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July 28th is World Hepititis Day | Prevent hepatitis. Act now. *
Today is World Hepatitis Day - WHO and partners will urge policy-makers, health workers and the public to act now to prevent infection and death from hepatitis.
The Uncoated Truth | The Science of Sharp *
When it comes to scaling, “sharp” matters…to practices, clinicians, and patients. And since it matters to them, it matters to us. Why? Because we’ve built our 100-years-strong legacy on providing the highest quality product, service and community experience in the industry to help dental professionals perform at their best so they can deliver the best clinical outcomes to their patients
2015 Hu-Friedy/Esther Wilkins Instrument Scholarship Winner
Meet Veronica Harris a current student at Ohio State University going into her final year before graduating with a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene. Veronica is the winner of the 2015 Hu-Friedy/Esther Wilkins Instrument Scholarship.
Retipping Hand Instruments: The Myths RE-LAUNCH | Complimentary CE from Hu-Friedy *
As we continue to gain an understanding as to why instrument sharpness matters, we are re-launching our Retipping Hand Instruments: The Myths self-study course. Authors, Sherry Burns, RDH, MS and Judy Zack Bendit, RDH, BS recently updated the content for this 1-hour CE program. If you have not already taken the course, successfully complete it by August 6th to receive 50 Hu-Points!
Look. Feel. ASK! | HPV & Oral Cancer Screening
HPV 16 origin oral and oropharyngeal cancers are on the rise. They are harder to discover that the historic tobacco related cancers because they do not produce precancerous lesions or other signs and symptoms that are normally noticeable.
September Continuing Education at Hu-Friedy
Join us at Hu-Friedy for either a course on Instrument Sharpening or Ultrasonic Instrumentation — or both! Courses will be taught by Sherry Burns, internationally recognized expert on instrument design, clinical technique and instrument sharpening. You will not only leave this course with continuing education credits but the clinical skills to help you perform at your best!
Your Sharpening Questions, Answered! | Sharpening Stone Edition
We asked you your toughest sharpening questions, and now we have some of the answers. In this first edition, we spoke with sharpening expert, Tami Wanless, RDH, MEd and got the answers to your questions about sharpening stones.
Oral Health America Announces 14th Annual NSTEP Slogan Contest
Oral Health America (OHA) is pleased to announce the launch of its 14th annual NSTEP® (National Spit Tobacco Education Project) slogan contest. Teaming up with Little League® Baseball and Softball, the contest calls on players ages 8-14 to create a compelling ten-word phrase describing the dangers of spit tobacco for a chance to win a trip to the Little League Baseball® World Series.
Roll the Dice in Las Vegas! | Hu-Friedy will be at Under One Roof July 15th-17th
If you are heading to Under One Roof, be sure to stop by Booth # 413 and see what is new from Hu-Friedy. Visit Tami Wanless, RDH, MEd at our Sharpening Corner to learn how to optimally sharpen your scalers and curettes the first time around. Wednesday evening, Hu-Friedy will host an exclusive event from 8-9pm that you will not want to miss!
Ultrasonic Insights | Tips to Prevent Your Handpiece from Overheating *
Imagine this…during an ultrasonic scaling procedure; your handpiece begins to feel warm. Continuing to scale, you hope that the temperature will decrease. However, the handpiece becomes even warmer-- to the point that you put down it down to either change the ultrasonic insert or switch to hand instrumentation. Does this ultrasonic scaling scenario sound familiar to you? In this article, learn what is causing your handpiece to overheat and how to prevent it.
Top 10 Tips for Clinical Success | From the Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician
Congratulations to Emily Boge, RDH on receiving the 2015 Hu-Friedy/ADHA Master Clinician award this past week. This award is awarded to a clinical dental hygienist who demonstrates outstanding clinical expertise in relating the interdependence of clinical practice and patient education for the improvement of patient compliance. We asked our Friend, Emily, to share how she has achieved such success in her profession. In this article, she shares with us her Top 10 Tips for Clinical Success.
Featuring Friends 2015 Esther Wilkins Future Leader, Whitney Howerton, RDH, BS, BA
Hello Friends! Our series, Featuring Friends, highlights exceptional professionals in the dental industry. I spoke with Whitney Howerton, RDH, BS, BA ADHA’s 2015 Hu-Friedy®/Future Leader winner
Protecting Your Future Practice from Risk through Infection Prevention
Tomorrow’s dental practitioner must have an understanding of the infection prevention protocols that keep patients and staff safe. The use and care of dental instruments is an important part of infection control. When conducted properly, infection control can even improve practice efficiency.
2015 Hu-Friedy ADHA Highlights
Thank you to those who joined us at ADHA's 92nd annual meeting in Nashville! We hope you returned home inspired and ready to perform at your best!
Are You Compliant? An Inside Look at Infection Prevention | Part V: Sterilization and Monitoring *
In this series, we have properly prepared and packaged our instrumentation to maintain sterility during storage. We now must heat sterilize our critical and semi critical items. The CDC guidelines have recommendations to ensure instruments achieve sterilization.
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