The Valo Story

Light curing is an essential part of dentistry.

Inadequate curing can result in clinical failures such post-operative discomfort and bonding issues.

Which is why choosing a high-quality light curing unit is so essential.

In this blog, we explore the story of Ultradent’s popular curing light - the VALO®.

A Brief History

There are three current VALO’s available:

1. The Original VALO (with cord)

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  • Launched in 2009.
  • Features a powerful broad-spectrum output, durable design, and accessibility to any area of the mouth.
  • Made a significant impact in the industry, despite a competitive marketplace.

2. VALO Cordless

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  • Launched in 2011.
  • Offers the same superior curing capabilities of the original VALO with the freedom of a cordless wand.
  • Weighs a mere two ounces more than the original VALO and with identical programming and power output.
  • Operates on two lithium ion phosphate batteries that deliver the consistent high-energy power VALO requires.
  • These batteries are also inexpensive, rechargeable, and widely available.

3. VALO Grand

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  • Launched in 2016.
  • Features the same accessibility, durability, and power as the original VALO and all the freedom of VALO Cordless light, plus the added benefit of a 50% bigger lens.
  • Boasts a larger footprint, which makes it even easier to cure a large surface quickly and effectively.
  • Also includes a second activation button on the underside of the unit for more intuitive operation.


Designed for Durability, Accessibility and Power

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Engineered for Durability


Every VALO starts as a solid bar of tempered, high-grade, aerospace aluminium, which is CNC precision milled at Ultradent's facility in Utah, USA. True unibody construction ensures VALO's durability and provides unsurpassed heat dissipation. With its aluminium wand, machined components, and tempered glass lens, VALO is the most durable curing light available.


Unmatched Accessibility

VALO's wand-style body and lens system eliminates the need for a light guide, allowing direct access to all areas of the mouth without overstretching a patient's TMJ and soft tissues—a common problem that can occur with other lights. The elegant, ergonomic, and streamlined design enables VALO to easily reach all curing sites, delivering energy directly without sacrificing patient comfort.


Powerful Broad-Spectrum Curing

VALO uses a custom, multiwavelength LED for producing a high-intensity light at 395–480nm. This broad-spectrum light output means VALO is capable of polymerizing all light-cured dental materials—including those with camphorquinone and the entire range of proprietary photoinitiators. In addition, VALO's large 9.6mm footprint and optimally collimated beam delivers consistent, uniform power over a range of surfaces and working distances. Other curing lights beams dissipate even at distances as short as 4mm, which results in significant energy loss to the curing site. The intensity and consistency of VALO's collimated beam, combined with the proprietary LED pack and broad-spectrum output, deliver the energy needed to completely polymerize any resin—even at distances as far as 10mm from the restoration site

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