SOURCE: Hu-Friedy


January 26, 2010 09:00 ET

Hu-Friedy's Social Media Program Fosters Dialogue With Hygienists

"Friends of Hu-Friedy" Links 15,000 Dental Hygienists via On-line Portal

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 26, 2010) - Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacture of dental instruments, announced today that its online dental hygiene community, Friends of Hu-Friedy, ( achieved a significant milestone in surpassing the 15,000-member mark.

Friends of Hu-Friedy provides an interactive experience for the dental hygiene community with opportunities to share stories, evaluate products, gain continuing education credits and obtain insights into delivering optimal patient care.

Launched in August 2007 to share information, provide educational resources, clinical tips and more, Friends of Hu-Friedy is increasingly seen as an online destination point for dental hygienists. Susan Maynard, an RDH from Poquoson, VA, says she visits the site regularly for the professional insights found there. "I find it to be a very valuable site when researching instruments that will fill the needs of my office." Michelle Walsh, an RDH from Hilliard, OH says she relies on the site's peer networking and Hu-Points instrument trial program and states, "I enjoy Friends of Hu-Friedy and all the opportunities that it provides, including but not limited to, CE Courses, interaction with others, and the ability to trade in points to evaluate Hu-Friedy instruments."

Commenting on the 15,000-member milestone, Ron Saslow, President and CEO of Hu-Friedy stated, "Friends of Hu-Friedy has great significance because it provides us with a platform to deepen our connection with the hygiene community that has been so critical to the success of our company. Furthermore, it illustrates something we have known for a long time -- that dental hygienists are passionate about their profession, their patients and each other. Hu-Friedy is extremely proud of our heritage of advocacy for dental hygienists and is thrilled to be part of creating a unique community that is adding real value to the lives of dental professionals."

About Hu-Friedy

Founded in Chicago in 1908, Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company helps dental professionals perform at their best by producing dental instruments designed to function as an extension of each practitioner's particular skill. Its products, hand-crafted by highly-skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability and quality. Hu-Friedy products are distributed in more than 75 countries, and the Company has offices in Rotterdam, Leimen, as well as Shanghai and Tokyo.

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