Ultradent Promotes Two to Vice President Positions

Dentistry Today


Ultradent Products has promoted Jaleena Jessop, DDS, to vice president of clinical affairs and Karen Phillips to vice president of sales and marketing. 

Jessop is a practicing dentist focusing on aesthetics and minimally invasive dentistry with more than 17 years of experience. Prior to her promotion, she was director of clinical affairs with the company’s R&D, marketing, product development, and regulatory departments. She also has been a member of Ultradent’s New Product Evaluation Committee and has consulted on numerous product development and design projects. 

“With Ultradent’s vision to improve oral health globally, as well as her commitment to go above and beyond in serving both the clinician and patient, it is completely appropriate that Dr. Jessop should represent our clinical department at the highest level of the organization, which will enable her to offer solutions that are driven from her clinical insights for many years into the future,” said Dr. Dan Fischer, founder and CEO of Ultradent Products. 

With 19 years of experience at the company, Phillips has served as a territory account manager, regional manager, sales and product training manager, and director of field marketing and events. She also created the Ultradent University training program. As the United States director of sales, she led consistent sales growth and expanded the company’s salesforce from 92 to 140 territory account managers. 

“In addition to her vast business experience and 24 years of clinical experience, including having worked closely with Dr. Gordon Christensen, one of the most renowned dentists in the world, Karen’s professionalism, care, and work ethic has earned the respect of her peers throughout the organization. She will be an outstanding addition to our executive team for many years to come,” said Fischer.

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