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Dental Tribune Canada Edition No.4, 2016

. A6 . Dental Tribune Canada Edition | November 2016 By American Eagle Instruments Staff Do you ever feel like practice efficiency and quality care can’t coexist? Are you frustrated by time spent on tasks that should be solved by technological advan- cements? Here’s some good news: Times have changed, and hand-instrument technol- ogy has advanced, making it possible to deliver higher quality patient care with- in an efficient practice. Recently named “The Practice Game Changer of 2015” by readers of RDH Magazine, American Eagle Instruments has developed XP Technology, a metallurgical advance- ment that eliminates the task of sharp- ening, which is viewed by many as tedi- ous and is often imperfect. Clinicians chose XP Technology by writing in the product or service they felt has made the biggest impact on their practice, a testa- ment to the positive effect XP Technol- ogy sharpen-free instruments have had for thousands of clinicians. A proprietary manufacturing process, XP Technology is behind the market’s only line of sharpen-free scalers and cur- ettes. The process enhances metallurgic composition of the instrument’s surface, giving it properties of a much more dur- able material. It is not a coating that will flake or peel off over time, but an em- bedded surface akin to a stained piece of wood, unable to flake or be removed. Because XP Technology’s durability ren- ders it sharpen-free, the instruments are manufactured with thinner working ends for greater access to calculus and previously inaccessible pockets. Working ends retain the factory blade angulation that assures proper calculus removal and eliminates the risk of burnished cal- culus. A sharpen-free metal brings another, less-quantifiable benefit. Metallurgic durability of this magnitude allows a modified scaling technique. For the first time ever, clinicians have a hand instru- ment made with an alloy that is harder than the calculus being removed. Calcu- lus removal with XP Technology is ac- complished with a much lighter grasp and shaving stroke vs. the heavy lateral pressure and “popping off” of calculus used with stainless-steel instruments. Hygienists describe XP Technology in ac- tion as “melting” calculus off the tooth surface. According to the company, it is a smooth, painless technique that can reduce physical stress for clinicians Game changer: American Eagle Instruments XP Technology INDUSTRY AD and promote improved ergonomics and hand health, both big concerns for most clinicians during their careers. The return on investment with XP Technology is not only evident for the practice, but for the patient as well. The practice wins when team members are spending time with patients rather than wasting time sharpening instru- ments. That extra patient-contact time can lead to accepted treatment and bet- ter overall patient health. Patients win when clinicians use the modified scaling technique, experiencing comfortable appointments that make them want to return. American Eagle Instruments under- stands that these are medical devices that require a precise fabrication process to achieve a consistent, reliable product. AEI is an American manufacturer based in Missoula, Mont. It takes 36 steps to fab- ricate an XP Technology instrument, and each step takes place within the factory under strict quality control standards. This attention to detail has helped AEI earn a reputation for creating some of the world’s most precise and long-lasting instruments, according to the company. You can visit to see why XP Technology scalers and curettes belong in your practice — and in your hands. Then you can change your game, too. XP Technology is a metallurgical advance- ment that eliminates the task of sharpening, which is viewed by many as tedious and often imperfect. Photo/Provided by American Eagle Instruments

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