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Sharpening Techniques

It’s About Time Sharpening Technique

Traditional sharpening techniques have relied upon “degrees of angulation” to achieve the correct position of the stone in relation to the blade while sharpening. This alternative method utilizes the simple visual imagery of the hands of the clock to establish the correct positions while holding the instrument stationary and moving the stone.

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“It’s About Time” Sharpening Videos

“It’s About Time” Sharpening Technique Video

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Sharpening Basics

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Assessing Instrument Sharpness

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How to Sharpen a Gracey Curette

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How to Sharpen a Universal Curette

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How to Sharpen a Sickle scaler

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Sidekick Instructional Video

The Hu-Friedy Sidekick® Sharpener makes routine maintenance sharpening of scalers and curettes fast and easy. This cordless, lightweight and straightforward device guides you and your scaler to sharp, consistent results time after time.

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Diamond Sharpening Card Instructional Videos

Hu-Friedy’s thin, credit-card shaped Diamond Sharpening Cards are a revolutionary choice in dental instrument sharpening. These cards are available in three different grits and clinicians can utilize the same technique to sharpen as they currently use with the other hand stone options, to satisfy all sharpening needs from regular maintenance to reconditioning.

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How to use a Diamond Sharpening Card

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EverCare Scaler Sharpening

With dynamic schedules and increasing responsibilities, dull scalers seem to pile up. You know you should be sharpening them daily but there just isn’t enough time. Take the worry out of sharpening by letting the experts sharpen for you! EverCare is a subscription based service to assist with sharpening all your Hu-Friedy branded scalers.

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Hu-Friedy Sharpening Assistant by Amazon Alexa

With the Hu-Friedy Sharpening Assistant, keeping your dental instruments sharp is easy! Using Amazon Alexa enabled devices, get step by step instructions for sharpening any Hu-Friedy scaler or curette. This educational tool removes the frustration with remembering what technique to use for all the different scaler options. Simply start by saying “Alexa, open Hu-Friedy Sharpening Assistant”, tell it what scaler you would like to sharpen and begin sharpening!

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Environdent

Environdent offers free and environmentally responsible disposal of your old instruments – regardless of brand – and rewards you with new Hu-Friedy instruments that help you perform at your best. It's easy: for any 12 instruments you recycle, you receive 1 Hu-Friedy instrument, absolutely free.

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EverEdge 2.0 Better Than Ever

EverEdge scalers are sharp… EverEdge 2.0 scalers are even sharper! Using an enhanced finishing process, Hu-Friedy’s professional artisans are creating edges that are scientifically measured to be over 60% sharper than the next closest competitor. EverEdge 2.0 is engineered to be better than ever so you can be, too! watch video

KOL Testimonials

Hu-Friedy is honored to work over 600 Key Opinion Leaders within the dental industry. Their names are recognizable and their work is renowned as they are the leaders of the dental community. It is a pleasure to present them to you as individuals full of life, character, and vision. Spend some time getting to a few through their experiences using Hu-Friedy Products.

Testimonial - Tami Wanless

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Testimonial - Kathleen Hodges

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Testimonial - Lisa Maxwell

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Product Information

Clinical Application Guide

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Instrument Sharpening Guide Download

Diamond Sharpening Cards

Hu-Friedy’s thin, credit-card shaped Diamond Sharpening Cards are a revolutionary choice in dental instrument sharpening. These cards are available in three different grits and clinicians can utilize the same technique to sharpen as they currently use with the other hand stone options, to satisfy all sharpening needs from regular maintenance to reconditioning.

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SideKick

The Hu-Friedy Sidekick® Sharpener makes routine maintenance sharpening of scalers and curettes fast and easy. This cordless, lightweight and portable device makes sharpening convenient and simple! It is designed with easy-to-use guide channels and vertical backstops for quick positioning of scalers and curettes to provide consistent sharpening results every time.

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Sharpening Stones

The original sharpening technique requires an instrument in one hand, and your favorite sharpening stone in the other. Hu-Friedy’s extensive selection of both natural and synthetic stones provide many options to meet the needs and preferences of any clinician using this classic style of sharpening.

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EverEdge® 2.0 Scalers

Anna Pattison Instrument Set

In collaboration with Hu-Friedy, Anna Pattison, a leader in hygiene education and training, designed the new Gracey Lite Curettes. These are designed to allow for easier access in patients with tight tissue or previous attachment loss.

Pattison Gracey Lites Product Information

Whether following initial scaling or surgery, the gingiva tightens as it heals and there may be areas of recession and/or residual pocket depth. Likewise, patients with relatively healthy gingiva also have tight tissue. In either case, these areas require a smaller and thinner curette blade to insert subgingivally. These new instruments have shorter, thinner, smaller blades honed at a 60° angle with a modified rigid shank specially designed to allow easier access and easier insertion under tight tissue.

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Anna Pattison Instrument Kit Suggestions

Anna Pattison has provided a list of recommended instruments to assist with every type of patient you could encounter! These instruments were personally selected by Anna to not only help with simple patients who just require a routine cleaning but, to assist with patients who have tight tissue, previous attachment loss, and burnished calculus.

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About Anna Pattison

Anna Pattison RDH, MS received her BS degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Southern California and her MS in Dental Hygiene from Columbia University. She has been an Associate Professor at USC for over forty years, has served as Chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene. She is an internationally recognized speaker on Advanced Periodontal Instrumentation and is a co author of Periodontal Instrumentation. Anna has contributed to the last seven editions of Glickman’s and Carranza’s Clinical Periodontology and is a former Editor-in-Chief of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and Co-Director of the Pattison Institute.

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Titanium Implant Scalers

Perform at your best with Hu-Friedy’s new, state of the art line of Titanium Implant Scalers. Made from the same titanium alloy as implants and abutments, these scalers are expertly designed and manufactured for implant maintenance, debridement, biofilm removal and can be used both supra and subgingivally.

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