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Dr. Fischer Holiday Message531602017-12-04T18:16:00Z​I have so many memories surrounding the holidays, like seeing kids pile out of the car after driving from another part of the country to come back home and reconnect with those they love for a few days or a week or two, it's so special.Happy-Holidays-2017<a href="/"><img alt="Happy Holidays from Ultradent Products, Inc." src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/11-November/4_DrFischerHolidayMessage/HappyHolidaysRandR.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" /></a>ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassB2B412BE16F6426CBA0A37778E0B8FC8"> <iframe width="100%" height="445" src="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/4ssV0-m1p64?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0&amp;autoplay=1" frameborder="0"></iframe><br><br> <p>​I have so many memories surrounding the holidays, like seeing kids pile out of the car after driving from another part of the country to come back home and reconnect with those they love for a few days or a week or two. It's so special.<br><br></p><p>In fact, the holidays are so wonderful because they give us many excuses to come together as family—be it through shopping for each other or the fact that the occasion helps us to think about one another more. It's a wonderful time to give our thanks to one another. Being accessible to one another, the gift of our time, can be one of the greatest gifts. In fact, the gift of quality time spent together during the holidays is my favorite thing, and I think perhaps the thing that people—be they grandparents like me or parents with their children—cherish most That's what truly makes it the most wonderful time of the year. </p><p> <br> </p><p>Additionally, the holidays have always been a special time for Ultradent. From the very beginning, we've put a strong emphasis on giving our employees a significant amount of time off between Christmas and the new year. I believe that time should be set aside to spend with family, and it's one of the greater perks or incentives that we have for our employees. A good number of them say it's one of the main things they love about working at Ultradent. This year, we will close December 25, 2017 and will reopen January 2, 2018 so our employees can spend special, quality time with those they love and recharge their batteries and be ready to tackle the new year. </p><p> <br> </p><p>From all of us here at Ultradent, we wish you the happiest of holidays and truly hope that, for you, it's the most wonderful time of the year. </p><p> <br> </p><p>Hugs,&#160;<br></p><p> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" style="color&#58;#009cde;margin&#58;0px;padding&#58;0px;border&#58;0px;outline&#58;none;vertical-align&#58;baseline;background&#58;#ffffff;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;cursor&#58;pointer;font-size&#58;16px;"> <img alt="Dr.Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" style="margin&#58;5px;padding&#58;0px;outline&#58;0px;vertical-align&#58;baseline;background&#58;transparent;max-width&#58;100%;width&#58;250px;" /></a> <span style="color&#58;#7b7b7b;font-family&#58;helvetica, &quot;ms sans serif&quot;, arial, sans-serif;font-size&#58;16px;background-color&#58;#ffffff;">&#160;</span><br></p></div>12/6/2017 10:40:57 PMDr. Fischer, Holidays, Happy Holidays, Christmas, New Year, 2017, Ultradent I have so many memories surrounding the holidays, like seeing kids pile out of the car after driving https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Five Questions with Dr. Fischer Part III531342017-06-06T15:27:00ZYou know, I’m just a farmboy at heart. I’m not too complicated and pretty much what you see is what I am. But some people out there might not know that I love to garden, I love carpentry, and I love tractors and my backhoe. I love being outdoors feeling the earth beneath my hands and feet and the sunshine on my face.june-five-questions-with-dr-fischer<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3_hero.jpg" width="600" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassD0F13935C8424E56B454CCE953215B97"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr. Fischer Volume III" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3_hero.jpg" /></a><br><br><br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /><strong>If you could relive one happy memory, what would it be?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Boy, there are so many happy memories. Certainly, with my 14 kids and 33 grandkids, as well as my lovely bride, Leenie—there are so many great memories that picking one above the others would just be impossible.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassD0F13935C8424E56B454CCE953215B97"> <br>&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassD0F13935C8424E56B454CCE953215B97"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr. Fischer and wife in Barcelona" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3_1.jpg" style="width&#58;650px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr. Fischer and Family" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/2_Five-Questions-Vol-2/2-Apr_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer-Vol-2_4.jpg" style="width&#58;650px;" /></a>&#160;</div></div><div class="ExternalClassD0F13935C8424E56B454CCE953215B97"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>Top&#58; </b>Dr. Fischer enjoying Barcelona with his wife, Leenie.</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Bottom&#58;</strong> Dr. Fischer&#160;loves spending time with his grandkids.</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><div style="text-align&#58;left;"> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>Do you have any hidden talents?</strong></div> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />You know, I’m just a farmboy at heart. I’m not too complicated and pretty much what you see is what I am. But some people out there might not know that I love to garden, I love carpentry, and I love tractors and my backhoe. I love being outdoors feeling the earth beneath my hands and feet and the sunshine on my face.&#160;</div></div><div class="ExternalClassD0F13935C8424E56B454CCE953215B97"> <br>&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassD0F13935C8424E56B454CCE953215B97"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr. Fischer and backhoe" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/2_Five-Questions-Vol-2/2-Apr_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer-Vol-2_3.jpg" style="width&#58;650px;" /></a> &#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dr. Fischer enjoying work with his backhoe.</strong> </div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>What is your favorite day of the week and why?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Any day of the week that I’m working is great, but I do love Sundays, too. I can just lay back, relax, and re-appraise what’s coming the following week and contemplate how I’m going to tackle it. <br><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>If you could spend all of your money in one store, what store would you chose?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I can honestly say there’s not a store I’d spend all my money in. The older I’ve gotten, the less “things” are important to me. I’d rather see any excess money I have go to others—especially young people to help them get an education.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassD0F13935C8424E56B454CCE953215B97" style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"> <br></span>&#160;</div> That is a big part of the reason I formed <a href="https&#58;//www.smilesfordiversity.org/" target="_blank">The Diver​sity Foundation.</a> It was initially formed to promote diversity among youth of all walks of life, but it's grown to focus on helping the hundreds of displaced youth of the FLDS communities of Colorado City and Hildale to gain higher education and become productive, contributing members of society, despite the traumas many of them have experienced. ​ <div class="ExternalClassD0F13935C8424E56B454CCE953215B97"> <br>&#160; <div> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="https&#58;//www.smilesfordiversity.org/" target="_blank"><img alt="Smiles for Diversity" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3_3.jpg" style="width&#58;350px;" /></a><br><strong>Dr. Fischer founded <a href="https&#58;//www.smilesfordiversity.org/" target="_blank">The Diversity Foundation</a><br>to help disenfranchised youth get educations <br>and learn to thrive as adults.</strong></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br> &#160;</div> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>If you could have one superpower, what would it be?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I’ve spent so many darn hours in airplanes that if there could be something that could safely beam me from one place to another, I would love that!&#160;</div><div> <br> &#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><div> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3/2_5-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-3_2.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;height&#58;288px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div> <strong>Dr. Fischer smiles at the opening of Ultradent’s subsidiary <br>in China—one of the many parts of the world he travels to frequently.</strong> </div></div><div> <br> <br><a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent</a></div><div><br></div><div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/5%20Questions%20with%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>5 Questions with Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div> <br> </div>7/26/2017 3:45:34 PMFischer Philosophy;#Inside UPI;#5 Questions with Dr. Fischer Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent Read more ​See the complete 5 Questions with Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Five Questions with Dr. Fischer521152017-03-21T15:34:00ZYes, my favorite quote is the one we have in all of our conference rooms here at Ultradent, and it’s by Stephen R. Covey. It says, “Seek first to understand and then to be understood.” I can’t even say that I’m perfect at that—sometimes I slip and that’s why I think it’s important for it to be in front of me as much as possible as a reminder. march-five-questions-with-dr-fischer<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/2-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/4-Mar_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer_hero-4.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99">&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/2-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/4-Mar_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer_hero-4.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" />​</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <br> &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>What is your favorite time of the year and why?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />My favorite time of the year is spring, and it’s because of all the new life in every form. I love the fresh colors of the new sprouting buds and grasses. It’s that zest of new life. Otherwise, I would choose fall, but with fall you’re always looking down the gun barrel to winter. With spring, you at least have summer ahead, and that’s a much more pleasant thought. <br><br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /><strong>You mentioned that one of your goals was to read more this year. Have you read a good book lately? How did you choose it?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Yes. It was called <a href="https&#58;//arbinger.com/product/leadership-and-self-deception" target="_blank">Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute</a>. Neil Jessop ran across it, and he shared it with several of us in upper management. It’s a really nice take on thinking outside the box and breaking free from the paradigms we’ve created or that were created for us in our formative years. It also talks about looking at people as people and what it means to look at them as people and not objects. It talks about how you should treat people and conduct yourself with others, regardless of their walks in life. It resonated with the philosophies that I embrace, but it gave more precise examples as to how to become a better leader and person.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="https&#58;//arbinger.com/product/leadership-and-self-deception" target="_blank"> <img alt=" Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute Book" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/2-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/4-Mar_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer_2.jpg" style="width&#58;250px;height&#58;364px;" /></a>​ &#160;<br><strong>&#160;Leadership and Self-Deception by the Arbinger Institute Book</strong><br><br></div> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>Do you have a favorite quote? </strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> Yes, my favorite quote is the one we have in all of our conference rooms here at Ultradent, and it’s by Stephen R. Covey. It says,</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <br>&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99" style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">&#160;“Seek first to understand and then to be understood.”​</span><br></div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <br>&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99">I can’t even say that I’m perfect at that—sometimes I slip and that’s why I think it’s important for it to be in front of me as much as possible as a reminder. <br><br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /><strong>What is one of your favorite places to travel?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> It’s hard to beat Mexico. I enjoy it so much and the people are so kind and gracious and hard-working. I also love Italy. It’s just spectacular. Leenie, my son Austin and I also travelled to Japan this last summer and we enjoyed it so much. The people are so respectful and it so clean there. There are so many beautiful places in the world.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <br> &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Mexico, Italy, Japan" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/2-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/4-Mar_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer_3.jpg" /> &#160;<br><b>Dr. Fischer's favorite places to visit&#58; Mexico, Italy, and Japan</b></div> <b></b> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>Who is your personal hero? </strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> Some of my personal heroes would be our astronauts, like John Glenn and Neil Armstrong. I love when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and said his famous quote, “One small step for man, one large step for mankind.” For us baby boomers who grew up with them, they were true heroes. They were putting their lives on the line, and some of them lost their lives getting us to space. I admire them so much.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass2032DB37DDF948BA9AED4A2105B2AD99"> <br> &#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="John Glenn and Neil Armstrong" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/2-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/4-Mar_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer_1.jpg" style="width&#58;400px;" />&#160;<br><b>Left&#58; John Glenn&#160;<br>Right&#58; Neil Armstrong</b></div> <b>​ </b> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Dr. Fischer »​</a> ​ <br> <br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/5%20Questions%20with%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>5 Questions with Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div> <br>7/26/2017 3:50:41 PMNeil Armstrong ​ Learn more about Dr. Fischer »​ ​ Read more ​See the complete 5 Questions with Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Dr. Fischer Recieves "International Man of the Year" Recognition532692013-05-18T03:53:47Z Last week on May 9, the Utah-Europe Days committee, sponsored in part by the Utah Governor’s Office for Economic Development, recognized our CEO and president, Dr. Dan Fischer, as “International Mandr-fischer-recieves-international-man-of-the-year-recognitionShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE155D9AADD804BA282A2E6A71C076769"><p style="text-align&#58;left;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-612 aligncenter" title="2013-05-09 20.49.42" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2013-05-09-20.49.42-300x199.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="199" /><br> Last week on May 9, the Utah-Europe Days committee, sponsored in part by the Utah Governor’s Office for Economic Development, recognized our CEO and president, Dr. Dan Fischer, as “International Man of Year.” Dr. Fischer was chosen as the 2013 honoree, thanks to his contributions to sustaining economic and cultural relations between the state of Utah and the European Union. The reception honoring Dr. Fischer was held at Utah’s historic Zion’s Bank headquarters in the heart of Salt Lake City on May 9—which, significantly, is also “Europe Day.”</p> <div id="attachment_614" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-614" title="2013-05-09 21.35.22" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2013-05-09-21.35.22-300x199.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="199" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Dr. Fischer Recognized as &quot;International Man of the Year&quot;</p></div> <p>The descendent of a Danish immigrant who came to the U.S. via Ellis Island in 1920, Dr. Fischer credits the core values—among them “hard work”—instilled in him by his grandfather for his personal and professional success. Dr. Fischer founded Ultradent Products, Inc. in 1978 as a family-owned dental company in South Jordan, Utah. The company has since expanded to operating nine offices internationally—including offices in Germany and Italy with distributors in Spain, France, and Portugal. Dr. Fischer credits many of his European colleagues with Ultradent’s international success for helping establish the company’s lines of distribution throughout the world.</p> <p>“Ultradent exports about 70% of what we make beyond U.S. borders, for which we’re very proud,” Dr. Fischer said at the event. “Some of my best friends in the world are Europeans—whom I must thank for having taught me so much.”</p> </div>5/18/2013 3:53:47 AMDr. Fischer was chosen as the 2013 honoree, thanks to his contributions to sustaining to the U.S. via Ellis Island in 1920, Dr. Fischer credits the core values—among them “hard work https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Five Questions with Dr. Fischer: Volume II521242017-04-19T16:05:00ZThe best thing for me to do is to get on my backhoe and start digging. It requires full focus and you just have to push everything out of your brain in order to operate that big hydrolic machine! I love working in my yard! april-five-questions-with-dr-fischer<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/2_Five-Questions-Vol-2/2-Apr_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer-Vol-2_hero-2.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass9B4D9CD5BA1E4082B0DF4EB67B7155C7"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="hero" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/2-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/4-Mar_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer_hero-3.jpg" style="width&#58;0px;" /></a><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/2_Five-Questions-Vol-2/2-Apr_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer-Vol-2_hero-2.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /><br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /><strong>What would be your ideal way to spend a weekend?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />It would probably be going to a nice movie and going out to dinner, then maybe staying overnight in a nice hotel with my bride. <br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr. Fischer and wife Leenie" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/2_Five-Questions-Vol-2/2-Apr_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer-Vol-2_1.jpg" style="width&#58;300px;height&#58;414px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dr. Fischer and his wife, Leenie</strong> </div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>What do you do when you need to recharge your batteries and decompress?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />The best thing for me to do is to get on my backhoe and start digging. It requires full focus and you just have to push everything out of your brain in order to operate that big hydraulic​ machine! I love working in my yard! <br> <br></div><div class="ExternalClass9B4D9CD5BA1E4082B0DF4EB67B7155C7"> <br>&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass9B4D9CD5BA1E4082B0DF4EB67B7155C7"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="Dr. Fischer and backhoe" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/2_Five-Questions-Vol-2/2-Apr_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer-Vol-2_3.jpg" /></a><br><strong>Dr. Fischer’s favorite form of relaxation&#58; driving a backhoe</strong> </div> ​ <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport—one that you would have the best chance at winning—what would it be? Would it be backhoeing? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />You know, if I look at the people that operate backhoes as part of their professions, they would beat me hands-down. So, no! I consider myself more of a generalist. I tell a lot of people that I’m not going to be the absolute best at machining or injection molding or at carpentry or at dentistry, but I know just enough about a lot of subjects to be dangerous. I’m being facetious, of course. I like to know just enough about multiple subjects that I can have discussions with different specialists within our company and different types of people. I like to think I’m a specialist at being a generalist, if you will. <br><br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /><strong>On that note, is there a skill that you do not have that you would love to master?</strong> <div style="text-align&#58;left;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Yes. I always wished that I could master one or two other languages. That would be delightful. I admire the many people throughout our company who can speak multiple languages. Ultradent’s president, <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/executive-team.aspx" target="_blank">Dirk Jeffs​</a>, can speak Spanish like it’s his mother tongue. Speaking another language gives insight into a culture, including subtleties like humor, that only comes when you can speak with people in their own language. I think to be able to do that would be spectacular.</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/executive-team.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Dirk Jeffs" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/2_Five-Questions-Vol-2/2-Apr_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer-Vol-2_2.jpg" style="width&#58;300px;height&#58;194px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dirk Jeffs, President of Ultradent</strong>​ </div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>If you could pick any age to be forever, which age would you choose?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />If it meant that grandkids didn’t go away and that they kept coming, I’d probably choose sixty. At sixty, you’re still healthy, you’ve got some life wisdom under your belt, and you’ve got your family. That’s the best! <br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr. Fischer and his grandchildren" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/2_Five-Questions-Vol-2/2-Apr_Questions-with-Dr-Fischer-Vol-2_4.jpg" /></a><br>&#160;<b>Dr. Fischer enjoying time <br>with his grandchildren<br></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b> <br></b>&#160;</div> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent</a></div><div class="ExternalClass9B4D9CD5BA1E4082B0DF4EB67B7155C7"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass9B4D9CD5BA1E4082B0DF4EB67B7155C7"> <br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/5%20Questions%20with%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>5 Questions with Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div> </div>7/26/2017 3:45:10 PMDr. Fischer enjoying time with his grandchildren Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
For Dr. Fischer, Whitening is Personal532542013-03-01T05:51:20ZI’m a lucky girl. As part of the “pleasant surprises” I’ve discovered here at Ultradent, one of them happens to be that this “dental supply and manufacturing” company is far fromfor-dr-fischer-whitening-is-personalShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE4F33E91CD8D4B4AB36434B81257EBFB"><p>I’m a lucky girl. As part of the “pleasant surprises” I’ve discovered here at Ultradent, one of them happens to be that this “dental supply and manufacturing” company is far from bland. It’s the stories behind so many of Ultradent’s products that have really gotten me excited (dare I say passionate?) about working here.<br> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/Opalescence-Story.aspx?s_cid=1396" target="_blank">The story behind Opalescence</a> really moved me. Dr. Fischer tells the story of his daughter Jaleena, just 14 years old at the time, begging to whiten her teeth. “Dad, I need my teeth whiter.” She persisted. “Dad, I need my teeth whiter.”<br> At Jaleena’s request, Dr. Fischer got to work on developing a teeth whitening system that would meet his rigorous standards. “How are you coming, Dad?” “Where are you at?” Jaleena kept at it.<br> After months in the lab, Dr. Fischer finally perfected the first take-home gel of what has now become a complete line of Opalescence tooth whitening products. He didn’t rest until the gel had the sticky, viscous composition he wanted—the perfect composition for keeping the gel in place.<br> Triumphantly, he brought it home to his eager first customer, 14 year-old Jaleena. She slept with the Opalescence gel in her custom, scalloped whitening tray that night. The next morning, the results were astounding. Jaleena woke up to teeth that were 7 shades whiter, according to the Opalescence shade guide.<br> <img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-472" title="Vita Guide Opalescence" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/vita-guide-opalescence2-300x156.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="156" /><br> That was 1991. Since then, Opalescence has become the global leader in whitening, boasting a menu that includes Opalescence Boost, our 40% hydrogen peroxide in-office whitening treatment; <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=1717" target="_blank">Opalescence PF</a>, take-home whitening gels that come in a variety of concentrations and flavors; and Opalescence Trèswhite Supreme, our on-the-go prefilled whitening treatment that comes in a tray that automatically molds to your mouth. Within these categories, Ultradent offers a variety of products and prices to fit every individual’s lifestyle.<br> But let’s get back to Jaleena. As the years went on, she finally had the courage to tell her dad why she so desperately wanted whiter teeth. The kids were teasing her at school—calling her dirty—saying she didn’t brush her teeth. They knew her dad was a dentist, so they twisted the knife. Things have changed since then.<br> Here at Ultradent, she’s not Jaleena anymore—she’s Dr. Jessop…and she’s Dr. Fischer’s boss when he works in her dental office on Tuesdays. In his words, he too is a “lucky guy.”<br> <img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-471" title="fischer and jaleena" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/fischer-and-jaleena1-300x230.png" alt="" width="300" height="230" /></p> </div>3/1/2013 5:51:20 AMat Ultradent, she’s not Jaleena anymore—she’s Dr. Jessop…and she’s Dr. Fischer’s boss when he works in her dental https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Five Questions with Dr. Fischer Volume V531562018-01-19T22:34:00ZI bought my own books and a lot of my own instruments. We didn’t have anyone in the family earning money but myself. I grew up in construction, so I had my toolbox and power saw. I did remodeling work and had a job with the University’s facilities department. october-five-questions-with-dr-fischer-vol-5<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/10-October/2_Five-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/1_five-questions-vol-5_hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass19165880B6A24EBE93E4AA56D43FCAE2"><a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/aboutus" target="_blank"><img alt="hero" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/10-October/2_Five-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/1_five-questions-vol-5_hero.jpg" /></a> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>How did you support yourself when you were still in dental school? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />By being conscious of every bit of money it took. I bought my own books and a lot of my own instruments. We didn’t have anyone in the family earning money but myself. I grew up in construction, so I had my toolbox and power saw. I did remodeling work and had a job with the University’s facilities department. I poured concrete driveways and sidewalks.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass19165880B6A24EBE93E4AA56D43FCAE2"><br></div><div class="ExternalClass19165880B6A24EBE93E4AA56D43FCAE2"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/aboutus" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/10-October/2_Five-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/2_five-questions-vol-5_dr-fischer-graduation.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;250px;height&#58;258px;" /></a><br><b>Dr. Fischer in his early days of practice<br></b></div> <div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>What kinds of meals would you typically eat during that time? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I signed up for surplus agricultural food, which was a fancy name for welfare. Welfare back then wasn’t coupons. You got surplus agricultural food from the federal government, which was distributed by the county. Beans, canned chicken, butter, and powdered milk were our staples for years. We’d stretch that as far as we could, even mixing artificial milk with the powdered stuff.&#160;<br></div><div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>Where did your tireless work ethic come from? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I’ve never shied away from working hard. For about as far back as I can recall, it’s something I have truly enjoyed. Work was never a hardship; it was and continues to be an innate privilege. As a boy, we worked at every age. It’s how we grew up. A workday from 9 to 5 didn’t much exist. We worked until the job was done. I never felt hard pressed for that. I was the youngest one on our crew, working with men far older than I was. That was a real honor.&#160;<br></div><div><br></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/aboutus" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/10-October/2_Five-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/3_five-questions-vol-5_2.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></a><br><b>Dr. Fischer learned to work hard at a young age<br>—a skill that has contributed greatly to his success<br></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><b><br></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><b><br></b></div><div> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>Was it important for you to set that kind of tireless example for your own family? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />It certainly was. As parents, if we could strive to teach our children two things and two things only—core values and the love of work—they’d be unstoppable. They’d be able to do anything. With that kind of knowledge at their disposal, it allows them a real sense of fulfillment and confidence.&#160;</div><div><br></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/aboutus" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/10-October/2_Five-Questions-with-Dr-Fischer/4_five-questions-vol-5_core-values.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></a><br><b>Along with hard work, Dr. Fischer believes that<br>&#160;instilling&#160;quality core values are the two <br>most important&#160;thing parents can teach<br>&#160;their children</b><br></div><div> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>Looking back on your early years now, would you say the sacrifices were worth it? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />We never went to movies. We never went out to eat. We didn’t spend money on frivolous things. Sometimes we’d drive to the beach and spend a day in Southern California. But, yes, I just learned how to watch my money and be just as dang frugal as I could possibly be. And it was the best investment of our lives. &#160;&#160;</div><div> <br> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/aboutus" target="_blank">Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent</a> <br> <br> <br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/blog/categories/5%20Questions%20with%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>5 Questions with Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​<br></div></div></div>11/20/2018 4:29:19 PMHow did you support yourself when Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent Read more ​See the complete 5 Questions with Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://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 AMOver the next few weeks, we’d like to We got there around midnight and Dr. Fischer went to a dental clinic owned by a friend of Dr. Fischer and Ramon 2012 Dr. Fischer in Mexico 2008https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ask Dr. Fischer: The Science Behind Whitening521292017-05-23T16:27:00ZContrary to popular belief, when one whitens with peroxide they’re not actually removing stains from the tooth. What is actually happening is that the whitening solution is changing those molecules and the way they reflect or absorb light. The molecules become translucent, making the tooth appear whiter. ask-dr-fischer-the-science-behind-whitening<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/05-May/3_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Whitening/07-Ask-Dr-Fischer_Hero.jpg" width="528" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass514A9029E82646769BF49C7A1D3A2D12"> <img alt="Ask Dr. Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/05-May/3_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Whitening/07-Ask-Dr-Fischer_Hero.jpg" /> <br> <br> <i>As a new regular feature on The Arch&#58; The Ultradent blog, we’re going to share<a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"> Dr. Fischer’s</a>&#160;responses to the frequently asked questions he receives about <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank">Ultradent</a> products and dental procedures. In this, our second edition of “Ask Dr. Fischer,”&#160;he&#160;answers questions about the science behind tooth whitening. He also answers a very frequently asked question about the effects of tooth whitening on enamel. Enjoy!&#160;</i></div><div class="ExternalClass514A9029E82646769BF49C7A1D3A2D12"> <i></i><i><br></i> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Opalescence Family" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/05-May/3_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Whitening/3_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Whitening_1.jpg" /></a>&#160;<br><strong>Ultradent’s Opalescence Whitening Systems</strong>​<br></div> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Can you help us understand more about the science behind tooth whitening?</span> <div> <b><br></b><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Sure. As a general rule, most of the stains that appear from inside a tooth are made up of organic molecules that are held together by conjugated double bonds. Molecules with conjugated double bonds selectively absorb some wavelengths of lights and don’t absorb other wavelengths, which makes the tooth appear dark. <br> <br> In a conjugated double bond, each bond is made up of electrons that oppose each other. Now, peroxide is fabulous for breaking these conjugated double bonds. That little oxygen radical—that little O<sup>3</sup> in peroxide—is very eager to attach to an electron in order to stabilize and get back to O<sup>2</sup> again. So the O<sup>3</sup> goes into the tooth and attaches to one of those electrons, breaking the conjugated double bond and an O<sup>2</sup> molecule forms. When you use peroxide to break a conjugated double bond into single bonds and smaller molecules, the molecules become translucent and the stain appears to go away.&#160;</div><div> <br> &#160;</div><div>​ <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="https&#58;//www.opalescence.com/en-us/Pages/how-does-it-work.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Opalescence Family" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/05-May/3_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Whitening/3_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Whitening_2.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;" /></a>&#160;&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Tooth Whitening occurs when peroxide changes the way stain molecules reflect or absorb light</strong></div> <br> <br> So, contrary to popular belief, when one whitens with peroxide they’re not actually removing stains from the tooth. What is actually happening is that the whitening solution is changing those molecules and the way they reflect or absorb light. The molecules become translucent, making the tooth appear whiter. </div><div> <br> &#160;</div> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Can whitening decalcify the tooth due to the acidity of peroxide?</span> <div> <b><br></b><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />It’s important for dentists to avoid whitening agents that have a pH lower than five, as these agents have been shown can cause demineralization. You want to obtain and use whitening agents that ideally have a pH of about six, maybe closer to seven. But peroxide in and of itself, when it is in a near neutral formulation, is not decalcifying to the tooth. There are some clinicians out there that believe they need to remineralize the teeth after whitening, but, at the end of the day, the enamel with not be demineralized or harmed if you’re working with a peroxide that has a close-to-neutral pH.</div><div> <br> &#160;</div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Opalescence Family" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/05-May/3_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Whitening/3_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Whitening_3.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;" /></a>&#160;&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>A healthy smile and white teeth can go hand in hand​</strong></div> <br> </div> <br>​ <a class="button whitening" href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" style="text-align&#58;center;">​ <strong>Learn more about Opalescence »</strong></a>​</div><div class="ExternalClass514A9029E82646769BF49C7A1D3A2D12"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass514A9029E82646769BF49C7A1D3A2D12"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass514A9029E82646769BF49C7A1D3A2D12"><div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/Ask%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div>​ <br> </div>7/13/2017 3:40:57 PMThe Ultradent blog, we’re going to share Dr. Fischer’s responses to the frequently asked questions he Read more ​See the complete From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Five Questions with Dr. Fischer: Volume VII 532052018-10-25T17:02:00ZDental hygienists are an extremely important part of any dental practice.... The education and training they give patients about oral hygiene and keeping their teeth healthy between appointments cannot be understated.five-questions-dr-fischer-seven<img alt="" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/10-Oct/5_questions_blog/questions-with-dr-fischer_vii.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass92B500413D9643D699E3AAF9B21CAE45"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Ultradent News Corner Issue 7" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/10-Oct/5_questions_blog/questions-with-dr-fischer_vii.jpg" /> <br> ​ <br> ​<br> </div><p> <strong>What are you looking forward to and enjoying about the fall and winter seasons in Utah?</strong></p><p> <strong><br></strong></p><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Fall Colors in Deer Valley" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/10-Oct/5_questions_blog/Fall%20Colors%20in%20Deer%20Valley,%20UT.jpg" style="width&#58;540px;" /> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>Fall colors in Deer Valley, Utah.</b></div></div><div class="ExternalClass92B500413D9643D699E3AAF9B21CAE45"> <b><br></b> <p>Well, I look forward to and enjoy fall a lot more than I enjoy winter in Utah! Fall in Utah is so beautiful. The colors are spectacular, the temperatures are gorgeous, and the air is fresh and it is just such a revitalizing time! The only bad part about it is looking down the barrel of winter and the inversion we get here in Utah, along with the freezing cold weather, snow, and ice. They're not my favorite, just because I love working outside, but we get through it!<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <strong>Did you dress up for Halloween as a child? What are your memories surrounding that?</strong></p><p> <strong><br></strong></p><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Halloween pumpkins" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/10-Oct/5_questions_blog/halloween%20pumpkins.jpg" style="width&#58;480px;" /> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b> Dr. Fischer&#160;has fond family&#160;memories of&#160;Halloween.</b></div></div><div class="ExternalClass92B500413D9643D699E3AAF9B21CAE45"> <b><br></b></div><div class="ExternalClass92B500413D9643D699E3AAF9B21CAE45"><p>Oh yes, I did dress up as a kid! I remember my mother making costumes for me, like a paper hat design that made me look like a little military soldier. Those costumes really stand out in my mind. I have some great memories around Halloween, and then my kids and their kids take it to the next level! We have a great time having our grandchildren who live close by come trick-or-treating and we love seeing everyone's costumes!&#160;<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <strong>October is <a href="http&#58;//www.adha.org/national-dental-hygiene-month">National Dental Hygiene Month</a>. What do</strong><strong>&#160;you think people should know about dental hygienists?</strong>&#160;<br></p><p> <br> </p><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dental Hygienist" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/10-Oct/5_questions_blog/dental%20hygienist.jpg" style="width&#58;300px;" /> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>We're celebrating dental hygienists as part of National Dental Hygiene Month.</b></div><p> <br> </p><p>Dental hygienists are an extremely important part of any dental practice. They can take more time with patients as they do cleanings and prophylaxis, and they provide an excellent second set of eyes when it comes to identifying and diagnosing carious lesions. The education and training they give patients about oral hygiene and keeping their teeth healthy between appointments cannot be understated. Hygienists also often become experts in placing <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/prevent-hygiene/sealants">sealants</a>&#160;and devising individualized <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/whitening">teeth whitening protocols</a>&#160;tailored to the patient. They are wonderful <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/transforming-tetracycline-stains-with-opalescence-whitening">relationship-builders</a>&#160;in addition to the incredible skills they possess in a clinical sense. They deserve all of our appreciation and more! The value they bring to a practice is absolutely immeasurable.&#160;<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <strong>We recently finished our <a href="/en-us/events/continuing-education/Pages/default.aspx">October Ultradent Summit</a></strong><strong>, where you lectured to over a hundred dentists from all over the world here at our headquarters. Now, you'll continue your travel lectures throughout the rest of the year and in 2019. What is your favorite thing about lecturing and what keeps you going with such a rigorous schedule</strong><strong>?</strong></p><p> <strong> <br></strong></p><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dr Fischer lecture summit" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/10-Oct/5_questions_blog/Dr%20Fischer%20lecture%20summit.jpg" style="width&#58;500px;" /> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>Dr. Fischer lectures at the Ultradent Summit as well as several other lecture events&#160;throughout the year.</b></div><p> <br> </p><p>Meeting tremendous clinicians and their staff is always great. I also see these out-of-town lectures as a great opportunity to reconnect with some of our customer service and sales representatives out in the field who often play a part in getting the doctors in their areas signed up for the lecture. They also help coordinate with our fabulous Seminars team and they put on the event together. 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Rubbing shoulders with the dentists who attend these lectures and being able to offer them practical solutions for the everyday problems that they encounter in the dental office is also so rewarding.&#160;<br></p><p> <br> </p><p> <strong>On a more clinical note, how has your dentistry changed with the evolution of the LED curing light, namely, the </strong> <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/equipment/curing-lights/valo-grand?sku=5972-"> <strong>VALO<sup>®</sup>&#160;curing light</strong></a><strong>?</strong></p><p> <strong><br></strong></p><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dr. Fischer Clinic VALO" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/10-Oct/5_questions_blog/dr_fischer_clinic_valo.jpg" style="width&#58;420px;" /> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>Dr. Fischer uses Ultradent's VALO curing light while working on a patient.</b></div><p> <br> </p><p>Before LED curing lights and the <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/equipment/curing-lights/valo-grand?sku=5972-">VALO curing light</a>, most of us used halogen lights. 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From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Happy Holidays 521022016-12-20T16:50:00ZWe hope that as you reflect on the past year, celebrate the season, and look forward to a bright and hopeful future, that you’ll stop to remember that it’s not the things, but the people; it’s not what you say, but how you make them feel; and that it’s not what you get, but what you give that makes this truly the most wonderful time of the year.from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-happy-holidays-2016<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/December/from-the-desk-of_hero-1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassACAE2530F34A4E2880405A526106B6CA"> <img alt="Happy Holidays" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/December/from-the-desk-of_hero-1.jpg" /> <div> <br>We hope that as you reflect on the past year, celebrate the season, and look forward to a bright and hopeful future, that you’ll stop to remember that it’s not the things, but the people; it’s not what you say, but how you make them feel; and that it’s not what you get, but what you give that makes this truly the most wonderful time of the year.” <br>&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;<br> For many people throughout the world, the beginning of November marks the beginning of the holiday season—starting with Thanksgiving, followed by Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (and any other way one chooses to celebrate the season), ending with the ringing in of the New Year. Regardless of religion, I would say the marking characteristic of this season is “care”—care for our fellow men. “Care” also happens to be one of Ultradent’s five “Core Values” that we’ve chosen as a company and as individuals to uphold above all else here in the workplace. Seeing that&#160; indeed, another joyous holiday season is upon us, I hope we can all remember that care is the majority of the meaning of love. If you subtract care from love, love ceases to be love. You have to care in major ways to love in major ways.&#160; Let’s remember to care, and in turn, love in major ways this holiday season. <br><br>With Love and Care,<br><br><br><img alt="Signature" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" style="width&#58;150px;height&#58;43px;" /><br><br> <br> P.S. Don’t miss out on our wonderful <a href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-00ac/t/page/fm/0" target="_blank">holiday catalog</a> that our team put together this year!<br> <br><a class="button red" href="https&#58;//info.ultradent.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/17269/p/p-00ac/t/page/fm/0" target="_blank"><strong>Enjoy!</strong>​​</a>​​</div></div>6/19/2017 3:04:52 PMhappy holidays, dr fischer, ultradent, season, core values, love, bright and hopeful Inside UPI;#Fischer Philosophy;#From the Desk of Dr. Fischer We hope that as you reflect on the https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Dr. Fischer Gives Olympic Icon the Smile He Never Had3787932013-07-29T22:32:22Z  They are two-time Olympic champions and four-time world champions, having won more gold medals than any figure skating pair, ever. Together, they have earned 19 medals, total. They are artists; theyoleg-ludmila-protopopovShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass353A85C06B434177AFF62CE4A54AD765"><p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-861" title="oleg5" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/oleg5-212x300.jpg" alt="" width="212" height="300" />&#160;</p> <p>They are two-time Olympic champions and four-time world champions, having won more gold medals than any figure skating pair, ever. Together, they have earned 19 medals, total. 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They married three years later, in 1957.&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-878" title="oleg2" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/oleg22-300x195.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="195" /><a href="http&#58;//blogs.ultradent.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/oleg3.jpg"></a>&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;left;">Ludmila and Oleg won their first gold medals at the Winter Olympics of 1964. At age 32 and 35, they continued their gold medal streak at the Olympic Games in 1968, making them among the oldest champions in figure skating history. Prepared to defend their title at the 1972 Winter Olympics, the Soviet Union denied them permission to compete, citing age, and urging the pair to go into coaching. 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From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Thermo Clone520942016-11-22T16:55:00ZThe importance of making a quality impression cannot be understated, as the caliber of an indirect restoration depends on the precision of the impression on which it is based. Thermo Clone™ VPS impression material, Ultradent’s newest restorative product to come to market, is an exciting new advancement in prosthodontics and restorative dentistry. 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Thermo Clone material makes it easier to take accurate impressions, which I believe is the most important step in the indirect restoration process.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassC08DDAF346004326B20A3DA5D039F1A5"> <br>&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClassC08DDAF346004326B20A3DA5D039F1A5"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/16-Nov_Thermoclone_2.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;250px;height&#58;349px;" /> <br> <b>Dr. Fischer</b></div> <br>In fact, my belief that clear, detailed impressions are integral to the restorative process was the driving force behind the introduction of Ultradent’s very first product in 1978&#58; our Astringedent® hemostatic solution. I created Astringedent hemostatic as a response to the number one reason that impressions fail—poor tissue management. We’ve continually worked to build upon that first product to provide a full line of dependable restorative dentistry products. 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While there are a few quality silicon impression materials on the market, <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/impressions/thermo-clone-vinyl-polysiloxane-impression-material/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Thermo Clone impression material</a>​ really stands out thanks to its unique chemistry that reacts differently to room temperature and body temperature. This feature allows the clinician good working time while the product is in the mixing and loading tray but accelerates the set time once the tray is placed in the patient’s mouth and the material begins to warm to body temperature. This makes it so the patient doesn’t have to deal with a mouthful of impression material for a very long time. Additionally, <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/impressions/thermo-clone-vinyl-polysiloxane-impression-material/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Thermo Clone impression material</a> is unsurpassed for precision and is fabulously hydrophilic—which makes it more forgiving. It also has great tear resistance and flows nicely thanks to its thixotropic properties. </div> <br> All in all, I know clinicians are really going to enjoy working with our new <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/impressions/thermo-clone-vinyl-polysiloxane-impression-material/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Thermo Clone impression material</a>, and I look forward to hearing your reviews and feedback as you try it. <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" alt="Dr. Fischer Signature" style="width&#58;200px;height&#58;57px;" /> <br> <br> <a class="button impression" href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/impressions/thermo-clone-vinyl-polysiloxane-impression-material/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Shop Thermo Clone​ »​</a>​​ ​​</div>6/14/2017 5:04:38 PMultradent, dr. fischer, fischer, impression, new, product, vps, quality Dr. Fischer In fact, my belief that clear, detailed impressions are integral to the https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Five Questions with Dr. Fischer Volume IV531452017-08-02T15:35:00ZI often say that dentistry is the consummate people profession.  I know of no other profession that enables the year-to-year development of human connections and gives us the opportunity to create a virtual extended family with those humans we call patients. That connection can even build over multiple generations.  july-five-questions-with-dr-fischer<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/hero_2.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="5 Questions with Dr Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/hero_2.jpg" /></a> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>If you could choose anything, aside from being a dentist, what would you do as a profession?</strong><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />When I was a young boy, I often thought about hydraulic engineering, because that was the cutting edge of engineering at the time. I’m still fascinated by hydraulics. There are so many wonderful developments that have occurred just in my lifetime in that realm—through World War II and the hydraulics used in the war efforts, to hydraulics used in excavating. We even use hydraulics to a lesser degree at Ultradent, which brought about the trademark syringe delivery method that <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank">Ultradent</a>&#160;has become known for. <br><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>If you could transport to another era of history, is there a time that fascinates you that you would like to go back and visit? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I thought about this one many times—about what era I would want to visit. Whereas the history of this world, as incomplete as it is, shares meaningful glimpses of what life was like in times and eras gone by, I think I would like to pop forward in history—say, 100 years—and see what’s going on at that time. <br><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>What is your absolute favorite thing about dentistry? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I often say that dentistry is the consummate people profession.&#160; I know of no other profession that enables the year-to-year development of human connections and gives us the opportunity to create a virtual extended family with those humans we call patients. That connection can even build over multiple generations.&#160;&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">&#160; <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Dr. Fischer and VALO" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/10.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;239px;" /></a>&#160;<br><b>Dr. Fischer’s favorite thing about dentistry? <br>The people and relationships that form over the years</b><br></div></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>Do you have a favorite US city and why?&#160; </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I don’t have one particular city which I’d call favorite but a few stand out&#58;&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">New York</span><br>New York City is one of a kind has served as the gateway and host to so many peoples of the world, including, historically, large numbers of our immigrants. This includes our grandfathers, great grandmothers, great-grandfathers, and so on, for multiple generations.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="New York" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/2.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;239px;" /></a>&#160;<br><b>New York City</b><br></div></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">&#160; <br> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">Chicago</span></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">Chicago is probably the cleanest of our large cities in the U.S. I also love the unique camaraderie its people share for one another&#160;<br></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="New York" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/3.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;239px;" /></a><br><b>Chicago</b><br></div> <br> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">Boston</span></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">What a great American city Boston is! I love all the history it contains, and it’s probably the most European-looking large city in the United Sates.<br>&#160; <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="New York" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/4.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;239px;" /></a><br><b>Boston</b><br></div> <br> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">San Francisco</span></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">The emerald of the bay! I love this city’s fabulous character, history, and great food.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="New York" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/5.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;239px;" /></a><br><b>San Franscisco</b><br></div> <br> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">Salt Lake City and surrounding valley</span></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">This is the city of my youth, and the city where I reside now. Salt Lake City is one of the safest and cleanest cities of its size and it sits in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. I love how it sits tucked close to the mountains and has all four seasons.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="New York" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/6.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;239px;" /></a><br><b>Salt Lake City</b><br></div> <br> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">San Antonio</span></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">One of America’s best-kept secrets! San Antonio has a fabulous, humbling, and inspirational history—namely, the story of the battle of the Alamo and its famous freedom fighters who immortalized it with their deaths. And wow, the River Walk and architecture is special.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="New York" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/7.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;239px;" /></a><br><b>San Antonio</b><br></div> <br> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">Austin, TX, and New Orleans, LA</span></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">Great food, great music, and much more.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="New York" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/5_Five-Questions-Dr-Fischer-Vol-4/8.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;170px;" /></a><br><b>Austin and New Orleans</b><br></div> <br> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">San Diego</span></div><div class="ExternalClass0AA45985618A462280E5A9964F1B59BC">This westernmost city has great weather most of the year, with wonderful and fun people as well. 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Hopefully my brief explanations on each of them helped! <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>What do you think is the most important lesson your mother or father taught you? </strong> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />The most important lessons were integrity and a work ethic. <br><br><a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx">Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent</a> <br> <br> <br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/5%20Questions%20with%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>5 Questions with Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div><br></div>8/2/2017 3:35:49 PMIf you could choose anything, aside Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent Read more ​See the complete 5 Questions with Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Get to Know Erwin Fischer, our Executive Vice President532552013-03-09T04:38:17Z Ultradent seems like a pretty big place. Here in South Jordan alone, there are over 900 employees working in various aspects of the company. However, although we continue to grow, oneget-to-know-erwin-fischer-our-executive-vice-presidentShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassBF5D3B1556A74086BD86435591574951"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/erwin-fischer-vp-2012-200x300.jpg" alt="" title="Erwin Fischer-VP-2012" width="200" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-479" /><br> Ultradent seems like a pretty big place. Here in South Jordan alone, there are over 900 employees working in various aspects of the company. However, although we continue to grow, one thing I find heartening about this company is how many people have worked here for 10, 20, and 30+ years. That’s always a good sign. It’s what makes Ultradent feel like a family.<br> One of the people who has been here for 30+ years is Dr. Fischer’s son, Erwin Fischer. In October, Ultradent announced Erwin’s promotion to executive vice president. In my quest to get to know everyone here, I thought he was a good place to start.<br> Erwin began working at Ultradent alongside his dad, Dr. Fischer, as he worked to develop the plethora of products we’re known for today. Since then, he’s done everything from sales, to working trade shows, to helping develop and maintain many of the cutting-edge technologies Ultradent has pioneered over the years.<br> Although Erwin has experience in every facet of Ultradent, he told me that the people are what make his job worthwhile. “I think as a family company, as a customer-focused company, it’s that time with people—whether they’re your coworkers who become your friends, or your customers—that is the most rewarding. I think anytime there are a lot of different people involved in a project—that’s the best.”<br> During our conversation, I gleaned a strong sense of pride and passion from Erwin for continuing to champion what makes Ultradent so unique—human-centered, patient-centered, conservative dentistry. He also talked about maintaining and strengthening the family atmosphere Dr. Fischer has worked so hard to create—something Ultradent’s employees and customers all over the world can easily relate to.<br> Every day, and with whatever challenge he faces, Erwin says he approaches it with one singular end goal in mind. “Ultimately, I would like my great-great-grandkids to still know the Dr. Fischer legacy and to still be proud of their ancestor and to feel like they’re still taking his mission forward and contributing to the world in the same way that he wanted to. The conditions will have changed, the technologies will have changed, but that mission should stay the same.”</p> </div>3/9/2013 4:38:17 AMOne of the people who has been here for 30+ years is Dr. Fischer’s son, Erwin Fischer like my great-great-grandkids to still know the Dr. Fischer legacy and to still be proud of https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Highlights from Barcelona521262017-05-02T15:43:00ZOur trip to Barcelona earlier this year came right on the heels of our exciting trip to Dardilly, France, where Ultradent was honored to receive a Medal of Honor from the University of Montpellier. from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-barcelona<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/5_From-the-Desk-of_Barcelona/5_From-the-Desk-of-Barcelona_hero-1.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass5A6BB9D89998429FBAC49A34C8CB5C50"> <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="From the Desk of Dr. Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/5_From-the-Desk-of_Barcelona/5_From-the-Desk-of-Barcelona_hero-1.jpg" /></a><br> <br> Earlier this year, my wife, Leenie, and I travelled to Europe for various meetings with our wonderful colleagues across the Atlantic. Later we went on to Barcelona, Spain, where we met with our European management team where various colleagues, including myself, presented and shared ideas about the future of Ultradent and its products. Here's a recap of our fabulous trip below&#58;</div><div class="ExternalClass5A6BB9D89998429FBAC49A34C8CB5C50"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Ultradent’s European Sales &amp; Marketing Team Explore Barcelona" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/5_From-the-Desk-of_Barcelona/5_From-the-Desk-of-Barcelona_1.jpg" style="width&#58;550px;height&#58;368px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Ultradent’s European Sales &amp; Marketing Team Explore Barcelona</strong> </div> <br> It all began in Dardilly, France, where Ultradent was honored to receive a <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/news/pages/press-room-article.aspx?PressRoomArticle=195&amp;Year=2017&amp;Month=1" target="_blank">Medal of Honor from the University of Montpellier</a>.&#160;After a wonderful time in Dardilly, we drove from France to Barcelona, Spain, where we met with our sales and marketing people from various offices throughout Europe. There were about 75 people in attendance. They came from our Middle Eastern and Italy office in Milan, Italy, from our office in France, and from our Northern and Eastern European office based in Cologne, Germany. They’re a very vibrant, positive, and upbeat team. I was greatly impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm for <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Ultradent</a>, our products, and our core values. It was exceptional hearing them present. It was very encouraging to see that good things are going to continue to happen in that region and that our people there will continue to carry the torch up the hill, so to speak.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass5A6BB9D89998429FBAC49A34C8CB5C50">&#160; <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Ultradent’s European Sales and Marketing team presentation" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/5_From-the-Desk-of_Barcelona/5_From-the-Desk-of-Barcelona_2.jpg" style="width&#58;550px;height&#58;368px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Ultradent’s European Sales and Marketing team listen to team members present during their recent meeting in Barcelona</strong> </div> <br> During the meetings, I was asked to speak to the group about our new products that we introduced in Europe, including <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/impressions/thermo-clone-vinyl-polysiloxane-impression-material/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Thermo Clone™ VPS impression material</a> and <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/Composite-Light-Cure/Pages/mosaic-universal-composite-story.aspx" target="_blank">Mosaic™ universal composite</a>. We’re very excited about them reaching other parts of the world, as we’ve just recently launched them here in the United States as well. <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Dr. Fischer explains core values" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/5_From-the-Desk-of_Barcelona/5_From-the-Desk-of-Barcelona_3.jpg" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dr. Fischer presents about Ultradent’s core values to the company’s sales and marketing team in Barcelona, Spain</strong> </div> <br> One late afternoon, we took a walking tour of beautiful Barcelona, and my wife Leenie joined us. We were both so impressed with the city. Aurelio Gisco, the director of our office in Italy, organized the whole thing. He’s always the consummate host—always looking out for everyone’s needs and making sure everyone is taken care of.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass5A6BB9D89998429FBAC49A34C8CB5C50"> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Dr. Fischer explains core values" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/04-Apr/5_From-the-Desk-of_Barcelona/5_From-the-Desk-of-Barcelona_4.jpg" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Left&#58; “Dr. Fischer and Leenie enjoy a walking tour of Barcelona, Spain<br> Center&#58; Ultradent’s European sales &amp; marketing team explore the streets of Barcelona together.<br> Right&#58; Aurelio Gisco, director of Ultradent’s Italy Sales and Marketing office, enjoys a chat with Dr. Fischer and his wife, Leenie</strong> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong> <br></strong>&#160;</div> <br> The wide variety of architecture in Barcelona is breathtaking. The works of the incredible artist, Antoni Gaudí, can be seen throughout the city. We were able to tour the famous Basílica de la Sagrada Família, which he designed, as well as his home. 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Ask Dr. Fischer: Triodent Sectional Matrix System Edition531512017-09-11T15:03:00ZThe reason I recommend the Triodent V3 Sectional Matrix System the very most is because it is so simple and quick. With the unique reverse s-curve cross-sectional shape to the matrix band, it provides the appropriate contour as it approaches the contact area.ask-dr-fischer-triodent-v3-sectional-matrix-system<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/09-September/1_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Triodent/ask-dr-fischer_triodent-sectional-matrix.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass4AEA1DF4A6374436B4C6C2AF954A3948"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/V3-System/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/09-September/1_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Triodent/ask-dr-fischer_triodent-sectional-matrix.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /></a><br></span></div><div class="ExternalClass4AEA1DF4A6374436B4C6C2AF954A3948"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"><br></span></div><div class="ExternalClass4AEA1DF4A6374436B4C6C2AF954A3948"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Why should a clinician use the Triodent® V3 Sectional Matrix System for Class II restorations instead of using one of the other systems out there?&#160;</span> <div> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />The reason I recommend the <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/V3-System/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Triodent V3 Sectional Matrix System</a>&#160;the very most is because it is so simple and quick. With the unique reverse s-curve cross-sectional shape to the matrix band, it provides the appropriate contour as it approaches the contact area. The band helps facilitate not only the correct anatomical shapes relative to&#160;anterior and posterior aspects but also buccal to lingual just above the contact point. In the formation of the marginal ridge, it helps to shape the proximal aspect of that marginal ridge. <br> <br> The <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/V3-System/v3-rings/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">V3 ring</a>&#160;is a fabulous, unique, and very stout ring that facilitates enough pressure to help temporarily spread the teeth to accommodate for the thickness of the matrix. This helps to ensure a tight contact, which, as all my dentist colleagues know, is critical. &#160;If there are open contacts, the restoration has to be redone. So this is paramount!<br></div><div> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/V3-System/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/09-September/1_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Triodent/ask-dr-fischer_triodent-sectional-matrix-v3.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;height&#58;238px;" /></a> <br> </div><div> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"><br></span></div><div> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Class II restorations represent about half of the work in your practice. How do you make them more simple and reliable? </span> <div> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />The secret to making&#160;Class II restorations easier is to catch them early. If you can catch that Class II lesion when it’s tiny, you can address the lesion very quickly with just a little simple slot preparation—for example, a 330 burr. You don’t even have to break the contacts. You do a quick check with a caries indicator like <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/Caries-Indicators/sable-seek-and-seek/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Sable Seek<sup>®</sup></a>&#160;(which should be on every clinician’s tray). It will take a minimal amount of time to create occlusal anatomy, as the area which this tiny Class II is placed in may not even extend into a mesial or distal pit, not to mention a central pit. So, like I said, if you catch them early, Class II restorations can be quick, simple, and easy.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <a class="button triodent" href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Prepare/triodent-matrix-systems/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Triodent V3 Sectional Matrix System</a></div></div></div>9/11/2017 3:03:37 PMask, dr. fischer, v3, sectional, matrix, system, Class II, amalgam, restoration, sable Ask Dr. Fischer;#Products Why should a clinician use the Triodent® V3 Sectional Matrix System https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Five Questions with Dr. Fischer Volume VI531802018-05-22T20:01:00ZOh, summers in Utah are grand, although my wife, Leenie, loves the snow and winter. I always say though, there’s nothing nicer than a summer night in the Rockies! The balmy air and cool breeze and the smell of the mountain air wafting into the valley…there’s nothing like it. It’s really hard to beat. Hopefully the dinner in the orchard of our home during the event will give our attendees a hint of that serenity.5-questions-dr-fischer-vi<img alt="" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/05-May/5_questions_blog/questions-with-dr-fischer.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass19165880B6A24EBE93E4AA56D43FCAE2"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="hero" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/05-May/5_questions_blog/questions-with-dr-fischer.jpg" /></a> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>Our <a href="https&#58;//www.iconsofdentristy.com/" target="_blank">Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women</a> event is coming up next month. What unique aspects do you think women bring to the dental industry?</strong><br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />There’s not one <a href="/en-us/events/continuing-education/complimentary-continuing-education/the-similarities-between-quality-marriages-and-quality-long-lasting-dentistry-bloomington/Pages/default.aspx">lecture</a> I give where I don’t emphasize the strong and incredible dimension that women bring to dentistry. I always give the example of Dr. Patty Lewis, a pediatric dentist in New York who has since sadly passed. She pointed out to me and a number of male pediatric dentists many things about <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/fluoride-varnish-bottle-mouth-syndrome">pediatric caries and bottle mouth syndrome</a>. I learned so much from her. I also have a daughter, <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/international-womens-day-jaleena-jessop">Dr. Jaleena Jessop</a>, who is a fantastic dentist and is so detail-oriented. In fact, thanks to her sensibilities and attention to detail, we now put lip balm on our patients in the office. Women are also so great at technical work. They have a sensitive, soft touch and display beautiful artistry in their esthetic dental work. Another thing Dr. Jessop pointed out to me in my own dental practice is that we needed a softer bite block. The harder one was uncomfortable for our patients, so we made a softer one and now it’s all I use. Women bring such a sense of class, gentleness, and attention to detail to dentistry that men don’t. </div><div class="ExternalClass19165880B6A24EBE93E4AA56D43FCAE2"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass19165880B6A24EBE93E4AA56D43FCAE2"> <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"> <img src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/05-May/5_questions_blog/iod_logo.png" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;300px;" /></a> <br> <b>Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women will take place at<br>Ultradent Products headquarters in South Jordan, Utah, on June 22–23, 2018<br></b></div><div class="ExternalClass19165880B6A24EBE93E4AA56D43FCAE2"><div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>The <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> event will be held in June in Utah, which is a beautiful time in <a href="/">Ultradent’s</a> home state. 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Hopefully the dinner in the orchard of our home during the event will give our attendees a hint of that serenity.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/05-May/5_questions_blog/snowbird%20utah.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;400px;" /> <br> <b>The Rocky Mountains at Snowbird Ski Resort <br></b></div><div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>If you had to pick one, which <a href="/">Ultradent</a> product have you seen make the biggest difference in people’s lives? </strong> <br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I would say that the single Ultradent product that has made the biggest difference for the greatest number of patients has to be <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx">Opalescence<sup>®</sup> Tooth Whitening Systems</a>. 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Many people go the crown or veneer route when their healthy, gorgeous teeth can be transformed with whitening!<br></div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx"> <img src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/05-May/5_questions_blog/Opalescence-family.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" /></a> <br> <b>Opalescence Tooth Whitening Systems <br></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b> <br></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b> <br></b></div><div> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>You are a CEO of a large, international company which has so many products in its catalogs. 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Of course, there are times we will disagree and I will direct them to a different path, but for the most part, I learn a lot from listening to them and trusting their instincts, which is why they’re in that seat on the Ultradent bus in the first place!<br></div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx"> <img src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/05-May/5_questions_blog/Dr.%20Fischer%20Delicate%20Arch3.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;" /></a> <br> <b>Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., at Delicate Arch, in southern Utah<br></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><br></b></div><div> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <strong>How does continuing to support Ultradent’s 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, <a href="https&#58;//www.thediversityfoundation.org/">The Diversity Foundation</a>, enrich your life? </strong> <br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />It enriches my life in several ways. Many of these young people <a href="https&#58;//www.thediversityfoundation.org/their-story.aspx">(teenagers and people in their 20s)</a> come from parents that I knew in my childhood, or are the grandchildren of people that I knew when growing up in the FLDS community. I know what kind of pain they’ve had to endure—never receiving a proper education or the tools necessary to make it in the real world. It’s our goal to help them get the education and tools they need that they’ve missed out on. We hope it offers them some added help, support, and strength to be able to go out and contribute to society in positive and meaningful ways that will enrich their lives and the <a href="https&#58;//www.thediversityfoundation.org/their-story.aspx">lives of others</a>. </div><div> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="https&#58;//www.thediversityfoundation.org/their-story.aspx"> <img src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/05-May/5_questions_blog/diversity-foundation-logo.png" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;250px;" /></a> <br> <b>Ultradent’s 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation, The Diversity Foundation<br></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><br></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><br></b></div> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent</a><br><br><br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/5%20Questions%20with%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>5 Questions with Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​<br></div></div></div> <br>5/22/2018 8:01:35 PMWhat unique aspects do you think women Learn more about Dr. Fischer and Ultradent Read more ​See the complete 5 Questions with Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Dashing Around Taipei, Taiwan531362017-06-20T15:28:00ZOverall, the meeting was a great success. It was such a pleasure to see our colleagues, who joined us from Myanmar, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, India, and beyond! I’m already looking forward to my next trip to the East and am grateful for the education, hospitality, and wonderful friendships and relationships Ultradent has fostered over the years with our many colleagues there. from-the-desk-of-dr-fisher-taiwan<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/3_Desk-of-Dr-Fischer-Taiwan/hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass32AEF8D83E044A69A84A4EC47B3A1A66"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr Fischer in Taiwan" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/3_Desk-of-Dr-Fischer-Taiwan/hero.jpg" /></a><br><br> I just returned from Taipei, Taiwan, where we had a great meeting with our Asia-Pacific team. The meeting included the Asia-Pacific team manager, Jim Wilson, along with many of our distributors and numerous key opinion leader dentists from the area. It’s a once-a-year, three-day event that we all look forward to, as it’s a chance to get to know each other better, hear some wonderful lectures on the latest and greatest in <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx" target="_blank">Ultr​​adent</a> products and procedures, and see another beautiful, interesting, and fascinating part of the world.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass32AEF8D83E044A69A84A4EC47B3A1A66"> <br> <div>&#160; <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Taiwan, Taipei" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/3_Desk-of-Dr-Fischer-Taiwan/1.jpg" style="width&#58;500px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>View of the cityscape <br>of Taipei, Taiwan</strong></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong><br></strong>&#160;</div> This particular annual event was organized in large part by our very own Ashleigh Speer and Josephine Siew, who deserve huge credit for how fabulously it all came together. They worked hard with their teams and got more than 40 doctors to attend, some of whom spoke at the event.&#160;</div><div> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Taiwan, Taipei" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/3_Desk-of-Dr-Fischer-Taiwan/2.jpg" style="width&#58;500px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Attendees at this year’s Ultradent meeting in <br>Taiwan enjoyed lectures, hands-on <br>demonstrations and fun team-building <br>activities throughout Taipei​</strong></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160; &#160; &#160; &#160; &#160;</div> &#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160; </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Taiwan, Taipei" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/3_Desk-of-Dr-Fischer-Taiwan/3.jpg" style="width&#58;500px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dr. Fischer and Jim Wilson, Ultradent’s <br>Asia-Pacific Team Manager, enjoyed spending<br>&#160;time with key opinion leaders in Taiwan​​</strong></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br>&#160;</div> At the start of days one and two, I had the privilege of speaking to the doctors, team members, and distributors who were in attendance, after which the attendees listened to lectures from other KOLs in attendance. Our very own Steven Gerber provided hands-on training and lectures for the second half of each day. I have to say, my time with the team and the people who came to the event was totally enjoyable. It was really fun to share with them the history of Ultradent, and I just love what amazing and caring people they are. 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We saw more of Taipei​ that way than we ever could have otherwise! There was also an added element of humor and fun, as many of us didn’t speak the language, so there was a great amount of gesturing and body language! Despite this, the people we encountered were nothing but sweet and helpful. We had a great time!&#160; ​<div> <br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Team member checkpoints" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/3_Desk-of-Dr-Fischer-Taiwan/6.jpg" style="width&#58;500px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dr. Fischer, Steve Gerber and their teammates<br>&#160;completed tasks at race checkpoints during <br>The Great Race in Taipei​</strong></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong> <br></strong>&#160;</div> Overall, the meeting was a great success. It was such a pleasure to see our colleagues, who joined us from Myanmar, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, India, and beyond! I’m already looking forward to my next trip to the East and am grateful for the education, hospitality, and wonderful friendships and relationships Ultradent has fostered over the years with our many colleagues there. <br><br> Hugs, <br><img alt="Dr.Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" style="width&#58;250px;" />&#160;</div></div><div> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Ultradent »</a> </div> <br> <br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/From%20the%20Desk%20of%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div>​6/20/2017 3:28:41 PMfrom the desk of dr fischer, taiwan, taipei, steve gerber, jim wilson, dr fischer, dashing around taipei, asia, KOL, the great 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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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. 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5 Questions with Dr. Fischer, Opalescence® Whitening Edition531942018-07-27T21:55:00ZThe phrase “my smile is powerful” relates back to the things I’ve been saying in my lectures for years. The smile—the lips and the teeth—are the #1 body language communicator. In fact, statistics show that when people first meet, 50% of people look at the other person’s eyes first, and the other 50% look at and notice the smile and teeth first. A thousand words can be communicated in an instant with a smile. It’s a fabulous communicator! It radiates the inner feeling and soul of the other person, and it enables them to communicate beyond what words can or it accentuates words in an instant. It is so powerful.from-the-desk-of-dr-fisher-july-27-2018<img alt="" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence/desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence-hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass6E755654F81A42B5990505835D68448F"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="5 Questions with Dr. Fischer (Opalescence Edition!)" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence/desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence-hero.jpg" border="0" style="border-width&#58;0px;border-style&#58;solid;margin&#58;5px;width&#58;600px;" />&#160;</div> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"><div style="text-align&#58;left;"> <strong>1. This month&#160;we’re launching our <a href="/mysmileispowerful">My Smile is Powerful Opalescence<sup>®</sup> Whitening Systems</a> campaign. What does the phrase, “my smile is powerful” mean to you?</strong> <br> <br> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="“Opalescence Whitening Systems firmly believes that all smiles are beautiful and powerful" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence/desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence-mysmileisjoyful.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;" /> <br> <strong>We firmly believe&#160;that all smiles are&#160;powerful.</strong> </p> <br> <br>The phrase “my smile is powerful” relates back to the things I’ve been saying in my lectures for years. The smile—the lips and the teeth—are the number one body language communicator. In fact, statistics show that when people first meet, 50% of people look at the other person’s eyes first, and the other 50%&#160;notice the smile and teeth first. A thousand words can be communicated in an instant with a smile. It’s a fabulous communicator! It radiates the inner feeling and soul of the other person, and it enables them to communicate beyond&#160;words,&#160;or it accentuates words in an instant. It is so powerful.<br> <br> <br><br> <br> <strong>2. Tell me about a time that someone’s smile impacted your life. </strong> <br> <br> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Oleg Propopotov, world champion and Olympic gold medal ice skater before full mouth reconstruction" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence/desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence-olegbefore-combined.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;" /> <br> <strong>Oleg Propopotov, world champion ice skater and Olympic gold medalist&#160;before his full-mouth reconstruction.</strong> </p> <br> <br> <br> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Oleg Propopotov smiles and confidently after full-mouth reconstruction by Dr. Dan Fischer. In the center photo, Oleg skates with his life-long partner, Ludmila Belousova" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence/desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence-oleg101112-Combined.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;" />&#160;<br><strong>Oleg Propopotov smiles&#160;confidently after his&#160;full-mouth reconstruction by Dr. Dan Fischer. In the bottom-left photo, Oleg skates with his life-long partner, Ludmila Belousova.</strong> </p> <br> <br> <br>I had the opportunity in the late 1980s to meet a fabulous couple from Russia, Ludmila Belousova and Oleg Protopopov, who are two-time Olympic champions and four-time world champions in couple’s ice skating. Looking back at photos of them, I noticed that Oleg rarely smiled with his lips open. He always hid his teeth. Well, to make a long story short, I was able to do a&#160;full-mouth reconstruction on Oleg and give him the movie-star white smile he’d always wanted. Boy, to see him light up after he gained confidence in his new smile was one of the great joys of my life, and our friendship has been one that has lasted through the years. <br> <br> Read the full story about <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/oleg-ludmila-protopopov">Oleg and Ludmila here</a>. <br><br> <br> <br><br> <br> <strong>3. You have gorgeous white teeth. How often do you whiten, and do you enjoy it?</strong> <br> <br><br> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="https&#58;//www.nps.gov/arch/planyourvisit/delicate-arch.htm"><img alt="Dr. Fischer smiles brightly during a trip to Utah’s famous Delicate Arch" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence/desk-of-dr-fischer-opalescence-delicatearch.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;" /></a>&#160;<br><strong>Dr. Fischer smiles brightly during a trip to Utah’s famous Delicate Arch</strong> </p> <br> <br>I’m always one of the first people to evaluate and try any new whitening product that we put on the market, so I’d say I get my fair share of whitening that way. I love being involved in the research and development aspects of all of our products, but our teeth whitening products are especially fun. <br><br> <br><br> <br> <strong>4. If you had to pick a favorite, which <a href="/en-us/Pages/UltradentSearch.aspx?k=opalescence&amp;u=">Opalescence</a>&#160;whitening product would you choose?</strong> <br><br> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pre-loaded-Whitening-Trays-Bleaching-to-go/Opalescence-Go-10-and-15-percent-hydrogen-peroxide/Pages/default.aspx"><img alt="Opalescence® Go Pre-filled, Take-home Whitening System" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/06-June/Opalescence-Birthday-My-Smile-Is-Powerful/images/Opalescence-Blog-Products-Go.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;500px;" /></a>&#160;<br><strong>Opalescence Go<sup>®</sup> prefilled, disposable whitening system</strong> </p> <br> <br>Without a doubt, Opalescence Go&#160;prefilled whitening trays are my favorite. They are so convenient, so comfortable, and&#160;so easy to use. There's&#160;no mess, no fuss, and it's&#160;so effective. However, there is still a need for&#160;in-office <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/In-Office-Whitening/Opalescence-Boost-PF-40-percent/Pages/default.aspx">Opalescence® Boost®</a> whitening for patients who would like a quicker alternative. I also love the results that combining Opalescence&#160;Boost&#160;in-office whitening and <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/take-home-whitening/Opalescence-PF-Carbamide-Peroxide-with-Potassium-Nitrate-and-Fluoride/Pages/default.aspx">Opalescence® PF</a>&#160;take-home whitening produces for difficult-to-whiten, cases like tetracycline staining or other tough discoloration. Different methods work better&#160;for different people, but I personally love to pop in Opalescence Go whitening trays occasionally. <br><br> <br><br> <br> <strong>5. What is something that, no matter what, can always make you smile?</strong> <br><br>It’s the little things. I love watching my grandchildren and the cute and funny little things they do. Recently, I got on FaceTime with my little one-and-a-half-year-old granddaughter, Mae Mae. She’s learning to blow her nose, and it was so funny to watch her try and finally say, “I did it!” Those little ones never cease to make me smile and laugh. <br><br> <br><br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;left;"><div class="ExternalClassD37EEF521C7E4583A99560D812D95FE2"> <a class="button secondary" href="https&#58;//www.opalescence.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Read more about Dr. Fischer &amp; Ultradent »</a><br></div></div> <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;left;"> <a class="button secondary" href="https&#58;//www.opalescence.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">See the complete “5 Questions with Dr. Fischer” series</a><br> </div> <br> <br> </div></div></div> <br>7/27/2018 9:55:07 PMRead more about Dr. Fischer & Ultradent » See the complete “5 Questions with Dr. Fischer” serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ask Dr. Fischer: Why the Endo-Eze™ Genius® System makes Endodontic Procedures more Predictable521212017-04-03T18:12:00ZWhat inspired Ultradent to develop the Endo-Eze Genius System, including the Endo-Eze™ Genius® 8:1 contra-angle and Endo-Eze™ Genius® files? Is there a unique need for these products in the market and why? ask-dr-fischer-genius-system<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/7-Ask-Dr-Fischer-Genius-System/07-Ask-Dr-Fischer_Hero-2.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass8288C8E040EC4074A33D3BF38CAFC874"><div><div> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Instrumentation/endo-eze-genius-motor-contra-angle-and-files-system/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/7-Ask-Dr-Fischer-Genius-System/07-Ask-Dr-Fischer_Hero-2.jpg" alt="" />​</a>&#160;</div><div> <br> <em>As a new regular feature on The Arch&#58; The Ultradent blog, Dr. Fischer will be addressing questions on a variety of dental topics. Here is your chance to pick the brain of the genius that started it all!&#160;Thus, we excitedly introduce “Ask Dr. Fischer,” where in this first&#160;edition,&#160;he addresses an endodontic product question about Ultradent’s Endo-Eze™ Genius® system. Enjoy! ​&#160;</em></div><div> <i> <br></i>&#160;</div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Instrumentation/endo-eze-genius-motor-contra-angle-and-files-system/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" style="font-style&#58;italic;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/7-Ask-Dr-Fischer-Genius-System/07-Ask-Dr-Fischer_1.jpg" alt="" /></a><br><b>Endo-Eze Genius System<br></b><b></b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><br></b>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><br></b>&#160;</div> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />What inspired Ultradent to develop the Endo-Eze Genius System, including the Endo-Eze™ Genius® 8&#58;1 contra-angle and Endo-Eze™ Genius® files? Is there a unique need for these products in the market and why?</span>&#160;</div><div> <br> &#160;</div><div> <b><br></b> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> Dr. Carlos Ramos had been proposing the concept of asymmetric oscillation for years. 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In the&#160;90°/30° reciprocation setting, Genius files safely create access to the working length while minimizing cyclic and torsional fatigue. In the 360° rotation setting, the files refine the canal walls while shaping and removing&#160;the debris from the canal.&#160;The <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Instrumentation/endo-eze-genius-motor-contra-angle-and-files-system/Pages/default.aspx?sku=4056-" target="_blank">Genius 8&#58;1 contra-angle​</a> is designed to work with the <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Instrumentation/endo-eze-genius-motor-contra-angle-and-files-system/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Genius motor</a>, and enables endodontic files to reach the required speeds for any procedure. The small head gives the doctor the best possible access to the treatment site and the high-end steel ball bearings give accurate, precise movement and make for a quiet procedure. In fact, the entire system makes endodontic treatment smoother and more comfortable for the patient than other standard procedure reciprocation systems, which often feel like the motor and files are pounding back and forth. Thus, it’s better for the patient, makes endodontic root canals more predictable for the doctor, and it has some nice safety features on it. The <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Instrumentation/endo-eze-genius-motor-contra-angle-and-files-system/Pages/default.aspx?sku=F29030-" target="_blank">Genius system​</a> as a whole is a win on multiple levels for the patient and doctor!&#160;</div><div> <br>&#160;</div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Instrumentation/endo-eze-genius-motor-contra-angle-and-files-system/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/03-Mar/7-Ask-Dr-Fischer-Genius-System/07-Ask-Dr-Fischer_3.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" />​</a>&#160;</div> <br> <a class="button" href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Endodontics/Instrumentation/endo-eze-genius-motor-contra-angle-and-files-system/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" style="border&#58;1px solid #8782aa;background-color&#58;#a39dcd;">​Learn more about Endo-Eze Genius System »</a><br><br></div> <br><br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/Ask%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div>​ </div>7/13/2017 3:41:43 PMfeature on The Arch The Ultradent blog, Dr. Fischer will be addressing questions on a variety of Read more ​See the complete From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ultradent News Corner: Dr. Fischer Receives Award, UPI's 1st Women's Conference, and Nat'l Red Nose Day531912018-07-19T20:44:00ZDr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from his dental school alma mater, Loma Linda University, on May 27, 2018.ultradent-news-corner-3<img alt="" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/3_UPI-News-Corner_Hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <img alt="Ultradent News Corner Issue 3" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/3_UPI-News-Corner_Hero.jpg" /> <br> ​ <br> <h1 class="major-header">Dr. Dan Fischer Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award from Loma Linda University</h1></div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx">Dr. Dan Fischer</a>, founder and CEO of <a href="/">Ultradent Products, Inc.</a>, received the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from his dental school alma mater, <a href="https&#58;//dentistry.llu.edu/">Loma Linda University</a>, on May 27, 2018. Loma Linda University awarded Dr. Fischer with the honor for his public attainments and commitment to excellence “which have contributed to mankind in a manner which is congruent with the mission of Loma Linda University Health,” said Dr. Richard H. Hart, president of Loma Linda University.<br><br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dr. Fiscer at Loma Linda University" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/Dr.%20Fischer%20Loma%20Linda.jpg" style="width&#58;400px;" /> <br> <b>Dr. Fischer smiles with his wife, Leenie, daughter, Dr. Jaleena Jessop (also an LLU alum),&#160;</b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>his son-in-law Neil Jessop, vice-president of R&amp;D at Ultradent, and&#160;</b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>Loma Linda University president Dr. Richard H. Hart.</b><br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Dr. Dan Fischer traveled to Loma Linda University with his family over Memorial Day weekend to receive the special award at a commencement luncheon hosted by the university president. Of the recognition, Dr. Fischer said, “I felt both humbled and honored to receive this award. It was very meaningful to me that my alma mater recognized the work of <a href="https&#58;//www.thediversityfoundation.org/">Ultradent’s Diversity Foundation</a> and other activities which have occurred and continue to occur with the help of a number of great people.” </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Loma Linda Distinguished Service Award" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/Loma%20Linda%20Distinguished%20Service%20Award%20Photo.jpg" style="width&#58;350px;" /> <br> <b>Dr. Fischer’s Award for Distinguished Service from his alma mater, Loma Linda University.</b><br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Dr. Dan E. Fischer graduated from <span style="color&#58;#000000;font-family&#58;calibri, sans-serif;font-size&#58;14.66px;">the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry</span>&#160;in 1974, after which he maintained a full-time practice for 15 years. Since 1990, he has practiced dentistry part-time while working extensively in the research and development of many revolutionary and award-winning products used in the dental profession via his international dental supply and manufacturing company, Ultradent Products, Inc. </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <h1 class="major-header">Ultradent Holds Its First Ever Conference for Women Dentists—Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women</h1></div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> On June 22 and 23 in South Jordan, Utah, <a href="/">Ultradent</a> held its first ever conference for women dentists, <a href="https&#58;//www.iconsofdentistry.com/">Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women</a>. The two-day event featured keynote speaker Dr. Bertice Berry, a renowned author, entertainer, comedian, and activist, as well as workshops led by numerous prominent women in the dental industry. </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dr. Bertice Berry and Dr. Dan Fischer" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/Fischer%20Bertice.jpg" style="width&#58;400px;" /> &#160;<br><b>Dr. Dan Fischer embraces Icons keynote speaker, Dr. Bertice Berry,&#160;</b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>who received numerous standing ovations.</b><br><br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dr. Fern White" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/Fern%20White1.jpg" style="width&#58;400px;" /> &#160;<br><b>Dr. Fern White starts out the second day of the conference with&#160;</b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>dancing, yoga, dentistry, and work/life balance coaching.</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> The seminars covered topics like dental lasers, esthetic composite veneers, endodontics, practice management, work/life balance, and more. Dr. Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent, also spoke at the event about the women who have impacted his life and professional career. </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Icons attendees mingle between sessions." src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/icons%20mingle.jpg" style="width&#58;300px;" /> &#160;<br><b>Icons attendees mingle between sessions.</b><br><br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Icons attendees enjoying dinner in the orchard at Dr. Fischer’s home." src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/icons%20orchard.jpg" style="width&#58;300px;" />&#160;<br><b>Icons attendees enjoying dinner in the orchard at Dr. Fischer’s home.</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> In addition to the workshop, which offered attendees 16 CE credits, five “Icons of Dentistry” were honored for their work and volunteerism in the industry and their communities. The five honorees of this year’s conference were Dr. Karin Irani, Dr. Sharon Parsons, Dr. Tera Poole, Dr. Usa Bunnag, and Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller. </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Icons winners" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/icons%20winners%20photo.JPG" style="width&#58;400px;" />&#160;<br><b><span style="color&#58;#000000;font-family&#58;calibri, sans-serif;font-size&#58;14.66px;">Dr. Fischer and Dirk Jeffs, president of Ultradent, congratulate this year’s Icons of Dentistry Award winners</span>, (L-R)&#58; Dr. Sharon Parsons, Dr. Karin Irani, Dr. Tera Poole, Dr. Stephanie Teichmiller, and Dr. Usa Bunnag.</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Icons of Dentistry&#58; A Workshop for Women attendees were also treated to dinner in Dr. Dan Fischer’s orchard, as well as a night out at a local steakhouse and an optional tour of Salt Lake City and the surrounding mountainous area it has become famous for. </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Icons at carvers" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/icons%20carvers.jpg" style="width&#58;350px;" />&#160;<br><b>Icon’s attendees&#160;let loose on the last night&#160;</b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>of the conference at the goodbye dinner at a local steakhouse.</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <h1 class="major-header">Ultradent Employees Across the United States Celebrate Red Nose Day </h1> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Red Nose Day" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/red%20nose%20day.jpg" style="width&#58;200px;height&#58;133px;" /> &#160;<br><b>National Red Nose Day, May 24, 2018</b> </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Employees of Ultradent Products, Inc., proudly showed their support for <a href="https&#58;//www.rednoseday.com/" target="_blank">Red Nose Day</a> across the country on Thursday, May 24, by donning red noses and handing them out at dental offices they visited to help raise money and awareness for children’s causes. Red Nose Day uses fun and humor to help underserved children in the U.S. and abroad get their next meal, attend proper schooling, gain access to clean water, and more by fundraising through the sale and wearing of red noses. <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/humanitarian-efforts-program/Pages/default.aspx">Ultradent supported</a> the cause by purchasing 800 red noses in advance of the fundraiser. </div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Ultradent Red Nose Day" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-NewsCorner3/Ultradent%20Red%20Nose%20Day%20Photos.jpg" style="width&#58;350px;" /> &#160;<br><b>Ultradent employees all over the country donned red noses and gave red noses to dentists&#160;</b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>and office staff to raise money for children’s causes.</b> </div> <br> <div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> Partner charities of Red Nose Day include the Boys &amp; Girls Club, Charity Water, Children Health Fund, Covenant House, Feeding America, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Save the Children, and The Global Fund. </div> <br> <br> <a class="button" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/news/Pages/press-room.aspx">Keep Up with the News at UPI</a>7/19/2018 8:45:31 PMDr. Dan Fischer Receives 2018 Distinguished Service Award from Loma Linda University Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products Red Nose Day uses fun and https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
A Groundbreaking Tip532572013-03-16T02:39:18Z Confucius said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Yes, it’s sort of a cliché, but it’s a cliché because it is so true! It certainly isa-groundbreaking-tipShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassB98760551DCD4861A24ACED326E56CA4"><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-full wp-image-492" title="Metal Dento-Infusor Tip" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/metal-dento-infusor-tip51.jpg" alt="" width="375" height="503" /></a><br> Confucius said “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Yes, it’s sort of a cliché, but it’s a cliché because it is so true! It certainly is for Ultradent—that “single step” being Dr. Fischer’s invention of the <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TipsSyringes/Brush-Tips/Metal-Dento-Infusor-Tip/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1724" target="_blank">Metal Dento-Infusor tip</a>, commonly referred to as the MDI tip. This little tip—combined with Dr. Fischer’s formulation of <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>, a hemostatic agent used hand-in-hand with the MDI tip—was the first of the over 500 products Ultradent proudly makes today.</p> <p>One of the main challenges Dr. Fischer faced upon graduating from dental school and beginning to practice dentistry was finding a way to adequately and predictably stop bleeding so he could get good impressions. At home, the only person he had to draw blood on was himself, so that’s what he did! Eventually, he came up with the breakthrough hemostatic solution known today as Astringedent. However, Dr. Fischer knew that simply coagulating the blood on the surface in “gobs and blobs” wasn’t enough because as soon as he would rinse off the dried blood, it would start to bleed again. In his own words, “it was a mess.”</p> <p>Clearly, there was a piece missing to the puzzle. He knew he needed to somehow get the Astringedent inside of the capillary openings, not just on top of them. Thus—the birth of the Metal Dento-Infusor tip! In one of his basement lab experiments, Dr. Fischer pulled an IV syringe from his supply cabinet, cut off the needle point, and used an orthodontic tie wire to pull a retraction cord through the needle. Using orthodontic pliers, he then bent the needle into the shape the MDI tip still comes in today.</p> <p>Dr. Fischer found that when he attached the MDI tip to a syringe of Astringedent and burnished the open wound (which to many seemed counterintuitive at the time), it allowed for the Astringedent solution to penetrate the open capillaries, stopping the bleeding instantly from the inside. This meant less mess, cleaner impressions, and a lot of time saved. Additionally, to the surprise of Dr. Fischer and many others, the scrubbing method was actually quite gentle on the gums.</p> <p>The rest is history….I’ll be back next week to tell you more about what has made Ultradent’s “journey of a thousand miles” so rich.</p> </div>3/16/2013 2:39:18 AMfor Ultradent—that “single step” being Dr. Fischer’s invention of the Metal Dento-Infusor tip Dr. Fischer found that when he attached the MDI tip to a syringe of Astringedent and https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Ask Dr. Fischer: The Whys and Hows Behind Opalescence Whitening531422017-07-19T18:25:00ZI never could have envisioned what it became, but I did realize this: when my daughter, who is now Dr. Jessop, was 13-years-old, she had been asking and asking for me to create something to whiten her teeth. She had been being bullied at school for the color of her teeth, with kids calling them yellow or telling her they were dirty.ask-dr-fischer-behind-go<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/2_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Behind-Go/hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass764DBDC31DBC473DB1617504AB087F95"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pre-loaded-Whitening-Trays-Bleaching-to-go/Opalescence-Go-10-and-15-percent-hydrogen-peroxide/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Behind Opalescence Go Whitening" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/2_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Behind-Go/hero.jpg" /></a> <br> <br> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />After having become the leader in tooth whitening with Opalescence® PF and the custom tray system, what was the “why” behind creating Opalescence Go<sup>®?</sup>​​</span></div><div class="ExternalClass764DBDC31DBC473DB1617504AB087F95"> <i><br></i></div><div class="ExternalClass764DBDC31DBC473DB1617504AB087F95"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pre-loaded-Whitening-Trays-Bleaching-to-go/Opalescence-Go-10-and-15-percent-hydrogen-peroxide/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Opalescence Go" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/2_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Behind-Go/1.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Opalescence Go and Ultradent’s UltraFit&#160;Tray.</strong></div> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass764DBDC31DBC473DB1617504AB087F95"> <i><br></i><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"></span> <div> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"> </span> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> Well, we were continually looking at the whitening marketplace and listening to the needs and feedback from our customers. When the over-the-counter whitening strip products came onto the market, which was very well received, we saw that there was a great need for disposability—that the customer placed great value on not having to get custom trays made, not having to load the tray, and not having to clean their trays afterward. That was a very big deal. <br><br> However, with the strips, we also saw that they only whitened the front teeth and were difficult for people to get them to stay in place or wear for even a short amount of time comfortably. That’s when we set out to create a disposable, prefilled whitening tray that would offer whitening coverage to all of the teeth on the upper and lower arches with increased comfort and adaptability for the patient.&#160;</div><div> <br> </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pre-loaded-Whitening-Trays-Bleaching-to-go/Opalescence-Go-10-and-15-percent-hydrogen-peroxide/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt=" UltraFit Tray" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/2_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Behind-Go/2.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>The Opalescence Go UltraFit Tray</strong></div> <br> <br> It was a long endeavor with several incarnations, but we knew we got it right when we introduced<a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pre-loaded-Whitening-Trays-Bleaching-to-go/Opalescence-Go-10-and-15-percent-hydrogen-peroxide/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> Opalescence Go whitening with the UltraFit™ tray </a>to our customers. It provides a fabulous level of comfort and it’s a great, convenient way to whiten. In fact, after my wife, Leenie, used <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pre-loaded-Whitening-Trays-Bleaching-to-go/Opalescence-Go-10-and-15-percent-hydrogen-peroxide/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Opalescence Go whitening​</a>, said she’d never use her custom trays again! She was never going back! <br><br><br><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />In a broader sense, we’re celebrating Opalescence® whitening’s 27th birthday this month. When you first brought Opalescence to market, did you ever imagine that it would go on to become the leader in tooth whitening in the world—even to the point that people nicknamed Ultradent “The Whitening Company”?</span></div><div> <i> <br></i></div><div> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"></span> <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 alt=" UltraFit Tray" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/2_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Behind-Go/3.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Ultradent’s first whitening product, <br>Opalescence&#160;PF Custom Tray Whitening System</strong></div> <i> <br></i> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />I never could have envisioned what it became, but I did realize this&#58; when my daughter, who is now Dr. Jessop, was 15-years-old, she had been asking and <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/for-dr-fischer-whitening-is-personal" target="_blank">asking for me to create something to whiten her teeth​</a>. She was self-conscious because of the color of her teeth. So, when I created the sticky viscous<a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> Opalescence​</a> gel, I broughtt home to her, and after making her a custom tray to later find out scalloping was neccessary, I had her sleep with the gel on one half of her upper arch and a competitor product on the other arch. When she woke up in the morning and took it out, it was one of those “wow” moments to see the difference from one side to the other. The gel hadn’t migrated to her gums or down her throat. It had stayed put on her teeth on the Opalescence side, and she had gone from an A3 to an A1 on the Opalescence&#160;side where she had the gel overnight! From that moment on, we knew it was going to be a hit.&#160;</div><div> <br> </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/for-dr-fischer-whitening-is-personal" target="_blank"><img alt=" UltraFit Tray" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/2_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Behind-Go/4.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dr. Jaleena Jessop, dentist and <br>Director of Clinical Affairs at Ultradent​</strong></div><div> <strong> <br></strong></div> <br> <br> Could I envision what it would become and that it would help grow Ultradent to what we have become? No. Could I envision the battles that we would have fight to protect the patent on our sticky viscous whitening gel? No, but we did. The advent of the<a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx"> Opalescence sticky viscous gel</a> was quite the departure from what was on the market at the time. Most other whitening systems were too runny, or came with trays that were thick and uncomfortable and that lapped onto the gum tissue. We went the opposite way. We stayed completely off the gums with our thin, soft scalloped tray, and used that sticky viscous composition to keep the whitening gel from running down the throat or up onto the gums. <br><br> I’ll never forget our first showing of<a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx"> Opalescence whitening</a> at the <a href="http&#58;//www.aacd.com/" target="_blank">American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry</a> tradeshow in Newport Beach, California in 1990. The academy had set up a whitening presentation where four presenters from different companies could get up and present their whitening systems to the membership of the academy. Each were showing their bottle deliveries and tight-fitting trays, and when it came time for me to show our sticky viscous Opalescence gel that came in a syringe, I tacked one end of the gel to my index finger on my left hand and strung the gel out to my right finger, and to them it was like, “Woah, this is something different.” Within a year and a half or two years it had become the leader in tooth whitening.&#160;</div><div> <br> </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt=" UltraFit Tray" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/07-July/2_Ask-Dr-Fischer-Behind-Go/5.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;337px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Demonstration of Opalescence’s unique,<br>patented sticky viscous formulation​​​</strong></div> <br> <br> Yes, it was a lot of hard work to get it out there, as we didn’t have the large marketing and advertising funds at the time to promote it, but we created a sample of the gel (six syringes) and a kit to make a soft scalloped custom tray and sent them to virtually every dentist in America, along with a coupon card to buy more Opalescence, and we received those sample cards back for up 15 years after that. We always honored them. It was truly a grassroots marketing effort, just like our company started. There was a lot of fun that occurred in that era. <br><br> After that, several prominent dentists took to lecturing on it, including <a href="http&#58;//www.cliniciansreport.org/" target="_blank">Dr. Gordon Christensen​</a>, and it just grew and grew from there. It was the product that ultimately created the tipping point for Ultradent to consolidate all our locations into one corporate headquarters here in South Jordan, and it has played a huge part of the success of Ultradent today.&#160;</div><div>&#160; <br><a class="button whitening" href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/Tooth-Whitening/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank" style="text-align&#58;center;">​ <strong>Learn more about Opalescence »</strong></a>​​</div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/Ask%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div></div>7/19/2017 6:27:43 PMask, dr. fischer, ultradent, the science behind whitening, oxygen radicals, peroxide Read more ​See the complete From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Reflecting on and Appreciating Freedom531892018-07-03T21:44:00ZOne of the most important things that being an American gives me is freedom. Having grown up in, then subsequently left the FLDS society, which was very oppressive and ultra-conservative, freedom is a big deal to me. However, I have a strong belief that freedom must be balanced with responsibility. The more in-balance they are, the more they work together for the good. from-the-desk-of-dr-fisher-july-4-2018<img alt="" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-July4th/from-the-desk-of_hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> ​ <br><img alt="From the Desk of Dr. Fischer" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/07-July/Blog-July4th/from-the-desk-of_hero.jpg" /> <br> <br></div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> One of the most important things that being an American gives me is freedom. Having grown up in, and&#160;then subsequently leaving&#160;the FLDS society–which was very oppressive and ultra-conservative, freedom is a big deal to me. The more in balance freedom and responsibility are, the more they work together towards good. <br> <br> The 4th of July is also a special time to reflect on the important people and institutions that have made our country what it is today. Our country is something that we enjoy 365 days a year, but we should take a day out of our usual routines to reflect on and appreciate it. <br> <br> I also have a son who is active military in the U.S. Army. Certainly, that experience has changed the level of understanding for me of the amount of gratitude that our veterans deserve. I have a soon-to-be daughter-in-law who is in the military as well (she is marrying my son who is in the Army), so our military family is growing. I’m so proud of them and all they do and sacrifice for our freedoms and so many of the things that we take for granted. <br> <br> This 4th of July, I wish you and your family and friends a wonderful day of rest, relaxation, reflection, and celebration in honor of our country’s Independence Day. May we cherish it always and never take it for granted. <br> <br> <img alt="Dr.Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" style="width&#58;250px;" /> </div> <br> <br>11/19/2018 7:59:40 PMJuly 4th, independence day, dr dan fischer, ultradent, military One of the most important things that being an American gives me is freedom Having grown up in, and then subsequently https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Dr. Stephan Lampl’s Favorite Edelweiss® Case519942015-02-21T03:20:00ZDr. Stephan Lampl “I remember a young girl came to us with huge diastemas. She had seen several of my dentist colleagues before coming to our office, and all of the optionsdr-stephan-lampls-favorite-edelweiss-caseShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass61189E759F1443ADA175807288ECAEF7"><div id="attachment_2570" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;279px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2570" title="Stephan_Lampl_2014" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/stephan_lampl_2014-269x300.jpg" width="269" height="300" alt="" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Dr. Stephan Lampl</p></div> <p>“I remember a young girl came to us with huge diastemas. She had seen several of my dentist colleagues before coming to our office, and all of the options that were given to her were too expensive and far too invasive. She basically had no hope. But, when she came to us, we were able to create an Edelweiss Composite Veneers smile for her in no time, and the results were fantastic, both esthetically and for her self-confidence,” recalls Dr. Stephan Lampl, CEO of Edelweiss Dentistry, an Ultradent Products, Inc. company.</p> <p style="text-align&#58;center;"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/edelweiss-composite-veneers/Pages/default.aspxs?_cid=1879" target="_blank"><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2563" title="Edelweiss Clinical Image" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/edelweiss-favorite-case-300x168.png" width="300" height="168" alt="" /></a>&#160;</p> <p>“Being able to give patients the option of <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/edelweiss-composite-veneers/Pages/default.aspxs?_cid=1879" target="_blank">Edelweiss composite veneers</a> in place of more expensive and invasive procedures such as porcelain veneers has required incredible dedication throughout the years—but it’s the kind of cases mentioned above that make it all worth it in the end,” he says with a smile.</p> <p><strong>Developing Edelweiss</strong></p> <p>Dr. Lampl continues, “Developing Edelweiss was all about thinking outside the box. It was about taking new technology that you see being used in other fields, and applying it to dentistry—that’s when we really started to see our world change—and seeing those changes on a personal level is the most beautiful thing that we’re doing. It’s very, very special.”</p> <p>He continues, “Before Edelweiss, as far as veneers went, there were options that about 20% of the population could access and afford, which included invasive, expensive, and not to mention, time-consuming porcelain veneers. We wanted to create something for the larger part of the population, and of course in order to do that, we had to simplify the process. That meant making the procedure a direct procedure.”</p> <p>“With the Edelweiss composite veneers system, we took the best from both worlds. The laser-sintered surface has layered composite beneath it for the body, which gives the veneer flex and great adhesion. The previously mentioned laser-sintered surface protects the veneer from discoloration and keeps it shiny and beautiful for a very long time,” explains Dr. Lampl.</p> <div id="attachment_2566" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/edelweiss-composite-veneers/Pages/default.aspxs?_cid=1879" target="_blank"><img class="size-medium wp-image-2566 " title="Edelweiss laser sintering" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/edelweiss-laser-sintering-300x186.jpg" width="300" height="186" alt="" /></a><p class="wp-caption-text">Edelweiss Laser-Sintering</p></div> <p>Edelweiss is a prefabricated composite veneer system that utilizes <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/Composite-Light-Cure/Amelogen-Plus-Esthetic-Microhybrid-Composite/Pages/default.aspx?s_cid=1880" target="_blank">Ultradent’s Amelogen® Plus</a> Composite as the restorative material. This system allows the clinician to get the results of an indirect veneer at a fraction of the cost.<br> <em>For more information on Edelweiss, contact Ultradent Products, Inc., by visiting Ultradent.com, or calling 800.552.5512.</em></p> </div>3/30/2016 10:43:04 PMveneers,Affordable Veneers,Composite Veneers,dr. fischer,Dr. Lampl,Edelweiss,Edelweiss Composite Veneers Dr. Stephan Lampl “I remember a young girl came to us with huge diastemas https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Looking Forward to a Fabulous 2017521072017-02-01T00:19:00ZHello! I hope you all got some fabulous R&R and have had a wonderful start to the new year, 2017. I’m very excited about what this new year has to offer. In fact, when contemplating what I am most looking forward to, it always comes back to the same thing—our people. from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-2017<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/from-the-desk-of_2017/from-the-desk-of_hero2.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />Dan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass096CF1077EE34504A4BD91B45340EE82"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/from-the-desk-of_2017/from-the-desk-of_hero2.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;" /> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;left;">Hello! I hope you all got some fabulous R&amp;R and have had a wonderful start to the new year, 2017. I’m very excited about what this new year has to offer. In fact, when contemplating what I am most looking forward to, it alwa​ys comes back to the same thing—our people.&#160;​​</div> <br> </div> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="35 Year Anniversary" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/from-the-desk-of_2017/desk-of-dr-fischer-2017_2.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;" /> <br> <strong>Ultradent Employees posing at the South Jordan, UT headquarters</strong> ​</div> <br> Boy, I’ll tell ya, we’ve got some great new people who have come onboard within the last year or two, and we’re seeing great things from them. Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of visiting various parts of France and Spain. Our team in Barcelona has grown to comprise about 75 people—some of whom have been here for years and others who are very young and new. It was great to see our old friends and wonderful to meet the young professionals joining the ranks. They have such great potential. I know we are going to grow together in big ways. It’s exciting for me to learn from this younger generation that will eventually carry Ultradent’s torch up the mountain. I have full faith that this year—and many years to come—will be bright. <br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Spain and France Team" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/from-the-desk-of_2017/desk-of-dr-fischer-2017_3.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;" /> <br> <strong>Ultradent’s Team Spain/France Team</strong></div> <br> Along with bringing new people to the Ultradent team, we introduced some fabulous products in 2016. We also grew substantially. I’m excited to say that 2017 is looking even better. We’re already surpassing our January forecasts, and that leaves me very optimistic. I want to extend my thanks to all of you around the world who are working hard to make this happen.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass096CF1077EE34504A4BD91B45340EE82"> <br class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"> &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass096CF1077EE34504A4BD91B45340EE82"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">We are a team, and this couldn’t happen without each and every one of you. Over the years I’ve learned that with the right people, quality products, and good connections, you can do anything. In that regard, I believe we’ve set ourselves up for a great 2017. </span> <br> <br> The new year is a time for renewal and goal setting. My personal goal is to read more. My professional goal as the CEO of Ultradent is to continue to do all I can to preserve and emulate our core values and to guide our executive team to likewise live the core values so they can lead you by example. The core values are integral to the success of this company that we have worked so hard to build from the ground up. It’s important to always show how much we care, always be reachable, and always be willing to serve those people with whom we work side by side. Hiring is an important piece of that puzzle as well. We can’t maintain a culture that is driven by our core values unless we continue to bring on people who emulate those values. <br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Ultradent’s Core Values" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/from-the-desk-of_2017/desk-of-dr-fischer-2017_5.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;" /> <br> <strong>Ultradent’s Core Values</strong></div><div style="text-align&#58;left;"> <br> <br>As far as products for 2017 go, I can’t let the cat out of the bag quite yet, but we have something fabulous coming down the pipeline that we’ve been working on for years. I’m stoked about it. It’s very innovative, very intuitive, and is the first of its kind in regard to all the features this product possesses. You’ll have to stay tuned for the big announcement to come!</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br> &#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Research and Development" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/01-Jan/from-the-desk-of_2017/desk-of-dr-fischer-2017_4.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;" /> <br> <strong>Ultradent Research &amp; Development Team working to introduce new products in 2017</strong> ​ </div> <br> On that note, people often ask me what the “secret sauce” is behind our incredibly innovative team in R&amp;D—those folks who break down paradigms and barriers with the imaginative, solution-oriented products that we offer to clinicians around the world. Again, the secret sauce to our continuous innovation is our people. They continually surprise me with their experiments. <br> <br> Sometimes they work, sometimes they fail, but there’s one thing I know—our R&amp;D team always keeps going until they reach their goal. I have such faith in them. We never want to be a “me, too” company. We must bring improvements to the field of dentistry and raise the bar whenever we can. Mediocrity is an awful place to be. I always say,</div><div class="ExternalClass096CF1077EE34504A4BD91B45340EE82"> <br> &#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass096CF1077EE34504A4BD91B45340EE82"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">Driven by gorgeous change shall have no top; if it were not so, mediocrity would be our lot.</span><br class="ms-rteStyle-Quote"> <br> 2017 is going to be an exciting year. I’ve got a <a href="/en-us/events/continuing-education/Pages/continuing-education-calendar.aspx" target="_blank">great schedule of lectures</a> that will keep me travelling all around the world. And on a personal note, Leenie and I just found out that one of our granddaughters from Montana was accepted to the University of Utah. She will spend her freshman year living in our home. The best part? She wants to become a dentist. I couldn’t be more thrilled. <br><br><img alt="Dr. Fischer Signature" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" style="width&#58;200px;height&#58;57px;margin-top&#58;0px;margin-bottom&#58;0px;" /><br><br><a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Dr. Fischer »​</a></div>6/14/2017 5:07:53 PMFrom the Desk of Dr. Fischer, 2017, Dan Fischer, CEO, Ultradent, core values Inside UPI;#From the Desk of Dr. Fischer I hope you all got some fabulous Learn more about Dr. Fischerhttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Holiday is a Time for Family: A Holiday Message from Dr. Fischer532172018-12-13T21:07:00Z​Ultradent is a family company. We aim to treat our employees like family, and we believe that our people should always put their families first. What could be more about family than the holidays? Happy-holidays-2018<a href="/blog/PublishingImages/Lists/Posts/AllPosts/Hero.jpg"><img alt="" src="https&#58;//images.ctfassets.net/wfptrcrbtkd0/6IYsXfzxleM0MS4aoSWMEm/eeaa354debabe13867ea2dcce60d4612/Video_R_R-Happy-Holidays_Landing-Page_Video-Overlay-Dec_2018.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" /></a>ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <iframe width="100%" height="445" src="https&#58;//www.youtube.com/embed/sHFWhHKEQdA?controls=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br> <br></div><div class="ExternalClassE0AED1D14CDA422F942133617009A676"> <br> <br> ​<a href="/blog/Lists/Posts/ultradent.com">Ultradent</a>&#160;is a family company. We aim to treat our employees like family, and we believe that our people should always put their families first. What could be more about family than the holidays? <br> <br> For over 40 years, we’ve had a special tradition of closing all of our operations at Ultradent, including customer service, manufacturing, and shipping, from before Christmas to after the New Year so that all of us can spend those days making memories with the people that matter most. Despite loving what we do, this tradition has become something we all look forward to and cherish, as we relish in spending quality time with family and friends without the cares or responsibilities of work. We’ve also found that taking what we’ve come to call our annual “R&amp;R” break refreshes and revitalizes us all to come back after the New Year energized and ready to tackle our goals and projects with newfound gusto. <br> <br> So, this year, <a href="/blog/Lists/Posts/ultradent.com">Ultradent</a> will close its door and turn out its lights from December 22nd to January 2nd so that everyone can catch their breath and come back with their batteries charged to give next year our very best. <br> <br> We hope you too will pause for a few days during this coming holiday season to put down your work, your smartphones, and your emails, and take in the sights, sounds, and presence of family, friends, and loved ones. Doing this creates memories that last forever. <br> <br> See you in 2019, and to one and all, happy holidays! <br> <br> Dan <br><br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;padding&#58;0px;outline&#58;0px;vertical-align&#58;baseline;background-color&#58;transparent;max-width&#58;100%;width&#58;250px;" /> <br> <br> </div> <br>12/13/2018 9:11:52 PMWe aim to treat our employees like family, and we believe that our people should always put their families first What could be more about family than the holidays https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Looking Forward to a Banner 2018!531652018-01-04T22:13:00ZGoing into 2018, not only will we be celebrating Ultradent’s 40th anniversary, but we’ve got some other fun surprises for both our employees and our customers in the U.S. and abroad to look forward to! looking-forward-to-a-banner-2018<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/01_From-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-new-year/from-the-desk-of_hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass952C61DB65E645F1B680B3AB8D7A497C"> <a href="http&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/01_From-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-new-year/from-the-desk-of_hero.jpg" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;850px;" /></a> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass952C61DB65E645F1B680B3AB8D7A497C"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass952C61DB65E645F1B680B3AB8D7A497C">I can’t believe it’s already 2018, but I am looking forward to an exciting year! <br> <br> 2017 was wonderful for <a href="http&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank">Ultradent</a>. We introduced many new products that our customers loved, and that made things very exciting. Going into 2018, not only will we be celebrating Ultradent’s 40th anniversary, but we’ve got some other fun surprises for both our employees and our customers in the U.S. and abroad to look forward to! Everybody has a reason to be excited for 2018. I know I am! <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="http&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank"><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="40 Year Annivesary" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/01_From-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-new-year/from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer_40-year-anniversary.jpg" style="width&#58;450px;" /></a><br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Ultradent's 40<sup>th</sup> Anniversary</strong> </div> <br> Like many others, I like to set some goals for myself and for the company every January. Personally, I’m committing to getting more serious about physical exercise in 2018. I love and value my health and feeling like my very best self. I look forward to working hard toward that goal.&#160;</div><div class="ExternalClass952C61DB65E645F1B680B3AB8D7A497C"> <br> </div><div class="ExternalClass952C61DB65E645F1B680B3AB8D7A497C"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="http&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" alt="" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;0px;height&#58;0px;" /> <br> <b>Dr. Dan Fischer</b><br></div> <br> As for Ultradent, our goal as a company is to continue to Improve Oral Health Globally, with the ultimate goal of finding a cure for caries, which is the most prevalent disease on Earth. Our research and development team works incredibly hard every day to innovate in the field of dentistry, and I’m very proud of how far we’ve come since our inception in 1978, where we created, patented, and distributed our hallmark, <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/retraction/hemostatics/astringedent" target="_blank">Astringedent<sup>®</sup> hemostatic</a>. As many of you know, since then, we’ve grown from a company of a few family members to over 1,600 people worldwide. Our customers have come to rely on us for innovative products that shift paradigms and provide quality, minimally invasive solutions to patients, and we plan on continuing to do that for the next forty years and beyond. Looking back, I could never have dreamed of where we are today, but as it is with any goal, hard work, the right people, a good set of core values, and a little bit of luck make almost anything possible. Ultradent is proof of that and I’m so proud of it. <br> <br> Happy New Year! <br><a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/aboutus" target="_blank"><img alt="Dr.Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" style="width&#58;250px;" /></a>&#160; <div> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/aboutus" target="_blank">Learn more about Ultradent »</a> </div> <br> <br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/blog/categories/from-the-desk-of-dr.-fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div></div> <br>11/20/2018 5:12:41 PMDr. Dan Fischer As for Ultradent, our goal as a company is to continue to Improve Read more ​See the complete From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer Serieshttps://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Caring: The Diversity Foundation Helps Former FLDS Youth and Beyond532592013-03-29T21:14:04Z“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons havecaring-the-diversity-foundation-helps-former-flds-youth-and-beyondShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassAC03EE79DE05401998D6181406F74B70"><p>“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”</p> <p>― <a href="http&#58;//www.goodreads.com/author/show/1506.Elisabeth_K_bler_Ross">Elisabeth Kübler-Ross</a></p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-517" title="diversity foundation" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/diversity-foundation-300x215.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="215" /></p> <p>I recently had the opportunity to sit in on an interview with Dr. Fischer for a blog featuring top executives of Utah companies. The journalist wasn’t five minutes into the interview before Dr. Fischer brought up the core values that have made him and this company who and what they are&#58; integrity, care, quality, innovation, and hard work.</p> <p>Specifically, when Dr. Fischer talks about “care,” he isn’t just referring to his mission to find a cure for caries, improve oral health globally, and maintain a happy and family-oriented workplace. To Dr. Fischer, “caring” means much more.</p> <p>Dr. Fischer was raised in a third-generation polygamous home. He left the FLDS religion and polygamy 11 years ago. Due to his former experience with polygamy and stemming from his concerns over the countless headlines detailing violent acts of hate, Dr. Fischer created the Diversity Foundation, a nonprofit foundation committed to preventing hate crimes through promoting diversity and fostering multicultural awareness among individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life.</p> <p>One of the Diversity Foundation’s focuses has been to provide help to many of the young men, nicknamed the Lost Boys, who have been kicked out, or discouraged out, of the FLDS community. The goal is to help these young men (and some girls who have left the community as well) find their way in today’s world and become happy, productive members of society. The foundation accomplishes this primarily by providing them a college education through mentoring and funding. Currently, the Diversity Foundation is helping 50 of these youth get their bachelor’s degrees.</p> <p>However, as mentioned before, the Diversity Foundation seeks to not only help the outcast youth of the FLDS church, but to foster multicultural awareness among individuals from all backgrounds. As part of this initiative, the foundation creates and releases a comic book called “The Scrapyard Detectives” every year to schools across the nation. The colorful stories reach an even broader audience by teaching kids to use their talents to get along with people, despite any differences they may have. “The Scrapyard Detectives” is produced under the direction of Bill Galvan, a renowned comic book artist best known for his work with the Archie and Marvel Comics. We’re lucky to have Bill. What a creative way to make a difference!</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-514" title="scrapyarddetectives" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/scrapyarddetectives-277x300.jpg" alt="" width="277" height="300" /></p> <p>Clearly, Dr. Fischer’s core value of “caring” comes from a more personal place than one might have expected. It’s just another one of the pleasant surprises I’ve found at this wonderful, caring place.</p> </div>3/29/2013 9:14:04 PMto sit in on an interview with Dr. Fischer for a blog featuring top executives of Utah wasn’t five minutes into the interview before Dr. Fischer brought up the core values that have https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Happy 25th Birthday, Opalescence PF! 520212015-07-10T23:14:00ZOpalescence® celebrates a very exciting anniversary in this month—25 years since Opalescence® PF, Ultradent’s premier whitening line, first burst onto the market. 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Of the brand’s sensational growth both nationally and internationally over the last 25 years, Dr. Fischer, president and CEO of Ultradent Products, Inc., says frankly, “It’s beyond what I could have imagined.”<br><br></p> <p>Peter Allred, Ultradent’s Technology Director over Formulations, came to work at Ultradent in 1991, just one year after the advent of Opalescence PF. He’s quick to attribute not only Opalescence’s growth, but the huge international whitening “craze” largely in part to Dr. Fischer. “Dr. Fischer is the originator of contemporary whitening as we know it—which has now gained worldwide acceptance. He is the person responsible for bringing it to the masses. Prior to sticky-viscous whitening products like Opalescence PF gel, yes, there was whitening, but it wasn’t convenient. It was liquid that came in horrible tray systems—and the product would run down the patient’s throat—it was just awful.”<br><br></p> <p>Dr. Fischer’s motivation to find a whitening gel viscous enough to stay on the teeth came from a source closer than most would guess—his own 14-year-old daughter, Jaleena. At the time, she continually came to her dad, day after day, with the same plea—“Dad, what can we do to make my teeth whiter? How close are you to finding something that can make my teeth whiter?”<br><br></p> <p>After months in the lab, Dr. Fischer finally perfected the first take-home gel of what has now become the foundation for the complete line of Opalescence tooth whitening products. He didn’t rest until the gel had the sticky, viscous composition he wanted—the perfect composition for keeping the gel in place.<br><br></p> <p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr_fischer_clinic_2011_final-225x300.jpg" title="dr_fischer_clinic_2011_final" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2821" alt="" /><br><br></p> <p>To celebrate this accomplishment, he brought it home to his first eager customer, Jaleena. That night, she slept with the new Opalescence PF gel in her custom trays and in the morning, woke up to a sparkling smile that had gone from an A3 shade to an A1!<br><br></p> <div id="attachment_2822" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/fischer-and-jaleena1-300x230.png" title="fischer-and-jaleena1-300x230" class="size-full wp-image-2822" alt="" />&#160;</div><p class="wp-caption-text" style="text-align&#58;center;">Dr. Fischer &amp; his daughter, Dr. Jaleena Jessop, today.</p><p class="wp-caption-text"><br></p></div> <p>That was 25 years ago this July. Since then, Opalescence has become the global leader in whitening, boasting a menu that includes Opalescence® Boost, Ultradent’s 40% hydrogen peroxide in-office whitening treatment; Opalescence PF, an extensive line of take-home whitening gels that come in a variety of concentrations and flavors; and Opalescence Go®, Ultradent’s ready-to-go, prefilled whitening treatment that comes in a tray that automatically molds to your mouth. Within these categories, Ultradent offers a variety of products and prices to fit every individual’s lifestyle. <br><br></p> <p>Ultimately, Dr. Fischer says that the immense growth of Opalescence has not only been surprising and beyond his wildest dreams, but it’s also been an incredibly satisfying journey. Since the morning when he first witnessed the wonder in his daughter’s eyes as she saw how quickly, painlessly, and easily she could whiten her teeth—so has been the case with thousands of other happy patients throughout the world. This rings true in a saying Dr. Fischer can often be heard quoting by Winston Churchill that goes, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”<br><br></p> <p><span class="ms-rteStyle-Quote">Happy birthday, Opalescence!</span></p> </div>4/18/2016 8:35:59 PMDr. Fischer is the originator of contemporary whitening as we know it—which has now gained This rings true in a saying Dr. Fischer can often be heard quoting by Winston Churchill https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Dr. Paul Yoo Makes Giving Back his Life's Work532762013-06-22T03:13:29ZPaul Yoo makes giving back a matter of everyday life. In fact, it is his life’s work.  The pursuit of wealth and prestige guides the career choices of the majority of thedr-paul-yoo-makes-giving-back-his-lifes-workShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass70E584015B55487580FE048AAC7EB3CC"><p>Paul Yoo makes giving back a matter of everyday life. In fact, it is his life’s work.&#160;</p> <p>The pursuit of wealth and prestige guides the career choices of the majority of the world—with the thought of making a difference just a distant afterthought, if it’s even considered at all. However, Paul Yoo’s desire to directly and actively change the world by changing the circumstances of those less fortunate was his primary motivation for pursuing dentistry. In fact, Dr. Yoo’s choice to attend Loma Linda University, Dr. Fischer’s alma mater, came partly as a result of the school’s rich history of medical and dental philanthropic involvement throughout the world.&#160;&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;left;">While at Loma Linda, Yoo met his wife Janie, an ophthalmology student. The two found that in addition to their love, they both shared a deep desire to use their capabilities to become full-time medical missionaries following graduation.&#160;</p> <p style="text-align&#58;left;">&#160;The couple made good on their dreams, moving to Zambia, Africa where for the last two years, and for the next six years, they’ve overseen their own eye and dental clinics. Dr. Yoo said that while he knew that Africa had a dire need for medical and dental care before moving to Zambia, even he was in for a surprise.&#160;&#160;</p> <p>At the dental clinic in Africa, when I arrived, I found they had nothing. The dental chair was from the ’70s. So it’s been a long, slow journey of partnering with people who also believe in raising the standard of care and who are willing to donate. The clinic in the city is a “fee for service” clinic—it’s a relatively small fee so that we can buy supplies and fund trips to more remote villages to provide free dental work to people that absolutely can’t pay. 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They often come into the dental clinic, prepared for me to just pull their tooth, and they’re shocked when we’re able to provide the same, or close to the same, kind of care we’d want to provide to a patient stateside. It’s so fulfilling to be able to do a root canal, or performprocedures that improve their lives. It’s very satisfying.”&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <div id="attachment_726" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img class="size-medium wp-image-726" title="Paul Yoo3" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/paul-yoo31-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Performing a dental procedure on an adult patient</p></div> <p>&#160;Dr. Yoo adds, “We’re grateful to have Ultradent supporting us through these materials. Some of the things you’ve sent us—the files, the Triodent matrix bands, VALO curing light—are things that clinicians even in the U.S. woulddream of using—although the patients there often times have no perspective on their value.”&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;</p> <p class="mceTemp mceIEcenter"> <p style="text-align&#58;left;"> <p style="text-align&#58;left;">We’re happy to have the opportunity to support Dr. Yoo’s work and mission in any small way that we can. Thank you, Dr. Yoo. Your dedication and heart inspire and amaze us.</p> </div> </div>6/22/2013 3:13:29 AMIn fact, Dr. Yoo’s choice to attend Loma Linda University, Dr. Fischer’s alma mater, came partly as a result Thank you, Dr. Yoo https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: How Mosaic Raises the Bar for Composites521132017-03-02T18:42:00ZThere are few products that come closer to a dentist’s heart than their composite. Right out of the gate, they notice how it handles, if it slumps, how it shapes, if it’s a creamy or sticky texture, or if it drags. This week, we introduced our Mosaic™ universal composite and I’m incredibly excited because I truly believe that clinicians will connect with it and love it immediately. from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-mosaic<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer_mosaic/from-the-desk-of_hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE769047E45214500AF8A1CFF51BF8C6B"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/Composite-Light-Cure/mosaic-universal-composite-syringes-and-singles/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="From the Desk of Dr Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer_mosaic/from-the-desk-of_hero.jpg" /> </a> <br> <br> There are few products that come closer to a dentist’s heart than their composite. Right out of the gate, they notice how it handles, if it slumps, how it shapes, if it’s a creamy or sticky texture, or if it drags. 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In addition to that, clinicians will be excited that while <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/Composite-Light-Cure/mosaic-universal-composite-syringes-and-singles/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Mosaic</a> composite is thixotropic (thanks to its nanohybrid technology), it doesn’t slump and it’s going to enable the clinician to develop subtle hills and valleys for anterior restorations. 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The Hands-On Art of Dentistry and the Desire to Excel3789072015-01-10T01:05:57Z  “I often say that with dentists, half of our brains are in our hands. If you can’t use your hands, you can’t be a dentist because it’s just such a hands-onthe-hands-on-art-of-dentistry-and-the-desire-to-excelShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassF510AABB3A374A879DBA9E69CA8040DF"><p><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/dr_fischer_clinic_2011_final-225x300.jpg" alt="" title="dr_fischer_clinic_2011_final" width="225" height="300" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2464" />&#160;</p> <p>“I often say that with dentists, half of our brains are in our hands. If you can’t use your hands, you can’t be a dentist because it’s just such a hands-on profession. I love being able to shape a tooth—it’s like an art to me that I enjoy immensely,” muses Dr. Dan Fischer, president and CEO of Ultradent Products. “There are many similarities between art, construction, engineering, and dentistry. Hey, we even build bridges!” he chuckles.</p> <p>A talented and innovative craftsman, even in the dental sense, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that in his senior year at Murray High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Fischer received the prestigious <a href="http&#58;//www.sterlingscholar.org/">Sterling Scholar Award</a> for Industrial Arts, which included drafting and metal design.</p> <p>Having been named a Sterling Scholar, Dr. Fischer had never even considered a future career in dentistry, but given his immense contributions to the dental industry over the last four decades, it’s clear his talents and entrepreneurial spirit extend far beyond his profession today.</p> <p>“I think a lot of it came from my dad, who was a “can do” kind of a guy. He would often take on projects that others weren’t willing to do, roll up his sleeves, and bust his tail—finding a way to make it happen. I grew up with that, and before I got into dentistry, he exposed me to a number of businesses, including a machining business he had, a plating business, and a number of other industries that exposed me to various solutions.”</p> <p>Of his endless, contagious energy, Dr. Fischer says, “I definitely attribute my energy to my dad as well. However, I also owe a lot to my mom, who spent many a night helping me with school and homework and the like. I actually only really started to excel when I hit high school. I was probably a “B” student in junior high, but things really came together for me in high school.”</p> <p>Dr. Fischer went on to do undergraduate work at the University of Utah. “In college, I did okay, but dental school, at Loma Linda University in California, is where I really hit my stride. That’s where I found my passion and was really able to shine,” he recalls with a smile. “I was the top of my class in dental school, and on my dental boards I placed in the 99<sup>th</sup> percentile in the country. Dentistry just connected with me.”</p> <p>Dr. Fischer rose right to the top, despite the fact that at dental school, he had a family to support and he rode his bike back and forth to class to save on gasoline costs. He points this out not to brag, but to illustrate that with hard work and determination not only can you accomplish anything—you can excel.</p> </div>1/10/2015 1:05:57 AMdental hands on,dr. fischer,Dr. Fischer dentist,Dr. Fischer Entrepreneur,Dr. Fischer Ultradent,Excel,Innovation,Learn to Excel https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
From the desk of Dr. Fischer: Taking our VALO® Curing Light to Grander Heights520782016-09-13T20:53:00ZI have to say, I'm very excited with the recent release of the newest member of our VALO family—the VALO Grand curing light. In fact, we've been chomping at the bit to be able to get this fantastic new light out to our customers because it raises the bar. 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With a 50% larger curing head than the original VALO curing light, the VALO Grand light has a footprint large enough to cure an MOD on a molar in one curing cycle! Not only this, but it does it in a way that if the dentist or dental assistant that is doing the curing is a little off of dead-center, the power and footprint of the VALO Grand light will compensate and provide a complete, uniform cure.</p><p> <br> &#160;</p><p style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</p><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/September/7-introducing-valo-grand-2.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;450px;" /> &#160;</div> <p>&#160;</p><p style="text-align&#58;left;"> <span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">​<br>Now, no need to worry. 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All of these technologies, combined with a few upgrades, enable the <a href="/en-us/VALO-Grand-LED-Curing-Light/default.aspx">VALO Grand curing light</a> to perform in outstanding ways.<br></span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;"><br>As well-kn</span><span style="line-height&#58;1.6;">own professor Richard Price and many other leading dentists and dental researchers have pointed out, one of the main problems dentists and patients encounter is under-cured restorations. Under-cured restorations, especially posterior ones, can end up failing—causing the patient grief and the clinician more work. 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From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Appreciating Our Freedoms & the Price Paid for Them531392017-07-04T22:47:00ZI feel grateful that we live in the country we do. Here, we have the freedom to disagree without fear of legal repercussion-- making lively, spirited discussion, and ultimately, progress, possiblefrom-the-desk-of-dr-fisher-july-4-2017<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/7_Desk-Dr-Fischer-July-4/hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassEF4C88A4C1D1445FA8429143F14C5C1E"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/06-June/7_Desk-Dr-Fischer-July-4/hero.jpg" alt="" />​</a><br><br> The Fourth of July has always been a major holiday for me and for my family. We have some fond memories and stories surrounding it. We usually get together and barbeque, and over the years we’ve even done little parades with all the grandkids. 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Caries Indicators: Absolutely Necessary?520222015-07-18T03:52:00Z“There was a time, maybe 15–18 years into my practice as a dentist that in regards to using a caries indicator, I thought, ‘I think I’m a reasonably good dentist. Shoot,caries-indicators-absolutely-necessary<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/seek-syringe-300x106.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass1488C0EA1A4A488F85817A4D51881402"><p> “There was a time, maybe 15–18 years into my practice as a dentist that in regards to using a caries indicator, I thought, ‘I think I’m a reasonably good dentist​​. Shoot, if I can’t identify caries then something is wrong with me!’” says Dr. Fischer, president and CEO of UItradent Products, Inc. “Finally, I decided to give one of the caries indicators that were on the market at the time a try and quickly discovered that something was wrong with me!” he laughs.</p><p> </p><p> <img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2836" title="Seek Syringe" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/seek-syringe-300x106.jpg" alt="" /> &#160;</p><p> Ultradent’s caries indicators, Sable™ Seek® and Seek® identify, as Dr. Fischer mentioned above, demineralized dentin in difficult-to-see places—for example, under the overhanging enamel of Class I, II, or III preparations, or along the DE junction of the preparation. Green Sable Seek helps to prevent over-excavating deep caries, which can lead to pulp exposure. Non-mineral dentin should be removed to improve the bond strength of the entire restoration. Red Seek is easily visible on dark dentin and provides a fast, effective way to locate calcified root canal orifices.</p><p> <img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2837" title="Sable Seek" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/sable-seek-300x102.jpg" width="300" height="102" alt="" />&#160;</p><p> <strong> To use a caries indicator properly, follow the below steps&#58;</strong></p><p> <img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2831" title="Seek Clinicals" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/seek-clinicals1-300x109.png" width="300" height="109" alt="" />&#160;</p><p> “Yes, I believe all clinicians should be using a good caries indicator because ultimately, it’s a way of assuring that you are doing all that you can to give the best care to your patient—the same type of care you’d want to give your spouse or your child,” Dr. Fischer concludes.<br> To learn more about Ultradent Seek and Sable Seek Caries Indicators, please call 800.552.5512, or visit ultradent.com.​</p></div>4/18/2016 8:13:30 PMsomething is wrong with me!’” says Dr. Fischer, president and CEO of UItradent Products, Inc same type of care you’d want to give your spouse or your child,” Dr. Fischer concludes https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
A Roaring 2014 Year-in-Review3789052014-12-25T01:23:01ZUltradent kicked off 2014 with a WILD start! Our National Sales Meeting was full of animals, enthusiasm, and a lot of heart! 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From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: Lecturing and Enjoying Italy on the Banks of Lake Como531322017-05-30T18:10:00ZI’m thrilled I was able to be there to introduce and help launch our fabulous Mosaic universal composite to the Italy market. I think they were very much excited about the product too. 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This trip was one of the few that Leenie went on with me. We set it up so we would arrive on Saturday and be able to take a couple days to relax and decompress. On Sunday, Aurelio Gisco, the director of Ultradent’s Italy office, and the fabulous Barbara Madalena took us to the Piedmont area vineyards, just north of Milan, where they grow and make the world-famous Barolo wines. What a stunningly beautiful part of the world. That night, we ate in one of the farm restaurants of the vineyard owner himself, where we were served wonderful, high-quality, down-to-earth, delicious Italian cooking. <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/composites/Composite-Light-Cure/Pages/mosaic-universal-composite-story.aspx" target="_blank"><img alt="Piedmont Vineyards" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/05-May/5_Desk-Dr-Fischer-Italy-Recap/5_Desk-Dr-Fischer-Italy_1.jpg" style="width&#58;650px;" /></a>&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Piedmont Vineyards region in northwestern Italy</strong></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"><strong><br></strong>&#160;</div> <br> After that, we traveled to a villa on Lake Como, where our team organized the fabulous launch of Mosaic composite, which Aurelio and his team painstakingly planned to the last detail. 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He and his wife were so gracious and hospitable in making their villa available to all of the prominent dentists that our Italy team had invited to this event. Many came from various parts of the country—some from as far off as Rome—and everything went off without a hitch. 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Ultradent Then and Now: Dr. Fischer Looks Back on 40 Years of Sacrifice and Triumph!531672018-01-31T16:58:00ZHow does it feel to be celebrating Ultradent’s 40th Anniversary? It seems scary! Where did those years go? How did we get to 40 years already? It seems like we started just 20 years ago at the most and yet, here we are! It is amazing. 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It seems like we started just 20 years ago at the most and yet, here we are! It is amazing. Time really can fly by. <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dr. Fischer enjoys a hike in Arches National Park" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/2_DrFischerArches.jpg" style="height&#58;238px;" /> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dr. Fischer enjoys a hike in Arches National Park</strong></div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>But at the same time, over those 40 years, so much has grown, developed, and changed to make <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx">Ultradent</a> what is it today.</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />It’s true. A lot of great people went in to making <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx">Ultradent</a> happen and I’m thankful that they joined me in this wonderful endeavor. <br> <div>&#160; <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dr. Fischer and his wife, Leenie, Ultradent’s very first employee, 40 years ago." src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/3_DrFischerandLeenie.jpg" style="height&#58;238px;" /> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Dr. Fischer and his wife, Leenie, Ultradent’s very first employee, 40 years ago.</strong></div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>What do you think of when you think of <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx">Ultradent</a> at the very beginning when it was just a tiny company?</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />What’s beautiful is that all of the early stories about Ultradent and getting this company off the ground involve family. When we discovered that we couldn’t afford a lot of the expensive advertisements in the dental journals and publications for our first product, <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx">Astringedent® hemostatic</a>, we realized that getting it out there and in the hands of clinicians via sampling would have to be a family effort.<br></div> <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/careers/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Astringedent® hemostatic’s original packing in 1978 and Astringedent® hemostatic today" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/4_Astringedent.jpg" style="height&#58;238px;" /></a> <br></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Astringedent® hemostatic’s original packing in 1978 and Astringedent® hemostatic today</strong></div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>Did that experience forge a greater bond between you as a family, because of the teamwork that was involved?</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> I think it was healthy for us, although I’m speaking for the group. But I truly believe that working together brings you together!<br></div><div> <br> </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br> <b> <img alt="All Fischer family members take a break from manufacturing and shipping in Ultradent’s early days to play basketball" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/5_basketball.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" /> <br>The Fischer family members take a break from manufacturing and shipping in Ultradent’s early days to play basketball</b></div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>When I say the words, “blue recipe box,” does that ring a bell for you, Dr. Fischer? If so, tell me what comes to mind.</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Oh yes. Oh yes. In the beginning days of Ultradent, we had a little blue recipe box that we used blank recipe cards to fill out names of customers, their contact information, street address, and the like. It grew from housing a quarter of an inch of recipe cards, to a half an inch of recipe cards of doctors’ information, to being full of customer information. It’s almost charming that that is what we used then, and that from that little blue recipe box, Ultradent has grown and graduated to housing our customer information in computer databases full of our thousands of customer “recipe cards” from around the world! What a difference 40 years makes. That is a prime example! It really puts it into perspective. </div><div> <br> </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="In the beginning days of Ultradent, the company kept customer information in an old blue recipe box" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/6_bluerecipebox.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" /> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>In the beginning days of Ultradent, the company kept customer information in an old blue recipe box</b></div> <br> <br> But, I have to say, we didn’t graduate from the little blue recipe box straight to advanced computer databases. The next step was getting an early computer with an 8-inch floppy drive from Ohio Scientific. It was like a glorified typewriter! We also had some tractor-feed forms that we would use for our packing slips and invoices and they had maybe five or six different copies. We truly had the best tractor feed printer you could get at the time but we had so many layers in that invoicing and packing slip info that when we printed everything at the end of the day, someone would have to stand there and pull on the slips to keep the printer moving. It took a lot of time with someone bent over that printer to get everything printed and taken care of. It was a real physical way of seeing how the company was growing—from the little blue recipe box filling up, to the time one had to spend standing over the printer pulling the invoices and packing slips through while they printed at the end of the day!<br><br> I also remember, because we mailed everything out ourselves, seeing each and every customer and practice name—and I think of some of those very first customers to this day. I remember Leenie being tickled over two doctors who were in a partnership practice with the last names “Mullen” and “Pullen.” I’ve never forgotten them! We also had a “Dr. Payne,” which we got a kick out of at the time, and that I’ve smiled about all my life. <br><br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>Ultradent is now a world-renowned dental company, with customers and offices all over the world. When did Ultradent begin to expand internationally? How did that happen?</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />Our first international customer was Yoshita, a distributor that purchased our products and then sold them in Japan. That was around 1981 or 1982. They had ordered the biggest order of Astringedent hemostatic and the <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TipsSyringes/Brush-Tips/Metal-Dento-Infusor-Tip/Pages/default.aspx">Metal Dento-Infusor® tips</a> we’d ever received at the time. </div><div> <br> </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dr. Fischer draws blood from his own arm at an international trade show to demonstrate the effectiveness of Astringedent hemostatic" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/7_drfischerearlytradeshow.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b>Dr. Fischer draws blood from his own arm at an international trade show to demonstrate the effectiveness of Astringedent hemostatic<br></b></div> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>Tell me about some of the people in the industry who you’ve been able to rub shoulders with or who have influenced or helped you in some way throughout this journey.</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />There are a number of prominent key opinion leaders in the dental industry whose influence have really made an impression on me. The first one that I think of is Dr. Gordon Christensen. He’s always had great ethics and values, and he has been one of the most respected lecturers, researchers, and evaluators <a href="https&#58;//www.cliniciansreport.org/">Clinicians Report</a> of dental products for as long as I’ve known him. He helped us get a seal of approval from the <a href="https&#58;//www.ada.org/">American Dental Association</a> on our first product, Astringedent hemostatic, as well as approval from the FDA to manufacture and sell it. That really helped us get off the ground and going. He believed in the product and put his name on the line to support it and I’ll be forever grateful. </div><div> <br> </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b> <img alt="Dr. Fischer and longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Gordon J. Christensen, pictured in 2016" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/8_drfischergordonchristensen.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /> <br> <b>Dr. Fischer and longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Gordon J. Christensen, pictured in 2016</b></b></div> <br> <br> There are also several other professors who made a great impression on me during my time in dental school at <a href="https&#58;//dentistry.llu.edu/">Loma Linda University</a>. Dr. Jim Dunn, who is a very respected dentist and lecturer, and <a href="https&#58;//dentistry.llu.edu/about/school-news/llusd-distinguished-research-award">Dr. Lloyd Baum</a>, an innovator in prosthodontics, both supported and championed me. In fact, Dr. Baum asked me to write a chapter in one of his books, <a href="https&#58;//www.thriftbooks.com/w/restorative-techniques-for-individual-teeth-masson-monographs-in-dentistry_lloyd-baum/9757537/#isbn=0893521132">“Restorative Techniques for Individual Teeth”</a>&#160;about Astringedent hemostatic and the science behind it that allowed me to educate dentists about the benefits of using it. <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/careers/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Dr. Fischer working on a patient as a dental student at Loma Linda University" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/9_dan_college1-197x300.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /></a> <br> <b>Dr. Fischer working on a patient as a dental student at Loma Linda University</b></b></div> <br> <br> Dr. Michael Miller, the respected evaluator and doctor behind <a href="https&#58;//www.realityesthetics.com/">Reality Esthetics</a>, evaluated Astringedent hemostatic with high marks in those early days, and it helped us get the word out. There truly are so many doctors out there who played a role in Ultradent’s success—too many to name them all, but I am so grateful. <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b> <img alt="Dr. Fischer in his dental practice in the early 1980s" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/10_drfischerearlydentalpractice.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /> <br> <b>Dr. Fischer in his dental practice in the early 1980s</b></b></div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>What are some of the key take-aways and lessons you’ve learned over the forty years since you started Ultradent that you could pass on to others?</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />First and foremost, if you’re wanting to start a business, and hoping for it to be successful long-term, the most important thing I’ve learned is that you have to make sacrifices—economical, personal, and everything in between. For example, when I received an opportunity to lecture on <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx">Astringedent hemostatic</a>and the <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TipsSyringes/Brush-Tips/Metal-Dento-Infusor-Tip/Pages/default.aspx">Metal Dento-Infusor tip</a> in Europe, I was ecstatic, but I was still running my personal dental practice at the time. I knew if I went that I would have to shut down my practice for several days, and we needed that valuable income at the time. So, as much as I wanted to go, I forewent the opportunity and asked Dr. Roger Hicks, a colleague and friend of mine, to go in my place so I could continue to practice. </div><div> <br> </div><div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><img alt="The Metal-Dento Infusor® Tip " src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/11_MetalDento-InfusorTip.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /><br>The <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TipsSyringes/Brush-Tips/Metal-Dento-Infusor-Tip/Pages/default.aspx%3EMetal-Dento%20Infusor®%20Tip%3C/a%3E%20used%20for%20%3Ca%20href="> Metal-Dento Infusor® tip </a> is used to deliver <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx">Astringedent hemostatic</a></b></div> <br> <br> Other sacrifices were in living as frugally as we could in those first few years. In fact, I don’t know that we went out to eat at a restaurant after we started Ultradent in 1978 until the mid-80s! <br> <br>One other huge lesson I’ve learned along the way is to put my ego aside. If you’re an egotistical leader, you push good people who want to help away. Humility attracts people to working with you in quality ways and allows you to learn from others rather than always relying on yourself. It’s so important to be able to recognize our own mistakes and fix them—there’s not a person in the world who doesn’t make mistakes. <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><img alt="Ultradent’s South Jordan Headquarters had its address changed by the city to Ultradent Drive in 2014" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/12_ultradentdrive.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /><br>Ultradent’s South Jordan Headquarters had its address changed by the city to Ultradent Drive in 2014</b></div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>What accomplishment, when it comes to building and growing Ultradent over the last forty years, are you most proud of?</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />The thing that was the most difficult to do, which is the reason I most proud of it, is that we were able to grow Ultradent to what it is organically, maintaining its status as a private company and being able to stay in control of our company. We’ve also put in place a mechanism that makes it so Ultradent need not ever be sold, which was always my goal. I’m thrilled and grateful for that. We also have a wonderful succession plan in place for the company in the many years to come, and I’m also very proud of that. <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><img alt="Dr. Fischer looks out over Arches National Park" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/13_DrFischeroverlookingzion.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /><br>Dr. Fischer looks out over Arches National Park in Southern Utah</b></div> <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/Q.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" /> <b>What do you look forward to for Ultradent in the next, say, forty years??</b><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2017/02-Feb/feb-calendar-spotlight-tony-harris/A.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;30px;height&#58;24px;" />The main thing I look forward to is good health and the good health of the people around me. If you don’t have your health, what do you have? <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <br>Let’s play a little game called<br><img alt="Then and Now&#58;" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversary-thenandnow.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;50px;" /><br><br></div> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><img alt="Ultradent has always shipped its own products, both domestically and abroad, from its headquarters in South Jordan, UT" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/14_shippingphoto.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /><br>Ultradent has always shipped its own products, both domestically and abroad, from its headquarters in South Jordan, UT</b></div> <br> <br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversaryThen.jpg" alt="Then" style="width&#58;66px;height&#58;24px;" />Our first order from Yoshita was about a $65,000 order, which for us at the time was huge and marked a moment that really kicked up our business in a more serious way than before. At the time, that sum would have represented 33% of our business, relative to what we were making overall. In our U.S. business, we chose to grow organically and not sell our product through distributors, so our business grew at a much slower, but steady, pace. It took time. <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversaryNow.jpg" alt="Now" style="width&#58;66px;height&#58;24px;" />65% of what we make, we sell internationally. More than half! I’m happy to say that thanks to our organic (non-distribution) sales model here in the U.S., we’ve built a robust business here in the U.S. that allows us to have personal, direct contact and relationships with our customers, which is very rewarding. <br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><img alt="Ultradent’s number of employees has grown from family only in its early years to over 1,600 people worldwide" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/15_earlymanufacturing.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;154px;" /><br>Ultradent’s number of employees has grown from family only in its early years to over 1,600 people worldwide</b></div> <br> <br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversaryThen.jpg" alt="Then" style="width&#58;66px;height&#58;24px;" />We didn’t have any employees that weren’t a Fischer family member until about 1982 or 1983. From the beginning until that point in the early 1980s where we began hiring people outside the family, the total was about five to eight people at any given time. <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversaryNow.jpg" alt="Now" style="width&#58;66px;height&#58;24px;" />Ultradent employees just over 1,600 employees worldwide—an incredible leap! <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><img alt="Ultradent’s first 2,400 sq. foot facility, a converted metal haybarn, and Ultradent’s headquarters today" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/16_metal_haybarn.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;317px;" /><br>Ultradent’s first 2,400 sq. foot facility, a converted metal haybarn, and Ultradent’s headquarters today.</b></div> <br> <br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversaryThen.jpg" alt="Then" style="width&#58;66px;height&#58;24px;" />After working out of our home, the first building we moved to was a 2,400 square-foot metal haybarn that we converted into our business and manufacturing facility. It passed FDA inspection several times. <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversaryNow.jpg" alt="Now" style="width&#58;66px;height&#58;24px;" />We have two buildings that comprise our headquarters in South Jordan, Utah. Each is approximately 230,000 square feet. So, that’s 460,000 square feet here in South Jordan. Keep in mind, that doesn’t count the many international offices and subsidiaries all over the world. What a difference forty years can make! <br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <b><img alt="Ultradent’s catalog of products has grown from two simple products to over 1,400 offerings worldwide today" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/17_catalogpics.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;height&#58;238px;" /><br>Ultradent’s catalog of products has grown from two simple products to over 1,400 offerings worldwide today</b></div> <br><br><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversaryThen.jpg" alt="Then" style="width&#58;66px;height&#58;24px;" />When we first started Ultradent, all we had was Astringedent hemostatic. Then, we introduced the Metal Dento-Infusor tip two years later and it stayed with us offering just those two products until 1983, when I started developing the Ultrapak® retraction cord. <br> <br> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/01_January/03_40-year-anniversary/01-40-year-anniversaryNow.jpg" alt="Now" style="width&#58;66px;height&#58;24px;" />We have 1,430 products that we offer worldwide. <br> <br>2018 marks Ultradent’s 40th year in business. To celebrate, we will be featuring 40 Years of Stories. Check back every month for a new Ultradent Story! </div> <br>2/12/2018 3:34:38 PMDr. Fischer draws blood from his own arm at an international trade show to demonstrate the Dr. Fischer and longtime colleague and friend, Dr. Gordon J. Christensen, pictured in 2016 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 Fischer Philosophy;#Inside UPI Here’s what just a few of us here at Ultradent are grateful https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Dr. Fischer On Ultradent’s Accomplishments, Hopes, Changes Ahead, and the Three Things We’ll Never Change532082018-11-02T15:49:00ZAs we get ready to close out our 40th year in the dental industry, I’ve enjoyed spending some time reflecting on what a wild, fun, incredible, unexpected ride these four decades have been. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined all the things we would experience and accomplish together, but am grateful beyond belief.40-year-anniversary-november<img alt="" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/40-Year-Anniversary/10-Oct/HeroNovUltradentStories.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass6E755654F81A42B5990505835D68448F"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt=" Dr. Fischer On Ultradent’s Accomplishments, Hopes, Changes Ahead, and the Three Things We’ll Never Change" src="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/40-Year-Anniversary/10-Oct/HeroNovUltradentStories.jpg" border="0" style="border-width&#58;0px;border-style&#58;solid;margin&#58;5px;" />&#160;</div> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;left;"> As we get ready to close out our 40th year in the <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/company/newsroom/article/ultradent-products-inc-celebrates-40th-anniversary" target="_blank">dental industry</a>, I’ve enjoyed spending some time reflecting on what a wild, fun, incredible, unexpected ride these four decades have been. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined all the things we would experience and accomplish together, but am grateful beyond belief. I often say it this because its true&#58; the truth is stranger than fiction—and in the case of <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank">Ultradent</a>, that’s a great thing! As we move into a new decade for the company and march toward our next big milestone, Ultradent’s 50th anniversary in 2028, there are a lot of positive changes and growth I hope to see, but there are some things that I will make sure to never ever change. <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"><p> <img alt="Ultradent started as a small family only company in 1978 and now boasts over 1600 employee worldwide." src="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/40-Year-Anniversary/10-Oct/40-year-blog-anniversary-employee-photo.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" />&#160;<br><strong><a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank">Ultradent</a> started as a small family-only company in 1978 and now boasts over 1,600 employees worldwide.</strong> </p></div> <br> <br> <br>In the next ten years, I expect some great things out of <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/">Ultradent</a>. In fact, I often say that our best products haven’t even been invented yet. I expect us to bring more exciting products to the market that will allow dentists to provide even better dentistry, thus meeting our vision of improving oral health globally. <br> <br> <br>Some things will, however, always stay the same. The first is that our products will always preserve patients’ natural enamel and tissue, which upholds our philosophy of promoting and advancing minimally <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/practicing-the-ultradent-way" target="_blank">invasive dentistry</a>. This is and will always remain top of mind and our first priority when it comes to product development at <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank">Ultradent</a>. <br> <br> <br> Second, our brand will and must always remain trustworthy and <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/the-golden-hands-award-of-xcellence-for-ethics-truth-in-advertising" target="_blank">progressive</a> to the clinician. Not only will <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank">Ultradent</a> uphold its standards of truth and ethics in advertising, but we will also always strive to never be a “me too” product company. True <a href="/en-us/blog/posts/intelligent-leaps-of-faith-a-look-into-rd-at-ultradent" target="_blank">innovation</a>, shunning gimmicks and trends, and providing solutions backed by solid research that clinicians can trust when it comes to investing their hard-earned dollars in our technology, equipment, and products is so very important to us, and will never, ever change. <br> <br> <br> Third, we will continue to strive toward finding a way to prevent caries and gum disease. That has always and will always be our ultimate goal. <br> <br> <br> I expect <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/" target="_blank">Ultradent</a> to continue on the great trajectory and path that it is on and that we’ve been so fortunate to walk these past 40 years, be it the quality of people, the products, procedures, and techniques we innovate and promote, and of course, our culture and core values. <br> <br> <br> Looking back at photos of myself at some of our very first trade shows, drawing my own blood to demonstrate how our first and only products at the time—<a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/retraction/hemostatics/astringedent" target="_blank">Astringedent<sup>®</sup> hemostatic</a> and our <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/tips-syringes/tips/brush-tips/metal-dento-infusor-tip" target="_blank">Metal Dento-Infusor<sup>®</sup> tip</a> —worked to coagulate the blood, I marvel at the progress and growth we’ve experienced as a “little dental company from Utah.” <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"><p> <img alt="Dr. Fischer draws his own blood to demonstrate Ultradent’s first product, Astringedent® hemostatic, at an early trade show." src="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/40-Year-Anniversary/10-Oct/40-year-blog-drfischer-early-tradeshow.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" />&#160;<br><strong>Dr. Fischer draws his own blood to demonstrate Ultradent’s first product, <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/retraction/hemostatics/astringedent" target="_blank">Astringedent<sup>®</sup> hemostatic</a>, at an early trade show.</strong> </p></div> <br> <br> <br> We’re now in almost every country in the world, and we are continuing to grow. I also could never have dreamed of some of the products that Ultradent and our fabulous research and development team would bring to market, including the many equipment advancements like the <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/equipment/curing-lights" target="_blank">VALO<sup>®</sup> curing light family</a>, the <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/equipment/diode-lasers/gemini-laser" target="_blank">Gemini<sup>®</sup> laser</a>, etc. I feel immense pride at the growth and respect our <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/whitening/take-home/opalescence-pf" target="_blank">Opalescence<sup>®</sup></a> tooth whitening system has garnered worldwide, and hope that Ultradent continues to lead the way in professional tooth whitening advancements. <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"><p> <img alt="The VALO® Curing light family remains the most innovative, groundbreaking, and uniquely effective curing light on the market." src="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/11-Nov/VALO-Grand/images/11-VALO-Grand-Blog-Family.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" />&#160;<br><strong>The <a href="https&#58;//www.ultradent.com/products/categories/equipment/curing-lights" target="_blank">VALO<sup>®</sup> curing light family</a> remains the most innovative, groundbreaking, and uniquely effective curing light on the market.</strong> </p></div> <br> <br> <br> It’s been a wild ride that I could never have imagined back at those first trade shows, but it’s also been a fun one. I look forward to the next ten years with optimism and excitement for the growth, progress, and inevitable surprises to come! <br> <br> <br> Hugs, <br> <br> <br> Dan </div> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"><div style="text-align&#58;left;"><div class="ExternalClassD37EEF521C7E4583A99560D812D95FE2"> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Ultr​​adent »</a><br></div> <br> <br> </div></div></div> <br> <br>11/19/2018 9:58:10 PMultradent 40 years, red rock, arches, dr dan fischer, dr fischer, dan fischer stories Dr. Fischer draws his own blood to demonstrate Ultradent’s first product, Astringedent https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
The Ultradent Catalog: More Than Just a Magazine519952015-02-28T06:37:18ZUltradent Catalogs Through the Years “The dentists love the Ultradent catalog because it’s an instructional manual too. It’s not just page after page of products and prices,” says Michelle Evans, the company’sthe-ultradent-catalog-more-than-just-a-magazineShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassE962AE35C9FF419C9BFF0D33CCE1B22D"><div id="attachment_2584" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/catalog-pics1-300x231.jpg" alt="" title="catalog pics" width="300" height="231" class="size-medium wp-image-2584" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Ultradent Catalogs Through the Years</p></div> <p>“The dentists love the Ultradent catalog because it’s an instructional manual too. It’s not just page after page of products and prices,” says Michelle Evans, the company’s catalog designer for the past 18 years. “Since the very first catalog, it’s also been a products and procedures manual. I’m always updating it thanks Ultradent’s innovation and frequent new product launches. Also, the awards that we list for each product is something we update every year.”</p> <p>She continues, “I work on more than 15 catalogs a year. I do one domestic catalog, and numerous international catalogs, including catalogs in Portuguese and Spanish. We also have an endodontic products catalog, an endo international catalog, an ortho catalog, an ortho catalog in Spanish, and we print a universities catalog, among others. I touch at least three catalogs every single day.”</p> <p>However, there’s one thing that never changes. “The cover always features the famous Delicate Arch, which represents Utah, even on our international catalogs. Dr. Fischer is proud that Ultradent is Utah-based, and so the red rocks and Delicate Arch have really become a symbol of the company,” Michelle says.</p> <p>Despite the complexity and enormity of designing so many catalogs, Michelle says the catalog’s use as an “owner’s manual” for Ultradent products makes her job gratifying. “Many dentists keep the catalog right in their operatory to reference during procedures because of the fact that it is a product and procedures manual and adds more value than just for shopping. Even after they purchase products, they hold onto the catalog, which means a lot and gives it more importance than a ‘magazine.’”</p> <p>In regards to bringing the catalogs to fruition—despite often working around the clock to make last minute changes or to rearrange pages before they go to print—Michelle points out that Dr. Fischer’s vision of having and getting many things done under Ultradent’s roof helps. “It’s so nice that we have our research and development and regulatory teams here, take all of the product shots, and have our copywriters and brand management team right here in-house. It makes last minute changes so much easier. I love working with our designers, our photographers, regulatory, Dr. Fischer, and everyone else that has a hand in the catalog coming together.”</p> <div id="attachment_2585" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style="width&#58;310px;"><img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/michelle-evans-300x200.jpg" alt="" title="Michelle evans" width="300" height="200" class="size-medium wp-image-2585" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Michelle Evans, Ultradent's Catalog Designer</p></div> <p>It’s no wonder Dr. Fischer calls Michelle the “Catalog Queen,” though his trademark touch is seen in every aspect of the company. “One year, we hung every single page of the catalog on the walls of a room and Dr. Fischer rearranged and even cut some pages in half and moved them to other places. This was before everything was as digital as it is today. When we were finished, we put the catalog together in the way he wanted it. We called that room where all the pages were on the walls ‘The War Room,’” she recalls with a chuckle.</p> <p>“Working with Dr. Fischer has been awesome. I can read his notes and writing without a hitch because I’ve gotten so many from him over the years and worked so closely with him. I consider him part of my family. I feel like we’ve really developed a trust through time and experience, and that feels great.”</p> <p>Ultradent will celebrate its 37th year in the business this coming July, and its 37th catalog. What started as a little catalog of a small line of tissue management products now proudly showcases over 500 product offerings, along with clinicals and innovative uses, today.</p> </div>2/28/2015 6:37:18 AMcatalog on the walls of a room and Dr. Fischer rearranged and even cut some pages in half and “Working with Dr. Fischer has been awesome https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
A Special Holiday Message3788222013-12-07T06:41:25Z“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill Not only during the holiday season, but throughout the entire year, it’s evidenta-special-holiday-messageShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClassB4E2E937B48A4AB0AF8311AC04FA5EC2"><p>“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” –Winston Churchill</p> <p>Not only during the holiday season, but throughout the entire year, it’s evident that Dr. Fischer has taken Churchill’s famous quote to heart. It’s evident in his cheerful “hello’s” as he enthusiastically greets every employee, by name, that he passes. It’s evident in the humanitarian causes, including Ultradent’s own Diversity Foundation, and our annual food drive, that he happily, willingly, and generously supports. It’s also evident in Dr. Fischer’s untiring commitment to improving oral health globally through patient first, minimally invasive dentistry.<br> “My grandfather taught me as a young boy, that it is only with an open hand that one has the ability to receive,” Dr. Fischer reminisces, with the slightest bit of a twinkle in his eye.<br> As we kick off the holiday season here at Ultradent, we want to thank you, our loyal and fabulous customers, our international partners, and our caring employees, for the wonderful way in which you’ve enriched our lives.<br> We hope that as you reflect on the past year, celebrate the season, and look forward to a bright and hopeful future, that you’ll stop to remember that it’s not the things, but the people; it’s not what you say, but how you make them feel; and that it’s not what you get, but what you give that makes this truly the most wonderful time of the year. </p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="///www.youtube.com/embed/4pFJ-41zb7w" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div>12/7/2013 6:41:25 AMthe entire year, it’s evident that Dr. Fischer has taken Churchill’s famous quote to heart that one has the ability to receive,” Dr. Fischer reminisces, with the slightest bit of a 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. 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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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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 AMCongressman Matheson, Dr. Fischer, and several of Ultradent’s vice presidents smile for a As an American manufacturer, Dr. Fischer has made it a point to do what he calls, “the https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Tour of South East Asia3788892014-10-29T05:03:33ZHello! It’s been slightly over a month since I returned from a lecture tour in South East Asia. I traveled to three countries—Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines with some esteemed, caring andtour-of-south-east-asiaDan Fischer<div class="ExternalClass763B4344D68B46C792321C67AFFF3391"><p>Hello!</p> <p>It’s been slightly over a month since I returned from a lecture tour in South East Asia. I traveled to three countries—Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines with some esteemed, caring and incredibly hardworking colleagues, where I was able to meet hundreds of wonderful and kind people who so graciously spend their days or evenings with us at the lectures, and who made us feel right at home in this fascinating and gorgeous part of the world.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2235" title="southeast asia lecture full" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/southeast-asia-lecture-full-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></p> <p>Our fabulous International Regional Manager over East Asia, Josephine Siewe, wrote a gracious and thorough recap of the trip. I’ve left it in her words below. Many thanks to Josephine and Nicolas, our International Regional Manager for putting together such fruitful, productive, and enjoyable lecturing tour.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2237" title="southeast asia lecture3" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/southeast-asia-lecture3-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></p> <p>After the lecture tour, as I was homeward bound, I reflected on the lovely sense of warmth that the many, many wonderful humans I met in Asia left deep in my heart during my week there. Thank you, again, to all who made such a fabulous trip possible. –Dan</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2239" title="southeast asia lecture tour1" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/southeast-asia-lecture-tour1-300x169.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="169" /></p> <p>Now, for Josie’s recap (in her own words)&#58;</p> <p>“When I announced that Dr. Fischer was coming to the Asia region, all of my distributors wanted to grab the opportunity to host Dr. Fishcer’s lecture. However, due to our limited timeframe, I had to choose three countries, as I booked each request on a ‘first come first serve’ basis. Here’s where the journey began&#58;</p> <p>September 1-7, 2014</p> <p>1st Stop- Bangkok, Thailand<br> Nudent hosted Dr. Fischer’s lectures upon our arrival to Thailand, in a room which catered to about 100 dentists. The lecture went off without a hitch, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Fischer’s concepts and stories that he related to them. The day ended with Dr. Fischer giving interviews to two well-known magazines in Thailand, “Mother &amp; Baby Magazine,” in which he discussed Enamelast, and TDA Magazine (which stands for the Thailand Dental Association.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2240" title="southeast asia mother baby" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/southeast-asia-mother-baby-224x300.jpg" alt="" width="224" height="300" /></p> <p>2nd Stop- Hanoi, Vietnam<br> Because this was Dr. Fischer’s very first visit to Hanoi, Dr. Chao, a friend of Ultradent, offered to give he and I an official tour of the city. (We work hard, but we play hard too! )</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2242" title="southeast asia tour of city" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/southeast-asia-tour-of-city-300x225.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></p> <p>Due to the extremely enthusiastic responses from dentists in Hanoi, Dr. Philippe, another clinician helping us to organize the lecture event, had to rent an entire convention center in Hanoi to accommodate the crowd of over 300 dentists. Thanks to a fabulous translator on-hand at the lecture event, everything went wonderful. During the Q&amp;A portion at the end of the lecture, one dentist stood up and remarked, “I’ve been practicing dentistry for more than 50 years, and in those 50 years, have attended many lectures by foreign speakers. But, I have to say, this is by far the best lecture I’ve ever attended. It was brilliant!”</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2233" title="southeast asia group picture" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/southeast-asia-group-picture-300x98.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="98" /></p> <p>Last Stop&#58; Manila, Philippines<br> Dr. Fischer’s lecture series finished strong, as his excellent presentation, (hosted by Dental Domain, an Ultradent distributor) given to the over 200 dentists in attendance, was full of incredible stories and useful tips, which was received with extreme enthusiasm and appreciation.</p> <p><img class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-2236" title="southeast asia dinner" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/southeast-asia-dinner-300x196.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="196" /></p> <p>After the lecture, Dr. Fischer gave an interesting and long interview to the editor of the “National Dental Newspaper,” followed by a lovely dinner with the owners of Dental Domain, Lynn and Christian, myself, and Dr. Fischer.</p> </div>10/29/2014 5:03:33 AMin her own words) “When I announced that Dr. Fischer was coming to the Asia region, all of my distributors wanted to grab the opportunity to host Dr. Fishcer’s lecture https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
Dirk Jeffs, Ultradent’s President, Looks Back on Meaningful Moments from His Storied Career531992018-09-26T16:03:00ZAfter being here at Ultradent for 22 years, I can tell you one thing. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d ever work at a company this long. In fact, when I started here at 29 years old, I had worked for three years at my first job, and one year at my second job after college. I was exploring my options and career passions, and thought Ultradent might be a stepping stone in that path…but I’m getting ahead of myself.40-year-anniversary-october<img alt="Dirk Jeffs, Ultradent’s President, Looks Back on Meaningful Moments from His Storied Career" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/40-Year-Anniversary/09-Sep/Hero-OctUltradentStories.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass6E755654F81A42B5990505835D68448F"><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img alt="Dirk Jeffs, Ultradent’s President, Looks Back on Meaningful Moments from His Storied Career" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/40-Year-Anniversary/09-Sep/BlogHeroOctober.jpg" border="0" style="border-width&#58;0px;border-style&#58;solid;margin&#58;5px;" />&#160;</div> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;">​<img class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="Dirk Jeffs Lobby 2017" src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/40-Year-Anniversary/09-Sep/40-year-blog-dirk-jeffs.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;180px;" /> <div> <b>Dirk Jeffs</b></div><div> <b>President of Ultradent</b></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>22</strong><strong>&#160;Years at Ultradent</strong></div><div style="text-align&#58;left;"> <br> <br> After being here at <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx">Ultradent</a> for 22 years, I can tell you one thing. I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d ever work at a company this long. In fact, when I started here at 29 years old, I had worked for three years at my first job, and one year at my second job after college. I was exploring my options and career passions, and thought Ultradent might be a stepping stone in that path…but I’m getting ahead of myself. <br> <br> <br>Let’s back up to the job I worked before coming to Ultradent. It was at an electronics company, and I made a great friend there—a colleague—by the name of Steve Gerber. Well, soon enough, Steve had left to go work for Ultradent, and since he had become someone I had grown to trust a great deal, when he called me to tell me what a dynamic, growing company it was, raving about what a great guy the <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx">founder and CEO</a> was, I was interested. Luckily, Ultradent was looking for someone to manage their international sales, which fit my background perfectly, so I applied on the advice of Steve. <br> <br><br>I’ll never forget my first interview with <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx">Dr. Fischer</a>. He happened to be in Las Vegas for a dental convention, and I met him in the pool area of one of the hotels on the strip to discuss the job opportunity. In our conversation, Dr. Fischer’s energetic, enthusiastic, and visionary focus immediately struck me. Without having ever stepped a foot in Ultradent’s headquarters before, I knew just from learning about the company through its leader, Dr. Fischer, that I wanted to be a part of it. I got this sense of authenticity and integrity from him that made me feel like Ultradent was, without a doubt, the place for me. In fact, during that interview, Dr. Fischer noticed that I had stayed for short periods of time at my previous jobs (three years and one year, respectively,) and he told me that if I came to work at Ultradent, I would need to commit to staying until I turned 35. There’s a quote I’ve since heard Dr. Fischer share by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe that says, “At the moment of commitment, the entire universe conspires to assist you.” I believe that’s what happened that day…and needless to say, I made it to 35! I believe there is power in fully committing to a company, a project, a competition, etc., and when you do, that’s when the magic happens! <br> <br> <br> Two weeks after I landed the job, <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/dr-fischer-ultradent.aspx">Dr. Fischer</a> invited me to accompany him on a trip to Poland and Israel, where he was scheduled to lecture. Quite honestly, I felt a bit nervous heading out on a ten-day trip with the CEO, but Dan (Dr. Fischer) was so easy to talk and relate to that he put me at ease very quickly. <br> <br> <br> On the morning of the first lecture in Warsaw, Poland, the room quickly filled up with dentists eager to learn from Dan. There were probably close to 300 people there! Just prior to the start of the lecture, Dr. Fischer asked me to go with him to the bathroom. In the bathroom he shared with me that he was going to draw his own blood for the doctors to that he could squirt it on a white plate to demonstrate how quickly and effectively Ultradent’s first product, <a href="/en-us/Dental-Products-Supplies/TissueManagement/Hemostatics/Astringedent-15.5-Ferric-Sulfate-Solution/Pages/default.aspx">Astringedent<sup>®</sup> hemostatic</a> , could coagulate the blood. He then asked me to use my hands to squeeze his upper arm so he could more easily draw his own blood. I am a bit squeamish when it comes to blood, but I did as I was told! I squeezed his upper arm tightly, and looked away as Dr. Fischer drew the blood he needed for the demonstration. At first, I was a bit traumatized by this surprise scenario, but realized that it was all worth it when I witnessed how impressed the audience of dentists were with Dr. Fischer’s creative way of showing his product’s effectiveness! <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"><p> <img alt="Dirk Jeffs (second from left) works a trade show early in his career at Ultradent." src="/SiteAssets/Campaigns/2018/40-Year-Anniversary/09-Sep/40-year-blog-dirk-jeffs-tradeshow.jpg" style="margin&#58;5px;width&#58;450px;" />&#160;<br><strong>Dirk Jeffs (second from left) works a trade show early in his career at Ultradent.</strong> </p></div> <br> <br> <br> From then and through the years that followed, I served as the manager of international sales, director of international sales, and vice-president of sales and marketing before being made president of <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/executive-team.aspx">Ultradent</a> in 2016. <br> <br> <br> One of the proudest, most memorable and meaningful moments from my career has to be the day we opened our very first foreign office in Cologne, Germany. It came after great study and debate, and it represented a paradigm for us in terms of international distribution, which led to us eventually modifying a lot of our terms in that sense, and opening many, many more offices globally. That initial opening in Cologne marked a change in <a href="/en-us/Pages/default2.aspx">Ultradent's</a> goals and mission, leading us to a point now where we are able to reach doctors in every corner of the world. <br> <br> <br> Despite the many positions I’ve held, one thing has remained a constant, and that is the love I have of working with the incredible people here at Ultradent, both domestically and abroad. Ultradent has amazing, smart, talented, hard-working people from literally all walks of life and all corners of the world. The diversity within the company is astounding and incredibly interesting to me. It is a source of immense strength for Ultradent. I count many of my fantastic international colleagues among my closest and best friends from working together through the years, and having been exposed to their various cultures, thoughts, and ideas is something I absolutely treasure. Our people at Ultradent are without a doubt our greatest, most valuable asset, and they’re what make Ultradent such a special place. <br> <br> <br> In fact, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen an employee leave Ultradent for one reason or another, only to decide later that they regretted leaving. They often then come back to Ultradent with a new-found perspective on how truly amazing a company it is. Of course, we’re not perfect. We make mistakes and we are always looking to improve, but that too is part of what makes Ultradent a great place—the spirit of continuous improvement, and an environment that encourages its people to try new things and that makes it safe for those things to sometimes fail in order to learn new ways to improve. <br> <br> <br> When I think about the many ways in which Ultradent is unique from its competitors and really, from any other company in general, is our deeply-rooted, wonderful culture. The family feeling, the hospitality, and the care that is felt throughout any of our offices from any of our colleagues around the world is what truly stands out. I am humbled by the respect, care, and diversity of talent in the many different departments of Ultradent that work together as a team to make Ultradent successful. We need each one of those people. We all care for each other like family, and many customers and people on the outside notice that and comment on it in glowing terms. Our culture is very, very special, and as such, it must be preserved in the years to come! <br> <br> <br> We’ve reached the 40-year mark as a company, and with that, I see a unique opportunity for us to look forward to the next ten years, toward our 50th anniversary, and make some goals for where we want to be and what we want to have accomplished by 2028. <br> <br> <br> I believe our vision serves as a great guide to where we’re heading. Continuing to improve oral health globally will be the big job and the largest goal for all of us in the years to come. We must continue to increase our reach to more doctors and more patients with our cutting-edge technologies and chemistries all over the world. I agree with Dr. Fischer’s statement that, while we have many amazing products that are making a real difference for clinicians and patients, our best products are yet to come. They haven’t been invented yet! I firmly believe that. We must and will continue to innovate and provide progressive and trustworthy solutions that respect the oral tissues of the patient and make life easier for practitioners. I envision this kind of growth and innovation coming from our talented Ultradent colleagues in every department and from every skillset level in the company. <br> <br> <br> I also expect that Digital will play an increasingly important role in how we operate, communicate, and transact business with our customers. <br> <br> <br> As for myself, I feel a major part of my role and responsibility moving forward is to ensure that the things that have enabled our success to this point—our culture, our brand (trustworthy and progressive), and our core values—do not get compromised, but rather, grow stronger. <br> <br> <br> As I look back, I feel immense gratitude for my time, experiences, and relationships that have contributed to my personal growth throughout my career here at Ultradent, and I look forward to doing all that I can help shepherd Ultradent to greater heights, increased growth, and to continuing to build, preserve, and enrich the fantastic legacy that is our culture in the years to come. </div> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"><div style="text-align&#58;left;"><div class="ExternalClassD37EEF521C7E4583A99560D812D95FE2"> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Ultr​​adent »</a><br></div> <br> <br> </div></div></div> <br> </div>9/28/2018 8:30:40 PMTwo weeks after I landed the job, Dr. Fischer invited me to accompany him on a trip to on a ten-day trip with the CEO, but Dan (Dr. Fischer) was so easy to talk and relate to that https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
From the Desk of Dr. Fischer: David Kendall, 25 Years of Emulating “There’s No Such Thing as ‘Not His Job’”531862018-06-08T20:53:00ZSomething many people might not know about Dave is that he’s also a gifted writer and poet. In fact, at his 25th anniversary celebration he shared a poem he wrote about his time and experiences here at Ultradent that I immediately knew I wanted to share with the rest of the company. david-kendall-25-years-of-emulating-theres-no-such-thing-as-not-his-job<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/06_June/from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall/desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall_hero.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass7D8D0BD3D47B4A9B9D1CE2322D471250"> <img alt="hero" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/06_June/from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall/desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall_hero.jpg" style="width&#58;650px;" /> <br> <br> On Thursday, May 24, we gathered to celebrate the 25th work anniversary of one of Ultradent’s finest, most loyal employees, David Kendall—known to most as simply, “Dave.” <br><br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/06_June/from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall/desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall_1.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;450px;height&#58;247px;" /> <br> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>David Kendall receiving “25 Years of Service” <br>Award from Dr. Fischer</strong> </div> <br> Throughout his years at Ultradent, Dave has made himself indispensable for his expertise, knowledge, integrity, care, hard work, and innovation in each and every one of the many roles he has played. Some of these are roles he created himself because he saw a need and stepped up to fill that need. That is the embodiment of innovation! <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/06_June/from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall/desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall_2.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;450px;" /> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>David Kendall<br></strong> </div> <br> Prior to coming to Ultradent, Dave Kendall served for 20 honorable years in the U.S. Air Force. I firmly believe that the skills and qualities he gained from his service to our country have contributed to making him the employee that he has proved to be in every capacity and job we’ve asked him to do—and there are many! <br> <br> Starting as a temporary employee, Dave Kendall began as a Data Entry Specialist. (Yes, you read that right. Ultradent’s beloved Dave Kendall started out as a temp!) From there, we promoted him to Kitting Department Supervisor where he proved himself to the level that we ultimately promoted him to Manufacturing Manager over all of Manufacturing. After that, he went on to establish the Government Sales Department, which has grown to be a very robust part of our business today. From that position, Dave went on to serve as the Marketing and Product Coordinator, then as a Product Manager, and later a Customer Service Sales Rep. He has also filled the roles of Dental Lab Supervisor, Customer Service Technical Specialist, Inside Sales Team Leader, and Customer Service Product Specialist. Dave then went on to create the Equipment Concerns Department, the Humanitarian Department, and the Product Concerns Department, each of which he managed as well. In addition to all of this, he’s often asked to provide tours because of his in-depth product knowledge and history with the company. Presently, Dave now oversees our Customer Satisfaction Team as the Senior Customer Satisfaction Manager, while still giving tours and helping in many of the positions he’s previously held. Dave Kendall is the living definition of never saying “that’s not my job.” He’s a problem solver. He’s a doer. He not only talks our Core Values, he lives them! I don’t know what we’d do without him. <br> <br> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <img src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2018/06_June/from-the-desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall/desk-of-dr-fischer-kendall_3.jpg" alt="" style="width&#58;450px;" /> </div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <strong>Ultradent executives Erwin Fischer, <br>Dr. Dan Fischer, Dirk Jeffs, and <br>Mark Brinkerhoff celebrate <br>with David Kendall<br><br></strong> </div> <br> Something many people might not know about Dave is that he’s also a gifted writer and poet. In fact, at his 25th anniversary celebration he shared a poem he wrote about his time and experiences here at Ultradent that I immediately knew I wanted to share with the rest of the company. <br> <br> What I love most about the poem is the positive attitude Dave exemplifies throughout the many changes that he’s experienced with the company. He’s taken them all in stride, and through this has truly become an expert and an essential part of our Ultradent family. <br> <br> I cannot say enough how valuable a person like David Kendall is in growing a successful business with happy employees. Thank you, Dave, for your selfless and tireless service to Ultradent’s vision and success. <br> <br> With his permission, here is the poem, written by Dave himself, that he shared with us at his celebration. I’m honored to share it with you. </div> <br> <div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">TWENTY-FIVE YEARS </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote"><br></span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Wow!&#160; Twenty-five years have gone by! </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Where did the time go so fast? </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">I guess it's true what they say about life, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Time flies when you're having a blast. <br><br></span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">I 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family grew.<br><br> </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">The Ultradent family who worked back then </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Those many long years ago, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Also enjoyed their labors and peers </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And the company continued to grow.<br><br> </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">The reason for my change of heart </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Was the opportunity to wear their shoes, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And walk in the paths they had tread </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And experience their lives and their views. <br><br></span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">A once in a lifetime opportunity for me </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">To be a part of a company new, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">To share in doing good for others </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">What better work could we possibly do? <br><br></span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">To rub shoulders with Dr. Fischer </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And his family and all their kin, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">They inherited their father’s love of work </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And were willing to bring strangers in. <br><br></span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">We all work together as a family now </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Some stay and others go their way, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">We rely on our skills and love of work </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span 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time with you, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">I will treasure these special moments </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">When we get a chance to stop for a few.<br><br> </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Thank you all for sharing your lives, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Your experiences, and your skills. </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">Thank you all for being such friends </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And I pray you always will.<br><br> </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">I hope in the few years left ahead </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">I can still contribute the best part of me, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And continue to share in the care we give </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And give you the best I can be.<br><br> </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">I have received the best from all of you </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">And these years have been grand for me, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">How much more fun can we possibly have?<br><br> </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">I guess we'll have to wait and see. </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;">&#160;</div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">I only have one regret&#160;here at Ultradent, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">That I don’t have twenty-five more to give, </span></div><div style="text-align&#58;center;"> <span class="ms-rteStyle-IntenseQuote">But my life has been well spent. </span></div> <br> <div style="text-align&#58;center;">–David Kendall </div><div>&#160; <br>Sincerely, <br> <br> <a href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank"> <img alt="Dr.Fischer" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/2016/November/Dr%20Dan%20Fischer_Signature_2016.png" style="width&#58;250px;" /></a>&#160; <div> <br> <a class="button secondary" href="/en-us/about-ultradent/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more about Ultradent »</a> </div> <br> <br> <div class="the-arch-blog-read-more"> <strong>Read more&#58;&#160;</strong><a href="/en-us/blog/categories/From%20the%20Desk%20of%20Dr.%20Fischer"><b>​</b>See the complete <strong>From the D​esk of Dr. Fischer</strong> Series!​​</a>​ </div></div></div>6/8/2018 9:51:14 PMdr fischer, dave kendall, 25 years, poem, us air force, service award, dirk jeffs, mark brinkerhoff, erwin fischer, manufacturing, customer service On Thursday, May 24, we gathered https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse
The Frozen Dentist520592016-03-24T23:25:00ZWhen we say Ultradent’s goal is “Improving Oral Health Globally,” we mean it — even when it comes to the coldest, darkest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on the globe: Antarctica.the-frozen-dentist<img alt="" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/the-frozen-dentist.jpg" style="BORDER&#58;0px solid;" />ShaLyse Walker<div class="ExternalClass1BDE7C476EE04FACADB1A87EF94DF707"><p>When we say Ultradent’s goal is “Improving Oral Health Globally,” we mean it—even when it comes to the coldest, darkest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on the globe&#58; Antarctica.<br> Yes, even people in the South Pole get a toothache once in a while. And that’s where Dr. Bob Koff from Colorado Springs comes in. </p><p><br></p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_1.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>Upwards of 1,000 researchers live and work in Antarctica, researching topics related to biology, astronomy, environmental issues, and more. When Dr. Koff learned that the National Science Foundation (NSF)—a United States government research agency—had three bases on the icy, barren continent, his adventurous spirit told him he had to go. </p><p><br></p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_2.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_3.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>Over the past few years, Dr. Koff has traveled to Antarctica multiple times, with trips lasting from six weeks to six months. But before he could make his first trip to the southernmost continent, he had to wait for an important milestone.</p> <p>“When I first found out they employed a dentist in Antarctica while I was on an eco-tour of South America in 1998, I knew it was something I wanted to do,” Dr. Koff said. “But we had a five-year-old daughter at the time, and dentists can’t bring their families to the bases. My wife made me promise to wait until [our daughter was in] college to go.” </p> <p>To pass the time until he could go to Antarctica—and to satisfy his urge to travel, volunteer, and experience new things—Dr. Koff ventured out on short dental humanitarian missions to places such as Central America, Israel, Madagascar, Siberia, China, and Romania. </p> <p>Dr. Koff’s wife, Pat, shares his adventurous spirit, and the family moved to St. Petersburg, Russia for a year so Dr. Koff could work as a dentist there. After living in Russia, the Koff family moved to Barcelona, Spain, where Dr. Koff’s wife worked as a respiratory therapist and he took up the role of—in his own words—“house husband.” </p> <p>Finally, in 2012, after his daughter was grown and attending college, Dr. Koff boarded a cargo plane—the only mode of transportation to the NSF bases—and jetted off to McMurdo Station in Antarctica. For six months, he treated patients at McMurdo Station and a smaller base on the South Pole a few hundred miles away, flying back and forth between the two bases.</p><p><br></p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_4.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>Of life in Antarctica—particularly McMurdo Station, where he spends most of his time—Dr. Koff says, “It’s like a little town. There are chefs, and doctors, and engineers, and scientists, and all kinds of people. McMurdo is a little volcanic island with a very active volcano in the distance. It’s very isolated. There’s no cell service, no texting—it’s like living in the old days where you have to actually socialize the old-fashioned way. I think it’s kind of great! I really like that part of it.” </p><p><br></p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_5.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>Living in Antarctica isn’t completely without modern amenities, though. Dr. Koff says that those staying at McMurdo Station get to indulge in a few luxuries. “The food at McMurdo is amazing. The chefs have culinary degrees. They feed us prime rib, lobster, fresh artisan breads every day, and we have a soft-serve machine!” he says with a laugh. He continues, “There’s even a band that plays to entertain us some of the nights!”</p><p><br></p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_6.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_7.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>The clinic that Dr. Koff works at is small, but well-stocked. “The dental clinic at McMurdo is a one-chair office, but thanks to generous donations from Ultradent and a few other companies, we’ve been able to really upgrade what I’m able to do,” Dr. Koff says. </p><p><br></p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_8.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>“My goal while I was there last time was to treat everyone onsite and not have to send anyone to New Zealand (the closest country, which is an 8 hour flight on a cargo plane) for, say, a root canal, which we used to have to do because we didn’t have the resources. Now we have the products and resources needed, so I’m able to do those types of procedures.”</p><p><br></p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_9.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>As for recreation during his off-time, Dr. Koff likes to hike—but not without taking many necessary precautions. “During the first hike I went on it was 55 degrees below zero! You’re constantly having to check in via radio to make sure you’re safe. It’s usually about 40–50 degrees below zero with 24 hours of sunlight at McMurdo. Before you go out, you have to check the conditions. Condition Three means it’s safe to go out. Condition Two means that visibility is low and it is under -50°F. Condition One means there’s no visibility and that it’s -100°F. We can’t even open the clinic on those days.” </p><p><br></p> <p><img width="500" class="aligncenter" src="/blog/Lists/Photos/frozen_dentist_10.jpg" alt="" />&#160;</p><p><br></p> <p>After he completes a trip to Antarctica, Dr. Koff reunites with his wife, Pat, in New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, or another tropical—and most importantly, warm—location in the Southern Hemisphere. Then it’s back to his home practice in Colorado Springs, where, he says, his patients have grown used to his frequent hiatuses and welcome him back each time, ready to get their dental work done from the famous “frozen dentist.” </p> <p>To learn more about Dr. Koff’s adventures in Antarctica, visit his blog at <a href="http&#58;//www.frozendentist.com/">www.frozendentist.com</a>. </p> </div>4/7/2016 11:38:28 PMAntarctica,Bob Koff,Dental Humanitarian,Dr. Bob Koff,dr. fischer,McMurdo Station,South Pole,The Frozen Dentist https://www.ultradent.com/blog/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspxFalse