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This is Why Adopting an Instrument Management System Will Improve Your Practice

Four Case Studies Explore the Benefits of Making the Switch

Running a dental office takes a lot of work, and whether it’s a private practice or part of a dental service organization (DSO), finding ways to save time, maximize efficiency, and see more patients is a universal objective. Although all practices are different and face unique challenges, one common issue is optimal instrument management. 

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Follow These Critical Guidelines for Proper Sterilization

Ensure Infection Prevention and Avoid Innocent Mistakes with a Refresher on the Sterilization Process

The sterilizer is a key component of any dental practice’s infection prevention procedures. After cleaning instruments to remove any residues or heavy contamination using other tools, such as automatic cleaners, it’s the sterilizer that does the heavy lifting of neutralizing infectious microorganisms and readying instruments for recirculation.

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Has Your Dental Unit Waterline Become a Bacterial Metropolis?

Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Dental Waterlines Clean

For decades, dental professionals have known microorganisms were colonizing the waterlines of their dental units. Ample evidence shows the narrow tubing, low flow rates, and frequent stagnation periods found in water delivery systems create the ideal metropolis for biofilms. These slimy mats of bacteria cling to the walls of the plastic tubes, sloughing off countless individual organisms into the water as it passes by.

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Infection Prevention – Is Your Practice Doing Enough?

Compliance Enters the Digital Age with the GreenLight Dental Compliance Center™ by Hu-Friedy

Ask any dentist about their infection prevention program, and they’re likely to express confidence that they’re fully compliant with all relevant regulations. But is that really the case? The slow drip of infection prevention breach stories making news around the country would suggest that compliance is more of an issue than some would like to admit.

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Defining a Hu-Friedy Master

Take a look at the incredibly talented men and women who ensure that your tools keep you performing at your best.

meet the masters artisan instrument manufacturersAn artist, performer or player of consummate skill, that is the definition of a “master” according to Merriam-Webster. That might suffice for some, but here at Hu-Friedy our Masters are redefining the term.

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5 Ways Instrument Management Keeps Dental Practices Competitive in 2018

Is your practice as efficient as it could be?

In the modern world of dentistry, the status quo is no longer an option. To grow and be successful, dental professionals need to continually improve their practices by asking themselves, “What can we do better?” And as they look to the coming year, there are certain areas of improvement they all want to focus on.

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401k Statements, IKEA, & Dental Infection Control: The importance of human content for a human audience

Have you reviewed your 401K performance this year? Have you taken the time to go through all of your credit cards to see which ones have the highest interest rate and should be eliminated? Have you sworn off ever shopping at IKEA because you dread the process of clearing your head so you can fully immerse yourself in the instructions for how to put that 19-piece bench together? Just reading those statements probably made your palms start to sweat a bit, right?

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Getting A Dirty Job Done. The Easy Way!

Quick tips to make your instrument processing thorough and safe

If you've ever watched the reality television show Dirty Jobs, you've probably concluded that dirty jobs are fun to watch or learn about, but not to do. However, these so-called "dirty jobs" play vital roles in society, keeping a world on the move going. When you think about it, especially on a microscopic level, instrument reprocessing is a dirty job, too, with countless microbes and organic debris being removed from the surfaces of instruments.