Hu-Friedy's Nevi 4 mascot adds museum induction to its list of accomplishments

March 5, 2012

The Hu-Friedy Nevi 4 mascot has traveled the globe, and a photograph of the mascot with a young Haitian girl was even featured in Dental Products Report's December 2011 Top 100 issue. Now Nevi 4 has found itself inducted into the National Museum of Dentistry. For more details on the honor, see the recent press release below from Hu-Friedy.

The Hu-Friedy Nevi 4 mascot has traveled the globe, and a photograph of the mascot with a young Haitian girl was even featured in Dental Products Report's December 2011 Top 100 issue. Now Nevi 4 has found itself inducted into the National Museum of Dentistry.

For more details on the honor, see the recent press release below from Hu-Friedy.

 Hu-Friedy, a global leader in the manufacturing of dental instruments and products, was given the honor of inducting a replica of their Nevi 4 mascot doll into The Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore, Md.

Nevi will be on display for one year in the museum for visitors to view and learn about the “Host Nevi Tour 2011.” The tour, which began in January of 2011, entailed the Nevi 4 mascot traveling throughout the United States and visiting each state. For every state Nevi visited, Hu-Friedy donated $1,000 to a scholarship fund for practicing, registered dental hygienists to continue their education. The four scholarship winners were announced in a formal press conference at the 2012 Yankee Dental Congress meeting in Boston in late January. Each of the “Hu-Friedy Nevi Scholarship” winners receive an award of $10,000 each to help pay for tuition and books at a school of their choice.

The museum’s display case features a montage of photos illustrating Nevi’s 2011 tour, giving visitors a glance at some of his many travels, including a special dental mission trip to Haiti where a group of dental clinicians performed goodwill dental care on those affected by poverty and recent natural disasters.

 "The “Host Nevi Tour” initiative has far exceeded our expectations,” said Ken Serota, President,  Hu-Friedy Manufacturing, LLC.  “We created Nevi as a way to engage differently with our customers, and the level at which they have embraced Nevi is outstanding. Even more exciting is that at the end of this tour lies the opportunity to help advance the dental performance of our dental hygiene community through the Hu-Friedy Nevi Scholarship Program. We are honored to be part of the National Museum of Dentistry, and greatly thank the museum, Jon Landers (Executive Director, NMD) and Dr. Scott Swank (Curator, NMD) for their support of the Nevi program and Hu-Friedy.”

To see more of Nevi’s travels, visit www.facebook.com/nevi4.