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Check here often to get the latest news, both what your patients are hearing from the media and what's new in the dental community.

 5/17/2016
Dental Assistants of note
Nearly 100 of our favorite dental assistants

When we asked for submissions from hygienists, dentists, and office staff for their super star dental assistants, the flood of responses was overwhelming – in the best way possible. With so many dental assistants leaving a positive impact, we couldn’t decide on just one assistant. Instead, here are nearly 100 of our favorite, inspirational submissions.
 5/17/2016
The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association
A brief history of the CDHA

As the preeminent association for and representative of dental hygienists in Canada, the CDHA has played an important role in dental care in Canada for over 50 years. In honor of this big – and growing – ally of dental care, we thought it would be fun to share some highlights from the history of CDHA.
 5/17/2016
ISDH 2016
Hu-Friedy will be there. Will you?

June 23-25, 2016, promises to be an exciting time in the ordinarily quiet (and always picturesque) Basel, Switzerland, as the International Federation on Dental Hygiene (IFDH) hosts the International Symposium on Dental Hygiene (ISDH) – an international gathering of dental hygienists devoted educating, connecting, sharing, and growing in the profession.
 5/17/2016
Questions and answers from our oral cancer awareness webinar
Jo-Anne Jones answers some more questions in-depth

Our webinar on oral cancer, entitled "The Oral Cancer Screening Examination: The Urgent Need for Change", with Jo-Anne Jones, RDH, on April 20, 2016, was a popular event. We had so many excellent questions that Jo-Anne didn’t get to answer them all in as much detail as she would have liked. Here, we present some of the questions people submitted after Jo-Anne’s presentation. Even if you were present at the webinar, you may want to review these questions and their answers. And be sure to view the webinar on-demand, too!
 5/9/2016
Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co. LLC and the ADHA to again honor dental hygiene graduates
Hu-Friedy and the ADHA continue their annual tradition of honoring dental hygiene graduates starting their careers with the Grad Scaler Award.
 4/18/2016
Recycle with Environdent at CDA South!
Recycle 12 instruments, get a free EverEdge 2.0 at CDA

Bring 12 old, broken, or retipped instruments of any brand to Hu-Friedy's booth at CDA South (Booth № 1304), and you will instantly receive 1 free Hu-Friedy EverEdge 2.0 instrument!
 4/14/2016
New: Colorvue® Biotype Probes
A new product to help you customize patient treatment

Biotype periodontal therapy continues to gain traction as a means of increasing patient comfort while providing more effective therapies. Our new biotype probes provide a quick, easy, and visual means of assessing a patient’s biotype.
 4/14/2016
My experience with EverEdge 2.0
Tami Wanless, RDH, MEd, reviews the second generation of EverEdge scalers

Tami Wanless, a dental hygiene expert and self-proclaimed “sharpening snob”, has been using EverEdge 2.0, and she wrote to tell us how wowed she’s been by its lasting sharpness. She’s impressed by its real-life results, too, finding it especially useful for patients with high levels of calculus or those who had burnished buildup. Moreover, the EverEdge 2.0 has saved her time, too!
 4/14/2016
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
The Oral Cancer Foundation leads outreach effors in April and beyond

April may be Oral Cancer Awareness Month, but the Oral Cancer Foundation works year-round to educate the public about this silent killer. Read about the rapidly growing and changing oral cancer population, and how you can get involved in outreach and service efforts.
 4/14/2016
Hu-Friedy self-study e-books on implantology now available for CE credit
Did you know that Hu-Friedy recently debuted a three-part e-book series on implantology? Did you know that you can earn CE credit for reading them? Did you know the e-books and the credits are free?
 4/14/2016
Fluoride – Tiny element, massive impact
Part II: The controversy flows

Public water fluoridation remains controversial; while many see it as beneficial, others question its legitimacy and its use. As a dental hygienist, you should be armed with educated, informative, and respectful answers to your patients’ questions on the topic. Additionally, we review two examples of American communities who decided against fluoridation and their reasons why.
 4/4/2016
Join us at the Illinois OCF Walk/Run on May 22, 2016 • Bensenville, Ill. *
If you are in the Chicagoland area, join Hu-Friedy at the Oral Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run for Oral Cancer Awareness.
• Date: Sunday, May 22, 206
• Location: Bensenville, Illinois
Not in Chicago? Visit oralcancerfoundation.org/map to find an OCF run in your area.
 4/4/2016
Join our team at the 2016 ADHA CLL 5k Fun Run!
Join our team, "Friends of Hu-Friedy in Motion", at the 2016 ADHA CLL 5k Fun Run in Pittsburgh!
 4/4/2016
Newsflash: CDC Guidelines Summary Released
Learn how the new tools will enhance your infection prevention compliance

The Center of Disease Control (CDC) recently released new tools aimed at improving the understanding and implementation by practices of the 2003 CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in the Dental Health-Care Settings.
 3/16/2016
Fluoride – Tiny element, massive impact.
Part I: What is it? How is it used?

Few things are both as ubiquitous and controversial as fluoride. The element, which is an essential anti-caries agent, is present in many consumer goods. In this first installment of an ongoing Friends of Hu-Friedy series on fluoride and the debate surrounding it, we investigate the history of this uniquely beneficial and controversial element.
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