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M5 Restorative Series

Meets 90% of procedural needs


rigid & flexible

extremely sharp


This series features five unique restorative instruments including a universal instrument that can be used in both posteriorly and anteriorly – a true problem solver. Plus a sharp, and a very thin interproximal carver.

M5 Restorative Series

Together with Dr. Anthony Mak, Australia, American Eagle Instruments has created this lean set of five composite restorative instruments for which you would normally need ten instruments to do the same job. They all come in the innovative non-stick XP Technology® coating with an extreme hard surface to reduce scratches and avoid the composite from sticking to the working end.

Dr. Anthony Mak has graduated with multiple awards from the University of Sydney in 2002. He then went on to complete his Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Implants). Dr. Mak is an expert in the field of digital and restorative dentistry.

He has lectured extensively in Australia, New Zealand and across Asia; and his hands-on workshops have gained such popularity that they are almost always booked out soon after registrations open.

All instruments are coated with XP Technology® that delivers a smooth, nonstick surface, and retains the sharpness of the carver and sharp paddle. The instruments that need to cut, cut… the ones that need to be smooth and sculpt are nonstick.

Dr. Anthony MakDDS

M5 Instruments


Finishing up / Clean-up instrument

DG Explorer: long and pointy to remove access material around the edges by flicking it away before its cured so it can be well adapted. The longer tip works well when layering in deep cavities (short tips won’t allow the clinician to go deep which can result in too much composite in the tooth at first).
Acorn: creates the cusp incline on posterior or the mamelons on anterior (also when applying different shades) .

Universal instrument used for anterior (incisal anatomy/mamelons) and posterior (cuspal inclines) teeth for refined composite. On anterior (incisal anatomy/mamelons) and posterior (cuspal inclines) teeth. Great for layering and creating the anatomy of the tooth (applying 2mm incremental filling to avoid filling too much in bulk, causing the composite to shrink when curing and pull away from the tooth).


Placing/Sculpting (Anterior)
Thin Interproximal Carver

This thin composite carver is optimal for fine interproximal and gingival areas. Its working ends are flexible to adapt to the curvatures of the tooth. And, the blade is long enough to cover the length of the tooth, which is great when working on veneers. Dr. Mak recommends using the M5-ANTER when placing and sculpting for Class IV (anterior tooth)/Veneer composite. Use it for layering, flattening, and shaping before moving to the M5-Scuplt (universal).


Packing instrument

With its mini short, fine spatula you gain better control in difficult to access areas and the other working end, the 1mm plugger is ideal for packing composite in small posterior spaces or hard to fill anterior teeth. Secondary instrument for posterior when applying or packing composite for small and thin posterior class II box cavities to adapt composite deep into the base of the box and reach interproximal areas for Class V buccal restorations. This M5 restorative instrument is ideal for minimally invasive techniques.

First instrument to start anterior composite material. Use the side of the plugger, and not the end, pushing the material left to right to adapt the composite to the wall of the tooth before moving to the M5-Carve.


Packing instrument

The M5-Pack composite instrument of the M5 Restorative series is the main posterior instrument for applying/packing composite. Apply, adapt, or plug the composite to the wall than use the M5-Sculpt to sculpt.

Normally this instrument would have two ball burnishers, one big ball and one small ball – but the M5-PACK features one ball end and a flat-ended plugger. Thus, the composite does not roll over the plugger like it does on a ball burnisher. The instrument works better when applying larger amount of composite – using a ball burnisher alone can create voids.



The blades of this carver by American Eagle Instruments are 25% thinner to help access interproximal flash without widening the contact. Thanks to the applied XP Technology® the blades won’t become dull over repeated use, making it easy to continue to remove and cut composite material. Its blades are designed with ergonomic angles making it easy to access hard to reach areas.

Frequently asked questions about the M5 restorative series

Where can I best store the full range of the M5 restorative instruments?

To properly maintain and sterilize your M5 instruments, we recommend the use of a ¼ GALAXIE instrument cassette in high-quality stainless steel. This way, the instruments are safely stored throughout the full cleaning and sterilisation process without breaking.

Are the M5 restorative instruments also available in high-quality stainless steel?

All five M5 instruments are meant for composite restorations and feature the XP Technology®, thus they are only available in XP. These composite plastic filling instruments have a special coating. The nanooptimised, super-hard, scratch resistant surface reliably prevents the composite sticking to the instrument.

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In our video section you will find detailed information and tips on the correct care and use of American Eagle dental instruments.

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