An Opportunity to Bind Together for a Cause

June 22, 2007
Hu-Friedy offers two new perio instruments to support Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization

At first thought, the connection between a breast cancer organization and a dental manufacturing company seems as odd as a snowstorm in the desert, but with closer examination it becomes apparent that health advocacy is a strong tie that binds Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, the dental community and Hu-Friedy together.

For nearly 100 years, Hu-Friedy has strived to create instruments that produce quality results, allowing dental professionals to focus on their patients' needs with greater attention and peace of mind. Fortunately, quality comes through experience. Twenty-one Hu-Friedy professionals have that special experience as registered dental hygienists and dentists, and it was their unique insight to the instrument design process that brought the latest addition to the EverEdge technology product line, the Y-ME Curette (SYME9).

The Y-ME Curette features a distinctive anterior curette design with precise modifications to increase access and reach, perfect for challenging debridement needs of anterior teeth, furcations, line angles and pedodontic dentition. With the 70 degree face of a Gracey, the dual cutting blades of a universal curette, and a contra-angled shank design, the Y-ME Curette combines efficiency, function and the ability to make a difference. For each Y-ME Curette sold, Hu-Friedy will donate $1 to Y-ME, helping those touched by breast cancer.

In addition to the new Y-ME Curette, Hu-Friedy's #100 Thin Swivel Direct Flow® ultrasonic insert has been selected as the "Y-ME spokes-instrument" for the ultrasonic product line. This insert features the unique benefits of 360o rotation and proudly displays the Y-ME ribbon logo. Hu-Friedy will donate $2 for each 25kHz or 30kHz #100 Thin Swivel Direct Flow insert sold.

The development of the Y-ME Curette was fueled by the desire to make an impact clinically and to touch the lives of others. Hu-Friedy found the opportunity to partner with Y-ME a perfect way to promote awareness for breast cancer and overall health through dental professionals. The Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization's mission is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone. Y-ME has the only 24-hour hotline staffed entirely by breast cancer survivors who are trained to provide information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer, with interpreters in 150 languages.

For more information on the Y-ME instruments, call 1-800-Hu-Friedy or contact your authorized Hu-Friedy representative.