Orthodontic Slim Line
Hu-Friedy announces the launch of a new Orthodontic Slim Collection. This complete line of slim orthodontic instruments allows practitioners to deliver the ultimate in patient care, with 8 instruments whose working ends are, on average, 10% to 50% more slim than other orthodontic instruments on the market.
The collection includes cutters, pliers, tweezers, and a distal cinch back hand instrument, all featuring a slimmer working end. Hu-Friedy developed the Slim Collection in response to specific requests from the orthodontic community for petite, slimmer working ends and more instrumentation options. These more slender instruments provide better intraoral adaptation and maneuverability, which can save clinicians time and effort.
FDA Bans Powdered Exam and Surgical Gloves
If you’re using powdered gloves in your office, you’ll have to stop using them by January 18 th . The FDA has issued a new rule banning powdered exam gloves declaring that they “present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury”. The FDA rule specifically states, “The use of powder on medical gloves presents numerous risks to patients and health care workers, including inflammation, granulomas, and respiratory allergic reactions.” There are plenty of viable non-powdered alternatives, the FDA says. In fact, check out some of those options here . What if you’re...Read More