Thursday, February 2, 2023

Crown Council Inducts Dr. Dan Fischer in Dental Hall of Fame


It's always nice when I can tell all of you about some GOOD news.  So much of what we deal with here on the blog has to do with security and what to do in case of problems, that I love it when I can write a post about something like this.

I have known Dr. Dan Fischer for over 20 years.  For those of you that might be unfamiliar with him, let me give you a quick backstory.

Dr. Fischer has always been passionate about dentistry.  In the very early days of his career he saw hemostasis as a concern that many dentists had, so he decided to see if he could solve that problem.  Dr. Fischer's undergraduate degree was in chemistry.  That gave him some unique insights into the science of the coagulation process. 

He used that knowledge to create Astringedent, a phenomenal product for hemostasis.  It worked so well that Dr. Fischer decided to market the product to other doctors.  That was the beginning of what would become Ultradent, which is one of the largest privately owned dental companies on the planet.

But becoming a successful entrepreneur is not what this post is about.  It's about the man, himself.  Dr. Fischer built a company and a culture around the concept of "doing the right thing" and he has succeeded beyond his wildest expectations.

In the time I have known him and worked with his company, I have always been impressed with their integrity, honesty, and commitment.  I've had the unique honor of spending quite a bit of time with Dr. Fischer one on one and I can attest to his morals, his drive, and his honesty.  I've learned a lot from him and a lot of it doesn't even have to do with dentistry.

With Ultradent he has created a company with a culture you almost have to experience to believe.  They make great products, but that is because of the drive and work that everyone there displays... and that starts from the top.

I once heard him say, "at this point, my goal is to be a good person."  He has done a great job of achieving that goal!

The man has created a lot and has impacted a massive amount of people through his charitable work, which is in the press release below.  Here is what Ultradent has to say about their leader being selected to the Dental Hall of Fame...

Ultradent Products Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-tech dental materials, devices, and instruments worldwide, is celebrating the induction of its Founder and CEO Emeritus, Dr. Dan Fischer, into the Crown Council’s Dental Hall of Fame. 

The ceremony was held January 28th, 2023 during the Crown Council’s 28th Annual Meeting. Dr. Fischer’s remarkable contributions to dentistry and his overwhelming lifelong commitment to humanitarian causes around the world were noted. Dr. Jaleena Jessop, Ultradent’s Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Dr. Fischer’s daughter, joined Crown Council CEO Greg Anderson onstage to present the award. 

Dr. Fischer is not only the Founder and CEO Emeritus of Ultradent, he’s also an award-winning innovator, culture builder, passionate dentist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. He started Ultradent at his kitchen table 44 years ago. Today, Ultradent operates 16 offices around the globe, in addition to its South Jordan headquarters. The company makes over 500 products and sells them in over 130 countries worldwide. This includes the award-winning OpalescenceTM teeth whitening system—the #1 professional teeth whitening brand in the world, which he pioneered. 

As passionate as Dr. Fischer is about improving oral health globally, he also continues to work tirelessly to better the lives of others through his undying commitment to humanitarian work. Under his direction, Ultradent donates products to dental humanitarian missions around the world. Additionally, he’s led efforts to raise significant funds for the Utah Food Bank for several years and has made many generous donations to catastrophic natural disaster relief efforts globally. 

Dr. Fischer also founded and works continually to support and fund Ultradent’s long-standing charity, The Diversity Foundation, which focuses on providing education to young people who leave the FLDS community and need a helping hand. Since its inception, The Diversity Foundation has helped over 250 young people gain a college education and assimilate successfully to the outside world. 

Ultradent joins Crown Council in congratulating Dr. Fischer for his outstanding commitment to improving oral health globally. 

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