Our Founder, Dr. Dan Fischer
Now an international leader in the dental industry, Ultradent began humbly in Dr. Fischer’s basement with his children as its first employees. Learn more about our founder, Dr. Dan Fischer and how it all began.
Now an international leader in the dental industry, Ultradent began humbly—in Dr. Fischer’s basement, with his children as its first employees.
As a young dentist, Dr. Fischer realized that rapid, profound hemostasis was imperative for quality operative dentistry. Because there were no products on the market that predictably controlled bleeding and sulcular fluid, he developed one. Considered one of Ultradent’s flagship products, Astringedent™, and later Viscostat™, resulted from Dr. Fischer’s insight, determination, and willingness to work after hours—using his own blood to test his efforts—to produce exactly what he felt the market needed.
Over three decades later, Dr. Fischer is still revolutionizing the dental industry. He 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 products and procedures.
Dr. Fischer strives continuously to “Improve Oral Health Globally,” and hopes to one day discover a cure for caries. In pursuing these goals, Dr. Fischer is a generous philanthropist, regularly donating time, money, and products to countless personal missions and organizations such as Sealants For Smiles, which places sealants on the teeth of children with limited preventative dental care. Dr. Fischer also champions The Diversity Foundation, which provides educational opportunities to vulnerable and underprivileged children, and has helped transform the lives of many young people who have been victims of FLDS polygamy.
When he isn’t working, he enjoys tending to his garden and spending time with his wife, children, and 30 grandchildren. Driven by a strong moral code, Dr. Fischer lives his life according to the same values that guide Ultradent.
A Message from Dirk Jeffs
Dirk Jeffs is the CEO and President of Ultradent Products, Inc. Read a message from Dirk here.
Due to our deep vertical integration, we need employees with diverse talents. At Ultradent, we do it all from A to Z and that means we need every type of expertise you can imagine. Our diversity is our strength. That means diverse talents, education, backgrounds, and experience. Whether that be at headquarters in Utah, in the sales field, or our nearly 200 employees based overseas.
Our Global Reach
Ultradent has locations and subsidiaries all over the world and sells products in over 130 countries! Browse our map below.