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Mental health and dental outcomes
The mental, oral, holistic connection

Dental health practitioners frequently discuss the oral-systemic connection. Meanwhile, there is growing awareness of the connection between mental and physical health. However, there are very real links between mental health and oral health. Awareness of mental health and its connection with dentistry is beneficial to all dental practitioners.
See Hu-Friedy’s latest innovations
Join us at the Greater New York Dental Meeting

Hu-Friedy is gearing up for the Greater New York Dental Meeting (Nov. 24-29), and we are excited to meet with passionate dental clinicians and to share our latest ideas and innovations. Come visit us in Booth 1400, where we have a full schedule of events and plenty of new products and ideas to share.
Redeem Hu-Points now for products and for a greater Friends experience
If you have Hu-Points remaining, now is the time to spend them!

Have you ordered anything from the Hu-Points redemption center lately? If not, you should! In order to provide more opportunity to redeem Hu-Points, we have made a change that is effective immediately: You can now redeem points for any item in the Redemption Center, even if you already ordered it once before.
Photos from #ShowUsYourPurple 2017
Some of our favorite submissions from the biggest #ShowUsYourPurple yet!

This year, the #ShowUsYourPuple event was the biggest ever, spanning five days. Many proud hygienists submitted their purple photos. Here is a small selection of some of our favorites!
New e-book series: The Essential Guide to Infection Control
An invaluable resource to implement the best practices in your instrument reprocessing area

To help you comply with the latest infection prevention guidelines and recommendations, Hu-Friedy's team of experts has created "The Essential Guide to Infection Control" e-book, a valuable and easy to follow resource for both the infection control newbie and veteran alike.
Lighting your patient’s motivational fire!
Part III: Proven steps to help your patients change

By: Kristine Hodsdon-Berry, RDH, MSEC. Motivational Interviewing is an ancient art with practical, modern and clinical applications. In this third and final installment of the Motivational Fire series, we provide the reader with an implementation guide so you can add MI to purposeful patient conversations that lead to yes.
Show Us Your Purple 2017
Hu-Friedy gears up for the annual hygiene pride week

This year, Hu-Friedy is excited to launch the fifth annual Show Us Your Purple Week during National Dental Hygiene Month. From October 16-20, Hu-Friedy will proudly show off its purple and its pride in dental hygiene.
Hygienists’ scheduling secrets
An implementation guide

By: Kristine Hodsdon-Berry, RDH, MSEC. The appointment schedule dictates everything you do during your workday – when you arrive, when you leave and everything else that happens in between. Simply put, the schedule manages time and it has a tremendous impact on the team, the patients and the practice as a whole.
New: Titanium Implant Scalers
A new product from Hu-Friedy, enabling you to use your favorite instruments in a growing segment of patients

Hu-Friedy is proud to announce the launch of our newest instrument line designed to help clinicians achieve the best clinical outcomes for Implant maintenance: Titanium Implant Scalers. Now available!
Infection Prevention breaches in Ontario
What to be aware of in your own practice

If you have been paying attention to the news from Canada this summer, you may have heard that multiple offices in Ontario were closed due to lapses in their infection control protocols. The situation, while nerve-wracking, serves as an important reminder that infection control is paramount to patient (and clinician) safety, encouraging all clinicians – in Ontario and beyond – to review best practices.
Five time management secrets for the dental hygiene appointment
How to ensure that your appointments are productive and efficient

By Kristine Hodsdon-Berry, RDH, MSEC. Do you ever worry about how to fit everything you need to do into a thorough and complete appointment? Here, we discuss five time mastery secrets and practical actions you can take immediately to be more in control of your day, less stressed, and more productive.
Lighting your patient’s motivational fire!
Part II: Is motivational interviewing just a gimmick?

By Kristine Hodsdon-Berry, RDH, MSEC. Here, we build on the motivational competencies with the foundational theory of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and how it relates to oral care. We will begin to create a model for MI with, first, its history and background, and then by exploring the “spirit” or “essence” of MI, which you can start to immediately implement in your daily patient communications.
Friends turns ten!
A look back on a decade of community

This month, Friends of Hu-Friedy turns ten years old! What a milestone for the first online dental hygiene community, and what an experience it’s been! Looking back on our history together, from the earliest days to the present, we’ve done some incredible things. From sharing resources on furthering your career, to continuing education, to industry news, to celebrating each other’s successes, it’s been a fun ride.
Hu-Friedy announces Sharp Tank & Sharp Week
The return of a summertime favorite and a new contest

Hu-Friedy are very excited to announce the return of Sharp Week this summer along with the debut of an exciting new promotion, Sharp Tank.
Hu-Friedy set to welcome RDH’s to Chicago for Under One Roof 2017
Visit us at Under One Roof to see new products, a chance to win prizes, and to help two good causes at once

We are excited to welcome Dental Hygienists from across the nation to Under One Roof 2017, held in Chicago from Aug. 10-12. We have lots going on during this popular gathering, and we want our Friends to be among the first to know.
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