Don’t Forget About Your Waterlines ecervello@hu-f… Tue, 06/02/2020 - 11:38

Are You Taking the Right Steps?

As dental practices are starting to reopen, it’s critical that all aspects of a practice’s infection prevention protocol are up to date. While practices have been proactively communicating to patients about new processes around PPE usage, patient in-out procedures, and the like, some areas may remain overlooked. This is particularly true of waterline maintenance – a critical but sometimes neglected element of infection prevention.

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Going to Chicago Midwinter? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

One of the nation’s largest dental trade shows is right around the corner... and right in our backyard!

The 155th Midwinter Meeting, hosted by the Chicago Dental Society (CDS), takes place from February 20–22 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. While there’s a ton to do at the show itself, this is also a great opportunity to make the most of the Best Large City in America.

When Is Too Much Light a Bad Thing in Dentistry? ecervello@hu-f… Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:45

How Reducing Glare Can Make a Big Difference in the Operatory

Dental hygienists rely on two senses to detect calculus: tactile sensitivity and direct observation. Take one away, and hard-to-access areas are bound to be overlooked, leading to incomplete deposit removal.  

This is why we strive to strengthen our two key senses as much as possible, turning to instruments that give us better tactile sensitivity and an array of lights, lenses, and mirrors to improve our vision.

Is Mindfulness the New Secret Weapon in Dentistry? ecervello@hu-f… Wed, 12/04/2019 - 15:26

As 2019 winds down and we look ahead to the new year, now is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the past year and consider areas of personal and professional improvement. While we often focus on how new products and services can help you perform at your best, that’s only one part of the equation. It’s also important to consider strategies to strengthen health and well-being.

Three Pieces of Advice on Advancing Your Dental Hygiene Career ecervello@hu-f… Mon, 10/21/2019 - 14:13

“Figure out who you want to be…don’t get stale. Remain passionate!”

It goes without saying that dental hygienists are the lifeblood of any dental practice. Without the hygienist, it would be impossible to operate a successful dental practice.

Hu-Friedy has a long history of supporting dental hygienists. For over 40 years, we have sponsored the Golden Scaler Award at dental hygiene programs around the world to honor the importance of the profession and recognize outstanding students at participating programs.

How to Embrace Change in Your Dental Practice ecervello@hu-f… Mon, 09/23/2019 - 13:11

Try These New Ideas to Refresh Your Practice

You wake up. You stumble downstairs. You start the coffee. You feed the dog. You glance at your email on your smartphone. You’ve acted out this routine so many times, you could do it with your eyes closed (well, maybe not that last part about checking your phone).

Gingivitis: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing kbrown@hu-friedy.com Mon, 07/01/2019 - 14:36

How New Approaches to Biofilm Management are Transforming Preventive Care

By Katrina M Sanders RDH, BSDH, M.Ed, RF

One of my favorite ways to decompress as a practicing dental hygienist, speaker, business owner and thought leader is to schedule a lunch or happy hour with my friend Debi Dencek, who is an RDH and entrepreneur. I adore Debi’s sharp mind and unique wit, and she and I both share countless provocative ideas about the dental industry. It is always fun to enjoy a glass of wine while sitting across from her and debating key topics.