GreenLight is a comprehensive, all-in-one resource to proactively prepare and maintain best practices and compliant protocols for infection prevention. Here are five ways it can benefit your practice.
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.
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.
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 […]
Have you used an air polisher lately? For many of you, the answer is sure to be no. Maybe your device is sitting in a cabinet because your patients used to complain about the taste and texture, or perhaps your office doesn’t have one at […]
Let’s face it, cleaning and sterilizing instruments for re-use might just be one of the most tedious and dull parts of your day. But the bottom line is that it is also a crucial part of your day. Ensuring that instruments are free of potentially […]
Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, remains the most prevalent chronic disease among children in the U.S. According to a recent study, 5-10% of U.S. children will experience oral health issues by the age of three. What is even more alarming is […]
From outlining the 7 steps of endodontics, to covering 8 products at the root of root canals, we’ve enjoyed taking the month of March to publish various pieces of content focused on endodontics. The month isn’t over yet, though, and today we’ll be sharing a […]
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, […]
There are many different instruments needed for the extraction of a tooth and they vary greatly for many reasons including the number of teeth needing to be pulled, the location of the tooth within the oral cavity and the reason for the procedure. The degree […]
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 […]
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 […]
There are several benefits to being proactive with preventive dentistry, and regular semi-annual dental cleanings are a large part of any good oral health care regime. These visits can benefit the patient in six simple ways: Prevent cavities and decay Stop tooth loss Brighten their […]
Just like your hand scalers, ultrasonic insert tips wear with use. Worn insert tips can significantly diminish your scaling efficiency: 1 millimeter of tip loss results in a 25% loss of efficiency 2 millimeters of tip loss results in a 50% loss of efficiency Think […]
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 […]
A little over a month ago, Hu-Friedy made dentistry’s longest running recycling program even greener with the launch of Environdent.com. Since 1995, the program has offered customers one free dental instrument for every twelve old, broken or dull instruments they submit – regardless of brand. […]
Fact: Many clinicians want lightweight resin handles that provide easy identification of instruments in the operatory. Challenge: Current lightweight resin handles offer color options, but don’t always feature high-quality working ends that stay sharper longer. Resin 8 scalers and curettes from Hu-Friedy combine resin handles […]
With cooler temps on the way, we’ve decided to heat things up a bit with another edition of the “What’s Hot” flyer. This flyer features hot products along with some great promotions from vendors like 3M, Cranberry, Pierrel, Denticator, Hu-Friedy, Premier and Ivoclar Vivadent. Click […]
With the concern for infection control at an all-time high and the cold and flu season approaching, now is the time to find the right products to keep your hands clean and protected from the indoor and outdoor elements. Proper hand hygiene is the first […]