SOURCE: Hu-Friedy


May 25, 2011 08:45 ET

Hu-Friedy's Social Media Program Surpasses 20,000 Members

"Friends of Hu-Friedy" Links Dental Hygienists via On-Line Portal

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacture of dental instruments, announced today that its online dental hygiene community, Friends of Hu-Friedy (, reached a significant milestone with the addition of its 20,000th member.

Friends of Hu-Friedy provides an interactive experience for the dental hygiene community with opportunities to share stories, experience products, gain continuing education credits and obtain insights into delivering optimal patient care. Launched in August 2007, The Friends of Hu-Friedy portal has become the go-to resource for hygienists who want to learn about the latest products, techniques and educational resources that will help them perform at their best.

The new membership of Cathy Elliot, RDH, a practicing clinician for 40 years, brought the community to the 20,000-member mark. "I am thrilled to learn that I am the person who helped Hu-Friedy reach this important milestone." Ms. Elliot says she became a member to learn about and evaluate new instruments through the Hu-Points instrument trial program, and to connect with other dental professionals around the nation. She feels her membership will keep her up-to-date on emerging technologies, and will put her in a better position to serve her patients.

Ron Saslow, CEO of Hu-Friedy, says the real value of Friends of Hu-Friedy lies with the dental professionals who bring the community to life every day. "Cathy's unique status and contribution to the community is truly appreciated. This is a historic moment for Friends of Hu-Friedy. Reaching the 20,000-member milestone is an achievement we celebrate and share with all the Friends of Hu-Friedy, and we will continue to focus on enriching the Friends of Hu-Friedy experience for years to come."

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. Headquartered in Chicago, Hu-Friedy products are distributed in more than 75 countries and the company maintains offices in Rotterdam; Tuttlingen, Germany; Milan; Shanghai and Tokyo.

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