About Us

History

Although American Eagle Instruments® (AEI) opened its business doors in 1992, our history began in 1948 with the start of American Dental Manufacturing, a family-founded dental hand instrument company that made its mark by providing high quality, durable instruments to the dental profession. Through hard work, determination, and Montana pride, the company became a well-known and respected manufacturer within the dental industry. The company grew to about 75 employees, many of whom forged careers to become some of the dental industry’s best journeymen instrument makers and sharpeners. American Dental was “the” quality dental instrument company.

In 1989, a competitor purchased American Dental Manufacturing and subsequently closed its doors in 1990. Rather than follow the buy-out company, a small group of tenacious and persevering crafts people joined forces in 1992 to form American Eagle Instruments. With engineering experience, unequaled skill, a goal to produce the highest quality dental instruments, and a “lead-not-follow” philosophy, American Eagle Instruments became reality.

Today, American Eagle Instruments has evolved to become the second largest manufacturer of dental hand instruments in North America. Based in Missoula, Montana, and employing approximately 70 crafts people, AEI remains an employee-owned company. We pride ourselves on providing the world’s finest quality dental hand instruments. Our focus remains on progressive, innovative dental products which allow the practitioner more efficient processes with added ergonomic comfort.

Our Products

AEI offers comprehensive lines of dental products designed for the forward thinking dental professional. Our product lines include diagnostic, curettes, scalers, titanium implant instruments, composites, restorative, cone socket instruments, and magnetostrictive ultrasonic inserts. AEI’s latest innovation is the unique Double Gracey™ instruments. Additionally, AEI provides associated dental products which include cassettes, sharpening systems, handpiece lubricants, and endodontic instruments.

The Double Gracey instruments are two instruments combined in one. The face of Double Graceys are raised, creating two slightly sloped faces, approximately 110 degrees, measured from the terminal (lower) shank. This allows the operator to follow the Gracey technique, but with the economy of using universal curettes.

American Eagle Instruments also offers state-of-the-art surface engineering technology, featuring the XPSM line of instruments. Our XP Technology instruments are fabricated using a patented surface engineering process that results in razor-sharp edges that start sharp and stay sharp longer than any carbon or stainless steel instruments available. XP Technology reflects the latest innovation in dental hand instruments - providing you with instruments that require NO SHARPENING!

From product development to manufacturing, AEI employee-owners take extreme pride in their craftsmanship abilities. The AEI team possesses years of hands-on experience in the development and fabrication of dental instruments. We manufacture the highest quality instruments and hold ourselves to the highest standards. American Eagle Instruments offers our customers state-of-the-art dental products while still being progressive with the latest trends and requirements within the industry. We know our customers expect nothing less from a company that delivers “Better Dentistry by DesignSM”.

Our Promise

Quality, service and value are the foundation of our corporate policy. As a result, you can expect the highest quality product, crafted for maximum possible life. We also believe in superb service to you, our valued customer. That is a promise from all of us at American Eagle Instruments.

We make this promise of quality, service and value to you and to each other. We own our company and take pride in the honesty, integrity and craftsmanship that form our common bond.

We invite you to try the employee-owned difference. You'll be glad you did.