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Surgical Instruments

maximum comfort and control


maximum comfort and control

matt surface finish

special instruments

With the new dental surgical range, American Eagle Instruments® offers you hand and hinge instruments for about 80% of the surgical procedures in the oral cavity. Not only do we focus on high quality, already known from our scalers and curettes, but also on highly precise and efficient products, taking into account current cleaning and reprocessing guidelines. With this range of instruments for dental surgery, we cover many treatment areas, including: extraction, apicoectomy, wisdom teeth removal, dental implantation, osteotomy and more.

Needle holders for maximum precision

American Eagle Instruments® needle holders are manufactured to the highest standards of surgical mechanical craftsmanship.

Modern surgical needles are particularly hard and therefore place increased demands on the resilience of the instruments. That is why American Eagle needle holders are reinforced throughout with Tungsten Carbide inserts (TC = Tungsten Carbide/Wolfram Carbide). This sintered material shows only minimal wear and withstands all common types of reprocessing. The inserts are finely grooved to align the needles correctly and precisely and to hold or fix them securely.

Our needle holders have no sharp edges on the hinge or on the hard metal inserts. This allows the thread to slide over the instrument unhindered – reliably preventing the risk of accidental detachment during sewing or tying.


Needle holder De Bakey, Macro, TC


Needle holder micro, Castroviejo, TC, 18cm

Super scissors - super cutting

Dental surgical scissors for cutting soft tissue and working with needle-thread combinations use their fine tips to ensure an exact cutting pattern over the entire blade, right to the end of the tip. American Eagle scissors are manufactured with particular precision to achieve this. They offer this precision due to the detailed hand-finish and slightly flexible bearing of the scissor joint.

Specially selected and hardened steel is used for cutting instruments, guaranteeing stability and durability.

In addition to the standard scissors,  SuperCut scissors are also available. The special grinding of the blades enables cuts that are as fine, clean and precise as a scalpel: one blade is micro-serrated and supports the secure hold of soft tissue and suture material. The opposite razor-sharp SuperCut blade prevents soft tissue from fraying and allows precise contouring.


La-Grange scissors, S-shape, SuperCut, 11.5cm

Periosteal Elevators

When selecting the Periosteal Elevators, special attention was paid to the various clinical requirements, including preparation of the mucoperiosteal flap, initial incision, papillae elevation, etc.

For durability, the cutting working ends are made of specially hardened surgical steel. There are elevators in various combinations, for example raspatory and holder (Periosteal Prichard) or a double-ended Periosteal elevator with a slender as well as a wide working end (Periosteal Goldmann Fox).

American Eagle always focuses on the practitioner with its products. The ergonomic round handles of the surgical hand instruments allow direct and controlled transmission of force. In addition, the matt surface reduces disruptive light reflection. But the other requirements in practice are also taken into account: The MacroGrip grooved structure of the handles provides a secure grip whilst being easy to clean.


Raspatory Prichard PR-3


Raspatory Buser

Bone Scraper

During the regenerative treatment of alveolar ridge defects or during implantation, autologous bone chips can be used by themselves or in combination with bone substitute materials. This “extraction” of autologous bone material is done with the bone chisel.

The specially curved working ends of the bone graft chisels #1 and #2 offer maximum efficiency and a good view of the extraction site. In addition, they are gentle on the surrounding soft tissue due to the rounded side edges. Compared to time-consuming separate bone harvesting, the use of the bone chisels saves operating theatre time.

The Rhodes Back Action Chisel with its sharp edges is ideal for contouring the jawbone or can also be used to harvest autologous bone material.

The particularly sharp, hardened blades of the bone chisels can be used many times and even resharpened if necessary.


Bone Graft Chisel 1

Diagnostic instruments and accessories

In addition to the surgical instruments from American Eagle Instruments®, diagnostic and accessory instruments are also available in the appropriate design for dental surgical procedures.

The round blade holder allows precise cutting and easy readjustment. For easy placement of strips or tamponades, use the Luniatschek Gauze Packer.

Fine, precise cutting edges enable exact and smooth application of the gouge pliers. A standard version and a particularly fine version are available here, depending on the clinical indication. For example, bones can be contoured, but also fine bone chips can be carved out of a block for augmentation.

The finely crafted artery clamps have a particularly precise instrument closure. This ensures that the fine grooves of the working ends close cleanly to stop bleeding and that tissue trauma is minimised.


Scalpel blade handle

Cheek retractor

Retractors fulfil a variety of functions. They are used to hold mucoperiosteal flaps, the cheeks, the lips and/or the tongue. Different designs consider different requirements. American Eagle retractors are made of surgical steel for optimal cleaning and reprocessing. The matt surface finish avoids disturbing light reflections.

The models with retaining ring have been specially modified for reprocessing in the matching American Eagle surgical cassettes – due to the adjusted ring size, these can be reprocessed together with the other instruments in the closed cassette.


Holder/cheek holder Langenbeck 1, 30x16x210mm


Holder Cawood Minnesota

Grinding stones are also used in surgery

Grinding stones are also used in dental surgery and in periodontology. For example, the sharp blades of bone chisels can be sharpened if necessary.

The very fine Arkansas natural stones are particularly gentle on your instruments. Only minimal material removal takes place during use, which significantly extends the durability of the sharpened instruments. They should always be used with grinding oil.

In addition to the two standard versions, a special stone is available for your surgical instruments such as Lucas curettes, root elevators, etc. The stones are available in different diameters or radii. Here, different diameters or radii are given, which assist in the correct execution.

Frequently asked questions about surgical instruments

Why is the "pencil-grip handle" recommended for surgical hand instruments?

For scalpel blade holders, for example, this grip is well suited for easy rotation of the instrument depending on its position or placement in the mouth. For good control and support, the instrument rests comfortably between the thumb and index finger.

What does SuperCut mean for scissors?

SuperCut scissors are visually distinguished from standard scissors by their golden ring on one side. The SuperCut grind on one of the blades makes cuts as smooth and precise as with a scalpel. For a better grip of soft tissue or suture material, the second scissor blade is micro-serrated. Due to the razor-sharp SuperCut blade, soft tissue does not fray and is protected to the maximum. Curved versions are also available for improved access to hard-to-reach areas.

What are preparation scissors used for?

The Metzenbaum scissors, for example, reduce the risk of soft tissue injury. Metzenbaum scissors have short, fine blades with rounded tips. They are also commonly used to inspect the flap or incision.

What is the difference between surgical and anatomical forceps?

Anatomical tissue forceps reduce tissue trauma with their non-toothed working ends, while the beak of surgical forceps consists of small teeth. These toothed working ends guarantee a maximum secure grip when grasping and mobilising soft tissue, but also for precise holding during suturing.

Why do some forceps have a guide pin?

The guide pin guarantees perfect and parallel closing of the forceps’ beak. For maximum grip and a particularly secure hold.

Some needle holders have gold handles and thus a hard metal insert on the beak. What distinguishes them?

Tungsten Carbide (TC) inserts provide a secure grip and minimal abrasion. There are no sharp edges on American Eagle needle holders, especially on the hinge and the carbide inserts.

What are gouge pliers?

Gouge pliers are used for contouring bone material and coarse tissue. They have an extremely sharp beak to allow bone material to be precisely obtained. The spring in the handle opens automatically each time it is closed, reducing physical effort during treatment.

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