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.

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Four Factors for Selecting Ultrasonic Inserts

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. 

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5 Reasons to Choose AIRFLOW® Therapy

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.

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Reflections on Innovation and Legacy as Hu‑Friedy Enters a New Chapter

Celebrating the Birthday of Chairman Emeritus Dick Saslow

When Dick Saslow acquired Hu-Friedy in 1958, the then 50-year-old company had only six employees – two artisans, two in corporate, and two in shipping. From those humble origins, Dick’s leadership and strategic vision served as a foundation for Hu-Friedy’s growth into a global leader in dental instrument manufacturing and infection prevention solutions.

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"Cutting-Edge” Technology: The Newest Way to Keep Instruments Sharp

Maintaining Your Instruments Just Got Easier with the
Hu-Friedy Sharpening Assistant.

It goes without saying that sharp instruments are better instruments. Any instrument – dental or otherwise – performs at its best when it’s in peak condition. Just like a great tennis player needs a well-strung racket or a great musician needs a well-tuned instrument, dental professionals need sharp scalers to provide the best experience for patients.

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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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Gingivitis: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

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.