In 1976, after graduating from Loma Linda University and beginning his own practice, Dr. Dan Fischer invented and
patented his groundbreaking Astringedent® hemostatic solution in response to the need for a tissue management product that achieved more rapid, profound hemostasis. The success of Astringedent hemostatic fueled Dr. Fischer’s desire to continue developing innovative and more advanced dental solutions—leading to the founding of Ultradent Products, Inc.
Now, marking its 39th year as a family-owned, international dental supply and manufacturing company, Ultradent has continued its vision to improve oral health globally by creating better dental products that continue to set new industry standards. Dr. Fischer has numerous patents to his name and regularly lectures and writes articles about state-of-the-art dentistry. He also works part-time in his daughter’s dental practice, which enables him to connect with patients and practice minimally invasive dentistry—a philosophy around which Ultradent develops its products and procedures.
Ultradent currently researches, designs, manufactures, and distributes more than 500 materials, devices, and instruments used by dentists around the world. This includes its renowned, industryleading Opalescence® Tooth Whitening System, and the groundbreaking Opalescence Go® professional take-home whitening system. Ultradent’s product family also includes the awardwinning VALO® LED curing light, UltraSeal XT® hydro pit and fissure sealant, and Ultra-Etch® etchant.
Recent new innovations include the Uveneer™ direct composite veneer template system, which creates natural-looking, high-quality direct composite veneers quickly and easily. Ultradent also now offers the EndoEze™ Genius® endodontic system, which consists of an electric motor and NiTi engine-driven files designed to be used with both reciprocation and rotary movement for endodontic procedures.
Ultradent has been the recipient of Small Business Administration’s Exporter of the Year and Direct Distributor of the Year awards. Most recently, Ultradent was the recipient of the Health Care Heroes award in the category of Corporate Achievement. Ultradent and Dr. Fischer have been recognized for outstanding industry leadership and for making defining contributions to the dental community. In 2013, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development named Dr. Fischer “International Man of the Year” for his contributions to sustaining economic and cultural relations between the state of Utah and the European Union.
Dr. Fischer strives continuously to “Improve Oral Health Globally.” Beyond the dental community, Ultradent donates
products to humanitarian efforts locally, nationally, and internationally. Additionally, Ultradent sponsors a nonprofit
organization, the Diversity Foundation, a progressive outreach program committed to preventing hate crimes and
intolerance. This program promotes diversity and fosters multicultural awareness among individuals from all