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 4/4/2014
Join EcoDentistry & Hu-Friedy April 22nd for an Earth Day Twitter Chat!
Want the latest and greatest on the benefits of going green in the dental practice? Plan to participate in the Eco-Dentistry Association’s Earth Day Tweetchat, on Tuesday, April 22nd at 9 am PST, noon EST, and hear from dental practices that are leading the way to dentistry’s green future! Just log into your practice or personal Twitter account, search for #ecodentistry, and take part in the conversation in real time.
 4/4/2014
Happy National Dental Hygienists Week, Canada!
The month of April is Oral Health Month and an important part of this celebration is National Dental Hygienists Week™, April 6-12. Focusing on the importance of maintaining good oral health practices and helping Canadians understand the role and importance of the dental hygiene profession, this annual event is sponsored by the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA). The week’s theme, “Oral Health for Total Health” reminds all of us that taking care of our mouth, teeth and gums positively impacts on other aspects of our lives.
 4/1/2014
April is Autism Awareness Month *
Working with patients with autism can be a challenge for the entire dental team, but giving up on these patients too soon can have long-term effect. The use of behavior guidance techniques can make treating the patients with autism less stressful for the dental team.
 3/17/2014
On Kick Butts Day, Let's Commit to Making Tobacco History
 3/12/2014
The State of Sharpening *
We polled attendees of our most recent webinar, Solving the Mysteries of Accurate Sharpening, to find out their sharpening habits. DId you know that 62% of hygienists sharpen based on time, while 38% sharpen based on the first sign of dullness?
 3/11/2014
Getting to Know the 2014 ADAA President *
Lori Pashcall, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, FADAA, on her experience becoming a hygienist, her career and leading the American Dental Assistants Association.
 3/7/2014
One in Five US Health Facilities Doesn't Put Hand Sanitizer Everywhere Needed To Prevent Infections
One in five US health facilities doesn't put hand sanitizer everywhere needed to prevent infections, study from WHO and Columbia Nursing finds
 3/1/2014
Chicago Midwinter Meeting Recap
Thanks to our Friends who joined us at Chicago Dental Society's 2014 Midwinter meeting! We had a very exciting announcement and hope you all look forward to the new, innovative products coming from the alliance that is Hu-Friedy & EMS. We also are helping celebrate the Chicago Dental Society's 150th anniversary and decorated a molar to commemorate the occasion!
 3/1/2014
Meet Madison, the 2014 Hu-Friedy/Esther Wilkins Instrument Scholarship Winner *
Meet Madison Voris, our 2014 Hu-Friedy/Esther Wilkins Instrument Scholarship Winner. Madeline is in her second and final year at dental hygiene school at Lane Community College in Oregon. We asked Madeline a few questions on deciding on dental hygiene, this scholarship and her future! Here's what she had to say...
 2/26/2014
Top 10 Reasons to Join the American Dental Assistants Association *
Lori Paschall, CDA, CPFDA, CRFDA, FADAA, is one of Hu-Friedy's own. She's our Regional Account Manager in South Carolina, as well as the President of the American Dental Assistants Association. We're celebrating Dental Assistant Recognition Week and asked Lori her top 10 reasons to join the ADAA & here's what she had to say!
 2/25/2014
Top 16 Ways to Thank Your Dental Assistant *
Dental Assistants Recognition Week is March 2-8 - here are some ideas to on how to celebrate the assistants on your dental team!
 2/20/2014
Hu-Friedy and Electro Medical Systems Form Strategic Alliance *
Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, and Switzerland-based Electro Medical Systems (EMS) today announced a strategic alliance to deliver the most clinically advanced prophylaxis protocol to the U.S. and Canadian markets by leveraging Hu-Friedy’s heritage in high-quality hand instrumentation, coupled with best-in-class EMS offerings in Piezo power scaling and air polishing.
 2/14/2014
Hu-Friedy Lends a Helping Hand to ADA's Give Kids A Smile
Aligning with our mission to improve lives through better dentistry - smile after smile, Hu-Friedy recently sponsored two Give Kids a Smile events in San Francisco and Stockton, CA.
 2/5/2014
Yankee Dental Congress Meeting Highlights
Thanks to those in the greater Boston area who joined us at the 2014 Yankee Dental Congress meeting and taking the opportunity to check what's new, demo our products, attend educational sessions with our Key Opinion Leaders and network with other dental professionals. We hope you returned home inspired and ready to perform at your best! And we look forward to seeing you in 2015!
 2/4/2014
Bill in Maine Offers Opportunity to Improve the Oral Health of Maine's Older Adults
The oral health of older Americans is in a state of decay, and this is particularly true for residents of Maine. Access to dental care is one of the greatest challenges facing older adults and their caretakers, and many of those near retirement are not aware that Medicare doesn’t cover dental care.
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