CHICAGO, Illinois--Hu-Friedy customers recycled enough dental instruments in 2009 to equal the weight of two mid-size cars by participating in Hu-Friedy's Environdent Instrument Recycling Program.
Environdent allows customers to receive value for used, broken, and retipped instruments while keeping practices "green" by reducing the amount of instruments sent to landfills as waste. Instead, instruments are sent to metal scrap recyclers which use them for non-medical applications.
Available for more than 14 years, the Hu-Friedy Environdent Program is a convenient way for clinicians to provide quality care for patients while caring for the health of the planet, too. The program includes EverEdge scalers and curettes, which feature a stainless steel alloy that stays sharp longer for less frequent sharpening and greater comfort throughout the day.
Diagnostic instruments are also featured, including Hu-Friedy probes and explorers that feature specially blended stainless steel alloys to provide the optimal balance and tactile sensitivity to ensure reliable clinical outcomes.
Recently, Piezo Tips were added to the program, including Symmetry Piezo Tips, which are made with a special blend of stainless steel that helps optimize vibration for scaling efficiency and durability.
Here's how to get started:
* Purchase any 12 Hu-Friedy scalers, curettes, explorers, expros, probes, dressing pliers, mirrors, or mirror handles
* Recycle 12 scalers/curettes or diagnostic instruments of any brand
* Receive your choice of one free EverEdge scaler/curette or diagnostic instrument (one free for every 12 purchased and recycled)
* Purchase at least xix Symmetry S-Series or E-Series Piezo Tips
* Recycle six used or broken Piezo Tips of ANY brand
* Receive a free Hu-Friedy Piezo Tip
As a bonus, dentists can receive an Environdent magnet with every free instrument/tip earned. Collect three magnets and receive an additional free instrument or tip. The Hu-Friedy Environdent Recycling program is available in the U.S. and Canada.
For more information and to order an Environdent kit, contact Hu-Friedy at (800) HU-FRIEDY or visit Hu-Friedy.
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