The 7 periodontal items in the American Eagle Instruments (AEI) Pro Thin lineup feature thinner blades and lighter handles, according to the company. Starting with the M23 Thin scaler, the series 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 the result of AEI’s patented sharpen-free XP Technology. In this proprietary process, the metallurgical composition of the instrument’s surface is enhanced with the properties of a much more durable material. It also lets AEI put a sharper edge onto a thinner blade, eliminating the time-consuming and imperfect task of sharpening for dentists.
When using XP instruments, clinicians only use a very light grasp and shaving stroke rather than lateral pressure below a deposit, similar to the technique used with an ultrasonic scaler. The scaling stroke aids in correct ergonomics and hand health and is much more comfortable for the patient, according to the company.