NJAE Marc Balson Winter Symposium 2019 March 18, 2019
Ultimate Dental exhibited this past weekend at the 23rd Annual New Jersey Association of Endodontists Marc Balson Winter Symposium in Newark, NJ. This year's meeting was held at Newark's Liberty International Airport Marriott Hotel. Attending Endodontists were able to hear many lectures about endodontic practice, earn CE credits and spend time with vendors to see the latest in endodontic technology. (Pictured L to R: Dr. Manuel Gonzalez DDS and Sr. Account Manager, Steve Evans)
Crest Gum Detoxify Voted Product of the Year 2019 March 15, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Crest Gum Detoxify has been voted Product of the Year for 2019, by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research. Kantar is the largest consumer survey of product innovation and has named Crest Gum Detoxify as the Oral Care Category Winner.
William F. Slagle Meeting 2019 March 5, 2019
Ultimate Dental exhibited at the 2019 William F. Slagle Dental Meeting. This year's meeting was held at the new The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Dentists, hygienists and assistants were able to hear many great speakers, earn CE credits at hands-on sessions, attend vendor mini-sessions and visit the exhibit area to see the latest in dental technology. (Pictured L to R: Sr. Account Manager, Marcia Dees and Account Manager Lindsey Hammett.)
QUAD Schools Endodontic Conference 2019 March 1, 2019
Ultimate Dental had a great time at QUAD 19 held on February 22-23rd in Dallas, Texas. Residents and faculty members from endodontic residency programs in neighboring states participated in the two-day event which included presentations on the current practice of endodontics and exhibitors displaying the latest in endodontic technology. This event began in the early 1990's. (Ultimate Dental President Greg Siskin with our raffle winner.)
UAB Alumni Weekend 2019 February 12, 2019
Ultimate Dental had a great time visiting and exhibiting at UAB Alumni Weekend held on February 7-10th at the Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama. The weekend was full of amazing continuing education course opportunities, face-to-face time with exhibitors and fun with UAB classmates and alumni. (Pictured L to R: Dr. Carol Merkle and Sr. Account Manager Steve Evans; Dr. Vincent Lovetto, Jr. and Steve Evans; Greg Siskin, President, working the exhibit hall.)
Mid-South Mission of Mercy January 25, 2019
The fourth annual MidMOM was held January 25-26, 2019. The Mid-South Mission of Mercy (MidMOM) is a free, two-day dental clinic for under-served and under-insured people living in Memphis and the surrounding Mid-South area. Since 2016, MidMOM has provided over 3.4 million dollars’ worth of dentistry to more than 6,200 patients in the greater Memphis area with the help of nearly 6,000 volunteers. The Memphis Dental Society and Shelby County Dental Society have partnered together to bring this event to the Memphis area since 2016.
Happy Thanksgiving from Ultimate Dental November 20, 2018
Ultimate Dental wishes all our customers a Happy Thanksgiving! Our Thanksgiving Luncheon was held today and we gobbled up some delicious goodies. Thank you Greg!
Next Right Thing Charities Food Pantry Drive November 5, 2018
From Next Right Thing Charities:
"Our first pantry drive was a success!! On behalf of the NRTC board, we would like to make a special shout out to our partners for allowing donations to be dropped off at their places of business. Walking Pants Curiosities, Breakaway Running and Ultimate Dental.
Another special thank you to Highbar Trading for their generous donation of paper goods, soaps, and office supplies.
And we can't leave out the gratitude we feel towards all those that stopped by and dropped off donations last week. We couldn't do these things without the help of our 901 community! So Thank you all for joining in our mission and supporting our Ronald McDonald House of Memphis.
#NRTC901 #fillthepantry #DoingTheNextRightThing #RMDHMemphis #keepingfamiliesclose".
The mission of Next Right Thing Charities is to continue the legacy of John "Bad Dog" McCormack's support for Ronald McDonald House of Memphis through fundraising events and raising community awareness of RMHC Memphis' purpose.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! October 31, 2018
Ultimate Dental would like to wish everyone a fun and safe evening of Trick Or Treating. A Huge THANK YOU to Dentsply Maillefer for catering our Halloween Luncheon. (Pictured L to R: Katherine Thompson - Operations Manager; Marcia Dees - Sr. Account Manager; Morgan Cromwell - Marketing Coordinator; Michael Holland - Marketing Manager; Daniela Krause - Purchasing/Returns; Tina Kirkman - Account Manager; Lynn Keenum - Warehouse/Packer; Derald Richmond - Warehouse/Picker; Adam Irwin - Warehouse/Shipping; Front: Lindsey Hammett - Account Manager)
TDO 2018 October 10, 2018
Ultimate Dental had a great time exhibiting at the 2018 TDO Software User Meeting and Scientific Session at Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, CA. Attendees had two full days of training, sessions to earn CE credits and a chance to meet with exhibitors to see the latest in dental and endodontic technology. Thanks to all those who stopped by our booth. We look forward to this event year after year.
UTHSC ASDA VENDOR FAIR October 8, 2018
Ultimate Dental had a wonderful time visting with dental students at the UT Health Science Center ASDA Vendor Fair. The event was held at the historic 409 S. Main building in downtown Memphis. The Vendor Fair is a bi-anual event where dental supply companies and vendors come to educate students on new products and services available on the dental field market. Thanks to all those who stopped by our booth. See you next year!
APICES 2018 September 7, 2018
Ultimate Dental had a wonderful time sponsoring and exhibiting at the APICES 2018 Meeting. The event was held at the Swissotel in Chicago, Illinois. Thanks to all those who stopped by our booth. See you next year! (Pictured L to R: Chicago River; Nicholas J. Melas Centennial Fountain; Dr. Patrick Taylor - President AAE; Senior Account Manager Marcia Dees at the reception event and working our booth).
NEW PARKING LOT August 29, 2018
Our office and warehouse got a facelift with a brand new parking lot installed over the past two days. We appreciate our customers' patience for the minor inconvenience of getting in and out of the office during resurfacing.
GREAT SHAPE! INC. 100 SMILES MISSION TRIP August 2, 2018
Ultimate Dental is proud to support Dr. Alex Ghazal’s 1000 Smiles mission trip with Great Shape! Inc. Great Shape! Inc. is the world’s largest, international humanitarian dental project and provides free dental care for thousands of people in Jamaica and St. Lucia. These families have little access to dental care; there is just one public dentist for every 100,000 people in rural Jamaica. Tooth decay can lead to cavities, disease, low birth rates, unemployment, and even death. Overall health is dependent on good oral healthcare. A healthy smile can be the difference between gaining employment in the tourist industry and no job at all. Interested in volunteering? Click Here
2018 BAD DOG 5K August 1, 2018
Ultimate Dental recently sponsored the 2018 Bad Dog 5K which benefits the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. Our own Daniela Krause is the Volunteer Coordinator for this race. This year they raised over ten thousand dollars! Below is the official announcement from Next Right Thing Charities:
"Since the inception of the Bad Dog 5K in 2011, the planning team has had one objective: Honoring the life and legacy of John "Bad Dog" McCormack by continuing his mission of love and financial support for the families served by Ronald McDonald House of Memphis and always, as Bad Dog said, "Doing the Next Right Thing". With that objective we've also been chasing a dollar amount goal, and this year we not only met it, we exceeded it!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Next Right Thing Charities, our planning committee, sponsors, participants, and volunteers, we are ecstatic to have presented a check for $10,103.00 to Ronald McDonald House of Memphis."
MONTGOMERY COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY'S BRUSH BOTS July 10, 2018
Eileen Lee, Children’s Librarian for the Montgomery County Memorial Library System in The Woodlands Texas, purchased toothbrushes from us for a children's project. She said, "Our Brushbot program was a huge success! The toothbrushes worked well (although I had to give the front part of each brush a haircut since the front bristles stuck out further than the rest of the bristles) and the kids had a great time. The kids built a variety of projects to go along with their bots, including ramps, tracks, and habitats (a lot of the kids thought they looked like little bugs). One girl created a maze for the bot to navigate (see video below)." Pictured above is a BrushBot habitat. Download the instructions and create your own BrushBots!
TRAINING WITH AUGMA BIOMATERIALS June 25, 2018
Dr. Yahav Amos, D.M.D, Chairman of the Board and Founder of Augma Biomaterials, Ltd. came to our office today to educate our staff on the next generation of bone regeneration with Augma Biomaterials calcium sulfate products. Dr. Amos introduced our team to 3D Bond and Bond Apatite. For more information on these wonderful products, call us or Click Here. (Pictured L to R: Greg Siskin, President Ultimate Dental; Dr. Yahav Amos, D.M.D. Chairman of the Board and Founder of Augma Biomaterials, Ltd.).
SOUTHERN ENDODONTIC STUDY GROUP 2018 MEETING June 21, 2018
Ultimate Dental had a wonderful time this past weekend sponsoring and exhibiting at the Southern Endodontic Study Group 2018 Meeting. The event was held at the Ritz Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA. Thanks to all those who stopped by our booth. See you next year! (Pictured L to R: Ritz Carlton; Jim Tate Memorial Golf Tournament The Oconee Course; Sr. Account Manager Suzanne Butler and President Greg Siskin working our booth; Attendees in session; Our good friend Tanya Beck with Roydent).
FDA MANDATES REMOVAL OF TRICLOSAN FROM HAND HYGIENE PRODUCTS IN HEALTHCARE June 20, 20188
Triclosan is an active ingredient in soap that has been banned by the FDA and must not be sold into healthcare after December 2018.
SURPRISE VISIT! May 10, 2018
We had a surprise visit today from some of our favorite Ultimate Dental Customers. Billy and Nicole Cash from Vestavia Hills, AL dropped by our office today. They are on their way to see their son who recently finished bootcamp and is stationed at an Air Force Base in Texas. It's always a pleasure to receive customers at our office. So if you're in the area, please stop by and say hello! (Pictured L to R: Gail Ritchie, Sr. Account Manager; Greg Siskin, President; Nicole and Billy Cash).
CONGRATULATIONS SARAH! May 7, 2018
Greg and Jori Siskin are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Sarah, from Indiana University Bloomington. Sara received a Bachelor of Arts from the School of International and Global Studies in the commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 5. While at IUB, Sarah was active in her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau. She studied abroad at Bond University in Queensland, Australia. Sarah has accepted a position at Coyote Logistics and plans to move to Chicago next month.
AAE 2018 ANNUAL MEETING May 1, 2018
Ultimate Dental just wrapped up a successful AAE 2018 Meeting in Denver, CO at the Colorado Convention Center. We showed off some of the latest in endodontic technology including the Saeshin Traus Endo and the J. Morita Tri Auto ZX2. The keynote given by Aron Ralston, fearless adventurer and subject of the movie 127 Hours, was an incredible story. It was great to meet new faces and see some familiar ones. Thanks again to our vendors for making this a wonderful event. (Pictured L to R: Steve Evans and Katherine Thompson, both Sr. Acct. Managers, are ready for attendees. Dinner with our friends from Roydent. Dinner with our friends from Dentsply Maillefer.)
2018 NJAE WINTER SYMPOSIUM March 12, 2018
This past weekend Ultimate Dental exhibited at the 2018 New Jersey Association of Endodontists Winter Symposium in Newark, NJ. This is the 22nd year for the event. There were several great lectures including the use of 3D technology and focusing on restoration in endodontics. Attendees were able to earn CE credits at the meeting. We always enjoy our time at this event meeting doctors and exhibiting the latest in dental technology. We look forward to seeing you again next year! (Pictured: Steve Evans, Sr. Acct. Manager, demonstrates the new dripless syringe from Vista Dental.)
2018 WILLIAM F. SLAGLE DENTAL MEETING March 5, 2018
This past weekend Ultimate Dental exhibited at the 2018 William F. Slagle Dental Meeting at the Hilton Memphis. Attendees got to hear from nationally recognized speakers and had the opporunity to participate in hands-on courses, team building and re-certify in annual and bi-annual courses needed for licensure. Of course attendees got to spend time with us and other vendors exhibiting to show off the latest in dental technology. We look forward to seeing you again next year! (Pictured L to R: Account Managers Marcia Dees and Gail Ritchie)
QUAD SCHOOLS ENDODONTIC CONFERENCE 2018 January 29, 2018
Ultimate Dental attended the 2018 Quad Schools Endodontic Conference in Houston, TX this past weekend. Faculty and residents from endodontic residency programs from Baylor, LSU, University of Texas at Houston and University of Texas at San Antonio met for this annual conference. We had fun hosting and visiting with residents, faculty and some of our dental partners Friday and Saturday night. Two lucky residents walked away with $150 Ultimate Dental Gift Certificates. See you all again in 2019! (Pictured L to R: President Greg Siskin and Account Manager Steven Martinez on exhibit day; Quad 18 attendees; Greg Siskin with our winners: Dr. Kendall Baginski and Dr. Vincent DiCarlo; Mark Binford (Avalon Biomed), Greg Siskin and Steven Martinez enjoy the Dentsply Party at Dave and Buster's.)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! October 31, 2017
Ultimate Dental would like to wish everyone a fun and safe evening of Trick Or Treating. A Huge THANK YOU to Dentsply Maillefer for catering our Halloween Luncheon. (Pictured L to R: Marcia Dees - Sr. Account Manager; Michael Holland - Marketing Manager; Jori Youngblood - Accounts Receivable/Collections; Katherine Thompson - Operations Manager; Daniella Krause - Purchasing/Returns; Michelle Bellican - Account Manager)
ORAL-B POWERED TOOTHBRUSHES EARN ADA SEAL October 17, 2017
Five models of the Oral-B Oscillating-Rotating-Pulsating Power Toothbrush in August earned the ADA Seal in the powered toothbrushes category, which was updated earlier this year with new requirements and guidelines. The models accepted include Oral-B Pro CrossAction 1000, 1500; Oral-B Professional Care 2000; Oral-B Pro 3D White 3000; Oral-B Pro SmartSeries 5000, 6000, 7000; and the Oral-B Pro Genius 8000.
The Oral-B Oscillating-Rotating-Pulsating Power Toothbrush lines are the only ADA Seal-accepted powered toothbrushes in the Seal program. Click for more information.
ULTIMATE DENTAL ATTENDS UT ASDA VENDOR FAIR October 16, 2017
We had a great time visiting and connecting with dental students at this year's UT ASDA Vendor Fair. The event was held at the Balinese Ballroom in downtown Memphis. We had a drawing for gift cards and had two winners! (Pictured L to R: Gift card winners First Year Student Jennifer Galbreath and 2nd Year Student Cameron Togrye).
TDO 2017 USER MEETING September 19, 2017
Ultimate Dental participated in this year's TDO User Meeting in San Diego, CA. Pictured above is the original group of TDO teachers celebrating 25 years with TDO. The teachers were integral in incorporating the microscope into endodontic procedures. Dr. Carr's research helped pave the way for this technology to be a standard in the practice today.
ULTIMATE DENTAL EXHIBITS AT 2017 APICES August 14, 2017
This year's event was held in Chicago. Endodontic residents and attendees listened to speakers and had the opportunity to network with each other and AAE leadership. Ultimate Dental had a great time visiting with residents and vendors, and we look forward to this wonderful event next year.
(Pictured L to R: Ulimate Dental enjoys an evening with our vendors at Harry Caray's; Greg Siskin and Steven Martinez working the show; Marcia Dees speaking with a resident)
HERAEUS KULZER BECOMES KULZER June 26, 2017
South Bend, IN 03/22/2017. From July 1, Heraeus Kulzer will operate under the name Kulzer. Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals Group took over the dental division of Heraeus three-and-a-half years ago. By changing its name, the firm separates itself from its previous owner and targets new growth. Nothing will change for customers; the established Hanau, Germany-based company remains a reliable partner for dental professionals. Read full Press Release.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! January 17, 2017
Ultimate Dental hopes everyone had a wonderful Holidays and New Year. We look forward to serving you in 2017 with all your dental supply needs.
FDA BANS POWDERED GLOVES FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS January 5, 2017
Monday, December 19, 2016, the FDA published a rule banning powered gloves for healthcare workers, as they "present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury." The ban is related to the use of powdered surgeons’ gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeons’ glove. Click Here for a link to the FDA's Final Rule.
Effective January 18, 2017, all powdered gloves must be removed from the market (in the United States). The FDA does not expect the ban to cause a glove shortage in the industry.
FDA RULES ON OTC CONSUMER ANTISEPTIC WASH PRODUCTS November 28, 2016
Click Here for a link to the FDA's Press Announcement.
Kerr announces Metrex VioNExus Antimicrobail Foaming Soap, VioNexus Foaming Soap with Vitamin E and VioNex Antimicrobial Liquid Soap do not contain any of the 19 specific active ingredients including triclosan and triclocarban that are called out by the FDA. Click Here for more information.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! October 31, 2016
Ultimate Dental would like to wish everyone a fun and safe evening of Trick Or Treating. We had a delicious pot luck today and some of our amazing staff dressed up. (Pictured L to R: Marcia Dees - Sr. Account Manager; Melissa Sedlak - Director of Purchasing; Ashley Trammell - Marketing Assistant; Katherine Thompson - Sr. Account Manager; Jori Youngblood - Accounts Receivable/Collections; Michael Holland - Marketing Manager; Shannon Bing - Human Resources; Michelle Bellican - Account Manager)
ULTIMATE DENTAL ATTENDS UT ASDA VENDOR FAIR October 10, 2016
We had a great time visiting and connecting with dental students at this year's UT ASDA Vendor Fair. The event was held at the Central Train Station in downtown Memphis. We had a drawing for gift cards and had two winners! (Pictured L to R: UT dental students enjoying the event; Account Managers Marcia Dees and Steven Martinez; Gift card winners Caleb Hart and Tanner Maton).
DON'T MISS OUT ON ULTIMATE DENTAL OFFERS September 13, 2016
One of our favorite customers loved their FREE Purell Pal Dispenser so much, they sent us a picture! Their patients love it too! Don't miss out on future offers, deals, and freebies again!
ULTIMATE DENTAL SPONSORS UT HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER ENDODONTIC GRADUATION EVENT August 8, 2016
Each year, Ultimate Dental meets with new Endodontic Program Graduates from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in Houston, TX. Dr. Dorn, Director of the Post Graduate Endodontics Program, is a gracious host and a great friend.
Ultimate Dental would like to congratulate this year's Endodontic Program Graduating Class:
(Pictured above L to R: Greg Siskin presents a personalized gift to the graduates; Introducing the Endodontic Class of 2016; The Endo Ranger makes an appearance)
ULTIMATE DENTAL RECEIVES A SPECIAL GUEST VISITOR July 26, 2016
Dr. John Stropko, a pioneer in endodontic specialty and inventor of the Stropko Irrigator, along with his wife Barbara stopped by our office today. Dr. Stropko is a great friend of Ultimate Dental, especially our founder Dr. Milton Siskin. It was great to see he and his wife again.
The Stropko Irrigator enables more efficient use of the Surgical Operating Microscope during micro-endodontic procedures by allowing the doctor to use a regulated and precise flow of water or air, to clean and/or dry the working area. The Stropko Irrigator has not only become an instrument in demand by endodontists worldwide, but is also being used by general dentists to make all dental procedures easier.
(Pictured Above: Greg Siskin and Dr. John Stropko)
ULTIMATE DENTAL EXIBITS AT 2016 APICES July 15, 2016
The University of Michigan hosted the top-notch two day event. 180 endodontic residents and attendees listened to speakers and had the opportunity to network with each other and AAE leadership.
Ultimate Dental had a great time visiting with residents and vendors, and we look forward to this wonderful event next year.
(Pictured L to R: Ulimate Dental enjoys an evening with our vendors; Greg Siskin shows residents Laschal endodontic instruments; Katherine Thompson working with a resident; Marcia Dees and Greg Siskin speaking with a resident; Coach Harbaugh's newest recruit!)
ULTIMATE DENTAL PARTICIPATES IN SOUTHERN ENDODONTIC STUDY GROUP June 20, 2016
Ultimate Dental attended and exhibited at this year's Southern Endodontic Study Group Annual Meeting held at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, VA. It was great to see our Ultimate Dental friends and customers at this year's event. (Pictured L to R: SESG Reception, Dr. Sherman, Dr. Nimmich and wife, Dr. Kleitches, and Dr. Burns)
FDA APPROVES ORAVERSE FOR PEDIATRIC DENTAL PATIENTS 3 YEARS AND OLDER May 30, 2016
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA – May 30, 2016 – Septodont announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the change of the minimum age for OraVerse (Phentolamine Mesylate) from 6 years old to 3 years old. The approval came as the result of a Phase IV, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study for the safety and efficacy of OraVerse in Pediatric Patients ages 3 – 5.
OraVerse (Phentolamine Mesylate) is the first and only product to rapidly reverse the lingering numbness of the lip and tongue from local dental anesthetic. OraVerse is administered by the dentist immediately following routine procedures such as a filling or crown prep. Busy people who need to return to their jobs, kids who tend to chew their numb lips and cheeks, and diabetics who need to eat following a procedure are the types of individuals who can benefit greatly from OraVerse.
ULTIMATE DENTAL WELCOMES OUR NEWEST TEAM MEMBERS May 6, 2016
Say hello to the newest faces at Ultimate Dental. From left to right: Michelle Bellican (Sales), Ashley Trammell (Marketing), Michael Holland (Marketing), Shannon Bing (Sales), Randle Holpe (Shipping), Ted Bacon (Shipping), Hunter Raines (Sales).
MICROFLEX ULTRAFORM EXAM GLOVES ANNOUNCED AS DENTAL ADVISOR'S 2016 "TOP PRODUCT" FOR NON-LATEX EXAM GLOVES April 14, 2016
Ultraform Powder-Free Nitrile Examination Gloves are non-sterile, single use, ambidextrous, non-latex gloves with textured fingertips. The gloves are made of a soft,light-weight material and are designed to increase fine motor task performance.
Ultraform gloves (UF-524-XS; S; M; L; XL) are available in a cobalt blue color in 300-count boxes of extra-small, small, medium, large and 250-count box of extra-large. Ultraform gloves were evaluated by 43 consultants in over 3800 uses. Ultraform Powder-Free Nitrile Examination Gloves earned a 95% clinical rating. Click To Order.
AAE 2016 IS UNDERWAY April 6, 2016
AAE 2016, located in San Francisco, started today and runs through Saturday, April 9th. Ultimate Dental is excited to announce that we are now authorized distributors of Polaroid Dental Imaging's Keren HD Sensors and Wired Intraoral Camera. Jesse Pulido (pictured above), National Sales Manager for Polaroid, was at the booth earlier today to demo the camera. Senior Account Manager, Marcia Dees, met with two of her favorite Endodontists. Steve Evans, Senior Account Manager, mans the booth.
2016 QUAD DENTAL MEETING WAS A SUCCESS February 27, 2016
President, Greg Siskin, and Account managers, Marcia Dees and Steven Martinez, attended the QUAD Resident Weekend in New Orleans February 25-27. Two lucky residents won a gift bag filled with dental goodies along with a $100 Ultimate Dental gift certificate. The winners, Dr. Scott and Dr. McDaniel, are both LSU Residents.
SAMUEL'S NEW SERVICE DOG November 19, 2015
Last year, Senior Sales Rep., Beverly Goodman officially retired after 30+ years at Ultimate Dental. Many of you may know that her time and attention have shifted to her only grandson, Samuel. Shortly before her leaving Ultimate Dental, Beverly explained to many of you that her family and friends were fundraising for a service dog for Samuel, 6, who was diagnosed with Autism. Last month, Samuel's family received a golden retriever especially bread for service by CARES (www.caresks.com). Cathy, Beverly's daughter and Samuel's mother, says that they are still going through the bonding process, but that this therapy has had success in providing companionship and comfort to Samuel.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM ULTIMATE DENTAL October 30, 2015
We love a chance to dress up and bring goodies to the office. Ultimate Dental hopes all of you have a safe and Happy Halloween! From Left to Right: Patty McGuire, Katherine Thompson, Elle Linebarier, Kendal Kuhlman, Jori Youngblood, Marcia Dees and Alex Andrews.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY ANNUAL MEETING October 15, 2015
This year Ultimate Dental attended the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine (GSDM) Annual Fall Meeting in Nashville, TN. At the Omni Hotel October 7th-10th, Greg, Steven and Marcia were given the chance to meet and hear lectures from a group of Boston Endodontic Alumni. Throughout the meeting, speakers touched on topics ranging from Practice Management to Volunteer Dentistry. Attendees and their families also enjoyed a live concert at the Ryman Auditorium and several group outings throughout the Nashville area.
To read more about the GSDM, click here.
PURCHASING DEPARTMENT WELCOMES REBECCA GEWIN June 30, 2015
Rebecca Gewin has been with Ultimate Dental for 13 years, having held both administrative and shipping roles within the company. This week Rebecca is taking on the role of Assistant Purchasing Agent, assisting with purchasing and returning inventory at Ultimate Dental.
3M ESPE DONATES PORTION OF VANISH VARNISH SALES TO AMERICA'S TOOTHFAIRY June 22, 2015
3M ESPE announced it will donate a portion of Vanish 5% Sodium Fluoride Varnish sales to America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation. These contributions will support America's ToothFairy programs that provide oral health education, preventive services and treatments to children and teens across the United States. In addition to finacial support, 3M also donates Vanish Varnish and other dental products to America's ToothFairy to support the delivery of care through its Affiliate Network of non-profit community clinics and programs.
ALWAYS FUN WHEN A DOCTOR DROPS BY THE OFFICE June 17, 2015
Marcia Dees had a nice surprise when Dr. Allen stopped by the office with his wife, daughter and son. They passed through Memphis on their vacation and Marcia gave them the grand tour before they headed off to see the Peabody Ducks, Graceland and the new Bass Pro Shop in the Memphis Pyramid.
INDEPENDENT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH AND ULTIMATE DENTAL PARTNER TO AID CHILDREN IN AFRICA June 5, 2015
Independant Presbyterian Church (IPC) is located in Memphis, TN and has sent a medical/dental team of 15 to care for orphans and impoverished school students in Uganda and Rwanda. For about 2 weeks (May 29-June14), they will be traveling and trying to see almost 900 chilren during their time there. Ultimate Dental has provided IPC with varnish and other various dental supplies, helping to provide these students and orphans with much needed oral care. Dr. Paul Gehardt is leading the dental team there, and you can follow their blog to see all the good that their team is doing.
ULTIMATE DENTAL ATTENDS AAE15 May 8, 2015
Thursday evening, Senior Account Managers Steve Evans, Katherine Thompson and President Greg Siskin head over to Pike Place Market. Pike Place is one of the country's oldest farmer's markets, and was a great spot for sightseeing after the first day of the AAE. On Friday, Joy Haskins, RDA and a representative of the TDO, stopped by our booth at the AAE. Joy has over 30 years of dental assisting experience and has trained numerous endodontists and endo assistants in microscopic assisting techniques.
AAE15 KICKS OFF WITH DENTSPLY MAILLEFER AND ULTIMATE DENTAL May 5, 2015
On May 5, Ultimate Dental and Dentsply Maillefer kicked off the beginning of the AAE at Pier 66 in Seattle, Washington. From left to right: Ultimate Dental President Greg Siskin, Maillefer Brand Manager Dee Leibrandt, Ultimate Dental Senior Account Manager Katherine Thompson, Maillefer Senior Business Development Manager Arif Khan, Maillefer Global Marketing Director Didier DeVaud, Maillefer Northeast Regional Manager John Wood, Maillefer Commercial Development Director Rany El-Hage, and Ultimate Dental Senior Account Manager Steve Evans. These dinners are a great way for Ultimate Dental reps to meet our vendors, catch up on the endo industry and (of course) eat amazing food! This weekend, we'd like to invite attendees to stop by Booth 417 to receive 10% off catalog pricing while at the AAE, grab a few goodies, and come meet our team.
UTHSC ANNUAL VENDOR FAIR April 30, 2015
Ultimate Dental participated in the UTHSC ASDA's annual Vendor Fair at Memphis Central Station's Hudson Hall Ballroom Thursday evening, April 30, 2015. This Vendor Fair is hosted every year to connect dental companies and vendors with students. This event gives Ultimate Dental the opportunity to speak with many students one on one and the students get to learn more about our products and services.(Upper Left) Steven Martinez and Elle Linebarier, Account Managers, handed out samples of our popular house brand burs, Ultra-Carbides. (Upper Right) Marcia Dees, Senior Account Manager, Heather Hicks, Premier Dental Regional Manager, and Elle Linebarier, talked about Premier's new Enamelon Preventive Treatment Gel. Ultimate Dental donated two $100 gift certificates to those attending the ASDA Vendor Fair. The prizes were won by Dr. Smith (Left) and Dr. Bennett (Right), pictured with Marcia and Steven.
ULTIMATE DENTAL GOES BLUE April 2, 2015
Each April 2, Autism Speaks celebrates Light It Up Blue along with the international autism community, in commemoration of the United Nations-sanctioned World Autism Awareness Day. Go blue with Ultimate Dental and shine a light on autism.
DR. EDWARD MACK'S NEW ENDO OFFICE November 2014
Last month, Senior Account Manager Steve Evans and President Greg Siskin visited the new office of long time customer and friend, Dr. Edward Mack. Dr. Mack has been with us for 8 years and was able to get many of the supplies he needed for his new business right here at Ultimate Dental. His new endodontic office is a roomy stand-alone building and features 3 operatories. Steve is pictured with Dr. Mack's chairside assistant, Joyce Miller. We'd like to thank Dr. Mack and his team for including us in his expanding business and wish nothing but success to him and his team.
DENTAL TRADE ALLIANCE ANNUAL MEETING November 4-7, 2014
Our President, Greg Siskin, attended the 2014 DTA Annual Meeting in Indian Wells, California where prominent members gathered to discuss how to Thrive in the New Normal. After a busy week of business meetings and presentations, Greg hit the golf course for a little friendly competition with John Mathys of Dental City, left, and Harry Khetarpal of Am-Touch Dental, center.
DENBUR RECEIVES EXPORT AWARD October 31, 2014
Denbur receives the State of Illinois 2014 Governor's Exporter of the Year Award, October 23, 2014. Awards were presented at a reception at the Union League Club of Chicago.
GC AMERICA ACHIEVES PRESTIGIOUS DEMING PRIZE AWARD October 7, 2014
GC America announced the achievement of the Deming Prize, the oldest and most widely recognized TQM (Total Quality Management) quality award in the world. GC America is the first dental company in the United States and only the fourth company in the United States to earn this award.
The Deming Prize was established in 1951 in commemoration of the late Dr. William Edwards Deming, who contributed greatly to Japan's proliferation of statistical quality control. His teachings helped Japan's industries become recognized as delivering the highest quality in the world.
The Deming Prize is presented to an organization that has implemented TQM at its highest level. TQM is a set of systematic activities carried out by the entire organization to effectively and efficiently achieve the organization's objectives, so as to provide products and services with a level of quality that satisfies customers.
HAITI MEDICAL MISSION OF MEMPHIS September 29, 2014
Ultimate Dental is pleased to support Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis.
NEW ARRIVAL September 24, 2014
Steven Martinez and his wife, Heather, stopped by the office with their son, Owen Tripp. Tripp was born on September 12, 2014. At birth, Tripp weighed 6 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. Congratulations!
MEMPHIS ENDODONTICS WINS DENTSPLY MAILLEFER DRAWING September 11, 2014
Thank you to all customers that scheduled a demo of Dentsply Maillefer's new Detect Apex Locator. Congratulations to Memphis Endodontics for winning the Maillefer drawing. Maillefer donated a basket that included an AH Plus Jet Starter Kit, Gutta Percha and Paper Points along with a $50 Ultimate Dental Gift Card and candy. Dr. L. Kevin Wells and his assistant, Debby Jenkins, accepted the basket from Senior Account Manager, Marcia Dees.
ULTIMATE DENTAL WELCOMES NEW MEMBER TO OUR GROWING SALES TEAM August 11, 2014
Steven Martinez, Account Manager, brings to Ultimate Dental experience in computer services, hospitality and sales. Steven also enjoys umpiring for high school and youth baseball.
APICES SYMPOSIUM FOR ENDODONTIC RESIDENTS August 8, 2014
Ultimate Dental was a corporate sponsor for the 2014 Advanced Program In Clinical Endodontics Symposium (APICES) Friday night, August 8. The Friday night event was held at Minute Maid Stadium where the attendees watched the Houston Astros take on the Texas Rangers. Shown are Richard Olff, Roydent NE Territory Manager, Katherine Thompson, Ultimate Dental Relationship Manager, Marcia Dees, Ultimate Dental Relationship Manager, Dave Sherman, Roydent NW Territory Manager, and Greg Siskin, Ultimate Dental President. The APICES had a record attendance with close to 200 attendees.
WINNER OF JULY'S $100 ULTIMATE DENTAL GIFT CERTIFICATE August 1, 2014
We are excited to announce one of Katherine Thompson's accounts, Dr. Johnson from Montana is the winner of July's $100 Ultimate Dental Gift Card. We'd like to thank all our customers that signed up to receive Ultimate Dental's Discounts, Deals & News.
DR. MCNAMARA IS THE WINNER OF OUR AAE GIFT CARD DRAWING April 30-May 3, 2014
Dr. Ryan McNamara of East Hill Endo was the winner of our 2014 AAE gift card drawing. He attended the Association of Endodontics meeting in Washington, D.C. April 30-May 3, 2014. Ultimate Dental had a drawing for an Apple Store gift card at our booth for those attending the show. Dr. McNamara has been an Ultimate Dental customer of Senior Account Manager Suzanne Butler for several years. Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways and incentives wherever you see Ultimate Dental!
AAE 2014 ANNUAL SESSION April 30-May 3, 2014
Account Managers, Suzanne Butler and Katherine Thompson, attended the 2014 AAE Annual Session at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington DC. President, Greg Siskin, was also in attendance and met one of our favorite customers, Dr. Ronald Taylor.
UTHSC ANNUAL VENDOR FAIR April 30, 2014
Ultimate Dental participated in the UTHSC ASDA's annual Vendor Fair at Memphis Central Station's Hudson Hall Ballroom Wednesday evening, April 30, 2014. Marcia Dees, account manager, and Carmen Stewart, Customer Service Representative, gave away samples of Medicom's new saliva ejectors and Kuraray's new bonding agent. Ultimate Dental donated two door prizes. Each included samples from our top manufacturers and a gift certificate to Local, a favorite Memphis restaurant. The prizes were won by Dr. Gary Jones (D1) and Dr Mo Amine (D2).
HOMECOMING AT UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM February 6, 2014
UAB Endodontic Residents enjoyed a night out at the Summit Club.
CLINQUE SAINT ESPIRIT January 19-29, 2014
Ultimate Dental has helped support Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis, a non-profit 501C3, since it began over 15 years ago. The clinic is named Clinque Saint Esprit and is operational five days a week, year round. There are two full time Haitian dentists and one Chilean dentist. Regularly there are two volunteer dentists from SMOMUNLUS-Milan to work three to four weeks at a time.
The three chair clinic provides free care. All dental procedures are provided at this time except permanent crowns and dentures.
This year, a grant from the Pierre Fauchard Foundation is giving them the opportunity to do more outreach programs in the schools and neighborhood clinics. In the clinic, 30 to 50 patients are treated each day, many involving multiple procedures. At the outreach sites, education and cleanings and extractions and evaluations for restorative are done, usually more than 100 patients seen each day. Dr. Marion Bailey mentors and supports this effort and coordinates projects with the Ministry of Health in Haiti along with the volunteer dentists.
Photo 1: Dr. Michele and Dr. Francesco. Photo 2: Outreach program in Leroux in coordination with the Ministry of Health. Photo 3: Dr. Roseline, Dr. Emilio and Dr. Cicelon. Photo 4: The crowded waiting room.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! October 31, 2013
Dr. Freida Moore stopped by to pick up an order in her Sponge Bob costume. Our office was definitely in the holiday spirit. (Left to Right) Ashley Little, Marketing, Marcia Dees, Sales Representative, Dr. Moore, Jori Youngblood, Accounting, Patty McGuire, Office Manager, Kendal Kuhlman, Accounting, Katherine Thompson, Sales Representative, Jennifer Stewart, Sales Representative and Suzanne Butler, Sales Representative.
WE LOVE PUTTING A NAME WITH A FACE October 28, 2013
Alice Young from Dr. Thodas' office in San Bruno, CA came to meet the Ultimate Dental team and get a tour of our facility. Pictured with Greg Siskin, President of Ultimate Dental, Alice Young, Marcia Dees, Sales Representative, and Eric Lundstrom.
BLU GOOSE COMES TO ULTIMATE DENTAL October 3, 2013
Ultimate Dental won a party from Dentsply Maillefer and chose to celebrate by having the Blu Goose Food Truck bring lunch to the office. The food was prepared fresh to order and everyone enjoyed the experience. Lunches ranged from Catfish and Shrimp to Barbeque or Taco Salads. (Top Left) Charles Cole, Shipping. (Top Center) Cindy Goodell, Shipping, Sherry Anderson, Receptionist, and Sandra McFarland, Shipping. (Top Right) Sheila Schmuck, Purchasing. (Bottom Left) Greg Siskin, President. (Bottom Center) Jennifer Stewart and Katherine Thompson, Sales Representatives. (Bottom Right) Charlotte Cozzens, Marketing, and Greg Siskin.
UTHSC OPENS NEW ENDODONTICS GRADUATE CLINIC September 2013
(Top Left) The College of Dentistry at the UTHSC opened a new state-of-the-art endodontics clinic in the Winfield C. Dunn Building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for local dentists. (Top Right) Dr. Jonathan Uhles, Endodontic Resident, presents a new operatory to Dr. and Mrs. Clement. Each of the six operatories is outfitted with a Zeiss microscope with high-definition cameras connected to 42-inch plasma screens. Residents, dental students and even patients will be able to see the procedures being performed under the microscope on the screen. Video feeds from each microscope to a nearby conference room will let instructors also view what is being done on a large projector screen. (Bottom Left) Dr. Bill Coley, retired Endodontist, Greg Siskin, President of Ultimate Dental, Dr. Adam Lloyd, Director of Endodontic Residency, and Dr. Brad Harris, Endodontist, tour the new facilities. (Bottom Right) Dr. Terryl Propper, Endodontist, and Dr. Adam Lloyd.
HINCHE DENTAL CLINIC June 2013
Dr. Terry Kippa visited the Hinche Dental Clinic in Haiti in April 2013. The team of 15 included 7 assistants, 2 hygienists and 4 dentists (2 general dentists, an oral surgon and an endodontist). They performed 130 cleanings, 217 fluoride varnish treatments and preventive education, 200 resotrations (fillings), 15 root canals and 180 extractions.
POWELL GIVEN AAE PRESIDENT'S AWARD May 2013
Dr. William Powell was given the AAE President's Award at the 2013 American Association of Endodontist annual session in Honolulu, Hawaii. This prestigious award is reserved for rare members working behind the scenes at the AAE and has only been awarded 9 times in the Association's history.