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Hu-Friedy Announces 2015 Global Ortho Wire Bending Contest

Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHICAGO (February 2015) – Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacture of dental instruments and products, today announced the 2015 Annual Global Ortho Wire Bending Contest. For the past 12 years, Hu-Friedy has been challenging orthodontic residents and practitioners worldwide to showcase their creativity and wire-bending talents onsite at the annual AAO show and more recently through an online challenge.

Both the online and onsite contests offer two separate submission categories: Single Wire and Anything Goes. The rules are simple: entries in the “Single Wire” category must be designed from a single piece of orthodontic wire, while entries in the “Anything Goes” category can be designed from multiple orthodontic wires.

The Online Voter’s Choice Contest will accept submissions from Feb. 17 – March 30, 2015. Contestants can enter on Hu-Friedy’s Facebook page or go directly to All entries will be posted to Hu-Friedy’s Facebook page beginning March 31 and open for voting through April 7. All online submissions are also eligible to bring to the onsite contest at AAO. The winner(s) of the online contest will be announced on April 8 and displayed at AAO. Winners will be automatically entered into the onsite contest. The online winner for “Anything Goes” will receive $1,500 (retail value) worth of Hu-Friedy Ortho Instruments and the “Single Wire” winner will win $500 (retail value) worth of Hu-Friedy instruments.

Submissions for the AAO onsite contest will be accepted at Hu-Friedy’s booth from the start of the show on May 16 until closing on May 18. Judging will take place the evening of May 18 and winners will be announced on May 20. Orthodontic wire and instruments will be available at the Hu-Friedy booth throughout the show for single wire submissions created onsite. Prizes include: $3,000 (retail value) worth of Hu-Friedy Ortho Instruments for Anything Goes and $1,000 (retail value) worth of Hu-Friedy instruments for the winner of the Single Wire competition.

Can’t make the show? Planning on bringing a carry on? Hu-Friedy is offering to bring your submission to the show for you! All you have to do is send your creation to our headquarters to arrive by no later than April 24 and we will take care of the rest!

Send to: Hu-Friedy Mfg. Co., LLC, Attn.: Megan Mendes, 3232 N. Rockwell St., Chicago, IL 60618. Please email Megan Mendes at with any questions and to alert us of your shipment.

Both contests are open to global Orthodontic residents and private practitioners. Go to for a list of full contest details. To check out past Wire Bending contest entries go to Hu-Friedy’s Facebook page

About Hu-Friedy

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 and Tokyo. For more information, visit

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