CHICAGO (Nov. 13, 2015) – Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacture of high quality dental instruments and products, announced today the launch of their new Periodontal Maintenance Curettes, developed in partnership with renowned dental hygiene educator and practitioner, Anna Pattison. Adding to Hu-Friedy’s already extensive line of scalers and curettes, this new set of four instruments allows for greater access subgingivally in patients with tight tissue.
When periodontally healthy patients or those who have undergone periodontal therapy have tight tissue, standard or rigid Gracey curette blades are too big and thick to insert subgingivally. For periodontal maintenance patients, specifically, the gingiva tightens as it heals. These new instruments feature smaller blades honed at a 60°angle with a modified rigid shank specially designed to allow easier access and easier insertion under tight tissue. Each design has a fine, sharp EverEdge blade that will insert effortlessly to the base of any sulcus or pocket to remove biofilm and new calculus.
“Hu-Friedy has a long tradition of collaborating with leading dental professionals to develop products that help practitioners achieve optimal clinical results”, says Ken Serota, President of Hu-Friedy. “Partnering with Anna Pattison to develop the Periodontal Maintenance instruments is the latest example of this innovation process, and we’re honored she has shared her decades of clinical insight and expertise with us to help create these unique designs.”
Anna Pattison, internationally recognized speaker on advanced periodontal instrumentation, adds, “Since my first week of clinical practice, I have wished for a set of modified Gracey curettes to use on patients with tight periodontal tissue. After over forty years in practice, I am delighted to have had the opportunity to design this new set of Gracey curettes with Hu-Friedy, the original manufacturer of the Gracey Curettes.”
The Periodontal Maintenance Curettes are available in 1/2, 7/8, 11/12 and 13/14 designs to provide access in all areas of the mouth. For more information on these and our full line of products, please visit www.hu-friedy.com.
Founded in Chicago in 1908, Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company, LLC helps dental professionals perform at their best by producing dental instruments and products designed to function as an extension of each practitioner's particular skill. Its products, hand-crafted by highly-skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability and quality. Headquartered in Chicago, Hu-Friedy products are distributed in more than 75 countries and the company maintains offices in Rotterdam, Tuttlingen, Germany, Milan, Shanghai, India and Tokyo. For more information, visit www.hu-friedy.com.