CHICAGO, Illinois--Hu-Friedy, a leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, has announced the introduction of Hu-Friedy’s Hand Essentials to the Canadian market. Several products from the premium hand care line, already available in the U.S., will be available for purchase beginning Jan. 3, 2012. The Hand Essentials line includes moisturizers and a lotion soap that provides dental professionals with medical-grade products for help with infection-control program compliance.Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials has been designed specifically to help promote proper hand hygiene protocols in the dental office. Each product supports specific routines that dental professionals perform daily, including hand washing and skin protection as recommended by the CDC. Hand Essentials Skin Repair Cream helps restore the skin’s natural moisture balance and is suited for dental professionals, including those who are at high risk for skin breakdown due to frequent washing. Hand Essentials Skin Repair Cream contains a special ingredient, Olivamine, to help deliver moisture and the essential nutrients necessary for optimal skin health. This includes amino acids, vitamins, antioxidants, and methylsulfonylmethane. The Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials family also includes Lotion Soap and Hand Essentials Moisturizing Lotion. The Hand Essentials Lotion Soap is a gentle formula that includes moisturizers. For end-of-the-day moisturizing, Hu-Friedy offers fragrance-free Hand Essentials Moisturizing Lotion that contains dimethicone. This creates a moisture barrier on the skin and helps hands stay smoother longer with moisture retention properties. Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials products are tested to be latex- and CHG-friendly, making them compatible with other products in the dental office.Hu-Friedy introduces new probe"Hu-Friedy recognizes the importance of infection control and proper hand hygiene in all aspects of dentistry, therefore we are pleased to announce the Canadian launch of our Hand Essentials product line." said Ken Serota, president, Hu-Friedy Manufacturing. "Dental professionals understand the importance of infection control, which is why they implement stringent practices to protect themselves and their patients. Our medical-grade products complement individual routines by offering more effective protection than retail hand care products. The expansion of the Hu-Friedy Hand Essentials product line into Canada continues Hu-Friedy’s commitment to helping the dental community perform at its best.”For more information, call (800) HU-FRIEDY or visit www.hu-friedy.com or www.handessentials.com.To comment on this product, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.