CHICAGO (March 5, 2018) – Hu-Friedy, the 100-year-old global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced the latest offering in their line of infection control products – AdvantaClear Surface Disinfectant. Available as wipes, liquid, or spray, AdvantaClear features a one-minute kill time for 30 of the most common pathogens, including HIV-1, HBV, HCV, MRSA, Influenza A Virus (H1N1), Salmonella enterica, ESBL E. Coli, and other pathogens with a two-minute kill time for Tuberculosis (TB). AdvantaClear expands Hu-Friedy's reach as a primary source of infection control products, which now covers instrument processing, cleaning and sterilization monitoring, waterline cleaning, and hand care, as well as this new entry into surface disinfection.
AdvantaClear is a convenient, ready-to-use, intermediate level disinfectant designed to clean and disinfect surfaces with a low-alcohol formula that will not affix blood or debris to surfaces. Its fragrance-free formula helps eliminate odor-causing bacteria with no harsh fragrance, making it less irritating to clinicians and patients alike. Designed to be compatible with a wide range of surfaces such as acrylic, aluminum, brass, copper, stainless steel, chrome, plastics, and more, AdvantaClear is an ideal solution for disinfecting surfaces in the dental environment.
"Increasingly, the concept of performance is extending significantly beyond clinical patient outcomes,'" explains Jennifer Naylor, Executive Vice President of Hu-Friedy. "Today, performance has come to encompass productivity, efficiency, and safety. A key component of performing at your best in the dental practice is ensuring staff and patient safety through robust infection control measures. Surface disinfection plays a major role in infection prevention, which is why we felt strongly about developing the best product for the job. With one-minute kill times across a broad range of pathogens and superior surface compatibility, clinicians can feel confident that the surfaces in their operatory will be disinfected quickly and effectively."
Hu-Friedy has long been a leader in the dental infection control space. From developing the optimal design for instrument cassettes, to offering numerous infection control webinars and continuing education courses, to publishing e-books detailing the intricacies of efficient and effective cleaning and sterilization, Hu-Friedy continually renews its commitment to patient and clinician safety. Recognizing that clean and safe surfaces are just as important as sterile instruments in the promotion of safe dentistry, Hu-Friedy developed the AdvantaClear line as a logical expansion of their already-robust infection control offerings.
AdvantaClear Surface Disinfectant is convenient and easy to use. It is available as a spray, a ready-to-use liquid, or wipes (individually wrapped or in a 160-count canister). AdvantaClear products are immediately available for sale in the United States from authorized Hu-Friedy representatives or dental distributors.
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 80 countries and the company maintains offices in Germany, Italy, India, China and Japan.