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Hu-Friedy introduces Air-Flow Handy 3.0 Premium portable air polishing system

July 11, 2016
Hu-Friedy's new Air-Flow Handy 3.0 Premium portable air polishing system is designed for supra and subgingival biofilm removal.
Hu-Friedy's new Air-Flow Handy 3.0 Premium portable air polishing system is designed for supra and subgingival biofilm removal.

Hu-Friedy, a manufacturer of dental instruments and products, has announced the newest addition to the Hu-Friedy EMS air polishing line, the Air-Flow Handy 3.0 Premium. This portable unit is simply connected to the dental unit and allows clinicians to remove both supra and subgingival biofilm and stains.

Air-Flow Therapy is different than other well-known air polishing systems and offers benefits to both the clinician and patient that are difficult to replicate with other procedures. For instance, Air-Flow Therapy and Air-Flow Perio Powder are safe for tissue, enamel, root surfaces, ortho brackets, porcelain composite restorations, implants, and implant abutments. It’s also more comfortable and less messy than standard air polishers.

"Hu-Friedy is the only manufacturer that can offer clinicians a solution for every step of a superior oral health process—from diagnosis to stain and biofilm removal to both hand and power scaling for calculus removal,” said Ken Serota, president of Hu-Friedy. "Integrating an Air-Flow Therapy device, like the new Handy 3.0 Premium, into patient treatment plans offers a significant enhancement to clinicians' routines and, more importantly, to patients' health."

Designed to be used specifically with the unique Hu-Friedy EMS Air-Flow Perio powder (made from glycine), the Handy 3.0 Premium efficiently removes harmful biofilm from both the supragingival and subgingival areas of the tooth. It includes two handpiece attachments for supragingival (Plus) and subgingival (Perio) applications with one Handy unit. For supragingival cleaning, the Plus handpiece is used on the tooth’s surface to remove biofilm and light stain. For shallow subgingival cleaning, the Plus handpiece is directed at the sulcus to quickly clean all biofilm up to 4 mm. For site-specific subgingival cleaning, the Perio handpiece is used with the Perio-Flow disposable nozzles for cleaning deeper pockets.

"Since low-abrasive powders and air polishing devices are so efficient in biofilm removal, clinicians can begin with use of that technology, finishing up with use of power and hand instruments to remove calcified deposits and remaining stains," said Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH, international speaker and founder of Cutting Edge Concepts. "Rubber cup polishing is not required. This simple transition of going after the biofilm first with the most efficient technology saves about 10 minutes of instrumentation time per patient."

In addition to the Air-Flow Handy 3.0 Premium, Hu-Friedy offers a full line of Air-Flow products, including six other units to suit the specific needs of each practice, as well as powders for both supragingival and subgingival treatments.

For more information about the Hu-Friedy EMS Air-Flow Handy 3.0 Premium or the full line of Hu-Friedy EMS air polishing products and accessories, call (800) Hu-Friedy or visit

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Source: Hu-Friedy press release, 20 June 2016

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