Hu-Friedy

Our 10,000 dental instruments and product solutions are sold in over 100 countries, and we have over 900 employees representing and growing our brand around the world. Headquartered in Chicago, we have offices and distribution centers in Italy, Germany, China, and Japan, and a sales force spread over 30 different countries.

Hu-Friedy’s mission is the same today as it has always been – to help dental professionals perform at their best. In order to do that, we have to be at our best, too, because better dentistry starts with us - and we take that responsibility very seriously.

When Is Too Much Light a Bad Thing in Dentistry? ecervello@hu-f… Mon, 01/06/2020 - 16:45

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.

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Being Friends: The Best from our Hygiene Community in 2019

Recapping the top articles, CE courses, and discussion threads that defined the last year

Is it just us, or did 2019 fly by in the blink of an eye? So much has happened in the last year that it can be hard to keep track of all of it. One place that has been particularly dynamic is our Friends of Hu-Friedy community, where RDHs and other dental professionals can connect with peers, gain continuing education credits, earn rewards, and join the conversation on the hottest topics in the industry.

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Is Mindfulness the New Secret Weapon in Dentistry?

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.

Four Factors for Selecting Ultrasonic Inserts ecervello@hu-f… Tue, 11/05/2019 - 01:48

Learn How to Make the Right Choices for Efficient and Effective Ultrasonic Scaling

When it comes to selecting the right ultrasonic inserts for clinical procedures, one size does not fit all. There are many varieties of handle and tip designs to choose from, and the “right” insert can change from patient to patient. Since you may have an ultrasonic insert in your hand for over two hours per day, various factors can help you maximize ultrasonic technology for optimal clinical outcomes.

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Three Pieces of Advice on Advancing Your Dental Hygiene Career

“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.

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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. 

5 Reasons to Choose AIRFLOW® Therapy ecervello@hu-f… Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:21

How Changing the Biofilm Removal Protocol Can Benefit both Patients and Practices

By Nancy K. Richardson, RDH, MSEd

Dentists are always looking for ways to offer superior patient care while also improving practice efficiencies and profits. The goal is to “work smarter, not harder,” and the AIRFLOW Therapy advanced biofilm management system certainly makes that possible. 

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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.