Opal Orthodontics Partners with Levin Group, Inc
To Offer Group Education Grants for Orthodontists and Staff
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, May 15, 2013 — Opal Orthodontics has partnered with Levin Group, Inc. to give orthodontists and two members of their staff an opportunity to attend an educational seminar free of charge. Levin Group offers “Increase Practice Production Now” seminars in various cities throughout the United States. Based on their research and experience as the world leader in ortho practice management and marketing consulting, the Levin Group hosts seminars that educate orthodontists and their staff how proven business systems generate rapid practice growth. Levin Group’s chairman and CEO, Roger P. Levin, DDS, teaches orthodontists how to improve the business performance of their practices.
Please see attached press release for details.
Opal Orthodontics Presents Dr. Robert Miller
A Course on Efficient Class II Mechanics
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, January 9 2013– — Opal Orthodontics proudly presents Dr. Robert Miller for a course on efficient Class II mechanics. The course will take place at one of Utah's finest ski resorts, Park City Mountain Resort, from March 1–2, 2013. Attendees of the course will earn up to 8 CE credits.
Dr. Miller is a 1983 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. After completing his orthodontic residency at the Medical College of Virginia in 1985, Dr. Miller served in the USAF as chief of orthodontics at Clark Air Base in the Philippines for three years. Dr. Miller began his practice in Culpeper, Virginia, in 1988 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1992.
Dr. Miller is a pioneer in the area of orthopedic correctors. In his course, he'll share his expertise on Class II correction using noncompliance devices. The course will include a review of recent scientific studies published on Class II correctors with an emphasis on changes to the lower incisors. A discussion of devices such as TADs and miniplates for Class II mechanics and how to properly place a precision appliance will also be addressed.
Opal Orthodontics Hosts University Faculty Meeting
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, August 2012 — Opal Orthodontics hosted its 2012 University Faculty Meeting in South Jordan, Utah, last week. World-renowned orthodontists Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin from San Diego, California, Dr. John Bennett from Madrid, Spain, and Dr. Terry McDonald from Brookings, Oregon, were among keynote presenters for the two-day meeting.
The meeting consisted of clinical tips, techniques, and evidenced-based orthodontic treatment mechanics related to efficient and accurate orthodontic outcomes. The meeting format was a combination of unique learning experiences, interactions, and discussions based on Dr. McLaughlin and Dr. Bennett's treatment philosophy.
Attendees represented 56 teaching universities from all over the world, including key faculty members and Opal Orthodontics distributors. Opal Orthodontics was proud to host such a distinguished group of orthodontic teaching professionals.
Opal Orthodontics Previews VALO Ortho Cordless
At the 2012 AAO Annual Session
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, May 2012 — Opal Orthodontics plans to preview its new VALO Ortho Cordless curing light at the 2012 AAO Annual Session in Honolulu, Hawaii. VALO Ortho Cordless follows suit with VALO Ortho, its expertly engineered counterpart, adding a battery-operated, cordless wand for mobility. Both lights maintain the powerfully efficient broadband technology that VALO has been awarded from notable dental organizations.
VALO Ortho Cordless is designed for the orthodontist performing direct and indirect orthodontic procedures, who is seeking the quality, durability and power of VALO, now with the convenience of a cordless curing light. The light features custom, multi-wavelength Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to produce high intensity light at 395-480 nm--capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials quickly and efficiently. VALO Ortho Cordless comes with VALO rechargeable batteries and a battery charger suitable for power outlets from 100 to 240 volts. The standard lithium iron phosphate rechargeable batteries are safe, inexpensive, and optimized for power and longevity.
The new hand piece is designed to rest in a standard dental unit bracket, or can be custom mounted using the bracket included in the kit. It offers consistent curing intensity and output in a durable, aerospace aluminum body with a Teflon coating and a sleek, ergonomic design.
Opal Orthodontics Introduces a "Pink Ribbon" Temporary Tattoo Program
In partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: April 2012 — Opal Orthodontics introduces a "pink ribbon" temporary tattoo program in partnership with Susan G. Komen for The Cure®. The pink tattoos are included, free of charge, with any order of Opal Orthodontics adhesives. In support of the Komen foundation, Opal Orthodontics donates 5% of all adhesive sales to the cause.
According to the American Cancer Society, the number of breast cancer cases is on the rise*. With 1 in 8 women being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, approximately 7,500 orthodontic assistants will be affected. In an effort to support ongoing research to fight breast cancer, Opal Orthodontics donates 5% of all adhesive sales with a minimum yearly donation of $25,000 to the Komen foundation. Orthodontics offices are asked to send in photos of their staff wearing the "pink ribbon" tattoos as a measure of support. All photos will proudly be presented on www.opalorthodontics.com/cure.
For more information on the "pink ribbon" tattoo program or Opal Orthodontics partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, please call 1-88-863-5883 or visit www.opalorthodontics.com/cure.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Susan G. Komen for the Cure's promise is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cure. For more information, please contact Susan G. Komen for the Cure at 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, Texas 75244 or visit www.komen.org
Opal Orthodontics Introduces New Opal® Instruments by Hammacher®
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: April 2012 — Opal Orthodontics announces the launch of a highly specialized line of instruments by Hammacher®. Handcrafted in Germany, the new instruments offer exceptional quality, durability and longevity. Each instrument is individually inspected for workmanship and accuracy every step of the way to guarantee consistency.
Opal Orthodontics' new instruments are made from medical-grade stainless steel and/or tungsten carbide to provide superior quality and to resist corrosion. Each piece features an easy to clean box lock joint for strength and stability over the life of the instrument. The high-grade stainless steel and tungsten carbide resists corrosion and provides a clean, strong cut. The instruments are designed with rounded working edges to make treatment more comfortable for the clinician, the staff and patient.
The line of instruments includes pliers and cutters. These instruments fall in line with Opal Orthodontics' high quality, performance designed products. For more information, please call 1-888-863-5883 or visit www.opalorthodontics.com
Opal Orthodontics Introduces VIA Wires Pearl
The next generation arch form for incredible esthetics and matchless performance
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: August 2011 — Opal Orthodontics introduces VIA Wires Pearl, an esthetic, epoxy coated arch wire that offers unmatched esthetics with the anatomical fit of the standard VIA wire. The durable epoxy coating on VIA Wires Pearl is both beautiful and robust for performance that can't be compared.
Developed by Dr. Richard McLaughlin, VIA Wires Pearl come in three unique shapes, square, ovoid, and tapered, to match a patients' natural arch form and promote long-term stability and oral health. The wires are coated in an attractive, durable epoxy that lasts longer than most PVS or plastic coatings to blend with enamel during treatment and resist chipping. With an attractive, natural looking coating and an improved anatomical fit, VIA Wires Pearl offer an attractive option for patients that want to preserve their smile during treatment.
For more information on VIA Wires Pearl or any of Opal Orthodontics' industry advancements, please call 1-888-863-5883 or visit us at www.opalorthdontics.com.
Opal Orthodontics Adds Excitement to 2011 AAO
Avex CX and VALO Ortho "Unveiled"
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: May 2011 — Opal Orthodontics announces two major product launches – Avex CX and VALO Ortho. Both products will be unveiled at the American Association of Orthodontists Convention at the McCormick Center this month in Chicago, Illinois.
The Avex CX ceramic twin bracket is the newest addition to the Avex Suite, the industry's first system of completely interchangeable metal and ceramic brackets. The unique, precision manufacturing of Avex ensures that all components including MX stainless steel brackets, BX buccal tubes, and CXi and CX ceramic brackets have identical in/out dimensions, so they can be used together for flexible treatment options without adding time, sacrificing performance, or requiring compensating bends in the archwire. Made of esthetic polycrystalline alumina material, Avex CX blends with enamel, providing an esthetic alternative to metal brackets without sacrificing performance. Its patented design features a unique tie wing shape, mesial/distal pockets and beveled edges to reduce notching. Endorsed by Dr. Richard McLaughlin, Avex CX is the ultimate esthetic solution.
VALO Ortho is a revolutionary broadband curing light which offers a unique Xtra power quadrant mode that quickly and efficiently cures 5 teeth with the press of one button. It has a powerful, optimally collimated beam that delivers consistent and even cures directly over the labial face of the bracket. These features are packaged in a slim, low profile body, designed for unprecedented access and a user friendly control interface.
For more information on the Avex Suite or any of Opal Orthodontics' industry advancements, please stop by our booth at AAO (#2213)
PCSO Recognizes Opal Orthodontics Advisory Board Members
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: October 15, 2010 — The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics (PCSO) recognized two Opal Orthodontics advisory board members during the annual session in Honolulu this week. PCSO board members honored Drs. Terry McDonald and Rick McLaughlin individually for their achievements and contributions to the PCSO and the specialty of orthodontics.
PCSO, the largest constituent of the American Academy of Orthodontists, was founded in 1917 and consists of approximately 3000 members. PCSO board members selected Dr. Terry McDonald as the new recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Established in 2005, the Lifetime Achievement Award represents “exceptional personal effort by a PCSO member to advance the art and science of the orthodontic specialty”. Dr. McDonald is the 3rd recipient of this award, preceded by Dr. Larry Andrews, “Father of the Straightwire Appliance”, and Dr. Art Dugoni, the longest-serving dental school dean in the nation.
Dr. Rick McLaughlin was recognized with an Award of Merit by the PCSO. This award was established in 1987 to honor those within the geographic boundaries of the PCSO who have made a significant contribution to the profession of orthodontics.
The team at Opal Orthodontics and Ultradent Products, Inc. would like to extend its congratulations to Drs. McDonald and McLaughlin for their exceptional contribution to the field of Orthodontics. For more information about Opal Orthodontics, please contact Max Oldroyd at (801)553-4373 or visit us at www.opalorthodontics.com.
Opal Orthodontics Showcases RPMTM
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: April 30, 2010 — Opal Orthodontics will present RPMTM, a comprehensive philosophy for orthodontic treatment at the American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session, May 1-4, 2010. Developed by Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin, RPM unites advanced orthodontic education with integrated products designed to support an advanced orthodontic management philosophy focused on precise, predictable, patient-centered outcomes.
The RPM philosophy is a comprehensive approach to orthodontic management, ranging from diagnosis and treatment planning to the finishing and retention stages of treatment. In development of RPM, Dr. McLaughlin set out to combine orthodontic education with the most advanced pre-adjusted appliance prescription available today, the Avex Suite, as well as Opal Orthodontics' VIA Wires and Opal Seal with the goal of long-term oral health for the patient.
RPM promotes orthodontic care that considers not only the proper positioning of teeth and roots, but also complete orofacial health, stability and esthetics, including facial balance, ideal static and functional occlusion, periodontal health and stability, maintained or improved airway and anti-decay dental health.
Dr. McLaughlin is one of the orthodontic industry's foremost instructors on advanced treatment using the pre-adjusted appliance, a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, The American Association of Orthodontists, Component Director of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists and has authored more than 30 journal articles and co-authored 4 textbooks.
For more information on RPM or any of Opal Orthodontics' industry advancements, please stop by our booth at AAO (#2227) or visit our website at www.opalorthdontics.com.
Ultradent Announces Exclusive Relationship with Shofu, Inc.
UTAH, U.S.A. & KYOTO, Japan, April 22, 2010 — Ultradent Products, Inc. and its orthodontic division, Opal Orthodontics, today unveiled its exclusive relationship with Shofu, Inc., one of the largest international dental materials and equipment manufacturers with over 85 years of industry experience. Shofu, Inc. will be the exclusive distributor of Opal Orthodontics in Japan.
Founded in 1922 by Mr. Kajo Shofu III, a Japanese entrepreneur and researcher, Shofu, Inc. has a solid history with regional key opinion leaders and orthodontic specialists. Now a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Shofu has remained one of the top manufacturers of superior dental products used by dentists, dental technicians, and dental hygienists with affiliate companies in the United States, Germany, Singapore, United Kingdom, and China.
Shofu will be the exclusive distributor of Opal Orthodontics products in Japan. Ultradent Japan will continue with distribution for Ultradent's dental products through a network of distributors in Japan.
Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin, a private consultant to Ultradent's orthodontic division, has been an active proponent of the Shofu-Ultradent partnership. “It is a pleasure to renew my relationship with Shofu in Japan under a new umbrella with a quality innovator of orthodontic products like Ultradent,” said Dr McLaughlin. “Dr. Masatada Koga, a recognized orthodontic expert, and I share a history of working in tandem to educate Shofu customers on advanced orthodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and patient care. Ultradent will add more depth with its long history of continuing education and the development of quality, innovative orthodontic products. ”
Dr. McLaughlin's passion for continuous improvement of the pre-adjusted appliance is what drew him to Ultradent and Dr. Dan Fischer, its president and founder. Last year, Dr. McLaughlin partnered with Opal Orthodontics as an advocate and consultant, helping to lead the global orthodontic education program and as a contributor to new product development and design. In the first quarter of 2010, Dr. McLaughlin represented Ultradent at a continuing education course in Japan, educating over 200 orthodontists on case studies related to the Opal Orthodontics system.
For more information on the partnership between Shofu, Inc. and Ultradent Products, Inc., please contact Hiroshi Kaji at Ultradent Japan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mr. Masaru Miyajima at Shofu, Inc. at email@example.com
About Ultradent Products, Inc.
Ultradent Products, Inc., is a leading developer of high-tech dental materials, devices and instruments worldwide. Ultradent's mission is to improve the level of dental healthcare and to make dental procedures more predictable and hassle-free. Consistent with its mission, Ultradent works to improve the quality of life and health of individuals through financial and charitable programs. More information about Ultradent, call (800) 552-5512 or visit www.ultradent.com
About Shofu, Inc.
Shofu, Inc. is a publicly traded company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and has remained one of the top manufacturers of superior dental products in the global market. They contribute to world dentistry through providing creative and innovative products. Shofu, Inc. is endeavoring to fulfill its obligations in the field of dental technology as a globally active corporation. Their aim is to put a smile on your face. Shofu, Inc. received CE marking of ISO13485, International Organization for Standardization, for dental equipment and ISO14001, for Environmental management systems. Their mission is not only to be a quality innovator but also to conserve the environment. For more information about Shofu, Inc., please visit http://www.shofu.co.jp/global/
Opal Orthodontics to host the First Annual Women's Conference
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH: April 1, 2010 — Opal Orthodontics announced the date of The Opal Women's Conference; a unique CE event with opportunities for female orthodontists and their staff to network with colleagues within an educational format. The premier event, scheduled for June 10-11, 2010, will take place in the heart of the city at the Hotel Monaco Chicago.
The Opal Women's Conference includes a line-up of exceptional educators and speakers including Dr. Christy Fortney, Misty Everman and Vivian Cline. Lecture topics will include a comparison between self-ligating and traditional ligating bracket systems, techniques for reducing esthetics of an orthodontic treatment, clerical and clinical protocols for the orthodontic office for the more efficient practice and how to balance the requirements of a personal and professional career - all within a female perspective.
Attendees will receive 8 CE credit hours for attendance at an affordable price of $199.00. Students, faculty and staff may attend at no cost. Seating for the event is limited so register today by visiting www.opalorthodontics/womensconference or call 1-800-689-5893. The Hotel Monaco Chicago will extend special rates for lodging to conference members. Call the hotel direct at 1-866-610-0081 or visit www.monaco-chicago.com.
The Opal Women's Conference promises to be a memorable unique experience. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the premier event!
Opal Orthodontics & The Clinical Advisory Panel A different kind of company
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, February 10, 2010 — Since its inception, Opal Orthodontics has made a mark in the orthodontic world by being a different kind of company. To continue its tradition and uphold its commitment to quality, Opal Orthodontics established a Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) group to oversee the development of innovative products.
Opal Orthodontics established the Clinical Advisory Panel to ensure that its products are efficacious, innovative and important to the marketplace, said Opal Orthodontics' Global Advocate Manager, Max Oldroyd. "The CAP group consists of some of the best, most diverse and experienced professionals in the industry".
The CAP group is composed of 40 orthodontists with a variety of training and experience from around the country, including Dr. Richard McLaughlin, Dr. Paul Upatham, Dr. Christy M. Fortney, Dr. Terry McDonald, Dr. Robert Miller, and the Senior CAP member, Dr. Gerald Phipps. CAP members are directly involved in product development from initial concept through clinical evaluation, providing feedback and recommendations. The group meets on an ongoing basis pre and post product evaluation.
Feedback from the CAP group has influenced the development of Opal Orthodontics premier products, including: the mini-twin Avex bracket (both metal and ceramic), Opal Bond, and Opal Seal to ensure the continuation of quality products that meet the standards of the premier orthodontic office.
To find out more about Opal Orthodontics or the CAP group, please call 888-863-5883 or visit us online at www.opalorthodontics.com.
World-Renowned Orthodontist, Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin, Joins Opal Orthodontics
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah April 30 2009 — Opal Orthodontics, a division of Ultradent Products, Inc., announced today that world-renowned orthodontist Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin has recently joined the company as an advocate and consultant. Dr. McLaughlin will lead the global orthodontic education program and will begin contributing to new product development and design.
Dr. McLaughlin, who graduated from Georgetown University Dental School and received his orthodontic degree from the University of Southern California, has lectured all over the world and is recognized for his advancements in the pre-adjusted appliance prescription. As Dr. Larry Andrews' (inventor of the "straight-wire" appliance), associate Dr. McLaughlin learned the intricacies of design and performance of the pre-adjusted system. Later in his career, Dr. McLaughlin opened a private practice in San Diego, California and leveraged the knowledge and teachings of Dr. Ron Roth to refine his approach; this along with his collaboration with Dr. Jon Bennett and Dr. Hugo Trevisi resulted in what is widely accepted today as the most advanced pre-adjusted prescription in the history of orthodontics.
Dr. McLaughlin's passion for continuous improvement of the pre-adjusted appliance is what has drawn him to Ultradent and Dr. Dan Fischer, its president and founder. Ultradent has a trusted reputation in the dental community and a 30-year history of progressive improvements in the field of dentistry. The addition of the orthodontic division has created the opportunity for extraordinary synergies in oral healthcare. Dr. McLaughlin's history of excellence in treating patients with superior esthetics, optimal occlusion and treatment efficiency, complement Dr. Fischer's reputation for industry advancement, innovation and preservation of healthy, natural tooth anatomy. Additionally, the environment at Opal Orthodontics fosters a forum to improve the level of care for patients and clinicians which coincides with Dr. McLaughlin's personal philosophy.
With the support of Dr. McLaughlin, Opal Orthodontics is poised to service the orthodontic market with experienced professionals in sales, marketing and continuing education.
For more information about Opal Orthodontics, please contact Dwight Schnaitter at (801)553-4494.
Benjamin Lund, Editor of Orthotown Magazine recently interviewed Jeffrey D. Smith
Benjamin Lund, Editor of Orthotown Magazine recently interviewed Jeffrey D. Smith, marketing manager for Opal Orthodontics to learn more about the company and its strong bond with orthodontists.
Orthotown Magazine April 2009 Issue
Corporate Profile: Opal Orthodontics - The Value of Listening
“Opal Orthodontics is a relatively new kid on the orthodontics block, but as a division of Ultradent Products, Inc., a leading innovator in dental products for the last 30 years, the ortho supplier has a lot of support and experience under its belt. What once started out as a mere products line for its parent company, Opal Orthodontics soon became an entire division, and through its attentiveness to its clients has built a different kind of orthodontics company”. Benjamin Lund- www.towniecentral.com/Orthotown/SiteDefault.aspx
Opal Orthodontics is proud to partner with Komen for the Cure in its fight to eliminate breast cancer.
Purchase any product from the Opal Adhesives line between May 15, 2009 & May 14, 2010, and Opal Orthodontics will donate 7% of the sales to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with minimum guaranteed donations of $25,000. For more information, visit http://www.komen.org.
Just one of the many ways Opal Orthodontics is Daring to be Different.