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 6/30/2016
Congratulations to the Hu-Friedy / American Dental Assistants' Association Merit Scholar Award Recipients!
On behalf of Hu-Friedy and the American Dental Assistants Association, we are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Hu-Friedy/ADAA Merit Scholar Award!
 6/30/2016
A summary of the ‘Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care’
By: Marie T Fluent, DDS

Marie Fluent: "As I concluded reading the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care for the first time, I found myself thinking a more alluring title might have been 'An Infection Control Primer for the Time-Constrained Dental Team.'"...
 6/30/2016
Hu-Friedy Expands EverEdge 2.0 Line with Gracey Curette Designs
EverEdge® 2.0 scientifically-proven to be sharpest, longest lasting hand instrumentation

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, today announced the addition of Gracey Curette designs to its line of EverEdge 2.0 hand instruments designed to help clinicians achieve the best clinical outcomes.
 6/24/2016
Fluoride – Tiny element, massive impact
Part III: Liquidating the myths

Community water fluoridation has been a favored topic of pseudoscience for years. In this installment of our Fluoride series, we analyze and dispel some of the more sensationalist myths about fluoridated water.
 6/24/2016
An interview with Laura Smith, recipient of the Esther Wilkins Future Leader Award
Hu-Friedy and the ADHA awarded Smith at the 2016 ADHA CLL Session in Pittsburgh

Laura Smith discussed her feelings about the award and told us a bit about her career as a dental hygienist. The award recognizes dental hygienists who exhibit a strong commitment to the dental hygiene profession and demonstrate leadership in ADHA within five years of graduation.
 6/24/2016
An interview with Melissa Obrotka, recipient of the Esther Wilkins Master Clinician Award
Hu-Friedy and the ADHA awarded Obrotka at the 2016 ADHA CLL Session in Pittsburgh

We spoke with Melissa Obrotka about the award and about dental hygiene. The award recognizes a clinical dental hygienist who demonstrates outstanding clinical expertise in relating interdependence of clinical practice and patient education for the improvement of patient compliance.
 6/24/2016
Hu-Friedy will be at Under One Roof 2016!
Join us at Washington, DC National Harbor July 28-30, 2016

The 2016 ADHA CLL may have just ended, but Hu-Friedy’s exciting summer continues at Under One Roof at Washington, DC, National Harbor July 28-30, 2016! Join us Friends of Hu-Friedy for a special Sharpening Corner, and a “Keep your edge” course led by Tami Wanless, RDH.
 6/24/2016
Dental hygiene students from across nation compete in board review challenge
Nearly 200 students participated in the Are You Smarter than Esther Wilkins competition at ADHA CLL 2016

On Thursday, June 9, 2016, nearly 200 students gathered at the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh to compete in the ever-popular, annual Are you smarter than Esther Wilkins? board review challenge.
 6/16/2016
Karen Neiner awarded with ADHA Award for Excellence in Dental Hygiene
The Award, issued annually by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), recognizes “hygienists who have evidence of active involvement in ADHA and its constituents, exhibit evidence of leadership in and the advancement of dental hygiene experience… [and who] have a significant impact on the future of the dental hygiene profession.”
 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.
 4/14/2016
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.
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