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Hu-Friedy Introduces Implacare II

October 17, 2012
by Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., Inc.

A new solution for gentle scaling of dental implants

Hu-Friedy, a global leader in dental instrument manufacturing, announced today the launch of Implacare II scalers, which provide thinner working ends and new designs to effectively adapt to and scale implant abutments.

The general topic of implantology continues to be a significant focus in dentistry. As an industry leader in manufacturing high quality, effective scaling instruments, Hu-Friedy introduced the original Implacare scalers backed by thorough research of the proper instrumentation and technique for scaling implant abutment surfaces. Today, Hu-Friedy continues to innovate with the launch of Implacare II. The creation and design of Implacare II has been largely based on customer feedback, partnerships with Key Opinion Leaders in implantology, and, once again, continued research by Hu-Friedy to ensure that they are giving clinicians exactly what they need to protect their patients’ investments.  Each Implacare II tip is now 20% thinner than the original. This will allow for improved adaptation and access to implant abutment surfaces, and, in turn, will provide more effective implant maintenance solutions to clinicians in order for them to deliver optimal care to their patients.

Implacare II also features two new tip designs for a total of five options for implant scaling. The Langer 1/2 and Barnhart 5/6 universal curette designs join the universal Columbia 4R/4L, as well as the H6/7 and 204S sickle scaler designs. Hu-Friedy developed more designs for Implacare II so customers could choose which instrument best suited each patient’s individual needs.

Hu-Friedy’s research and work with Key Opinion Leaders validated that in order to minimize alteration to the smooth for abutment surfaces, a unique material and composition is required. Implacare II scalers are made from PLASTEEL™—a high grade, unfilled resin, which causes the least amount of alteration to implant abutment surfaces during scaling. When abutment surfaces are altered, they can be a source for plaque accumulation—leading to more serious conditions such as peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis.

Ken Serota, President of Hu-Friedy, says of the launch, “At Hu-Friedy, we believe it is our responsibility to do our homework on trends in dentistry and the needs of dental professionals. We know that there’s been confusion in the fast-growing implant market about how to properly scale abutment surfaces, so we took the time to investigate the latest research in order to better our product and benefit our customers. It was important to us that we determine the optimal answer to the questions surrounding implant scaling, and that is Implacare II. We hope to encourage clinicians to take a comprehensive approach to implant assessment, and make Implacare II a part of that routine.”

For more information about Implacare II, call 1-800-HU-FRIEDY or visit www.hu-friedy.com

About Hu-Friedy Founded in Chicago in 1908, Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co. helps dental professionals perform at their best by producing dental instruments and products designed to function as an extension of each practitioner’s particular skill. Its instruments, hand-crafted by highly-skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability and quality. Headquartered inChicago, Hu-Friedy products are distributed in more than 75 countries and the company maintains offices inRotterdam,Tuttlingen,Germany,Milan,ShanghaiandTokyo.

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