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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3 Compelling Ways Technology Can Help Dentists Practice Effective Infection Prevention and Control in their Offices

From data management to teledentistry to sterility assurance, technology is driving infection prevention and control

Oral care, like most other major disciplines, finds itself navigating the uncharted waters resulting from the COVID-19 global health emergency.

The pandemic has greatly affected the way in which dentistry is practiced, placing an even greater emphasis on infection prevention and control protocols as a means of minimizing disruptions in care delivery.

Technological innovation can be an effective solution here.

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Why the Color of Your Instrument Matters

Exploring the Complete Black Line Collection

In the world of dentistry, small improvements can make a big difference. The same can be said for dental instrumentation - a small detail may have a major impact on your ability to conduct a procedure with ease and efficiency. Consider the decisions you make when selecting the appropriate hand instrument for a procedure – the shape of the working end is certainly important, but so is the weight of the instrument, the surface of the handle which you feel while gripping it, and more.

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The Unique Oral Health Challenges Facing Women

How Hormonal Changes Throughout a Woman’s Life Can Increase the Risk of Gum Disease and Tooth Decay

Being a woman at any age means contending with certain unique health risks. As a dental health care professional, you can help your female patients manage these risks by refamiliarizing yourself with the direct connections between a woman’s oral health and her overall health.

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Are Your Diagnostic Instruments Overdue for a Checkup?

Ensuring Your Mirrors, Probes, and Explorers Are in Top Shape

Think back: When was the last time you updated your diagnostic instrumentation?

A diagnostic instrument’s useful lifespan can extend for years. There may be probes and explorers in use right now in some dental offices that performed exceptionally well over time but are truly no longer in optimal condition to advance efficient and vital dental diagnoses.

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Best Practices for Routine In-Office Sterilizer Efficacy Monitoring

Follow These Steps to Achieve Sterility Assurance for Your Table-Top Steam Sterilizers

Routine sterilizer efficacy monitoring is a critical element of your practice’s infection prevention and control protocol. Steam sterilization is, of course, a routine part of instrument reprocessing, and it’s important to ensure your sterilizer is functioning properly for every load. As a result, there are certain steps you should be taking monthly, daily, and per each load to achieve sterility assurance.

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Reviewing Best Practices for Hand Hygiene

Answering Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Hand hygiene has always been a critical part of infection prevention in health care settings, and the experience of living and working through a pandemic has only underscored its importance. However, despite the extra attention on infection prevention, the CDC reports that, “on average healthcare providers clean their hands less than half of the times they should.”

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Four Changes to Infection Prevention and Control that Made a Difference

Revisiting Critical Updates That Address Infection Risks

At this time last year, we were all collectively reeling from the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with the confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety of managing a new virus. And, in the midst of an unprecedented shutdown that nearly ground dentistry to a complete halt, practices pivoted on the fly to implement new infection prevention and control procedures that would enable them to continue practicing safely.