Failure to replace: Who pays the ultimate price?

The current recommendation for when to replace a scaler is when 20% of the instrument blade width or length is reduced or no longer the original design. But how long it takes for each instrument to reach this threshold is dependent on several factors. Deb (Hume) Brown, RDH, shares some of these factors and how a failure to replace instruments can affect the clinician and the patient.

How to Know Your Instruments Are Sterile and Compliant

Cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments for re-use can be tedious and dull, but the task is a crucial component to ensuring the safety of staff and patients. Further, ensuring that instruments are free of potentially infectious material and debris is critical to the quality care that dental health professionals pledge to provide. Gain a better understanding of this importance and see how to set up an easy-to-maintain compliance program in this guest post from Hu-Friedy.

Tray Chic: 15 of the Most Popular Products for a Simple Composite Procedure

As is true with most dental procedures, the “best way” to perform a simple composite restoration is largely based on personal preference. A successful restoration can be achieved with a wide variety of instruments, materials, and bonding agents. In the sample tray setup we have […]

Independent Study Reveals Sharpness of Hu-Friedy EverEdge

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in manufacturing dental instruments and products, released the results of an independent scientific study evaluating the sharpness and edge retention of two scaler brands. Research was conducted by the Cutlery & Allied Trades Research Association (CATRA), a specialized third-party blade laboratory, […]

Implant Fundamentals Part 1: Patient Assessment and Extraction

As a leader in providing valuable educational content to our customers, Hu-Friedy is excited to offer Implant Fundamentals, a three-part eBook series that focuses on the full life cycle of an implant.  Implant Fundamentals is evidence-based and peer reviewed, making it a great resource for […]

Free CE Opportunity: Tackling Biofilm with Air Polishing and Ultrasonics

Hu-Friedy is proud to offer dental professionals free continuing education courses through our live webinars. Join Hu-Friedy for an upcoming webinar, “Tackling Biofilm with Air Polishing and Ultrasonics.” The aim of this 90-minute program is to provide participants with a blueprint of how to integrate […]

5 Steps to Becoming More Confident in Infection Control Management

Are you up-to-date on the latest guidelines and standards from CDC, OSAP, OSHA and your state government? Do you stay current with industry news and continuing education? Develop more confidence in your infection control management by increasing focus on training, documentation and ongoing education. Follow […]