In 1976, after graduating from Loma Linda University and beginning his own practice, Dr. Dan Fischer invented and patented his groundbreaking hemostatic solution, Astringedent®, 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 36th 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, industry leading Opalescence® Tooth Whitening System, and the groundbreaking, professional take-home whitening system, Opalescence Go®. Ultradent’s product family also includes the award-winning VALO® LED curing light, UltraSeal XT® hydro pit and fissure sealant, and Ultra-Etch® etchant. The company also recently introduced a unique, high-quality direct composite veneer template system, Uveneer™.
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. Ultradent was also the 2015 winner of the Golden Hands Award of Xcellence for Ethics and Truth in Advertising from the California Dental Expo.
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 backgrounds.
Dr. Fischer lives his life according to the same values that guide Ultradent: integrity, quality, hard work, innovation, and care. When he isn’t working, he enjoys tending to his garden and spending time with his wife, children, and 30 grandchildren.