Growth is healthy. It’s good for the soul. Even difficult or challenging growth, if we let it, can help us gain experience, become smarter and wiser, make us stronger, and ultimately better. However, many people avoid change, viewing it as a negative or uncomfortable experience, or simply as something that “happens to them.” I choose to see it differently. I believe in seeking after change, be it positive.

In fact, in my own life, and as it applies to Ultradent, I’ve always subscribed to the philosophy: “Driven by gorgeous change shalt have no top; if it were not so, mediocrity would be our lot.” To put it simply, constant progression—constant improvement—is the goal.

Progression, growth, improvement, change—these are the tenants upon which Ultradent was founded 1978, and my greatest hope is that 20 years from now, they will continue to be the marking characteristics upon which this company hangs its hat.

In 20 years, I see the company continuing to grow and continuing to offer many great and exciting products—some that will be enhancements on existing products (in line with our declaration of continuous improvement,) and some will be the first of their kind—much like Ultradent’s hallmark product, Astringedent®—the likes of which the dental industry had never seen before.

Without sacrificing the things that matter most, I hope that I, and the fabulous, hard-working individuals that make up this company, will always seek learning, seek change, and seek progress. A wise man once said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else!” Well, I say, it’s onward and upward in many great and exciting ways for Ultradent.