Time is on Your Side

Posted on June 23, 2017

When we think about our dental hygiene appointments and the tasks we complete for each patient, we could easily write out the steps of the ideal appointment. From experience, we quickly learn that what we set out as the perfectly efficient appointment on paper isn’t necessarily how it happens in the chair!  What we can’t predict and put on the list are all the “other” things that can pop up during that limited appointment time that greatly affect how efficiently we can complete all the pertinent tasks.  

Maybe the patient arrives a few minutes late, or they have a lot…

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Young Innovations Announces Acquisition of American Eagle Instruments

Posted on May 03, 2017

Young Innovations Announces Acquisition of American Eagle Instruments, Inc. 

Algonquin, Illinois, USA May 3, 2017 – Young Innovations, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of dental supplies and equipment, today announced the acquisition of American Eagle Instruments, Inc. (“American Eagle”). American Eagle is a leading global manufacturer of dental hand instruments and related supplies based in Missoula, Montana, USA. 

“We are incredibly proud to partner with American Eagle,” said Dave Sproat, CEO of Young Innovations. “American Eagle has a distinguished legacy of manufacturing high quality products in the USA, and their brand is well known across the globe as a…

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If your hands could talk

Posted on March 28, 2017

If our hands could talk, do you think you would get reprimanded for abuse or neglect? Imagine this scenario…

     **Police sirens**

     Officer: “Do you know why I pulled you over today, Miss?”

     Hygienist: “No, was I speeding?”

     Officer: “No, you have been ignoring all the warnings your hands and wrists have      been giving you to take it easy. I’m going to have to write you a ticket. If you can’t      change your scaling technique, next time it will be carpal tunnel surgery and five  …

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Introducing the Pro Thin™ line of periodontal instruments

Posted on March 20, 2017

American Eagle Instruments is proud to announce the Pro Thin line, a new line of periodontal instruments. The line of 7 instruments features thinner blades and lighter handles, which provides the clinician with the best tools for periodontally inclined patients.

The line started with the popular M23 Thin scaler, and evolved into a complete set of instruments that includes thinner versions of the Blackjack scaler, Barnhart 5-6 curette, and Gracey Access instruments 1-2, 7-8, 13-14 and 15-16.

The Pro Thin line’s thinner blades are made possible because of American Eagle Instruments’ patented sharpen-free XP® Technology. This technology…

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HygienistPrep’s Top 5 Test Taking Tips for Dental Hygiene Students

Posted on September 06, 2016

As a Dental Hygiene student, it seems like every time you turn around there is another test or quiz waiting for you.  You have a lot on the line and put in a lot of hard work every day of the dental hygiene program.  HygienistPrep is one of the leading NBDHE prep programs and we know what works to pass a test! Make sure all of your studying pays off by following HygienistPrep’s Top 5 Tips for Test Taking: 

1. Slow Dow

We all get in a hurry to finish a big exam. I don’t know if it’s because we…

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Introducing the Boge 513™ Scaler

Posted on July 28, 2016

American Eagle Instruments, Inc. has launched the Boge 513 Scaler. The Boge 513 is a modified sickle/hoe scaler used to remove calculus in the dental prophylaxis process.  This instrument is double ended, and is available only in sharpen-free XP Technology from American Eagle Instruments. Due to the angulation of this instrument, it would be difficult to sharpen in-office, so producing it in sharpen-free XP is significantly beneficial to the clinician.

One end of the Boge 513 has an elongated shank and straight, slightly lipped cutting edge, which can easily remove tartar from areas where patients have fixed orthodontic wires…

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Sherri Lukes, RDH, MS, and Southern Illinois University Students on a Mission

Posted on July 19, 2016


For the past 15 years, Sherri Lukes has been traveling to Central Mexico to provide preventive dental services to area villagers. Accompanied by Dental Hygiene students from Southern Illinois University, where Lukes was tenured faculty for 25 years, a team provides debridement, dental sealants and fluoride varnish applications for adults and children during a trip every summer. The number of patients served varies from year to year, according to number of students and additional faculty participating in the experience. In May of 2016, five SIU students and one faculty member participated in the trip hosted by…

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"A Star is Born"

Posted on March 07, 2016

As more and more clinicians are experiencing the advantages of American Eagle sharpen-free XP Technology, it has become evident that these instruments have truly become a Game Changer in our industry. Even pioneers in the dental industry have been gobsmacked by American Eagle XP. This technology was developed about 10 years ago and is quickly becoming the go-to hand instrument of choice for practicing clinicians. And now students are clamoring for them as well.

I am an instructor at a dental hygiene program in Florida. I also happen to be a huge fan of American Eagle Instruments. Recently, our students…

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Quik-Tip Cone Socket Instruments – An Economical Game Changer

Posted on February 08, 2016

Einstein once said the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In healthcare, that can be risky, and our patients deserve better than the mediocrity this brings. I am constantly looking for the next “game changer"…. That next invention or improvement that will make preventive care appointments better for everyone. Marrying efficiency with quality care and keeping it budget-friendly is not easy, but essential to finding a way to work smarter rather than harder. Take sharpening instruments. Sharpening is the polar opposite of efficiency, quality care, and being budget-friendly. Schedules are…

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American Eagle wins 2015 Pennwell Reader's Choice "Game Changer Award"

Posted on January 18, 2016

Missoula, Mont.January 4, 2016 –American Eagle Instruments, Inc. (AEI) recently received the Pennwell RDH Reader’s Choice “Game Changer Award.” This award is presented by RDH Magazine and is tabulated based on clinician votes. The “Game Changer Award” is defined as any product or service in the dental market that clinicians feel is making the biggest impact in their practice. The “Game Changer Award” names AEI’s XP® Technology as the product that is making the biggest difference for clinicians in the workplace in 2015.

XP Technology curettes and scalers are the only sharpen free instruments on the market today. This technology…

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