer made me many years ago just fell out.” I immediately told Dr. Fischer and we traveled 4 hours by car to Puebla. We got there around midnight and Dr. Fischer went to a dental clinic owned by a friend of Patty’s and he fixed her tooth so she could attend the lecture next day.”</p> <div id="attachment_2143" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2143" title="Dr_Fischer-Mexico-Stand" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr_fischer-mexico-stand-300x196.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="196" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Dr. Fischer at an Ultradent Stand in Mexico</p></div> <div id="attachment_2145" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;234px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2145" title="Dr_Fischer-and-Ramon-Mexico-2012" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr_fischer-and-ramon-mexico-2012-224x300.jpg" alt="" width="224" height="300" /></dt> <dt> <p class="wp-caption-text">Dr. Fischer and Ramon 2012</p></div> <div id="attachment_2144" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2144" title="Dr_Fischer-Mexico-2008" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr_fischer-mexico-2008-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Dr. Fischer in Mexico 2008</p></div> </div>10/30/2014 5:13:00 AMSantiago, International Regional Manager for Ultradent Products, Inc. has provided some Ultradent products are distributed through VAMASA, which is owned by Luis Vazquez and https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent's Most Versatile Product520052015-04-15T05:04:26Z There is nothing one can do well, in a quality sense, when it comes to operative dentistry in the presence of bleeding. That is why I believe Ultradent’s tissue management line—mostultradents-most-versatile-productDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClassD00B87CDBB924D6A8AB0EA565356BCB0"><p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/ViscoStat-20-percent-ferric-sulfate/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1939" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2656" title="ViscoStat" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/viscostat_syringes_together_tissuemanagement_11_refl-300x234.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="234" /></a></p> <p>There is nothing one can do well, in a quality sense, when it comes to operative dentistry in the presence of bleeding. That is why I believe Ultradent’s tissue management line—most notably, <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/ViscoStat-20-percent-ferric-sulfate/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1939" target="_blank">ViscoStat®</a> or <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-X-12.7-Ferric-Sulfate-and-Ferric-Subsulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1940" target="_blank">Astringedent® X</a> (in combination with the <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Brush-Tips/Dento-Infusor-Tips/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1941" target="_blank">Metal Dento-Infuser® tip</a>)—to undoubtedly be the most versatile products that we offer. They’re not only needed, but they’re absolutely paramount to the success of the greatest amount of dental procedures that a clinician performs.</p> <p>Be it impression-making or in direct-placed restorations, ViscoStat and Astringedent X will quickly, readily, and most importantly, predictably stop bleeding. To be able to do that without leaving the residue of many of the clay or mud-like hemostatics still on the market today, which can contaminate the bonding surfaces and the like, is incredible! Stopping the bleeding quickly so dentists can move on with the procedure means that these products can positively influence more dentistry than anything else. Also, thanks to the aforementioned fast-action and predictability of ViscoStat and Astringedent X, these products are sure to not only be the most useful and versatile tools in a clinician’s arsenal, but they’re also likely to save them and the patient a vast amount of quality time—a priceless commodity.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-X-12.7-Ferric-Sulfate-and-Ferric-Subsulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1940" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2660" title="Astringedent X" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/astringedent-x1-300x265.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="265" /></a></p> <p>We’re a company that manufactures cutting-edge dental materials that raise the bar for quality dentistry. Despite Ultradent’s many innovations over our 36 years in the dental industry, I continue to rely on quality tissue management products—the ones that came first and led the way for more than 500 products we offer today—as the fundamentals in almost everything I do. They’re still the most versatile and valuable products that virtually every dentists needs and uses every day.</p> </div>4/15/2015 5:04:26 AMBest Tissue Management products,Best Ultradent Products,Dr. Dan Fischer,dr. fischer,Tissue Management,Ultradent products,Ultradent Tissue Management,ViscoStat To be able to do that https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
I bleed for Ultradent3788392014-05-26T16:05:12ZLast week, Ultradent ran the &#8220;I bleed for Ultradent&#8221; campaign. Each sales rep who has attended the latest Bronze level training automatically enrol to the incentive. Anyone can win a gift if theyi-bleed-for-ultradent-2Nicolas Sondaz<div class="ExternalClassB91659BA44744EB09B73DDBE6612F7A1"><p>Last week, Ultradent ran the “I bleed for Ultradent” campaign.<br> Each sales rep who has attended the latest Bronze level training automatically enrol to the incentive.<br> Anyone can win a gift if they return a picture of their Tissue Management sales demo. To achieve this, the sales agent shall prick his/her finger with a Lancet and&#160;demonstrate how Viscostat coagulates his blood in seconds.</p> <div>I am excited to share some of the testimonials&#58;</div> <p><img class="size-medium wp-image-1621 alignright" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/20140430_123221-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></p> <div><em>“Hi guys, i bleed for Ultradent and here my experienced. “Dr. Gwen Ho” of Ubi Dental Clinic @Singapore was with me to try our Viscostat 20% Ferric Sulfate and she&#160;was really amazed by the results of the product and her words are “just in seven seconds it stops” and she’s willing to switch her brand. And – i am feeling accomplished.” </em></div> <div><em><strong>Rustan/Singapore</strong></em></div> <div><em><strong><span id="more-1668"></span><br> </strong></em></div> <p><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1620" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/02_1-225x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="300" /></p> <div><em>“Attached to this email is some pictures that we took when we demonstrated the surprising and fast effectiveness of Viscostat in dental offices. Most of them gave us the&#160;following 2 same responses&#58;1. When we sacrificed our blood in front of them without any hesitation or fear, they were impressed a lot.<br> 2. They were once again impressed by surprisingly fast hemostasis effectiveness of Viscostat.<br> For your reference, all of them bought the products and said that they would recommend those product to their friends.<br> Thank you for giving us good motivation to give positive impression on Ultradent products to our customers.” </em></div> <div><em><strong>Hunter, Donney, Lan/South Korea</strong></em></div> <div><em><strong><br> </strong></em></div> <p><img class="size-medium wp-image-1622 alignright" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/c360_2014-04-29-15-33-15-535-225x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="300" /></p> <div><em>“I bleed for ULTRADENT today showing how Viscostat works and it went fun. My client was amazed because it works so fast than what she used before. So then I&#160;manage to sell viscostat refill. Hurray for today!!! Looking forward to see you guys here with your pictures. I miss you all. <img src="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif" alt="&#58;)" class="wp-smiley" /> ) May GOD bless us all.” </em></div> <div> <p><em><strong>Diana/Philipines</strong></em></p> <p><em><strong><br> </strong></em></p> <p>I feel blessed to work with such quality professionals. It takes a lot of courage to bleed, push our limits and try something we never did before. What a dedication! I strongly believe that education is what differentiates us from the competition and provide the additional service that our customers need.</p> <p>Keep it UP sales warriors!</p> </div> </div>5/26/2014 4:05:12 PMLast week, Ultradent ran the “I bleed for Ultradent” campaign “I bleed for ULTRADENT today showing how Viscostat works and it went fun https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent News Corner - Issue: #1521232017-04-20T15:52:00ZOn January 9, 2017, the University of Montpellier in Dardilly, France presented the Medal of Honor, the university’s highest recognition, to Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., who received the award on behalf of the companyultradent-receives-medal-of-honor-from-french-university<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/3_UPI-News-Corner/2_UPI-News-Corner_Hero4.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/news/pages/press-room-article.aspx?PressRoomArticle=195&amp;Year=2017&amp;Month=1" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent News Corner Issue 1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/3_UPI-News-Corner/2_UPI-News-Corner_Hero4.jpg" /></a><br> ​ <br> <h1 class="major-header">Ultradent Receives Medal of Honor from French University</h1>​<br>On January 9, 2017, the University of Montpellier in Dardilly, France presented the Medal of Honor, the university’s highest recognition, to Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., who received the award on behalf of the company. Since 2009, Ultradent has been involved in the University of Montpellier’s dental program, helping provide practical training to students in tooth whitening adhesions, veneers, and even management and leadership through product support, training, and lecturing. &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676" style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/news/pages/press-room-article.aspx?PressRoomArticle=195&amp;Year=2017&amp;Month=1" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr. Fischer Receiving Medal of Honor" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/3_UPI-News-Corner/3-UPI-News-Corner_5.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;400px;" /></a> <br><b>Dr. Fischer receiving the Medal of Honor</b></div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> Upon receiving the Medal of Honor, Dr. Dan Fischer said, “Receiving this award was very humbling and a sweet gesture by our colleagues at the University of Montellier… I am very honored to accept it on behalf of the entire company and everyone’s hard work and effort in partnership with the University of Montellier.” &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> &#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/news/pages/press-room-article.aspx?PressRoomArticle=195&amp;Year=2017&amp;Month=1" target="_blank"><img alt="medal of honor" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/3_UPI-News-Corner/3-UPI-News-Corner_1.jpg" style="width&#58;200px;height&#58;247px;" /></a> &#160;<br><b>University of Montpellier Medal of Honor</b></div> <b></b><br> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/news/pages/press-room-article.aspx?PressRoomArticle=195&amp;Year=2017&amp;Month=1" target="_blank">Learn More about Medal of Honor Cere​mony »</a><br><br><br> <h1 class="major-header">Ultradent Products, Inc. Proudly Introduces Mosaic™ Universal Composite</h1><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/Composite-Light-Cure/mosaic-universal-composite-syringes-and-singles/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="mosaic universal composite" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/3_UPI-News-Corner/3-UPI-News-Corner_2.jpg" style="width&#58;350px;height&#58;188px;" /></a>&#160;&#160;<br><b>Mosaic Universal Composite</b></div> <b></b><br> On February 21, 2017, Ultradent Products, Inc. unveiled a new, groundbreaking composite—Mosaic™ Universal Composite. Mosaic composite balances beauty and performance for lasting, lifelike restorations. It can be used for all restorative purposes&#58; basic or complex. Its well-balanced nanohybrid formula produces restorations of the highest quality, combining the strength properties required for posterior use with the esthetic characteristics desired for anteriors, ensuring superior results both visually and functionally. <br> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/Composite-Light-Cure/mosaic-universal-composite-syringes-and-singles/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Learn More About Mosaic Universal Composite »</a>&#160; <div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> <h1 class="major-header">Ultradent Announces Online Returns</h1> <br>On February 8, 2017, Ultradent launched its Online Returns program, allowing customers to return unopened items without ever having to pick up the phone. The program allows customers to log in to their online account, select “Return Items,” select their office location, and print off a shipping label from the comfort of their office or home. <br> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/account/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">​Go to Online Returns »</a>&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <b><br> </b> <h1 class="major-header">​4th Floor Addition to Ultradent Headquarters Slated to Open in June</h1> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/news/Pages/press-room.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="4th floor " src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/3_UPI-News-Corner/3-UPI-News-Corner_4.jpg" />​</a> &#160;<br><b>Latest 4th floor construction photos</b></div> <b></b><br> For the past year, Ultradent has been busy expanding its headquarter offices to include a spacious fourth floor addition. While major construction is scheduled to wrap up at the end of April, the fourth floor will officially hold an open house&#160;for employees on May 9th-10th. &#160;An official celebration for&#160;invited guests&#160;is on&#160;May 31st&#160;from 6&#58;00pm-8&#58;00 p.m. <br> <br> The new addition will feature a large conference room with the capacity to fit 304 people for education, seminars, company celebrations, meetings, and events. The space will also boast spectacular views of the Wasatch and Salt Lake Valleys. <br> <br> To read more about what’s been happening at Ultradent, check out our <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/news/Pages/press-room.aspx" target="_blank">press room</a>. Or keep following along with us here on The Arch, where there will be many more additions of The Ultradent News Corner to come. <br> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">​Learn More About Ultradent »</a> </div>4/25/2017 4:46:08 PMIt can be used for all Mosaic Universal Composite » Ultradent Announces Online Returns On February 8, 2017, Ultradent launched its Online Returns program https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
End of Summer Lecture Tour3788752014-09-17T02:45:42ZLecturing in Walnut Creek I&#8217;ve recently closed out a fabulous summer filled with wonderful people and experiences, beginning with my visit at the end of July to Bismarck, North Dakota. In Bismarck,end-of-summer-lecture-tourDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass37671FC6FDAF41868D1122854F18AD31"><p><div id="attachment_1954" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/walnut-creek-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="Walnut Creek" width="300" height="225" class="size-medium wp-image-1954" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Lecturing in Walnut Creek</p></div><br> I’ve recently closed out a fabulous summer filled with wonderful people and experiences, beginning with my visit at the end of July to Bismarck, North Dakota. </p> <p>In Bismarck, Carol Jent provided her excellent hygiene course while I did my usual presentation with the doctors. Over the last year and a half, my lecture has evolved into an analogy between the creation of quality, long-lasting marriages and quality, long-lasting dentistry. I’ve found a great number of parallels between these two subjects. As always, I keep the emphasis on prevention and minimally invasive techniques, as I believe this encompasses the definition of quality, long-lasting dentistry.</p> <p>Although is it the capital of North Dakota, Bismarck’s population stands at approximately 200,000 people. I’ve found that because of the small population, the area doesn’t see many speakers on dentistry, which, I believe, makes the audience incredibly appreciative and receptive. I love the dentists, hygienists, and staff in the area, and had a great time with them during my visit. </p> <p>After Bismarck, I traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana, where a good sized group of dentists and professors came out to hear our lectures. The University of Indiana’s dental school is one of the top in the nation, and sitting in the front row of my lecture was a former professor of mine from Loma Linda—Professor Melvin Lund who, now in his nineties, has been at Indiana for many years now. Next to him sat his son, who is a part-time professor at the dental school. What a wonderful reunion it was! </p> <p>One row behind Professor Lund and his son sat the exemplary Bruce Matis, who has done more research for us on tooth whitening products than any other researcher. Although now retired, he still lectures on the subject and does some part-time work on the side. He has been a huge asset to Ultradent! What a blast to engage with him, Professor Lund, and the rest of the group during mine and Carol’s lectures. Thanks to everyone to came out!</p> <p>Following my trip to Indiana, I traveled to Walnut Creek, California at the end of August for my last lecture trip of the month. The super Anthony Corsello, Brandie Miller, Pam Perry, Sabrina Kong, and their lovely, caring, and hardworking territory account manager, Judy Durrant covered all the bases for this, our largest course of the year. We had a whopping 220 attendees—among them, some of the most quality doctors in the area. Although many at the course have been loyal to Ultradent for years, we also had many new attendees who learned about our company and products for the very first time. We also had quite a few faculty members in attendance from the two dental schools in the area. Walnut Creek is a lovely place and I thoroughly enjoyed the few, yet productive, days spent there. </p> <p>As I write, I’m in transit to Orlando, Florida, where I will lecture to a large group of key opinion leaders consisting of prominent professors and dentists from Latin America. It should be a fun and vibrant day! The following day Leenie and I will fly to Memphis, Tennessee for another all-day lecture series there. Should be great!</p> <p>I’ll be back soon with a full report on my great trip to gorgeous Southeast Asia.</p> <p>Until then, hugs to you all!</p> <p>Dan</p> </div>9/17/2014 2:45:42 AMEducation,Indianapolis Dental Lectures,Ultradent Bismarck,Ultradent CE,Ultradent Dental,Ultradent Dental Hygiene,Ultradent Dental Products,Ultradent Indianapolis https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Black Friday Stories From Ultradent!532132018-11-23T18:08:00ZWe love Black Friday here at Ultradent!black-friday-at-Ultradent<img alt="Black Friday at Ultradent" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/11_November/Black%20Friday/Black-Friday-Hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass043229F477794214B032DBC7D59B3F9C"><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;font-size&#58;28px;"><span style="font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;">What's the best thing you bought</span><span style="font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;">&#160;on Black Friday?</span></span></p><p><span style="color&#58;#e35205;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;font-size&#58;28px;"></span><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Best-thing-1.jpg" alt="Best-thing-1.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" />​<br></p><p><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Best-thing-2.jpg" alt="Best-thing-2.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Best-thing-3.jpg" alt="Best-thing-3.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;font-size&#58;28px;">What's the craziest thing that happened to you&#160;on Black Friday?</span><br></p><p><span style="color&#58;#e35205;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-size&#58;26px;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Crazy-Thing-1.jpg" alt="Crazy-Thing-1.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="color&#58;#e35205;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-size&#58;26px;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Crazy-Thing-2.jpg" alt="Crazy-Thing-2.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="color&#58;#e35205;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-size&#58;26px;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Crazy-Thing-3.jpg" alt="Crazy-Thing-3.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;font-size&#58;28px;">What's the earliest you woke up for Black Friday?</span></p><p><span style="color&#58;#e35205;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-size&#58;26px;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Earliest-Time-1.jpg" alt="Earliest-Time-1.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="color&#58;#e35205;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-size&#58;26px;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Earliest-Time-2.jpg" alt="Earliest-Time-2.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p><span style="color&#58;#e35205;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-size&#58;26px;font-weight&#58;bold;text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Earliest-Time-3.jpg" alt="Earliest-Time-3.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br></span></p><p style="text-align&#58;left;"><font face="helvetica, ms sans serif, arial, sans-serif" class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0" style="font-size&#58;28px;"><span><b>Good luck shoppers! Happy Black Friday!</b></span></font></p></div>11/27/2018 7:52:06 PMWhat's the best thing you bought on Black Friday What's the earliest you woke up for Black Friday https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent's Revolutionary Tissue Management Products520472016-01-16T02:05:00ZIt all began with tissue management here at Ultradent. Following graduation from dental school at Loma Linda University in 1974, Dr. Fischer returned to his beloved native home, Utah, and startedrevolutionary-tissue-management-products<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/revolutionary-tissue-management-products.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassCB07A44E5270458181640A330F885FE1"><p>It all began with tissue management here at Ultradent. <br> <br></p><p>Following graduation from dental school at Loma Linda University in 1974, Dr. Fischer returned to his beloved native home, Utah, and started his own dental practice. <br> <br></p><p> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dental_office.jpg" width="197" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /> <br> <br> </p><p>As business increased, Dr. Fischer found that rapid, profound hemostasis was imperative for quality operative dentistry. After an exhaustive search, he quickly realized that there were no products on the market that predictably controlled bleeding and sulcular fluid, so Dr. Fischer put his own natural-born insight and determination to work in order to find a predictable solution to this problem. Often working late into the night, he experimented with different chemistries—even drawing his own blood to test their hemostatic effects. <br> <br></p><p> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/drawing_blood.jpg" width="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /> <br> <br> </p><p>Finally, in 1976, Dr. Fischer invented and patented Ultradent’s groundbreaking hemostatic solution, <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">Astringedent</a>®,—a 15.5% ferric sulfate solution that when combined with a unique scrubbing technique he also pioneered, could instantly and predictably coagulate bleeding. <br> <br></p><p> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/original_astringedent.png" width="166" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /> <br> <br> </p><p>In an effort to market his invention, Dr. Fischer founded Ultradent Products, Inc. in 1978 and began travelling to industry trade shows, often demonstrating <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">Astringedent’s</a> ability to achieve rapid, profound hemostasis by drawing his own blood over and over. <br> <br></p><p> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/trade_show.jpg" width="444" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /> <br> <br> </p><p>Dr. Fischer’s invention of <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">Astringedent</a> more than 30 years ago set a new industry standard for rapid, profound hemostasis—revolutionizing dentistry by cutting down on chair time and decreasing costly impression remakes. <br> <br></p><p>The invention of <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">Astringedent</a> paved the way to Ultradent’s family of flagship tissue management products, including <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/ViscoStat-20-percent-ferric-sulfate/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200">ViscoStat</a><a>®, </a> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/ViscoStat-Clear-25-Aluminum-Chloride-Gel/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">ViscoStat® Clear</a>, and <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-X-12.7-Ferric-Sulfate-and-Ferric-Subsulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">Astringedent® X</a>. <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/ViscoStat-20-percent-ferric-sulfate/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200">ViscoStat</a>&#160;provides a more viscous alternative to​ <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200">Astringedent</a> and boasts a higher ferric sulfate content of 20%. <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/ViscoStat-Clear-25-Aluminum-Chloride-Gel/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">ViscoStat Clear</a>, a 25% aluminum chloride solution, also comes as a viscous, spreadable gel but works to stop more minor cases of bleeding. <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/ViscoStat-Clear-25-Aluminum-Chloride-Gel/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200">ViscoStat Clear</a> provides ideal hemostasis for esthetic cases thanks to its “clear” formula, which leaves no residue and doesn’t stain hard or soft tissues. <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-X-12.7-Ferric-Sulfate-and-Ferric-Subsulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">Astringedent X</a>, an aqueous 12.7% iron solution, provides an answer to difficult bleeding cases thanks to its stronger, more potent formulation.​ <br><br></p><p> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/tissue_management.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />​<br>&#160;</p><p>Since Dr. Fischer’s advent of <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">Astringedent</a>, Ultradent Products, Inc. has grown into a world-renowned international dental company which, in addition to its family of more than 11 tissue management products, offers more than 500 dental products in its catalog. To learn more about Ultradent’s <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2200" target="_blank">tissue management products</a> and to begin building your own tissue management tool kit, visit <a href="http&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank">www.ultradent.com</a>. </p></div>4/8/2016 3:03:03 PMTo learn more about Ultradent’s tissue management products and to begin building your own tissue management tool kit, visit www.ultradent.comhttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent 20 Year Employee Celebration520192015-06-27T03:22:00ZLast Friday night, Dr. Fischer and his wife Leenie welcomed over 81 Ultradent employees, along with their families and loved ones into their home to celebrate the 20+ year anniversary ofultradent-20-year-employee-celebration<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/manu-employees-at-table-300x200.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassBA6FB82D6DF24B97AF07E455CEFA1CC7"><p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2778" title="garland" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/garland1-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">Last Friday night, Dr. Fischer and his wife Leenie welcomed over 81 Ultradent employees, along with their families and loved ones into their home to celebrate the 20+ year anniversary of each attendees’ time here at Ultradent– and boy did they celebrate!</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2785 aligncenter" title="20 Year+ Employee Party_006" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/20-year+-employee-party_0062-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">The Hawaiian-themed luau, complete with a shave ice truck on location,</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2779 aligncenter" title="shave ice truck" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/shave-ice-truck-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">a beautiful, tropical themed buffet dinner,</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2780 aligncenter" title="20 Year+ Employee Party_003" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/20-year+-employee-party_003-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">and personal welcomes, hugs, and tributes from Dr. Fischer and Leenie took place at the home of Dr. Fischer, ending with an evening of spectacular entertainment.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2781 aligncenter" title="dr. fischer and leenie welcoming everyone" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr.-fischer-and-leenie-welcoming-everyone-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2782 aligncenter" title="dr. fischer hug" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr.-fischer-hug-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">This included hula lessons,</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2786 aligncenter" title="kids learning hula" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/kids-learning-hula-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">hula performances,</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2787 aligncenter" title="hula dancer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/hula-dancer-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2789 aligncenter" title="more hula" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/more-hula1-300x200.jpg" width="300" height="200" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">and fire dancers, to boot!</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2791 aligncenter" title="firedancer 3" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/firedancer-31-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2792 aligncenter" title="firedancer 2" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/firedancer-2-200x300.jpg" width="200" height="300" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;">A truly fun and magical event to honor the loyal and hardworking people that have helped Ultradent grow, improve, and reach new heights over the past two years. 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Here are a few more pictures https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Five Reasons to Attend the Ultradent Summit531922018-07-27T21:55:00ZBecause acquiring CE is a requirement for so many dentists, Ultradent firmly believes that the CE experience should be truly enlightening, innovative, intimate, and fun. With these standards in mind, Ultradent created a signature event that occurs twice per year and takes place right at Ultradent headquarters. There are many things that make Ultradent Summits unique, but we have picked our top five reasons you should attend an Ultradent Summit. They also happen to be the reasons so many doctors return to the Summit year after year. We hope you’ll become a familiar face too. 5-reasons-ultradent-summit<img alt="" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-Summit/Summit-Blog_header.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <img alt="The Ultradent Summit – An Educational Experience Like No Other" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-Summit/Summit-Blog_header.jpg" /> <br>​<br></div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> Because acquiring CE is a requirement for so many dentists, <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/">Ultradent</a> firmly believes that the CE experience should be truly enlightening, innovative, intimate, and fun. With these standards in mind, Ultradent created a <a href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-0155/t/page/fm/0">signature event</a> that occurs twice per year and takes place right at Ultradent headquarters. There are many things that make <a href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-0155/t/page/fm/0">Ultradent Summits</a> unique, but we have picked our top five reasons you should attend an Ultradent Summit. They also happen to be the reasons so many doctors return to the <a href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-0155/t/page/fm/0">Summit</a> year after year. We hope you’ll become a familiar face too. <br><br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br> <h2>1. Dinner at the Home of <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/aboutus">Dr. Dan Fischer</a>, Founder and CEO of Ultradent</h2> <br> <br> <img alt="Dr. Fiscer at Loma Linda University" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-Summit/summit%20fischer%20orchard.jpg" style="width&#58;400px;" /> <br> <b>Ultradent Summit attendees enjoy dinner in Dr. Fischer’s orchard at his home.</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Nestled at the foot of the famed Wasatch Mountains, all Summit attendees are invited on Friday night of the <a href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-0155/t/page/fm/0">Ultradent Summit</a> to dine and mingle with other attendees at Dr. Fischer and his wife, Leenie’s, home. There’s no better place to network, enjoy delicious food, chat with Dr. Fischer, and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Utah has to offer. 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Speakers cover topics such as bonding, laser dentistry, contemporary endodontics, tooth whitening, and composites. Attendees also have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Dan Fischer, who lectures on the keys to creating quality, long-lasting dental work and shares exclusive anecdotes, stories, and lessons learned throughout his storied life and career. </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br> <h2>3. Panoramic Views of Utah’s Mountains in a State-of-the-Art Facility </h2> <br> <br> <img alt="The Ultradent Summit – An Educational Experience Like No Other" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-Summit/panorama%20views.JPG" style="width&#58;350px;" /> <img alt="The Ultradent Summit – An Educational Experience Like No Other" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-Summit/panorama%20photo%202.jpg" style="width&#58;350px;" /> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Ultradent added a fourth floor to its South Jordan headquarters in 2017 dedicated exclusively to seminars, CE, hands-on courses, and lectures. It features panoramic views of the stunning Salt Lake Valley, where the eye can see for miles. Ultradent holds its Summits in this facility, which creates the perfect vibe for learning, rubbing shoulders with colleagues, and relaxing, all simultaneously. </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br> <h2>4. Special Product Promotions Offered Only at the Ultradent Summit</h2> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> Looking to stock up on Ultradent products at incredible prices? 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Ask us how you can become an Ultradent Elite! ) </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br> <h2>5. Product Giveaways<br></h2> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> As a pleasant little bonus for our Summit attendees, Ultradent likes to give away products at each of its workshops, and is even planning on giving away free tuition to one of our exotic destination seminars. You must be present to win, so sign up now! <br> <br> <a href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-0155/t/page/fm/0">Ultradent Summits</a> offer 16 CE credits for the two-day workshop in South Jordan, Utah. This year’s Summits will take place on August 10–11 and October 5–6. To register for either Summit, please call <b>800.520.6640</b>. </div> <br>11/19/2018 9:07:46 PMThere are many things that make Ultradent Summits unique, but we have picked our top five reasons you should attend an Ultradent Summit https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Memorable Moments at IDS in Germany 532602013-04-01T23:36:29ZI spent the week of March 10th through the 16th at the largest dental meeting in the world, the International Dental Show, in Cologne, Germany. This year, about 125,000 dentists, laboratorymemorable-moments-at-ids-in-germanyDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass100E836E185442A7A154836CE77EB7BC"><p>I spent the week of March 10<sup>th</sup> through the 16<sup>th</sup> at the largest dental meeting in the world, the International Dental Show, in Cologne, Germany. This year, about 125,000 dentists, laboratory technicians, hygienists, dental assistants, etc. attended—making it the largest turnout in the history of the meeting, nonetheless! The attendees came from 150 different countries, and at the meeting, there were over 2,000 booths by companies from 55 countries. It’s totally amazing to see all the disciplines of dentistry and the dental industry that are represented. I first attended IDS in 1986 when our entire Ultradent product line consisted of Astringedent, Dento-Infusor, Ultrapak cord, and Ultra-Etch. We’ve come a long way since then!</p> <div id="attachment_526" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-526" title="Cologne, Germany" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/cologne-germany1-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Beautiful Cologne, Germany at night</p></div> <p>This year, we were able to show our exciting new products and educate many about their features and benefits. But, just as I find all over the world—it is always <em>people</em> that make a difference. Here at Ultradent, the same rings true. It is our culture that sets us apart. Products can be copied, but no one can copy the integrity, care, quality, innovation and hard work that our caring, exquisite people show every day. As we hold our heads high, I look forward to continuing to move forward in quality ways in this global marketplace of dentistry.<br> <div id="attachment_534" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/germany-colleagues1-300x300.jpg" alt="" title="germany colleagues" width="300" height="300" class="size-medium wp-image-534" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Catching up with some colleagues at the International Dental Show</p></div><br> I want to briefly mention one highlight of the show for me, which was the 35<sup>th</sup> anniversary of Ultradent birthday party that the German and USA team worked together to put on, complete with cake, flags, birthday hats, and more! Fun stuff! This fun event only added to the attraction and enthusiasm at the Ultradent booth. I’m really looking forward to celebrating Ultradent’s 35<sup>th</sup> birthday here in South Jordan this July. What a milestone!</p> <div id="attachment_529" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-529" title="Ultradent birthday germany" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultradent-birthday-germany-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Having a blast at Ultradent's &quot;birthday party&quot;</p></div> <p>We had a fantastic time in Germany this year. I’m proud of the Ultradent team and the people that make it a success every day. It was also a great time to catch up with old friends and see all of the amazing things happening in the industry around the world.</p> <p>Hugs!</p> <p>Dan</p> </div>4/1/2013 11:36:29 PMfor me, which was the 35th anniversary of Ultradent birthday party that the German and USA I’m proud of the Ultradent team and the people that make it a success every day https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
The Story Behind Ultradent's Core Values520262015-08-10T23:09:00ZIntegrity. Care. Quality. Innovation. Hard work. These are the Core Values that Ultradent proudly stands for. But of the many wonderful and virtuous ideals a person or company can strive tothe-story-behind-ultradents-core-values<img alt="Core Values" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2015/August/10-upi-core-values_hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass3D09F5A5207C4C22B22FFBC637E903BA"><p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2015/August/10-upi-core-values_hero.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" />​<br></p> <p>Integrity. Care. Quality. Innovation. Hard work. These are the Core Values that Ultradent proudly stands for. But of the many wonderful and virtuous ideals a person or company can strive to emulate, why were these particular values chosen? How was the decision to choose these Core Value” made in the first place?<br><br> </p> <p>In response to this question, Dr. Dan Fischer, president and CEO of Ultradent Products Inc. replies, “If you don’t have a common language, you can’t communicate. Yes, Ultradent always had our vision of ‘Improving Oral Health, Globally’, albeit not yet formalized. I mean, I remember clear back to the beginnings of the company when I was trying to get FDA approval for Ultradent’s very first product, and my argument was always that Astringedent® improves oral health. It makes dentistry better! It provides greater longevity to the restoration and makes possible a superior fitting restoration.” <br><br></p> <p>However, around 16 years ago, Dr. Fischer said that beyond Ultradent’s initial vision to improve oral health globally, the company needed to determine more specific and concrete values that it would stand for. <br><br></p> <p>So, Dr. Fischer says, it began with a committee of approximately 30 employees from various departments who represented a wide variety of job titles within the company—some appointed, and some volunteers—that gathered on a weekly bases to brainstorm and ultimately decide what values best capture not only what Ultradent stands for, but the values that would best help us fulfill our overall mission to improve oral health, globally. <br><br></p> <p>Dr. Fischer says, “I remember walking into one of the brainstorming sessions and there was whiteboard after whiteboard filled with various values, and I remember saying, ‘Guys, we’ve got to whittle this down.’ So, the next time I came back they had narrowed it to maybe 50, then 30, and finally, altogether, we decided on the five core values that best represent what our company is about. We felt that five Core Values were enough to really cover what we believed in, but still short enough that it would be easy for people to remember them.” </p> <p>He adds, <br><br><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">“We ultimately decided on integrity, care, quality, innovation, and hard work because we felt they identified who we were. We, as in Ultradent.”</span><br><br> Here’s a deeper look into Ultradent Core Values, and what they mean&#58;<br><br></p> <p><strong>Integrity&#58;</strong><br> • Honest<br> • Courageous<br> • Responsible<br><br></p> <p><strong>Care&#58; </strong><br> • Emphasis on “Human Care,” including health, differences, diversity, compassion, relationships, and life balance.<br><br></p> <p><strong>Quality&#58;</strong><br> • Products<br> • Work environment with happiness, care, and respect to both internal and external customers<br><br></p> <p><strong>Innovation&#58; </strong><br> • Creative<br> • Flexible<br> • Savvy<br> • Abhorrence of cynicism<br><br></p> <p><strong>Hard Work&#58; </strong><br> • Persistence with knowledge and passion for known goals<br> • Brain “sweat” and muscle “sweat” are both golden<br> • “It’s not my job” doesn’t exist <br><br></p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/core-values-231x300.jpg" title="Core Values" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2870" alt="" />​</p> </div>4/18/2016 6:47:39 PM"Ultradent ethics",Dental Industry Ethics,Dr. Fischer Core Values,Integrity,Ultradent Core Values,Ultradent culture,Ultradent Values We, as in Ultradent https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Syringe Delivery: An Ultradent Hallmark3789012014-12-06T05:34:18ZInnovation and problem solving—it’s the foundation from which almost every Ultradent product has been built. This includes the story behind the development of Astringedent®, Ultradent first product, our Opalescence® Whitening Systems,syringe-delivery-an-ultradent-hallmarkShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass8897FEAD74CC4F1FB34DE456BF232BE5"><p>Innovation and problem solving—it’s the foundation from which almost every Ultradent product has been built. This includes <a href="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/2013/05/it-all-began-with-tissue-management/">the story behind the development of Astringedent®, </a>Ultradent first product, <a href="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/2013/02/for-dr-fischer-whitening-is-personal/">our Opalescence® Whitening Systems</a>, <a href="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/2013/11/ultradents-answer-to-the-need-for-higher-quality-curing-lights-valo/">VALO®, </a>and a multitude of other products. However, the concept of innovation reaches beyond Ultradent’s product chemistries. One of the major hallmarks of Ultradent, from the company’s inception, is its unique syringe delivery method—a concept almost entirely foreign to the dental industry before its introduction by Dr. Fischer in 1978.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TipsSyringes/Brush-Tips/Metal-Dento-Infusor-Tip/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1724" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2367" title="dento tip" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dento-tip-224x300.jpg" alt="" width="224" height="300" /></a></p> <p>He recounts, “The very first product that I decided to try to put into a syringe delivery was our <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1725" target="_blank">Astringedent</a>. The ferric sulfate solution that makes up Astringedent combined with blood so quickly that it would become deactivated by the blood that pools at the base of the sulcus. I fought that for a number of days—trying a number of things, including using cotton to dab the excess away, but just couldn’t beat how quickly the ferric sulfate solution would deactivate.”</p> <p>He continues, “I had learned IV sedation at Loma Linda, and so I went to my IV cabinet, took an IV out, cut the point off the needle, took an orthodontic tie wire, and pulled a fiber through it. I then bent it into the shape of the dento-infuser, put the solution into it, went back to the patient and started expressing through that. After learning that by rubbing firmly in order to get the solution to the cut capillary openings, I saw that this delivery method was the most effective that I’d tried. It allowed me to plug the capillaries off on a deep level that, before expressing it through a syringe, wasn’t possible.”</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1726" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2364" title="tissue management" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/tissue-management-300x256.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="256" /></a></p> <p>After effectively innovating the syringe for Ultradent’s first product, Astringedent, Dr. Fischer extended this groundbreaking concept to other products. He says, “After that, I figured that etch in a syringe might be very handy. Back then, etch came in a jar, and etch was so firm that it was difficult to spread across the tooth. This, because etch needed to be controllable in order to prevent it from spreading to unwanted teeth and decalcifying them.” He continues, “ The goal became to develop a gel that was just viscous enough to prevent it from running on a vertical surface, yet fluid enough that you could spread it along the surface where needed—without worrying about washing it off in a hurry. Putting <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Bond-Etch/Etchants/Phosphoric-Acid-Gel/Ultra-Etch/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1723" target="_blank">Ultra-Etch®</a> into a syringe was the first significant product after Astringedent that we put into our syringe delivery. Now, syringe delivery has become the gold-standard delivery method for etchants across the industry.”</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Bond-Etch/Etchants/Phosphoric-Acid-Gel/Ultra-Etch/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1723" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2365" title="ultra-etch" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultra-etch-300x75.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="75" /></a></p> <p>Today, Ultradent continues to look at challenges as an opportunity to improve, per the standard set so many years ago through the development of Astringedent and its subsequent syringe delivery method. Dr. Fischer sums it up best&#58; “Driven by gorgeous change shall have no top; if it were not so, mediocrity would be our lot.”</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/take-home-whitening/Opalescence%20Non-PF-10-percent/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1722" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2369" title="opalescence syringe" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/opalescence-syringe-300x254.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="254" /></a></p> </div>12/6/2014 5:34:18 AMsyringe delivery,Teeth Whitening,ultradent innovation,Ultradent products,ultradent syringes,UltraEtch,VALO https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Practicing the Ultradent Way3788822014-10-15T00:57:19Z“Anyone who sees in his own occupation merely a means of earning money degrades it; but he that sees in it a service to mankind ennobles both his labor and himself.”practicing-the-ultradent-wayDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass39192F727E944B58A2D9D49BA68309ED"><p><em>“Anyone who sees in his own occupation merely a means of earning money degrades it; but he that sees in it a service to mankind ennobles both his labor and himself.” – A. Lawrence Lowell</em></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr-fischer-clinic-300x204.jpg" alt="" title="Dr Fischer clinic" width="300" height="204" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2032" /></p> <p>I’ve said it many times&#58; The ability to repair brings a rich new ethical meaning to what we as dentists and dental professionals do. I call this mantra the practice of “minimally invasive dentistry.” Anytime we can repair, and in doing so preserve, the natural structure of the tooth falls under this arena. Modern dentistry too often falls victim to greed—forgetting patient-centered, tooth-centered care and replacing what could easily be remedied with a minimally invasive approach with a more expensive and invasive solution, such as crowns, veneers, etc. </p> <p>On that note, I’d like to amend the statement of “minimally invasive dentistry” to “minimally invasive caring dentistry,” or MICD. MICD is not just a list of procedures. It’s a philosophical way of practicing dentistry. It is an opportunity that we as dentists have to provide quality, high-tech care with one clear message and direction. It is the same message for the rich or the poor!!! I can personally attest that doing so builds trust with the patient, bolsters personal integrity, and will allow us to provide well for our families. </p> <p>One of my favorite ways to practice dentistry the Ultradent Way is whitening. The ability to enhance smiles via whitening enamel or dentin, and thus leaving it intact, is a wondrous thing compared to cutting off that precious and irreplaceable enamel, flushing it down the sewer, and replacing it with a sub-par man-made ceramic. </p> <p>Certainly, our bonding agents and adhesives fit the MICD approach as well. The number one gain of the 20th century for modern operative dentistry was the invention of quality, predictable, reliable adhesive dentistry. That being said, there are over 100 brands of adhesive products on the market today and there are only five or six that I truly consider to be high-quality and non-compromising. Many of these products are made with the idea or notion of creating a faster procedure by cutting corners and eliminating necessary steps required to provide that non-compromising, high-strength adhesion. When dentists learn to manage and predictably create high-strength adhesion, they can, in turn, preserve more tooth structure. This again eliminates much of the need for more invasive, indirect, expensive, and often unnecessary dental procedures. </p> <p>Certainly, pit-and-fissure sealants, caries prevention, and fluoride varnish also fall under the MICD category, in addition tooth whitening and many of the adhesive products available today. Naturally, anything that helps to prevent lesions or caries in the first place is one of, if not the greatest, ways to practice Minimally Invasive Caring Dentistry. </p> <p>Hugs,<br> Dan </p> </div>10/15/2014 12:57:19 AMDental Adhesives,Dr. Fischer Ultradent,Minimally Invasive Dentistry,opalescence,Teeth Whitening,Ultradent products https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent’s 2015 Townie Choice Award Winners520462016-01-08T05:12:00ZDentaltown.com is a place where dentists from around the world can connect with each other. Registered participants can share practice tips, pose clinical questions, and debate topics with their fellow “Townies.”townie-choice-award-winners<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/thank-you-townie_Apr2016.jpg" width="600" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass14F87763BEAF49B89F837135BB34BFBD"><p>Dentaltown.com is a place where dentists from around the world can connect with each other. Registered participants can share practice tips, pose clinical questions, and debate topics with their fellow “Townies.” It’s become a bustling communication hub for dentists, with the site averaging around 2,515 posts per day. And every year, Townies unite to vote on their favorite dental products in a wide range of categories that include anesthetics, office equipment, hygiene and restorative dentistry products, and more.<br><br> </p> <p>Ultradent has long enjoyed a rich history with Dentaltown, interacting often with clinicians and fellow Townies on the message boards since 2002 and having had the honor of having its products chosen among the winners of the Townie Choice Awards since their inception. Once again, Ultradent is proud and honored to have had several of our products selected by the thousands of Townies that voted in 2015. Regarding the many awards Ultradent’s products received, Ultradent’s senior marketing manager over brands, 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. It drives us to continue developing products that exceed expectations. We would also like to extend our sincere congratulations to all of the other winners in the many categories voted on this year.”<br><br> </p> <p>So, without further ado, here are the Ultradent’s 2015 Townie Choice Award Winners!<br><br></p> <h1>Best Take-Home Cosmetic Bleaching System&#58; </h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/take-home-whitening/Opalescence-PF-Carbamide-Peroxide-with-Potassium-Nitrate-and-Fluoride/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Opalescence® PF Tooth Whitening Systems</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/opalescence%20pf.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best In-Office Cosmetic Bleaching System&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/In-Office-Whitening/Opalescence-Boost-PF-40-percent/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Opalescence® Boost</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/boost.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best Whitening Toothpaste&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/whitening-toothpastes/Opalescence-Whitening-Toothpaste/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Opalescence® Whitening Toothpaste</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/toothpaste.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" /><br><br>&#160;</p> <h1>Best Canal Treatment Medicaments&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Chemistries/UltraCal-XS-Calcium-Hydroxide-Paste/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">UltraCal® XS</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultracal.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best Finishing &amp; Polishing Pastes &amp; Polishes&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Finish/Diamond-Polishing-Paste/Ultradent-Diamond-Polish-Mint/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Diamond Polish®</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/diamond_polish.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best Caries Indicator&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/Caries-Indicators/sable-seek-and-seek/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Seek® and Sable™ Seek®</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/seek.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best Etch&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Bond-Etch/Etchants/Phosphoric-Acid-Gel/Ultra-Etch/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Ultra-Etch®</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultra-etch.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best Gingival Retraction Material&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Retraction-Cord/Ultrapak-UltrapakE/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Ultrapak®</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ultrapak.jpg" width="235" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best Hemostatic Agent&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">ViscoStat® and ViscoStat® Clear</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/viscostats.png" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best LED Curing Light&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/equipment/VALO-LED-Curing-Lights/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">VALO® and VALO® Cordless</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/valo.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best Matrix Material Wedge&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Triodent™ V-Wedge and Wave-Wedge</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/wedges.png" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <h1>Best Matrix System&#58;</h1><p> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=2197" target="_blank">Triodent™ V3 Sectional Matrix System</a></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/matrix.jpg" width="575" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2878" alt="" />&#160;<br><br><br></p> <p>To learn more about Dentaltown’s 2015 Townie Choice Awards, please visit <a href="http&#58;//dentaltown.com/" target="_blank">dentaltown.com</a>. To learn more about Ultradent Products, Inc., or to purchase these products, please visit <a href="http&#58;//www.ultradent.com/townieawards">www.ultradent.com/townieawards</a>.</p> </div>4/8/2016 3:57:02 PMAnd every year, Townies unite to vote visit dentaltown.com. To learn more about Ultradent Products, Inc., or to purchase these products, please visit www.ultradent.com/townieawardshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Proud USA: Recognizing Potential in Our People532662013-05-11T04:27:09ZHere is another installment in our “Proud USA” series. Not only are we proud to be a USA manufacturer, but we’re also proud of the jobs and the people that beingproud-usa-recognizing-potential-in-our-peopleShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass5C9FF4A4FE2D46D599FE16F040C571B2"><p>Here is another installment in our <a href="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/2012/10/ultradent-is-a-proud-usa-manufacturer/">“Proud USA” series</a>. Not only are we proud to be a USA manufacturer, but we’re also proud of the jobs and the people that being a USA manufacturer brings to Ultradent. In particular, we believe in recognizing the potential in our people through their hard work, persistence, and passion. Here at Ultradent, “it’s not my job” doesn’t exist. We believe that brain “sweat” and muscle “sweat” are worth their weight in gold. Elijah Kaio, featured in the video below, embodies these characteristics. He inspires us, and we hope he inspires you.&#160;</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/JUvBZ_W0w30" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div>5/11/2013 4:27:09 AMHardwork,Inc.,Jobs,Manufacturer,Potential,proud usa,Ultradent,Ultradent products,usa,Utah also proud of the jobs and the people that being a USA manufacturer brings to Ultradent https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
My UltraSeal XT Sealant Story: Dr. Shea Bess531532017-10-02T16:45:00ZIf I get a patient that is a big ice chewer or a heavy grinder, I can’t count on any product sticking in there, but if there were one that would do the best job, it would probably be UltraSeal XT plus sealantmy-ultraseal-xt-sealant-story-dr-shea-bess<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/09-September/3_My-UltraSeal-XT-Story-Shea-Bess/1_my-ultraseal-story-ultraseal-xt-hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass9BC284012FE240FCA7BC1E130083EC50"><div> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prevent-Hygiene/Pit-and-Fissure-Sealants/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/09-September/3_My-UltraSeal-XT-Story-Shea-Bess/1_my-ultraseal-story-ultraseal-xt-hero.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></a> <br> </div><div> <br> </div>When you use something every day, it’s important that you love it, and even more important that you trust it. That’s how Dr. Shea Bess of <a href="http&#58;//autumnridgedental.com/" target="_blank">Autumn Ridge Dental</a> in South Jordan, Utah, feels about Ultradent’s <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prevent-Hygiene/Pit-and-Fissure-Sealants/UltraSeal-XT-plus/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">UltraSeal XT<sup>®</sup> plus sealant</a>.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass9BC284012FE240FCA7BC1E130083EC50"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prevent-Hygiene/Pit-and-Fissure-Sealants/UltraSeal-XT-plus/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent UltraSeal XT Plus" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/09-September/3_My-UltraSeal-XT-Story-Shea-Bess/1_my-ultraseal-story-ultraseal-xt-plus.jpg" /></a><br><b>Ultradent’s UltraSeal XT® plus sealant</b><br> </div> <br> In fact, Dr. Bess has been using UltraSeal XT plus sealant for the better part of 17 years! “I like the viscosity of Ultradent’s sealants (he’s recently also been using Ultradent’s <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prevent-Hygiene/Pit-and-Fissure-Sealants/UltraSeal-XT-hydro-hydrophilic-sealant/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">UltraSeal XT<sup>®</sup> hydro sealant</a> and I love the <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TipsSyringes/Brush-Tips/Inspiral-Brush-Tip/Pages/default.aspx?sku=1033-I" target="_blank">Inspiral<sup>®</sup> Brush tip</a> that you use to apply it.”&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass9BC284012FE240FCA7BC1E130083EC50"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TipsSyringes/Brush-Tips/Inspiral-Brush-Tip/Pages/default.aspx?sku=1033-I" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent Inspiral Brush Tip" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/09-September/3_My-UltraSeal-XT-Story-Shea-Bess/2_my-ultraseal-story-ultraseal-inspiral-tip.jpg" /></a><br><b>Ultradent’s Inspiral® Brush Tip helps with even <br>application of the sealant, reducing its viscosity<br>&#160;and helping prevent running</b><br><b></b></div><br> Dr. Bess adds, “Once you have the tooth prepped, I love how you can just flow the sealant down into all those grooves and how it will just carry out and through the grooves and also up onto the cusps. Other sealants I’ve used have been a lot more viscous, so I’d stick some of it on the occlusal, and then I’d have to take an explorer and drag it to where it needed to be. With the Inspiral Brush tip, you can get the sealant down in there really nicely and it will just flow where you want it to. I don’t have to fight it like I’ve had to fight other sealants I’ve used,” he says, continuing, “In fact, the few times I have used other sealant material, I’ve just thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this is irritating!’”&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass9BC284012FE240FCA7BC1E130083EC50"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TipsSyringes/Brush-Tips/Inspiral-Brush-Tip/Pages/default.aspx?sku=1033-I" target="_blank"><img alt="Ultradent Inspiral Brush Tip Clinical" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/09-September/3_My-UltraSeal-XT-Story-Shea-Bess/3_my-ultraseal-story-inspiral-brush-tip-clinical.jpg" /></a><br><b></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><b>Dr. Bess uses Ultradent’s Inspiral Brush tip<br>&#160;to apply Ultradent XT sealant into the <br>pits and fissures of his patients’ teeth</b><br></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><br></div><br> The longevity and performance of a sealant is another reason Dr. Bess sticks with <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prevent-Hygiene/Pit-and-Fissure-Sealants/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Ultradent’s sealants</a>. That is, he inserts, with the occasional exception.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass9BC284012FE240FCA7BC1E130083EC50"><br class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"></div><div class="ExternalClass9BC284012FE240FCA7BC1E130083EC50"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">“If I get a patient that is a big ice chewer or a heavy grinder, I can’t count on any product sticking in there, but if there were one that would do the best job, it would probably be UltraSeal XT plus sealant.”&#160;</span></div><div class="ExternalClass9BC284012FE240FCA7BC1E130083EC50"><br></div><div class="ExternalClass9BC284012FE240FCA7BC1E130083EC50">He adds, “But with most kids, with UltraSeal XT plus sealant, if you can get their teeth nice and dry, I’ve seen it last for years and years. 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That decreases my costs. However, it is more technique-sensitive in that you don’t desiccate the tooth before applying it. You have to keep them moist, but not wet. 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Leenie Fischer Celebrates 35 Years at Ultradent520682016-06-23T16:30:00Z"Leenie has been by my side since I began even thinking about creating Astringedent® hemostatic, Ultradent's first product," said Dr. Fischer last Friday, June 10, at a celebration held in his wife's honor. "So technically, this should be her 40th anniversary here at the company, but we didn't officially become a company until five years later. So we're celebrating her 35th anniversary today!" leeniefischeranniversay<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/June/23-Leenie_Hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass111DA9BB72F540598BF91C333E3E313F"><p style="text-align&#58;center;">​<img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/June/23-Leenie_Hero.jpg" alt="Leenie" /><br><br></p><p style="text-align&#58;left;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">&quot;Leenie has been by my side since I began even thinking about creating Astringedent</span><sup class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">®</sup><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"> hemostatic, Ultradent's first product,&quot;</span><br>said Dr. Fischer last Friday, June 10, at a celebration held in his wife's honor. &quot;So technically, this should be her 40<sup>th</sup> anniversary here at the company, but we didn't officially <em>become</em> a company until five years later. So we're celebrating her 35<sup>th </sup>anniversary today!&quot;<br><br> </p><p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Cupcakes" src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/leenie%20cupcakes.jpg" />&#160;<br><br></p><p style="text-align&#58;left;">Surrounded by close family, friends, and colleagues, Dr. Fischer addressed the crowd, at various times choking back tears when speaking of Leenie. &quot;Guys, you know what this means for your dad… she's the longest Ultradent employee next to me.&quot; <br> <br></p><p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Gifts" src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/leenie%20earrings.jpg" />&#160;<br><br></p><p style="text-align&#58;left;">&quot;It's important to note that Ultradent would not be in existence if it weren't for the original dental office where I practiced after graduating from Loma Linda.&quot; Dr. Fischer went on to say. &quot;There, because of our associations at the time, we often worked from morning until night on large polygamous families that had traveled sometimes 700 miles to see us.&quot;<br><br></p><p style="text-align&#58;left;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">&quot;Because of the time it took and the workload involved, we knew we had to rethink our dentistry and find faster ways to perform our procedures. That led to the advent of Astringedent hemostatic.&quot; &#160;<br><br></span></p><p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/23-Leenie-Anniversary_1.jpg" alt="23-Leenie-Anniversary_1.jpg" /> <br> <br> </p><p>Because of those very long and busy hours, Dr. Fischer recounted the many sacrifices Leenie had to make in support of Ultradent, often leaving for the dental office early in the morning and not getting home until the children were in bed. &quot;I want to thank Leenie and even the children who made the sacrifice of not seeing their mom sometimes as much as they'd have liked to, and for all that they've done and helped us accomplish as a family and as a company. It's fun to be here today, all together, to celebrate.&quot;<br><br> </p><p>Indeed, this company certainly wouldn't be what it is today and may not even exist were it not for the unwavering and steadfast support and hard work of Leenie Fischer. Ultradent celebrates you, thanks you, and congratulates you on 35 wonderful years!&#160;&#160;</p></div>7/6/2016 7:14:25 PMdad… she's the longest Ultradent employee next to me." "It's important to note that Ultradent would not be in existence if it weren't for the https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Whirlwind Through Europe3788432014-06-05T05:20:59ZI just got back from a fabulous European lecture tour, where I received a warm welcome from long-time friends and colleagues, and had the opportunity to meet, interact with, and lecturewhirlwind-through-europeDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass315FEB0248774437863AC6C9E0308570"><p>I just got back from a fabulous European lecture tour, where I received a warm welcome from long-time friends and colleagues, and had the opportunity to meet, interact with, and lecture to many other consummate dental professionals throughout the trip.</p> <p><strong>Monday, May 12th – Germany</strong></p> <p>The first stop, Cologne, Germany, where I spent the day meeting with our wonderful Ultradent team, as well as the people at TÜV Nord in Essen. TÜV Nord is our selected institute for medical devices.</p> <p><strong>Tuesday, May 13th – Belgium</strong></p> <p>We started the day off at the University of Leuven in Belgium with an exciting meeting with a group of 21 professors discussing endodontics. Later that evening at the university, an even larger group of dentists from Brussels graced us with their presence for my first lecture of the tour. We had an incredibly lively, interactive, and fruitful discussion. I’m grateful so many clinicians took time out of their busy schedules in the middle of the week to attend. It served as a great start to the lecture series, and it felt wonderful to be in Belgium again!</p> <div id="attachment_1703" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/leuven-belgium-lecture-300x234.png" alt="" title="Leuven Belgium Lecture" width="300" height="234" class="size-medium wp-image-1703" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Lecturing in Belgium</p></div> <p><strong>Wednesday, May 14th – The Netherlands</strong></p> <p>Upon my arrival in Amsterdam, I was treated to a tour of the beautiful ACTA University, which served as the venue for my next lecture. We had a lovely turn out of about 100 Dutch dentists and a number of our distributors within the Netherlands as well. We discussed Astringedent X, Peak Universal Bond, UltraCem, and Ultradent’s minimally invasive, patient-centered approach to modern dentistry and business—to which I received enthusiastic and warm feedback. A great day!</p> <div id="attachment_1704" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/amsterdam-lecture-300x193.png" alt="" title="Amsterdam lecture" width="300" height="193" class="size-medium wp-image-1704" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Amsterdam</p></div> <p><strong>Thursday May 15th – Germany</strong></p> <p>Back in Germany again, we travelled to the University of Heidelberg, where I met with Professor Staehle and his team to discuss his recently published article on interproximal direct composite restorations, which proved both profound and inspiring, as we found much common ground in our thinking and philosophy toward dentistry. I hope this will be the beginning of continued sharing and exchange of ideas. </p> <div id="attachment_1705" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;130px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/professor-staehle.jpg" alt="" title="Professor Staehle" width="120" height="180" class="size-full wp-image-1705" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Professor Staehle</p></div> <p><strong>Friday May 16th – Austria</strong></p> <p>Another busy, full day, beginning with a lecture in Vienna at the Vienna International Dental Show, in conjunction with Dr. Stephan Höfer and his wonderful translator. It was exciting to see the Ultradent booth abuzz post-lecture, as many of the participating dentists seemed to catch the vision of Ultradent. Very exciting! I’d like to say a big thank you to all who attended and to Dr. Höfer and his translator who helped make the event a great success. </p> <div id="attachment_1706" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/vienna-300x212.png" alt="" title="Vienna" width="300" height="212" class="size-medium wp-image-1706" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Vienna, Austria</p></div> <p><strong>Saturday May 17th – Germany</strong></p> <p>Once more back in Germany, we travelled to Münster, where I lectured to a group of dentists that included many familiar faces, and to several young dentists whom I’ve never met nor had they attended any of my previous lectures. We had a fabulous question-and-answer discussion, shared several laughs, and Dr. Höfer added a healthy dose of his experience and charm. </p> <div id="attachment_1707" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/munster-lecture-300x160.png" alt="" title="Munster Lecture" width="300" height="160" class="size-medium wp-image-1707" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Germany</p></div> <p>I would like to thank Joachim and his team in Germany for another wonderful European tour. It proved a delight, both professionally and personally. </p> <p>Hugs,</p> <p>Dan</p> </div>6/5/2014 5:20:59 AMdr. fischer,Dr. Fischer Ultradent,Ultradent,Ultradent Amsterdam,Ultradent Belgium,Ultradent Germany,Ultradent products https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent's Annual Family Trick-or-Treat!3788152013-10-30T08:59:48Z Here at Ultradent, families are important to us. In fact, if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of my own family in the early days of Ultradent, I don’tultradents-annual-family-trick-or-treatDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass4E2EDC555FBC41ECB1891036D3FEA694"><p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1164" title="trick or treat" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/trick-or-treat4-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /></p> <p>Here at Ultradent, families are important to us. In fact, if it weren’t for the hard work and dedication of my own family in the early days of Ultradent, I don’t know that we’d be where we are today. In those early days, we certainly learned how to work hard. However, I’ve always believed in the value of working hard and playing hard. That’s why every year at Ultradent, we invite our employees to take an afternoon off, dress up in their best costumes, and bring their little ones to trick-or-treat. As you’ll see in the photos below, this year was one for the record books. We had a fabulous time! There were lively games, family-themed costumes, darling children, and even though we’re a dental company, what would Halloween be without plenty of sweets? The cherished memories we make are worth every piece of candy in the world. Thank you to everyone who helped make another fabulous Halloween party a fantastic success! It’s always such a delight to see our caring employees and their children dress up and have a good time, year after year. I look forward to many more!&#160; Have a happy and safe holiday from our Ultradent family to yours!</p> <p>Hugs,</p> <p>Dan</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <div id="attachment_1165" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1165" title="candy" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/candy1-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Candy, candy...and more candy!</p></div> <div id="attachment_1166" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1166" title="babies" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/babies1-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Babies, babies...and more of the CUTEST babies in the world!</p></div> <div id="attachment_1167" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1167" title="turtles" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/turtles-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Team Saunders VS Team Noel</p></div> <div id="attachment_1169" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1169" title="wizard" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/wizard-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Double the Dorothy, double the fun! </p></div> <div id="attachment_1170" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1170" title="fams" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/fams-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Landeens, Walds, and Sorensens having a blast!</p></div> <div id="attachment_1171" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1171" title="costumes1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/costumes1-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">These two are not here to joke around!</p></div> <div id="attachment_1173" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1173" title="aaaa4" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/aaaa4-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Grown-ups have fun too!</p></div> <div id="attachment_1174" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-1174" title="aa" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/aa-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Making Memories!</p></div> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-1175" title="aaa1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/aaa1-300x300.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="300" /></p> </div>10/30/2013 8:59:48 AMof my own family in the early days of Ultradent, I don’t know that we’d be where we are That’s why every year at Ultradent, we invite our employees to take an afternoon off https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Passion drives Ultradent's Director of Manufacturing532612013-04-05T21:19:24Z Call him versatile, curious, experienced, or a jack-of-all-trades…if you can name it, it’s highly likely that Jeremy Johnson has done it. Before coming to Ultradent 11 years ago, Jeremy worked incheers-to-jeremy-johnson-our-director-of-manufacturingShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass7F35AECC474042CDADB4DE80FEEC350E"><p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-543" title="Jeremy J" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/jeremy-j1-226x300.jpg" alt="" width="226" height="300" /><a href="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Jeremy-J.jpg"></a></p> <p>Call him versatile, curious, experienced, or a jack-of-all-trades…if you can name it, it’s highly likely that Jeremy Johnson has done it. Before coming to Ultradent 11 years ago, Jeremy worked in finance, collections, graphic design, film production, and the tire business, but nothing felt quite right. I sat down with Jeremy to find out what it is about Ultradent that finally stuck.</p> <p>In 2002, Jeremy somewhat reluctantly took a job working as a production frontline supervisor. He says he approached the opportunity as a transition experience and didn’t expect to stay long. He was wrong! “A lot of the reason I’m here after 11 years is the people—from Dr. Fischer, all the way down. I don’t see the people I work with as coworkers—it’s really a sense of family here. I feel lucky.”</p> <p>But it’s not just the people that Jeremy lists as the reason for his impressive decade-plus tenure here. “Ultradent has been an endless opportunity to challenge myself. We have core values, and applying those values in both my professional and personal life has really taught me a lot.” Looking back, Jeremy laughs about the irony of all the time he spent doing different jobs before discovering his passion for manufacturing—you see, his dad owned a machine shop growing up. Phrases involving “apples not falling far from the tree,” and “full circle” come to mind…</p> <p>When considering the more than 500 products we make right here in South Jordan, it may be an understatement to say that Jeremy’s current position as director of manufacturing involves many intricacies and moving parts, both figuratively and literally. (Remember Ultradent uses more robotics than any company west of the Mississippi except for the auto industry.) Some of those “moving parts” include scheduling and executing production, inventory planning, and coordinating the people and costs surrounding all areas of manufacturing. That’s a huge responsibility, considering the fact that Ultradent is the most vertically integrated dental company in the world. &#160;</p> <p>However, Jeremy’s talents reach far beyond manufacturing. He’s looked to as a mentor and leader by many of his colleagues. Shawn Kakunes, a manager at the company, said, “I have worked at Ultradent for almost 15 years, but in the last two years that I have worked with Jeremy, I have been able to grow more as an employee and an individual than I have with any other position I have held. Jeremy is the most knowledgeable person when it comes to manufacturing and planning. He is dedicated to Ultradent and its success, and his passion and drive gets passed on to all of those that have the pleasure of working with him.”</p> <p>At Ultradent, Jeremy finally found the perfect place to plant some roots and satisfy his endless need for growth. He also discovered a talent and passion for manufacturing that, although he didn’t know it, may have been there all along. Cheers to another 11 years, Jeremy!</p> </div>4/5/2013 9:19:24 PMI sat down with Jeremy to find out what it is about Ultradent that finally stuck He is dedicated to Ultradent and its success, and his passion and drive gets passed on to https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
20 Reasons to Love Opalescence Part 4/4520252015-08-01T03:08:00ZTo wrap up our four-part series, “20 Reasons to Love Opalescence,” let’s discuss some of the other reasons that people around the world love Opalescence® Tooth Whitening Systems. 16. Opalescence20-reasons-to-love-opalescence-part-44<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2015/August/31-20-reasons-to-love-opalescence_hero_1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassC9869DDFD6E0440DB9FA58FB938F75E0"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2015/August/31-20-reasons-to-love-opalescence-4_hero.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br><br></p> <p>To wrap up our four-part series, “20 Reasons to Love Opalescence,” let’s discuss some of the other reasons that people around the world love Opalescence® Tooth Whitening Systems.<br><br> </p> <h1>16. Opalescence Offers Quality You Can Trust</h1><p> The Opalescence and Ultradent names have long been globally synonymous with quality. Our in-house research and development team strives for continuous improvement in all of our products, from manufacturing to quality control. From conception to packaging, right to the dentist’s office—excellence directs the process, start to finish. Ultradent has reached and maintained quality standards restricted to the world’s best companies, such as ISO 9001 and IDO 13485 qualifications, ensuring that all products meet and exceed both clinicians’ and patients’ expectations. <br><br></p> <h1>17. Opalescence is Always Administered by Knowledgeable and Trained Dental Professionals</h1><p> Dental offices that carry Opalescence are always trained in not only the whitening process, but in the features and benefits of each system, equipping them to offer the best guidance and advice for individual patients. This means that patients can trust their dental office to help personalize their whitening journey as well as make any changes needed from beginning to end. <br><br></p> <h1>18. Opalescence is Certified in Countries with the Most Rigorous Regulatory Standards</h1><p> From North to South, East to West, Opalescence is approved and certified by some of the strictest regulatory bodies on the planet. Ultradent and Opalescence have proudly pioneered government and dental certification of our products with CE (for the EU), as well as the FDA (USA), CSA (Canada), TGA (Australia), PMDA (Japan), SFDA (China), and KFDA (Korea). We have maintained an outstanding presence in these leading markets for decades, while many other competitors have yet to obtain the necessary certification and approval for distribution of their whitening products. <br><br></p> <h1>19. Opalescence is Committed to Countries Which Sells Their Whitening Products</h1><p> Since its introduction 24 years ago, Ultradent has remained committed to helping countries around the world provide and donate dental products to humanitarian causes at home and abroad. Ultradent and Opalescence proudly sponsor the Crown Council’s “Smiles for Life” campaign, donating free whitening across the company to less fortunate patients in order to give everyone the opportunity to be proud of their smile, <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/at-the-end-of-the-day-theyre-smiling-at-you">no m​atter their economic status</a>. To learn more about how Ultradent contributes to humanitarian causes throughout the world, click <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/ultradents-ultimate-bhag-big-hairy-audacious-goal">here</a> and <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/taking-dentistry-to-new-heights-the-path-to-everest">here</a>.<br><br></p> <h1>20. Opalescence is the World Leader in Whitening</h1><p> Opalescence has inspired many other companies to follow in our footsteps, but none have surpassed the quality and reputation we have built with clinicians and patients. Since 1991, Ultradent has given dentists in more than 130 countries the highest quality and innovation when it comes to whitening products.</p><p><br> It’s truly been a pleasure to serve what we consider the best dentists and patients around the world, continuing to provide them with the whitest, brightest smiles out there.</p> </div>8/2/2017 3:39:20 PMYou Can Trust The Opalescence and Ultradent names have long been globally synonymous with To learn more about how Ultradent contributes to humanitarian causes throughout the world https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent is a proud USA manufacturer532522012-10-23T21:44:06ZThere are a lot of things that happen at Ultradent that make us proud of what we do. For example, we’re proud every time we launch a new product that weultradent-is-a-proud-usa-manufacturerDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass9346A1352EA245CC9F6D08B58897845A"><p>There are a lot of things that happen at Ultradent that make us proud of what we do. For example, we’re proud every time we launch a new product that we know will raise the bar and bring better solutions for you and the patients you serve. We’re proud every time we reach a new milestone in the company, like bringing on board our own thermoforming capability or the recent opening of our new in-house printing facility. Yes, we’re proud that we live the opposite of outsourcing, being even the most vertically integrated dental company in the world. And we’re very proud to be in the business of serving professionals such as you to help millions of people feel better about smiling.</p> <p>But what makes us most proud is the knowledge that we’re an American company serving the globe—one that was founded and built by family, which has now grown to include an extended family of over 1,100 employees who possess quality values and a great work ethic. This often reminds me of my important responsibility to make sure we’re doing our part for them, the families who give so much to this company. And it is important for all of us to always remember that companies are not built of concrete, glass, and steel, but of people serving people.</p> <p>I’m honored to associate with all of you in this great land. And I’m pleased to say that Ultradent is a proud USA manufacturer.</p> <p>Hugs to you all,</p> <p>Dr. Dan Fischer</p> </div>10/23/2012 9:44:06 PMThere are a lot of things that happen at Ultradent that make us proud of what we do. For And we’re very proud to be And I’m pleased to say that Ultradent is a proud USA manufacturer https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Treasured Moments in Asia 532772013-06-26T01:54:01ZAs part of my “hopscotch” lecture tour this year, I had the opportunity to spend some time last month in China. My hectic schedule had me lecturing in a different citytreasured-moments-in-asiaDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass86D7DC6203754CB5A4E322CB56E37B14"><p style="text-align&#58;left;">As part of my “hopscotch” lecture tour this year, I had the opportunity to spend some time last month in China. My hectic schedule had me lecturing in a different city every day. Although that meant little sleep, we pulled it off and the trip was a success!</p> <div id="attachment_731" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-731" title="Beijing_3_em" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/beijing_3_em1-300x169.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="169" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Lecturing in Beijing</p></div> <p>The trip began in Beijing, where I lectured to a great group of dentists and professors at the Beijing Stomatological Hospital and School of Stomatology at Capital Medical University. Afterwards, we boarded a plane and flew from Beijing to Shanghai to give a lecture the next day at the Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital Affiliated Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine. We then set off again for Chengdu—a city known as “the land of the pandas.”</p> <div id="attachment_732" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-732" title="china3" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/china3-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Spreading the word in Chengdu</p></div> <div class="mceTemp mceIEcenter"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt" style="text-align&#58;left;">After the lecture in Chengdu, we travelled to Guangzhou for the celebration of the grand opening of our China subsidiary. The festivities, which included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, presentation, and cocktail reception, were fantastic! We’re very excited about Ultradent’s continued international growth. As a company, we currently export 70% of the products we make to international regions and countries around the world.</dt> <dt class="wp-caption-dt" style="text-align&#58;left;"> <div id="attachment_733" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-733" title="china1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/china1-300x169.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="169" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Colleagues in China</p></div> </dt> <dt class="wp-caption-dt" style="text-align&#58;left;">After that, we jetted off to Tokyo, Japan, where we met with our Ultradent team and families. As I’ve said many times, we hold family and maintaining a family feel at Ultradent in the highest regard—and seeing our Ultradent team in Japan with their children was beautiful. They were so tender and energetic, and it only reinforced my conviction to maintain an emphasis on <span style="text-decoration&#58;underline;">family</span> throughout the company.</dt> <dt class="wp-caption-dt" style="text-align&#58;left;"> <div id="attachment_736" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-736" title="Japan 6" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/japan-6-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Ultradent team in Japan with their families </p></div> </dt> </div> <div id="attachment_737" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-737" title="Japan 7" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/japan-7-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Lecturing in Osaka</p></div> <p><a href="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Japan-4.jpg"></a></p> <div id="attachment_740" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;235px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-740" title="Japan 4" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/japan-41-225x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="300" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Part of our family in Japan</p></div> <div id="attachment_741" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-741" title="Japan 2" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/japan-2-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /><p class="wp-caption-text">More of our treasured Ultradent family</p></div> <p>Following the gathering in Tokyo, we travelled to Osaka. One of our Ultradent team members, Masashi, translated for me, and I again experienced an incredibly tender moment when Masashi’s mother, who was in attendance, exclaimed through laughter and tears, “This is the first time I hear him speak English!” She and Masashi’s father worked hard to help him gain a great college education, where he learned English. I can’t begin to describe the feeling of watching a mother and father’s hard work on behalf of their child pay off. I’m so grateful for the time I spent with our Japanese Ultradent family and their families. <em>We are a company who treasures families.</em></p> <p>Hugs to you all,</p> <p>Dan</p> </div>6/26/2013 1:54:01 AMand maintaining a family feel at Ultradent in the highest regard—and seeing our Ultradent team in Japan with their children was https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent takes 12 Townie Choice Awards!521042017-01-26T22:50:00ZEvery day, dentists from around the world registered on Dentaltown.com (also known as “Townies”), connect—sharing practice ideas, tips and tricks, posing clinical questions, debating topics, and sometimes just connecting with dental professionals like themselves who have become trusted online friendstownie-choice-awards-2016<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Shalyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass3BE78EAF3982479BA70D4E9534686292"> <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/hero.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></a><br> &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass3BE78EAF3982479BA70D4E9534686292"> <br> &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass3BE78EAF3982479BA70D4E9534686292">Every day, dentists from around the world registered on <a href="http&#58;//www.dentaltown.com/Dentaltown/Survey.aspx" target="_blank">Dentaltown.com</a> (also known as “Townies”), connect—sharing practice ideas, tips and tricks, posing clinical questions, debating topics, and sometimes just connecting with dental professionals like themselves who have become trusted online friends, despite the fact that oftentimes, they’ve never met! It’s become a bustling communication hub for dentists, with the site averaging around 2,515 posts per day. And every year, <a href="http&#58;//www.dentaltown.com/Dentaltown/Survey.aspx" target="_blank">Townies</a> unite to vote on their favorite dental products in virtually every category possible, from anesthetics, to office equipment, to hygiene and restorative dentistry products, and beyond. <br> <br> Once again, Ultradent is proud and honored to be among the many products selected by the thousands of Townies that voted in 2016 for the best products available in each category. Of the many awards Ultradent’s products received, Ultradent’s brand marketing senior manager, Sean Kennedy says,</div><div class="ExternalClass3BE78EAF3982479BA70D4E9534686292"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/open-quote.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" />&#160;</div> <br> </div><div><h3 style="text-align&#58;center;"> We are very excited for our products to be among the winners of the Townie Choice awards again this year. Providing the highest quality products to our customers and patients has always been our top priority, and it’s wonderful to hear that clinicians recognize and appreciate our efforts. We want to extend a huge thank you to the Townie community for their reviews and feedback. They continuously drive us to develop products that exceed their expectation and we hope to continue doing so in the many years to come. Congratulations to all of the winners this year.</h3><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/close-quote.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /> &#160;</div><p> So, without further ado, here are the Ultradent 2016 Townie Choice Award Winning Products&#58; </p> <br> <br> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/Opalescence-Story.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/1-PF.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br> <br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/Opalescence-Story.aspx"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/2-boost.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br><br> ​ <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/Opalescence-Story.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/3-toothbrush.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Chemistries/UltraCal-XS-Calcium-Hydroxide-Paste/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/4-ultracalxs.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Finish/Diamond-Polishing-Paste/Ultradent-Diamond-Polish-Mint/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/5-diamond-polish.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/Caries-Indicators/sable-seek-and-seek/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/6-sable-seek.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Bond-Etch/Pages/peak-story-page.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/7-ultra-etch.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Pages/tissue-management-story.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/8-ultrapak.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Pages/tissue-management-story.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/9-viscostat.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/equipment/VALO-LED-Curing-Lights/Pages/Valo-Story.aspx"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/10-valo.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/Pages/triodent-story.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/11-v3.jpg" alt="" /></a> <br><br><br> <br><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/Pages/triodent-story.aspx"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/townie-choice/12-wedge.jpg" alt="" />​</a><br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a class="secondary button" href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank">Shop our award winning products ​»</a>​​<br>​</div></div>1/26/2017 10:50:47 PMOf the many awards Ultradent’s products received, Ultradent’s brand marketing senior manager, Sean https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Celebrating Red Nose Day 2017 at Ultradent!521322017-05-25T16:20:00ZThis year, Ultradent very excitedly purchased 240 red noses for our staffers and outside sales representatives to wear to help raise awareness and show their support for ending childhood poverty and its effects.red-nose-day-2017<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/05-May/6_Red-Nose-Day/6_Red-Nose-Day_hero-2.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass1E2AE1D17A684BB5912F6DFB8B7C5AFF"><p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="http&#58;//www.rednoseday.com/" target="_blank"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/05-May/6_Red-Nose-Day/6_Red-Nose-Day_hero-2.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></a> <br></p><div class="ExternalClass87ED1053D53B4471A52511CD7F9628D4">​</div><div class="ExternalClass87ED1053D53B4471A52511CD7F9628D4">Ending childhood poverty, helping underserved kids get their next meal, helping to pay for a child to attend school, ensuring children around the world have access to clean water… they all seem like daunting tasks that we all want to help solve, and thanks to <a href="http&#58;//www.rednoseday.com/" target="_blank">Red Nose Day</a>, we can! <br><br> At <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank">Ultradent</a>, we’re proud to support Red Nose Day, and we’re not afraid to show it! <br><br> Even our founder and CEO, <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank">Dr. Dan Fischer</a>, is getting in on the concept of using humor and fun for a good cause. “There are children in America and all over the world that are disadvantaged in so many ways. 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Congratulations to Ultradent's Safety and Security Team532302009-06-09T16:49:05ZDear Ultradent Colleagues, I would like to congratulate Dave Nuttall and his team for being honored with the Charles A Caine Workplace Safety Award. Dave, with the support of the HR departmentcongratulations-to-ultradents-safety-and-security-teamDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass7C85103325F14864BC51CFFF94A49FBF"><p>Dear Ultradent Colleagues,</p> <p>I would like to congratulate Dave Nuttall and his team for being honored with the Charles A Caine Workplace Safety Award. Dave, with the support of the HR department and so many employees, has done an excellent job of looking out for our best interests. This is a gorgeous example of caring humans living/emulating our core values of integrity, care, quality, innovation and hard work.</p> <p>With more than 68,000 Utah workers reported job-related injuries last year. Workplace safety needs to be a top priority for Utah companies. Kicking off June as National Safety Month, Workers Compensation Fund honored 13 business that lead the way in workplace safety. Each winner was selected through a nomination process and earned the award based on their safety record, program effectiveness and their success in creating a safe workplace.</p> <p>Last Thursday, Ultradent was honored with the 2009 Charles A Caine Award for Workplace Safety. Ultradent was one of 24, 000companies in Utah and neighboring states to receive this distinction. For Ultradent to achieve this distinction is commendable especially considering our relatively large size and broad and diverse vertical integration which includes departments as machining and tooling, chemical R &amp; D, formulation, molding, etc. Effective safety practices such as an emergency response team, offering CPR and First Aid courses to employees and their families, preventive safety measures developed both in R&amp;D and Engineering, an on-site first aid room and continued support from management contributed to this award winning safety program.</p> <p><img style="margin-left&#58;5px;margin-right&#58;5px;border&#58;1px solid black;" title="IMG_0664.jpg" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/img_0664.jpg" border="1" alt="IMG_0664.jpg" hspace="5" /></p> <p>Congratulations to everyone for making a conscientious effort in keeping Ultradent a safe and productive workplace. And let’s all&#58; KEEP IT UP!</p> <p>Thank you.</p> <p>Dan</p> </div>6/9/2009 4:49:05 PMLast Thursday, Ultradent was honored with the 2009 Charles A Caine Award for Workplace for making a conscientious effort in keeping Ultradent a safe and productive workplace https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
A Fruitful Trip to Mexico and Brazil3789042014-12-24T05:34:45ZDear Colleagues, I shared with you in my last report of travel/lecture activities the back-to-back programs we’ve had every week for several weeks running. Well, four days after the last program ina-fruitful-trip-to-mexico-and-brazilDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass342C1BB8DC4140B8928D778B5FA2E9E3"><p>Dear Colleagues,</p> <p>I shared with you in my last report of travel/lecture activities the back-to-back programs we’ve had every week for several weeks running. Well, four days after the last program in Chicago, Leenie and I were off to Mexico for a lecture in Monterey. Ramon Vasquez, the dentist brother of our distributor there, Luiz Vasquez, organized the event. Ramon and Luiz are very driven, hardworking guys. Ramon has organized, for several years now, the largest dental event in Monterey Mexico. The program is called Dental Fest. Please note Ramon and myself in the first picture, followed by a picture of some of the 2,000+ audience that was made up of local dentists and dental students. The final picture was taken at at Ramon’s stand—where he sells his brother’s and other’s products (Ultradent products).<br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/ramon1-199x300.jpg" alt="" title="ramon1" width="199" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2417" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2-300x224.jpg" alt="" title="2" width="300" height="224" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2419" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/3-300x223.jpg" alt="" title="3" width="300" height="223" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2420" /><br> We have been friends and working partners with Luiz and his company for many years now. They are loyal, hardworking, dedicated, and do a very good job for all in Mexico. It is important we support our good neighbors to the south!</p> <p>Next, it was on to Brazil. Leenie came with me on this trip for two reasons&#58; First, she’d never met the Vasquez family—a lovely, educated, talented, and hardworking family. Second, this is the second year of our plan to spend some quality time with our Ultradent family/colleagues in Brazil.</p> <p>Some great things have been happening since Leenie and I were there last year. Our new general manager there, Antonio, has been making some significant changes that have bettered the company there in many important ways.</p> <p>The first evening in Brazil Antonio had Leenie, Dr. Renato Leonardo and his wife, (Renato is from Brazil and has lectured for us globally, including here in the U.S., for several years now), and myself to his home for dinner. Antonio is an outstanding person and lives what Ultradent is about. Thank you Antonio.</p> <p>The following day, we were off to the plant in Indaiatuba. Our plan was to do another picnic-type event, kind of like what we do each year in South Jordan. Antonio had an even better plan. We had a Brazilian blended fruit bar that delighted all, for sure Leenie and I, as we’d not even seen many of the fabulous Brazilian fruits before, let alone tasted them. YUM! Please note Antonio, Leenie, and myself walking to the back of our property for the festivities.<br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/4-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="4" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2421" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/5-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="5" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2422" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/6-300x224.jpg" alt="" title="6" width="300" height="224" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2423" /><br> We then went through a LOVELY tree planting ceremony (I think most, or all, were fruit trees). Leenie and I planted the first two trees in our names, but then every employee there planted a tree in their own name. At the end, we took pictures with all beside their trees. It was a great team-building experience. Note Fabio, who so many of you know, translating while Antonio speaks at the beginning. And yes, the rest of the pictures are pretty much self-explanatory!<br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/7-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="7" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2424" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/8-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="8" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2425" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/9-300x224.jpg" alt="" title="9" width="300" height="224" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2426" /><br> Afterwards, Antonio, Fabio, and myself evaluated logistics of various products there, plus other business activities. It was a very fruitful event!<br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/11-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="11" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2427" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/12-300x224.jpg" alt="" title="12" width="300" height="224" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2429" /><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/14-300x240.jpg" alt="" title="14" width="300" height="240" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2430" /><br> Thank you Antonio, Fabio, Claudia, and the rest of the team for all your great care and hard work down there in Brazil! We very much enjoyed our time with you all and your families.</p> <p>Hugs,</p> <p>Dan</p> </div>12/24/2014 5:34:45 AMDan Fischer,Dr. Fischer Lectures,Ultradent,Ultradent Brazil,Ultradent do Brasil,Ultradent Lecture Tours,Ultradent Mexico,Ultradent products,Ultradent Products Mexico https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Developing Ultradent's VALO Curing Light532112018-11-20T18:51:00ZVALO really carved out a space for us in the curing light industry that had not been served and I'm so proud of our entire team for their hard work and innovation and the great lengths they went to make sure that quality went into every single painstaking detail. 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Fabio Fowler Brings True Experience to our International Ultradent Family3788842014-10-18T02:59:09Z “There’s just something about Ultradent that you fall in love with. It’s the people, it’s Dr. Fischer, it’s people like Dirk Jeffs and Jim Wilson and everyone just always there tofabio-fowler-brings-true-experience-to-our-international-ultradent-familyShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassC9C2926CC854499A944540AF54CFC0A2"><p><a href="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Fabio-Fowler-International-2012.jpg"></a></p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2104" title="Fabio Fowler-International-2012" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/fabio-fowler-international-20121-273x300.jpg" alt="" width="273" height="300" /></p> <p>“There’s just something about Ultradent that you fall in love with. It’s the people, it’s Dr. Fischer, it’s people like Dirk Jeffs and Jim Wilson and everyone just <em>always </em>there to support you. I’ve personally had so many opportunities through Ultradent to see the world and live abroad and learn. I’ve stayed with Ultradent this long because of the people I work with. It really is a family and I cannot imagine my life today without it,” says Fabio Fowler, Ultradent’s marketing manager over the Americas.</p> <p>He continues, “My favorite part of my job is the team…not just <em>my </em>team I oversee, but the entire Ultradent family across the world. It’s the Pablos and the Olgas and the other friends I have across the globe. Many people don’t enjoy getting on long plane rides to travel for work for hours and hours, but I look forward to it because I get to see my Ultradent family and industry friends.”</p> <div id="attachment_2108" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2108" title="fabio at ultradent" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/fabio-at-ultradent1-300x224.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="224" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Fabio (picture bottom row, middle) here at Ultradent, spending time with friends and colleagues.</p></div> <p>Fabio’s experience in the dental industry goes far beyond the twelve years he’s been with Ultradent. Before then, he practiced as a dentist, and then became a distributor of Ultradent products. Before coming onboard at Ultradent, Fabio truly gained experience as a seasoned industry professional, having seen all sides of the business&#58; as a customer, a sales rep, an importer, a distributor, and as a manufacturer. After Ultradent hired him as an international manager, Fabio worked for several years in Ultradent’s South Jordan, Utah headquarters, before moving to Milan, Italy where he worked as a regional manager for Western Europe, then Southern Europe, and eventually,&#160;as a &#160;marketing manager for all of Europe and the Middle East. Not surprisingly, he speaks five languages&#58; Portuguese, English, Spanish, Italian, and French.</p> <p>Now in his home country of Brazil, Fabio spends his days&#160;at &#160;Ultradent’s Brazillian subsidiary and <em>only </em>international manufacturing plant, located in the city of Indaiatuba, just an hour’s drive from Sao Paolo.</p> <p>Of the company’s growth since Fabio came onboard twelve years ago, he says, “I came as one of eight international employees, and now, we easily have over 100 international employees working all over the world. It’s incredible! It’s amazing to be able to offer our services as an international company to dentists who live outside the US, thanks to our incredible growth through the years.”</p> <p>Fabio attributes much of Ultradent’s growth and success to the savvy, intelligence, and charisma of Dr. Fischer. Of him, Fabio says, “Dr. Fischer is incredible. It’s amazing how someone can wear so many hats within a company or even a career. He still practices dentistry, which informs his works and he gets a lot of respect for that, and he has an incredible understanding of chemistry, physics, management, business, operations, and even information technology. Because of this knowledge, he’s able to hold intelligent and fruitful conversations with experts in so many different fields, travel the world, and still pat you on the back and call you by name—even if the last time he saw you was 15 years ago. He has this unique ability to make you feel like the most special person in the world. It’s remarkable.”</p> <p>Harking back to his dental school years, Fabio’s favorite Ultradent product remains ViscoStat. “When I first tried ViscoStat, I fell in love with it. It saved my life in dental school because I was able to take an impression so much faster and more reliably. Before discovering ViscoStat, I had to go back and start over again and again, trying to get an accurate and predictable impression.“</p> <p>As for the region he now oversees, VALO holds the number one spot in popularity with Brazillian dentists, and Opalescence Boost and Opalescence PF are following closely in the other areas within his region, including Brazil. “Mexico and Canada are powerhouses for whitening,” Fabio says.</p> <p>As for Ultradent’s future, Fabio sees it continuing to go “onwards and upwards, as always.” He continues, “We have tremendous potential here in the region. We have great products, great distributors, and great partners. Additionally, there are many products that haven’t been introduced to part of my region, so it’s going to be exciting and a lot of fun to unveil them here.”</p> <div id="attachment_2106" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2106" title="fabio fowler family" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/fabio-fowler-family-300x198.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="198" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Fabio Fowler and Family</p></div> <p>When he’s not working, Fabio enjoys spending his free time with his wife, who is also a dentist working toward her specialization in orthodontics. Together, they have two daughters, Natalia (4), and Camilla (2). Fabio has a passion for music, and loves to play his bass guitar and saxophone whenever possible. If he’s not doing one of the aforementioned activities, you might find him on the basketball court.</p> <p>We’re very lucky to have Fabio as part of our Ultradent family.</p> </div>10/18/2014 2:59:09 AMIt’s the Pablos and the Olgas After Ultradent hired him as an international manager, Fabio worked for several years in Ultradent’s South Jordan, Utah headquarters, before moving to https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent's Ultimate BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal)519912015-01-31T03:38:21Z Perhaps you’ve heard the somewhat brusque, inelegant, no-nonsense business term “BHAG”(pronounced BEE-hag), coined by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their 1994 book entitled Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionaryultradents-ultimate-bhag-big-hairy-audacious-goalShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass35C23A6863EC484F84B313161B40354F"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr._fischer_photo-187x300.jpg" alt="" title="dr._fischer_photo" width="187" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2514" /><br> Perhaps you’ve heard the somewhat brusque, inelegant, no-nonsense business term “BHAG”(pronounced BEE-hag), coined by James Collins and Jerry Porras in their 1994 book entitled Built to Last&#58; Successful Habits of Visionary Companies. The acronym, which stands for “Big Hairy Audacious Goal,” has since permeated Western business culture and challenged companies to consider “an audacious 10- to 30-year goal to progress towards an envisioned future,” as further defined by Collins and Porras. The authors go on to say, “A true BHAG is clear and compelling, serves as unifying focal point of effort, and acts as a clear catalyst for team spirit. It has a clear finish line, so the organization can know when it has achieved the goal; people like to shoot for finish lines.”</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/children-300x200.jpg" alt="" title="children" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2516" /></p> <p>When asked if Ultradent has a clearly defined BHAG, and if so, what it is, Dr. Fischer answers without hesitation. “Our BHAG, so to speak, is to bring a worldwide cure to tooth decay. Tooth decay has become the number one prevalent infectious disease on planet Earth. Tragically, this means the abscessed tooth is becoming the number one source of severe pain globally.”</p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/smiling-toothbrush-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="smiling toothbrush" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2510" /></p> <p>Although the answer seems at first simple, it doesn’t come without a compelling back story, which served as the inspiration for, and ultimately solidified Ultradent’s mission, or BHAG, for Dr. Fischer some ten years ago. </p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr-kids2-300x200.jpg" alt="" title="dr kids2" width="300" height="200" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2509" /></p> <p>He recounts, “This BHAG came to me about ten years ago, when a professor from Chile invited me to lecture to the dentists there. I had on my schedule that after the lecture we’d go to a school, which was a cinderblock building, built about four years earlier by some business people in Santiago. They wanted me to go through each of the classes, from first to eighth grade, and tell them who I was and where I was from. I will never forget going into the fifth grade class that day.” He continues, “I met a sharp 11-year-old, with big dark eyes, and gorgeous dark hair. They explained to me that he had the highest IQ in the school, but that a few months earlier his grades began to tank, and they couldn’t figure out why.” </p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/nicaragua-kids-300x224.png" alt="" title="nicaragua kids" width="300" height="224" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2506" /></p> <p>Dr. Fischer eyes glisten as he vividly narrates the rest of the story. “After a few weeks the teacher discovered he had an abscessed tooth that was killing him. He had been afraid he’d be sent home, so he chose to bear the pain. That is when they invited the dental school to build a clinic. At that point I thought, ‘We’re in the 21st century, and we’re still scooping raw and decayed holes out of the human anatomy and then plugging them. That is barbaric!’ We don’t realize in our cushy western world that in other parts of the world, the abscessed tooth is the norm.” </p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/carol-china1-200x300.jpg" alt="" title="carol china1" width="200" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2513" /> </p> <p>And so, Ultradent’s BHAG was born, out of compassion and conviction to provide treatment for—and ultimately wipe out—tooth decay and caries worldwide. This goal is something that, ten years later, Ultradent continues to progress in doing with no plans to stop until the work is finished—a lofty, but not impossible, dream. “We get closer every day,” says Dr. Fischer with a smile, as gets up to speed walk, true to his character, to his next appointment, visit, or line of business. Just like the company he has so painstakingly built, the man shows no signs of stopping. </p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/kids-with-toothbrushes-300x225.jpg" alt="" title="kids with toothbrushes" width="300" height="225" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2507" /></p> </div>1/31/2015 3:38:21 AMDr. Fischer Dental,Dr. Fischer Ultradent,Eradicate Caries,Improve Oral Health Globally,Ultradent BHAG,Ultradent Goal,Ultradent Mission,Ultradent products The authors go on to say https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse