SOURCE: Hu-Friedy

Hu-Friedy

December 01, 2010 10:31 ET

Hu-Friedy Introduces Complete Line of Medical Grade Hand Care Products

Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials™ Broadens Commitment to Infection Control

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Hu-Friedy, a global leader in dental instrument manufacturing, today announced the introduction of Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials, a complete line of premium hand care products, including moisturizers, soaps and sanitizers which provide dental professionals with medical grade products for hygiene and help with infection control program compliance.

The full line of Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials has been designed specifically to help promote proper hand hygiene in the dental office, and consists of products that support the specific routines that dental professionals perform each day including hand washing, sanitizing, and skin protection as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

For the critical routines of hand sanitization and skin protection, Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials features two premium products. Sterillium® Comfort Gel is an easy-to-use hand sanitizing gel that is scientifically proven to kill 99.999% of a broad range of nosocomial pathogens within fifteen seconds and contains moisturizing emollients that are proven to significantly increase skin hydration after only one week. Hand Essentials Skin Repair Cream helps restore the skin's natural moisture balance and is uniquely suited for dental professionals, including those who are at high risk for skin breakdown due to frequent washing. Hand Essentials Skin Repair Cream contains Olivamine® to help deliver moisture and all of the essential nutrients necessary for optimal skin health including amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM).

The Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials family also includes Hand Essentials Instant Hand Antiseptic, an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains Aloe and Vitamin E to permit frequent use without drying the skin, and the medical grade Hand Essentials Antibacterial Soap and Lotion Soap. The Hand Essentials Antibacterial Soap contains 0.5% Triclosan, an antibacterial active ingredient, and the Hand Essentials Lotion Soap has a gentle formula that includes moisturizers. For end of the day moisturizing, Hu-Friedy is offering fragrance-free Hand Essentials Moisturizing Lotion, containing dimethicone, which creates a moisture barrier on the skin and helps hands stay smoother longer, due to its moisture retention properties. All Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials products and Sterillium® Comfort Gel are tested to be latex- and CHG-friendly, making them compatible with other products in the dental office.

Ron Saslow, President and CEO of Hu-Friedy, says, "Dental professionals never forget the importance of infection control, which is why they wear gloves, sterilize their equipment, and wash their hands frequently. But retail hand care products do not meet the standards of medical grade products. The Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials line continues our commitment to helping dental professionals stay safe, maximize efficiency and perform at their best."

For more information and to learn more about Hu-Friedy hand care products, call 1-800-HU-FRIEDY or visit www.hu-friedy.com or www.handessentials.com.

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.