November 21, 2019 (Chicago) – Hu-Friedy, the global leader in dental instrument manufacturing and infection prevention solutions, announces the launch of
Akro-Flex™, an innovative, incredibly flexible spatula for restorative dentistry. The unique composite instrument features hyper-thin working ends made from
Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) – an alloy known for its super elasticity. The thin, ductile instrument fits easily into narrow interproximal spaces, rebounding back to its original shape after use.
“In looking to enhance our product offering for aesthetic dentistry, we identified the need for a resilient composite instrument which would allow clinicians to use brush-like strokes as they create superfine details during biomimetic restorative dentistry,” said Jennifer Nemeth, Senior Product Manager at Hu-Friedy.
“By introducing NiTi into the design, we were able to create an extraordinarily flexible, wafer-thin composite instrument unlike anything we currently offer. We are beyond excited for clinicians to experience the flex of Akro-Flex!”
In addition to its slender profile and innovative NiTi working ends, the handle of the Akro-Flex composite instrument was designed with the clinician in mind.
The sleek, smooth finish prevents buildup of excess composite material while the lightweight, ergonomic design allows for an enhanced grip with less hand fatigue.
The Akro-Flex composite instrument is available for sale starting November 25 in North America and Europe from authorized Hu-Friedy representatives or dental distributors.
For more information on Akro-Flex, including how to purchase, dental professionals should contact their Hu-Friedy representative or visit
Founded in Chicago in 1908, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC helps dental professionals perform at their best by producing dental instruments and products designed to function as an extension of each practitioner's 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 80 countries and the company maintains offices in Germany, Italy, China and Japan.