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Hu-Friedy Announces New Line of Titanium Implant Scalers

Thursday, September 7, 2017

CHICAGO (Sept. 6, 2017) – Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced a new line of TITANIUM IMPLANT SCALERS in five variants, allowing clinicians to thoroughly and safely debride biofilm and calculus from the supra-and sub-gingival surfaces of dental implants.

The new Titanium Implant Scalers are immediately available in the most common scaler variants, including: the 204SD Sickle Scaler, featuring a contra angle design for enhanced access to distal surfaces; the Langer 1/2 Curette, ideal for the mandibular posterior surfaces; and Hu-Friedy's signature Gracey Mini Five® Scalers 1/2, 11/12, and 13/14, which deftly respond to the challenge of deep and/or narrow pockets with their shorter, thinner blades and longer terminal shanks.

In addition to the versatile range of initial instrumentation, Hu-Friedy's Titanium Implant Scalers bring several new features to clinicians’ instrument trays. The working ends, constructed of the same titanium alloy as implants and abutments, are gentler on these delicate surfaces than stainless steel. The signature teal-colored anodized titanium working ends provide enhanced contrast to the abutment surfaces, while serving to differentiate the specialized instruments from the rest of the armamentarium. The instruments can also be re-sharpened, allowing for increased life and return on investment.

The new TITANIUM IMPLANT SCALERS are the latest addition to Hu-Friedy's growing implant maintenance portfolio. In 2010, the company brought the first iteration of Implacare® – their unfilled resin implant scalers – to market. These unfilled resin scalers marked Hu-Friedy's commitment to clinicians' implant patients, and enabled prosthetic surfaces to be safely scaled without the harmful scratching or alteration of the crowns or titanium abutments caused by stainless steel scalers. Hu-Friedy also has a line of Colorvue® probes, whose gentle, flexible resin tips are particularly useful in the assessment of dental implant patients.

“Hu-Friedy is committed to a constant state of dialogue with our customers and developing the products they tell us they need on their instrument trays. The new line of Titanium Implant Scalers fulfills one of those needs,” explains Hu-Friedy chairman and CEO Ron Saslow. “We have demonstrated a long-term commitment to the care and maintenance of dental implants, as shown by our Implacare and Colorvue lines. These Titanium Implant Scalers are the latest product in support of our promise to help you perform at your best.”

The new Titanium Implant Scalers complement the existing unfilled resin Implacare II instruments, which remain ideal for the prosthetic crown as well as for light biofilm removal from the titanium abutment and implant. Recognizing the need for a robust solution for the growing numbers of prosthodontic patients, Hu-Friedy's Titanium Implant Scalers are designed to safely and effectively remove calculus from Titanium Implant surfaces. The precision working ends ensure increased access to periodontal pockets with increased patient comfort, while the enhanced ergonomics and visibility allow dental clinicians to perform at their best. Visit www.hu-friedy.com/TIS for more information.

About Hu-Friedy

Founded in Chicago in 1908, Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company, LLC helps dental professionals perform at their best by producing dental instruments and products designed to function as an extension of each practitioner's particular skill. Its products, hand-crafted by highly-skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability and quality. Headquartered in Chicago, Hu-Friedy products are distributed in more than 75 countries and the company maintains offices in Rotterdam, Tuttlingen, Germany, Milan, Shanghai, India and Tokyo.