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HISTORY OF KEY OPINION LEADERS Their Integral Role in Product Innovation and Development
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A TRADITION OF COLLABORATION Key Opinion Leaders have a long history of supporting the development of our instrument product portfolio. More than 60% of our products have been developed in partnership with dental professionals, institutions, or universities.
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As HuFriedyGroup, our Key Opinion Leader program will continue to strongly impact and influence the way we shape, design and create our product offerings. We place great emphasis on maintaining collaborative relationships between our company and opinion leaders. Our team of artisans, engineers and product specialists encourage our partners to provide input throughout the ideation, research, development and execution processes. We recognize the important role our Key Opinion Leaders play in advancing dentistry and helping HuFriedyGroup continue to be a world leader in dental product innovation. The information found within this brochure is based on existing documentation and information provided by our employees, other professionals and living Key Opinion Leaders. Included is a small sampling of instruments and products developed in partnership with our opinion leaders.
Please contact, Giana Spasic / email@example.com, with additional information on Key Opinion Leaders or to expand existing profiles.
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1942 • CLAYTON GRACEY • GRACEY CURETTE
Back in the 1940’s, Clayton Gracey, a professor at the University of Michigan and a dentist, had an idea to design a series of instruments that could remove deposits from the deepest and least accessible periodontal pockets with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissue. Clayton Gracey partnered with Hu-Friedy founder, Hugo Friedman, to develop the very first area-specific Gracey Curettes set. As one of our first Key Opinion Leaders, Gracey provided invaluable knowledge around developing existing products with new innovative elements. Gracey’s contributions lead to dental trends and solutions in the global dental market. Working with Clayton Gracey helped define Hu-Friedy as the leader in dental manufacturing and education. For almost 70 years, Gracey curettes have been used in schools globally, forever changing the world of dental hygiene.
Active part-code: SG11/1293E2
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1975 • ESTHER MAE WILKINS • BALANCED EXPLORER
Esther Wilkins, an icon in the dental hygiene industry, wanted an instrument that could more easily detect calculus than the existing #17 Explorer, including detection in the subgingival area. At that time, the #17 Explorer had a more pronounced bend in the terminal shank and was primarily used to detect caries. Wilkins reached out to Richard Saslow, the owner of Hu-Friedy, and requested the terminal shank be straightened in order to make detection of calculus easier, especially in deeper pockets. The key design improvement was to place the small end of the instrument “in line” with the handle of the instrument, allowing for enhanced entrance to and exploration of narrow periodontal pockets. This design also enhanced the tactile sensitivity to subgingival calculus deposits, caries and overhangs. Wilkins described it as a balanced explorer design in her textbook, “Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist” which is in its eleventh edition.
Active part-code: EXTU176
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1984 • CHARLES JERGE • IMS™ INSTRUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
In 1983 AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) had been officially recognized as a new infectious disease. A series of measures were then adopted concerning infection prevention procedures aimed at containing the progressive development of the epidemic. The CDC also published their first set of recommended precautions for healthcare workers and allied health professionals to prevent „AIDS transmission“. * Following these new strategies and protocols, all medical fields adopted procedures that could help prevent the risk of exposure to cross infections. For example, attention was given to hand hygiene or the compliance to use the appropriate PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) such as masks, protective eyewear, clinical gloves and adequate footwear. It was during this time that Dr. Jerge introduced the concept of adopting safety procedures for the transfer of contaminated items to Hu-Friedy who then created the first cassette in 1984. The concept of the cassette developed over the necessity to transport contaminated items during instrument reprocessing in the safest way possible, thereby reducing the risk of injury and exposure to blood borne pathogens. The container needed to protect both the product during transit and the handler from any sort of contamination. Because of this, the cassette had to be easy to clean, rigid, capable of being closed securely and robust enough to prevent instruments being damaged. Hu-Friedy developed and implemented a system for managing instruments that would enhance safety, reduce instrument breakage and increase office efficiency. The end result was the innovative IMS™ Instrument Management System.
Active part-code: IMS™ INFINITY SERIES™ CASSETTES
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*Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (1983, 2 September)‚ Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS): Precautions for Health-Care Workers and Allied Professionals‘ MMWR Weekly 32(34):450-451
1985 • GERALD M. KRAMER and MYRON NEVINS • KRAMER-NEVINS PERIOSTEAL
The Kramer-Nevins periodontal surgical kit was created in 1967 and is still popular today. In the 1980’s, the surgical knives included in the kit were manufactured with a carbon surgical steel that had been introduced by Hu-Friedy. Hu-Friedy also took the lead on the manufacturing and sales of Kramer-Nevins instruments. The Periosteal Retractor has many advantages during surgical procedures due to its size and design. It allows for the
delicate separation of thin gingival biotype over bone exostosis without perforations. It can be applied immediately after initial incisions when a full thickness flap is planned. The retractor is also effective in separating the Schneiderian membrane from the floor of the maxillary sinus during a sinus lift procedure. This instrument can also be used by the dental assistant to consolidate grafting material to place into a bone defect. The grafting material can then be mixed with patient blood, sterile water or growth factors when available. A second elevator is used to reflect the surgical flap and gain visibility. This then allows for the carrying of grafting material to the defect or the sinus with the periosteal retractor.
Active part-code: PKN152X
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1986 • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA • UNC PROBE
Periodontal probes have undergone extensive changes since their introduction by G.V. Black. Since then, these instruments have evolved from a unidimensional, first-generation manual probe into more sophisticated computerized devices. In an effort to increase accuracy and reproducibility of readings and to improve efficiency, the Michigan “O” probe was created by Sigurd P. Ramfjord, followed by other types of calibrated periodontal probes likeWilliams, Marquis, WHO, Goldman-Fox, Narber’s Furcation, Novatech and more. Periodontal probes are used to assess the health of the periodontium for screening purposes or to evaluate periodontal changes throughout a treatment process. TheWHO (World Health Organization) probe that was designed in 1978, may be the correct instrument to use for screening patients in a general practice, but would be less useful when evaluating changes in the periodontal status during active periodontal therapy. Each probe has features that make it unique, and in some cases, specific and limited in use. For probing depth measurements, recessions and clinical attachment levels using a probe with precise millimeter markings increases accuracy and support calibration. This design originates from the University of North Carolina and was initially requested for research purposes. Today, Hu-Friedy®’s PCP-UNC15 is the most sold instrument in Europe and the Middle East.
Active part-code: PCPUNC156
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1993 • DANIEL BUSER • BUSER PERIOSTEAL
Daniel Buser has more than 30 years of experience within the oral and implant surgery field. The impressive results made by the implant specialists at the University of Berne, by using up to date procedures and techniques, have been documented in long-term studies. Notable results fromBuser’s team are still published in leading international journals, even after 10 to 20 years have passed. Stomatology is a prestigious field where interdisciplinary collaboration is particularly important, as well as high-quality products supplied by material manufacturers that are kept up to date by the latest surgical techniques and innovative industry achievements. Almost 25 years ago, Buser partnered with Hu-Friedy to design and create surgical instruments, including the periosteal, that continue to be found in every dental office today. Like the Gracey Curette, The Buser Periosteal is a best seller that is found in most instrument manufacturer’s product portfolios worldwide.
Active part-code: PPBUSERX
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1995 • MAURO LABANCA • LABANCA PLUGGER
Thinking about new procedures and techniques, the nineties were a developmental period for GBR. Despite many studies about new biomaterials and their surfaces, minimal attention was given to the most effective way to handle them. During Labanca’s daily procedures and consultations, several different instruments were used to compact biomaterials inside of bone defects but none of themwere ever correct. During this time, Labanca was fascinated by the Hu-Friedy brand. Because of this, he suggested the development of a plugger with several functions. This plugger would be smooth enough to avoid damage to the biomaterial surface, act as a spatula on its lateral side tomodel the graft properly and have a large ending part in order to properly compact the graft. Hu-Friedy debuted the product in 1995, and together with Labanca they continue to develop additional instruments which are used to gain a better and more effective regenerative procedure.
Active part-code: PLGLABANCAX
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(1995)* 1998 • RONALD GOLDSTEIN • GOLDSTEIN EXTRA FLEX SPATULA
In the mid-1960s, Michael Buonocore, co-developer of the first composite resins, asked Goldstein to help him in the creation of esthetic techniques for the material. The instruments Goldstein had at the time were too bulky, inadequately shaped and too thick. This led to the development of new, much more ergonomic composite instruments with extremely thin blades that were able to be used subgingival as well. Goldstein’s new composite instruments had a very flexible design, with a reversed flared paddle designed for shaping and placement of Class III, IV and V restorations. Throughout the years, Goldstein has continued to develop more efficient operative instruments including the restoration protective crown removers and the reverse composite carvers for additional ease when contouring posterior composites. In 2000, Hu-Friedy introduced the XTS™ Composite Instruments line. Stainless steel instruments coated with AITiN (aluminum-titanium nitride), which became the new standard for performance in non-stick composite instruments. Goldstein preferred the black finish as it made it much easier for the dentist to see due to the enhanced contrast between the instrument, composite material and tooth structure. Because of this, all of his XTS™ Composite Instruments are produced using AlTiN coating.
Active part-code: TNCIGFT3
* the first samples were developed with American Dental that Hu-Friedy acquired in 1998.
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(1995)* 2011 • DIDIER DIETSCHI • COMPOSCULP #1/2 GREEN
Contrary to popular belief, long lasting posterior restorations are not only possible by using a gold inlay and onlay or by an indirect bonded tooth colored ceramic restorations. Modern composite resin has long challenged this belief and offers excellent aesthetic potential and proven longevity as demonstrated through strong clinical and scientific evidence. All with a lower cost point than the equivalent metal based or ceramic restorations. Moreover, the direct application of composite allows for a truly minimally invasive approach with almost no preparation at all when it comes to treatment of tooth wear. This revolution in material development and its corresponding clinical procedures required specific instruments, which is why Didier Dietschi designed a set of basic shaping tools. This included two key instruments, the condenser / spatula to place and spread the material in the cavity and the modeling tool which allows for the accurate reproduction of the occlusal anatomy and allows for greater esthetics and function.
Active part-code: PFIDD1/2
*the first samples were developed with Suter Dental that Hu-Friedy acquired in 2011.
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1998 • SASCHA A. JOVANOVIC • JOVANOVIC PLUGGER
Jovanovic has contributed to the advancement of implantology for almost three decades. From founding the Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE) in 2003, to serving as academic faculty, chairman and president for various universities, dental education boards and organizations. He has significantly impacted the implant field, dedicating his clinical work to dental implant therapy and soft and hard tissue reconstruction. His gIDE Institute was based on the premise that providing clinical and scientific knowledge to dentists through online and blended learning makes education globally accessible, efficient and effective. Early on, Jovanovic endorsed the concept that a clinician’s continuous education advancement would ensure a higher level of health care to patients everywhere. Based on his clinical work he identified the need to design many innovative instruments to help improve his surgical techniques. One of those is the Jovanovic Plugger, a double-ended tool used to condense a bone graft into a defect or sinus cavity.
Active part-code: PLGJO/46
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2001 • PHILIPPE SLEIMAN • SLEIMAN ENDO PLUGGER
Understanding that the use of conventional cylindrical pluggers in obturation has become much less efficient given the spread of continuously tapered root canals following machined preparations. An idea was born to create pluggers that would mimic the conical shape and allow to distribute hydraulic effort more precisely, rapidly, and predictably both in lateral condensation and warm vertical compaction techniques. With the help of Hu-Friedy‘s brilliant R&D team the new obturation kit was developed, replacing three to four conventional pluggers with one Sleiman plugger thanks to the tapered 5 mm of the active tip.
Active part-code: RCPSL376
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2002 • LEONARDO TROMBELLI • TROMBELLI PERIOSTEAL
For many years, Trombelli’s research focus was primarily on periodontal regeneration. In particular, he concentrated his scientific interest on surgical technical innovations that may substantially improve the possibility to regenerate the lost attachment apparatus while minimizing patient discomfort and adverse events. He has devoted a lot of effort and creativity to techniques for soft tissue management that may enhance the regenerative outcome with the aim to be more effective, less invasive and applicable by most clinicians. In this context he designed a small periosteal elevator, today a keynote instrument in the surgical kit that he uses for his simplified procedure for periodontal regeneration: the Singe Flap Approach.
Active part-code: PTROM16
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2002 • PETER KOTSCHY • KOTSCHY PROBE
Microscopy in dentistry was introduced in the early 1990s when many innovative dentists globally pressed for the use of OPMIs in dentistry. This drive towards Microdentistry was led by Dr. Syngcuk Kim (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Dr. Clifford Ruddle (Santa Barbara, California) in the USA, as well as Dr. Peter Velvart (Zurich, Switzerland) in Europe, among others. Of course, proper instrumentation is fundamentally important for a microsurgical intervention. Hu-Friedy and Peter Kotschy worked together to develop and manufacture particularly fine and delicate instruments for working with magnifying glass or microscope in the field of minimal invasive operative dentistry. A probe was created with an extremely fine tip, so that it was possible to obtain excellent diagnoses, like protruding margins of technical work and leaky fillings. The tip of the instrument has an extremely delicate design and is angled in order to provide superb conditions for probing. Under extreme magnifications, all other probes are unusable due to their excessive dimensions. The working end and the instrument tip itself are black, so that light reflections, particularly under the microscope, do not impinge on the eye while the slim handle shape significantly improves precision and control.
Active part-code: EXKOT11
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2004 • EDWARD PAT ALLEN • ALLEN MICROSURGICAL ELEVATOR
The tunnel technique, originally known as the pouch technique, was introduced by Raetzke in 1985. The aimwas to avoid any kind of releasing incisions, as described by Raetzke, this technique’s main characteristic was the insertion of an autologous connective tissue graft in a pouch that was created in the buccal soft tissues around the exposed root surface by means of a split thickness flap preparation. Favorable aesthetic outcomes, as well as the simplicity of this approach, were the main reasons for its broad acceptance in clinical periodontology. Since this technique had been originally proposed for single tooth defects only, Allen A. L. demonstrated the use of the pouch technique at multiple adjacent gingival recession defects (Allen, 1994). In 1999 Blanes R. J. and Allen E. P. published a technique which combined a tunnel with lateral pedicle flaps to completely cover a CTG. Afterwards, Edward Patrick Allen introduced a coronally positioned tunnel technique that was difficult to perform with conventional instruments so he partnered with Hu-Friedy in the development of specific microsurgical designs for improving performance. He continues to promote these instruments and his technique worldwide.
Active part-code: PPAELX
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2004 • MARKUS SCHLEE • SCHLEE NEEDLE HOLDER
Facing the reoccurring issue of suture breakage during suturing procedures, led Schlee to come up with a new design for the working end of the needle holder. He developed a smooth and non- diamond coated beak with rounded edges. It holds thin sutures securely without causing trauma and avoids suture breakage prior to creating the knot.
Active part-code: NHSLSCHLEE
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2004 • MASSIMO SIMION • SIMION NEEDLE HOLDER
The needle holder was developed to hold a needle as it is inserted through tissue, providing a clear field of operation while reducing the risk of injury to adjacent tissues as well as the surgeon’s fingers. The primary requirement for a needle holder is the ability to securely grasp the needle and to permit accurate and precise manipulation of the needle within the surgical field. There are several varieties of needle holders, most are named after the individual who designed the instrument to fulfill certain clinical requirements, such as Mathieu, Castroviejo, Gillies, Webster, Halsey, DeBakey, Mayo-Hegar, CrileWood, Tucker and many more. In the dental field, the Castroviejo needle holders are primarily used for delicate and precise suturing in periodontal surgical procedures, especially root coverage ones, where smaller suture sizes are used. The Simion needle holder shows how a small and apparently insignificant modification of the instrument’s beak can result in a completely new application of the tool, where bigger suture sizes are required. These are used not only by periodontists but also by a larger number of general practitioners. The Simion needle holder was the first instrument with a Castroviejo system to be used outside of the microsurgical field.
Active part-code: NH5024SIM
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2005 • IVO KREJCI • KREJCI SPATULA
Ivo Krejci heavily promotes a minimally invasive treatment approach in restorative dentistry. According to Krejci, crown preparations are the most destructive ones involving removal of an important part of the natural tooth structure, so he started to avoid placing crowns. For quite some time, the clinical concept within his division at the University of Geneva has been based 100% on composite materials and adhesion. This is the reason he turned to Hu-Friedy to design his minimalistic set of necessary instruments for direct and indirect composite restorations.
Active part-code: TNCVKR1
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2005 • ISTVAN URBAN • MINI ME INSTRUMENT
In 2005, Urban realized that he needed an instrument that could be used for minimal invasive flap elevation in the esthetic zone, for papilla elevation and tunneling. Initially, he used theWoodson plastic instrument that had a good shape but was not well angled and was also blunt. So he changed the angles and sharpened the instrument. At that point, he created a perfect instrument that was, according to him, like an “extra little Urban” therefore it was named Mini Me instrument. Throughout the years the instrument became multifunctional and helped perform in new areas such as in the lingual flap elevation, during mandibular ridge augmentation surgery, and for blunt flap advancement that protects the mental nerve.
Active part-code: PFIWDS1MK
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2008 • STEPHEN CHU • CHU’S AESTHETIC GAUGES™ INSTRUMENTS
An interdisciplinary team approach to multidisciplinary therapies in esthetic restorative treatment has become commonplace in the dental profession. However, the perception of dental esthetic varies significantly among dental professionals, although substantial efforts have been made to establish common standards. Visual precision, without any guesswork or estimation based on emotional considerations are crucial for successful and predictable treatments. For this reason, Chu created instrumentation to diagnose and predictably treat esthetic tooth discrepancies and deformities. Chu’s Aesthetic Gauges™ Instruments can also evaluate clinical and anatomical tooth dimensions and could finalize the treatment through the application of quantitative standards.
Active part-code: PROGS
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2009 • ERIC ROMPEN • ROMPEN SINUS LIFT SPATULA
Sinus floor elevation is a technique that allows implant placement in the posterior edentulous maxilla when residual bone height is limited. This technique has considerably evolved since it was first introduced in the eighties. Presently, this approach is considered normal, simple and practicable under local anesthesia. The surgical protocols used at the University of Liège brought up a specific need to manage a smaller window preparation when it’s high and mesial positioned, so Rompen designed an instrument that was very bent for the beginning of this procedure which enhances both the clinical outcome and bone growth.
Active part-code: SSPR1
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2011 • ANTONELLA LABRIOLA and PIERPAOLO CORTELLINI • BIOGENT CURETTE
Bio-type based periodontal therapy is growing in awareness amongst clinicians as focus grows around maintaining the integrity and conservation of the patient’s tissue. This therapy provides greater patient comfort and promotes optimal oral health. Patients with thinner gingival biotypes have tissue that is more sensitive to receding and retraction after treatment in addition to altering the aesthetics of the tissue itself. These patients require a bio-type specific approach using instrumentation that is more respectful to the tissue. The proprietary design of BioGent Curettes provides a more tissue-friendly approach due to being slim enough to grant enhanced pocket access.
Active part-code: SG11/129LCE2
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2013 • MARIUS STEIGMANN • STEIGMANN SOFT TISSUE SPLITTER
Over the years, specific skills in handling tissues became the priority in implant therapy. Adjusting soft tissue handling to the specific anatomy and biotype of each patient is crucial. Over time, bone augmentation has moved from highly specialized clinics to the dental office, mainly thanks to modern grafting materials. However, the main issue remains soft tissue closure for high volume augmentation, especially in the posterior mandible and posterior maxilla. For this reason, Steigmann developed special flap designs and identified the need to use specific instruments that allow for the separation of different layers of soft tissue which is necessary in different surgical goals.
Active part-code: TKSTEIG
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2013 • S. JAY BOWMAN • CLEAR COLLECTION™ INSTRUMENTS FOR CLEAR ALIGNERS
Orthodontic treatment using clear aligners is based on concepts developed a half-century ago. The methods to permit advanced applications to increasingly more complex malocclusions have been progressively refined over the past 15 years. Accompanying an ever-increasing global interest in clear aligner orthodontics there has been a growing concern in improving the predictability of their effectiveness. This has led to the need for innovations to accent, individualize, and optimize their biomechanics. The creation of Hu-Friedy® Clear Collection™ Instruments, developed by Dr. Bowman, were the first of their kind. Each instrument was created with the intent of improving the predictability of clear aligner treatment and expanding the scope of their application to an ever-widening variety of malocclusions. These unique instruments permit the addition of directional forces, using orthodontic elastics, applied in specific vectors, and assist orthodontists to easily customize clear aligners, enhance desired biomechanics, and streamline the addition of adjunctive forces for various orthodontic applications.
Active part-codes: 678-800 , 678-801 , 678-802 and 678-803
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2013 • DAVID HOEXTER • HOEXTER ELEVATOR
Throughout history dentists have been taught to extract teeth in the easiest direction - towards the thinnest, supportive buccal bone. However, this technique leads to ischemic or traumatic bone loss of buccal bone which results in cavernous buccal depressions that will not adequately support an implant. If a mesial/distal approach is used, the buccal and lingual bone is preserved and bone regeneration occurs. This enables successful implant positioning and predictable osseointegration. Hoexter Mesial/Distal Luxating Elevators are designed to protect the osseous ridge in tooth extractions by luxating roots in the mesio-distal plane.
Active part-code: EMLR5
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2014 • GIULIO RASPERINI and TIZIANO TESTORI • BIOTYPE PROBE
Soft tissue texture, contour, color and thickness play a key role in dental esthetic. The most commonly used technique to classify the biotype is the clinical judgment by the operator. But this technique is user sensitive and therefore delivers inconsistent results. Rasperini and Testori designed the first instrument to assess biotype in a reliable and reproducible manner that was also non-invasive. The clinical advantage of this instrument can be applied to different fields of dentistry. In Periodontology, one knows when to add a
connective tissue graft to a Coronally Advanced Flap in periodontal plastic surgery in case of gingival recession. In Restorative dentistry, it provides information on the tissue and where we are able to hide margins of the restoration. In orthodontics, it can indicate the risks to predispose or induce gingival recession during orthodontic treatment to aid in prevention. For Implantology, according to the biotype, the choice to add or not add the connective tissue graft can be made in order to create esthetic and stable soft tissue contour. Using this instrument in Professional Hygiene allows one to select the best curette dimension to prevent soft tissue shrinkage and the right type of brushing tool.
Active part-code: PBTPKIT12
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2014 • GIORGIO TABANELLA • TABANELLA CHISEL
For many years, Tabanella performed esthetic osseous surgery with different bone chisels but was never satisfied. The bone chisels available at the time, were not easy to use. They were often too thick and wide to reach interproximal bony craters and were not ergonomic. Which is why he developed a new series of bone chisels to allow for the complete removal of interproximal bony edges which are, according to him, a “must” for osseous surgery.
Active part-code: TABANELLA3
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2015 • KHALID AL-FOUZAN • ENDOMICROSURGICAL PERIOSTEAL ELEVATOR
The field of endodontics has seen vast improvements in technology and techniques over the past several years. Perhaps the one area of endodontics that has improved the most is the way in which microsurgery is performed. Keeping this in mind, Al-Fouzan designed the endodontic microsurgical kit to contain select small oval shaped periosteal elevators with reduced working ends which are different from traditional periosteal elevators that come with enlarged straight handle and large tips. Al-Fouzan microsurgical periosteal elevators are angulated with two special bent designed instruments that come with three different tip sizes. The small oval shaped tip periosteal elevator allows the instrument to reach into difficult to reach areas, particularly meant for the elevation of intradental papilla in the interproximal areas without tearing. While the medium and large oval shaped periosteal elevators, allow for delicate periosteal tissue retraction and better control over the instruments.
Active part-code: MPAF1
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2015 • GILES DE QUINCEY • MICRO TUNNELLING INSTRUMENT
The idea for the tunneling instrument evolved in the late 90‘s when De Quincey started (mis)using Hirschfeld files to release tissue laterally, using the envelope technique for coronally positioned flaps in combination with CTG for recession treatment, as described by Zucchelli. He then modified the Hirschfeld files by removing the teeth/ serration, followed by polishing the surface. This resulted in an instrument that is not sharp, but because of its small dimensions, it was able to separate tissues, specifically the marginal gingiva from the underlying bone/periosteum. This design in combination with the slick, black coating of the current instrument resulted in an instrument that is ideal for tunneling thin tissues, typically seen in patients with a thin periodontal biotype presenting with severe gingival recession. The black color not only reduces glare when using high magnification, it also increases the visibility of the instrument through the tissue and therefore creates an extra element of control through visual feedback during tunneling. This feedback reduces the risk of perforation of thin tissues when tunneling.
Active part-code: FQUINCEY1X
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2015 • PIERPAOLO CORTELLINI • CORTELLINI PROBE
Making clinical decisions can be a daily challenge for clinicians as well as for researchers. These types of challenges lead to the development of the PCP-UNC15 probe decades ago. The contemporary development of clinical periodontics and periodontal research required an instrument that allowed for greater diagnostic accuracy, especially when supported by the adoption of optical magnification tools. Pierpaolo Cortellini developed a new periodontal probe that allows for a more accurate diagnostic assessment to improve clinical and research-related performances. This innovative instrument highlights the commitment Hu-Friedy has in supporting clinicians and researchers in the development of newmethods and techniques in dentistry.
Active part-code: PCORTLINI
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2016 • RINO BURKHARDT • SWISS PERIO NEEDLE HOLDER
Swiss Perio Group † was founded in order to establish education in clinical practice, stimulating critical thinking and clinical decision-making. Focused on directing the improvement of psychomotor manual skills, instruments are seen as a sensory-motor extention of the hands. They decided to develop a line of instruments with balanced weight for more control and precision during delicate microsurgery procedures. The smooth handles have three important words “Made in Swiss” imprinted on the surface, noting designs that were created in a way that improves infection control and also address any issues that raise concern. The details of their needle holder have been completely revised to be unmatched in its precision.
Active part-code: SPNHDPV
† Swiss Perio Group is not owned by or affiliated with Hu-Friedy.
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2019 • FEDERICO FERRARIS • DIRECT CALIPER
Federico Ferraris created a truly innovative restorative instrument that defines the thickness of the enamel margin in direct restorations on anterior teeth, on direct and indirect restorations in various clinical phases and for defining the dentinal curving. The shape of this instrument is composed of different components. The terminal part is a real restorative probe, with flat head and grooves at 0,5mm. The next area has an angle at 45° which, when leaned against the preparation chamfer, allows for one to determine the thickness of restoration dentinal material and also the residual buccal enamel. The difference between the two extremities of this instrument is that the FF7 determines a thickness of 0.5mm of enamel (universal thickness in the third medium of the crown), while the FF8 a thickness of 0.9mm (more indicated in incisal areas or where the thickness of the natural enamel to emulate is very important). The part closer to the handle has a curvature that reproduces the ideal evolution of dentin, in so allowing one to determine the thickness to the margin, as well as the dentinal shape in incisal direction. Dimensions of working part: probe length 3,5 mm; maximumwidth 4,5 mm.
Active part-code: TNFF7/8
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2020 • WERESTORE.IT † • CALIBRA™ COMPOSITE INSTRUMENT
The Calibra™ XTS™ (AlTiN) †† coated composite instrument helps to provide the proper anatomical curvature to the dentin material layer of a restoration and leaves the ideal space for the final layer of enamel material †† . The Calibra™ “IN” point is used to define the dentinal skeleton, while the Calibra™ “OUT” point helps to reduce the chances of excess composite material being placed during the final layer of the restoration. Calibra™ composite instrument acts as a guide, helping to prevent over- contouring at the preparation margin while assisting in reducing excess composite thickness build up as well as modeling the final layer of composite material.
† Werestore.it is not owned by or affiliated with Hu-Friedy. †† Data on file, available upon request.
Active part-code: TNCALIBRA
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