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Hu-Friedy Dual Grit

July 27, 2010
Dental instrument sharpening options suited for three styles of instrument care.
CHICAGO, Illinois--Hu-Friedy, a leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments, has introduced the Hu-Friedy Total Sharpening Solution.The solution is a line of dental instrument sharpening options that includes an in-house professional sharpening service, a portable, technologically advanced sharpening device, more than 20 types of natural quarried or hard synthetic stones, and an array of support and educational sharpening resources.Because clinicians have sharpening needs and preferences, Hu-Friedy has developed a solution for each of its sharpening styles. For the “classic” sharpening style, Hu-Friedy offers an array of stones including Hu-Friedy’s latest addition, the Dual Grit Sharpening Stone. This stone features a coarse side for reshaping and reconditioning plus a fine side for honing and finishing. For clinicians who prefer a more “contemporary” style of sharpening, Hu-Friedy’s Sidekick Sharpener is a lightweight, cordless sharpening device that “chatters.” It alerts the user to readjust the position of the instrument if it has moved from the guide channel. Other practitioners prefer a “hassle-free” solution, by choosing to send their instruments to a sharpening professional service. Hu-Friedy’s Professional Sharpening Service offers more than three decades' experience in instrument finishing and sharpening with artisans who recreate cutting blades daily, sharpening instruments to the performance level of a new scaler. “Dental instruments are a valued investment in the practice and require care and maintenance to keep them in prime condition," “said Hu-Friedy President and CEO Ron Saslow. “Sharp instruments decrease the potential for hand fatigue and are essential for stroke control. Hu-Friedy is dedicated to allowing clinicians to choose the best solution for their individual practice’s needs and their own personal style. Our new Total Sharpening Solution represents another advance in our commitment to best practices in the dental profession.”For more information about Hu-Friedy, call (800) HU-FRIEDY or visit To read more about Hu-Friedy, go to Hu-Friedy.To comment on this product, go to