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Founded in 1908, Hu-Friedy is a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products designed to help dental practitioners perform at their best. Its 10,000-plus products, hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality.

Headquartered in Chicago, HuFriedyGroup products are distributed in more than 100 countries, and the dental division maintains offices in Germany, Italy, China, and Japan.

The HuFriedyGroup mission is the same today as it has always been – to help dental professionals perform at their best. In order to do that, we have to be at our best, too, because better dentistry starts with us - and we take that responsibility very seriously.

We pride ourselves on forging relationships with the dental professionals who choose HuFriedyGroup, starting as students and continuing through their entire careers. In order to maintain our presence in their lives, we are constantly creating new products and new opportunities for them to deliver the best care to patients.

Satellite offices in Japan, Germany, China and Italy are representative of our commitment to maintaining a global presence.


WHO WE SERVE

We’ve been busy for the last 100 years, doing whatever we can to be the best for the people who rely on Hu-Friedy. We want to be there for dental professionals throughout their entire careers, so students are very important to us. After all, they become the dentists, hygienists, and specialists who continue to choose Hu-Friedy for all of their dental instrument needs. We also rely on Key Opinion Leaders to use our products and help us understand the evolving needs of dental professionals today. From student to practitioner, Hu-Friedy is proud to be an important part of our customers’ professional lives.

SCHOOLS

Hu-Friedy’s comprehensive schools program gives us the opportunity to build relationships with students that last a lifetime. Currently, Hu-Friedy is a dental instrument provider for 97% of dental schools in the country, and more than 97% of dental hygiene schools. Because of our presence in the schools, we sponsor The Golden Scaler Award, honoring one dental hygiene student at each school for their overall achievements, and the Hu-Friedy/ADAA Merit Scholar Award for outstanding accomplishments by a dental assisting student.

  • Students
  • Residents
  • Faculty

PRACTITIONERS

Dental Professionals are an important part of our community. For them, we offer 30 free continuing education courses, 8 of which are part of the Professional Education Program. We also sponsor educational events for clinicians around the country and at tradeshows, and offer educational resources through our online community, Friends of Hu-Friedy. Since education is critical to their success, we seek to make it not only accessible, but meaningful and relevant.

  • Dental Assistants
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Endodontists
  • General Practitioners
  • Office Managers
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Orthodontists
  • Pediatric Dentists
  • Periodontists
  • Prosthodontists

INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

Since we sell our products through dental distributors, we rely on them to bring the Hu-Friedy message to their customers. In order to support them in supporting us, we offer a Masters Program for distributor sales reps. Led by our Global Education team, dealer reps will walk away with in-depth knowledge of Hu-Friedy products and be set up for long term sales success.

INSTITUTIONS

Hu-Friedy stands by many institutions that provide professional dental care by providing quality products and service. We understand the need to implement programs with strict time and budget constraints.

  • Hospitals
  • Government
  • Military
  • Correctional Facilities

GROUP PRACTICES

Group practices rely on Hu-Friedy now more than ever. As the number of group practices grow, Hu-Friedy is there to help them realize efficiencies and productivity gains through our unique solutions and personalized attention.


CORPORATE GIVING/ SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Hu-Friedy values its involvement in the community with our customers, our friends, and other organizations. Fostering lasting relationships and sharing our gifts and talents is a large part of what defines Hu-Friedy as a company. A global initiative team leads the allocation of resources, coordination of initiatives and communication to create engagement and maximize Hu-Friedy's positive impact on the world around us.

Through our commitment to social responsibility and dental community support, Hu-Friedy strives to:

  • Identify initiatives and causes that align with our social responsibility core value, focusing on the areas of Healthcare, Education and the Environment
  • Support dental industry organizations in their missions to positively impact the community and profession
  • Promote education and growth of the field by recognizing accomplishments and rewarding success
  • Provide guidance and share our knowledge to help advance the dental profession

 

 


Our Story

With over 200 years of collective experience in the dental industry, HuFriedyGroup is a global leader in dental instrument manufacturing, infection prevention, and instrument reprocessing workflows. HuFriedyGroup helps dental professionals be the best in practice by providing a complete circle of protection in the dental suite, bringing together world-class products, services, education, and communities that result in superior clinician performance, clinical outcomes, and safety for clinicians and patients. Headquartered in Chicago, HuFriedyGroup products are distributed in more than 100 countries, and the dental division maintains offices in Germany, Italy, China, and Japan.

A Proud Heritage and a Focus on the Future

Founded in 1908, Hu-Friedy is a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products designed to help dental practitioners perform at their best. Its 10,000-plus products, hand-crafted by highly skilled artisans, are known for their precision, performance, longevity, reliability, and quality.

From a simple beginning in 1953, as a disposable towel/bib manufacturer, Crosstex has steadily grown to become one of the world's leading providers of infection prevention and control (IP&C) and compliance solutions. Crosstex is a recognized leader for its portfolio of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Dental Water Management, Chemistries, Sterilization, Preventives, Nitrous-Oxide Equipment, and Single-Use Disposable products.

As one of the world’s leading dental instrument and product companies, we continue our commitment to advance dental performance by supporting these products with world-class service, education and peer communities.

 

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