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Hu-Friedy announces 2015 Global Ortho Wire Bending Contest

Feb. 24, 2015
Hu-Friedy's announces its 2015 Annual Global Ortho Wire Bending Contest in two separate submission categories: Single Wire and Anything Goes. The Online Voter’s Choice Contest will accept submissions from Feb. 17–March 30, 2015. Winners receive Hu-Friedy instruments.
Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacture of dental instruments and products has announced the 2015 Annual Global Ortho Wire Bending Contest. For the past 12 years, Hu-Friedy has been challenging orthodontic residents and practitioners worldwide to showcase their creativity and wire-bending talents onsite at the annual AAO show and more recently through an online challenge.ADDITIONAL READING |Hu-Friedy announces rules for 2014 wire-bending contest

Both the online and onsite contests offer two separate submission categories: Single Wire and Anything Goes. The rules are simple: entries in the “Single Wire” category must be designed from a single piece of orthodontic wire, while entries in the “Anything Goes” category can be designed from multiple orthodontic wires.

The Online Voter’s Choice Contest will accept submissions from Feb. 17–March 30, 2015. Contestants can enter on Hu-Friedy’s Facebook page or their website. All entries will be posted to Hu-Friedy’s Facebook page beginning March 31 and open for voting through April 7. All online submissions are also eligible to bring to the onsite contest at AAO. The winner(s) of the online contest will be announced on April 8 and displayed at AAO. Winners will be automatically entered into the onsite contest. The online winner for “Anything Goes” will receive $1,500 (retail value) worth of Hu-Friedy Ortho Instruments and the “Single Wire” winner will win $500 (retail value) worth of Hu-Friedy instruments.

Submissions for the AAO onsite contest will be accepted at Hu-Friedy’s booth from the start of the show on May 16until closing on May 18. Judging will take place the evening of May 18 and winners will be announced on May 20. Orthodontic wire and instruments will be available at the Hu-Friedy booth throughout the show for single-wire submissions created onsite. Prizes include: $3,000 (retail value) worth of Hu-Friedy ortho instruments for Anything Goes and $1,000 (retail value) worth of Hu-Friedy instruments for the winner of the Single Wire competition.

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Can’t make the show? Planning on bringing a carry-on? Hu-Friedy is offering to bring your submission to the show for you! All you have to do is send your creation to our headquarters to arrive by no later than April 24, and we will take care of the rest!

Send to: Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC, Attn.: Megan Mendes, 3232 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60618. Please email Megan Mendes at [email protected] with any questions and to alert us of your shipment.

Both contests are open to global orthodontic residents and private practitioners. Click here for a list of full contest details. To check out past wire bending contest entries, go to Hu-Friedy’s Facebook page!

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Prizes are subject to Sunshine Act disclosure requirements. In the following states special rules or restrictions may apply: California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Vermont.