American Eagle Instruments has launched the Boge 513 double-ended sickle/hoe scaler with its patented sharpen-free XP Technology.
American Eagle Instruments Inc. launched the Boge 513 scaler during the 2016 RDH Under One Roof meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, last week. The Boge 513 is a modified sickle/hoe scaler for the removal of calculus during the dental prophylaxis process. This instrument is double-ended and is available only in sharpen-free XP Technology from American Eagle Instruments.
One end of the Boge 513 has an elongated shank and a straight, slightly lipped cutting edge, which can easily remove tartar from areas where patients have fixed orthodontic wires and/or marginal recession with exposed root surfaces. The hoe has adequate width to maintain stabilization during vertical and horizontal working strokes. It easily adapts to both the upper and lower anterior intraoral regions and to posterior areas with root surface exposure. The alternate end of the instrument is a Nebraska 128 sickle scaler, which is exceptional at reaching into tight interproximal contact areas, especially for patients who have crowding and/or recession.
The Boge 513 is available exclusively in XP Technology, American Eagle's patented sharpen-free technology. Titanium nitride is impregnated into the substrate material, creating an ultra-hard alloy that translates into a razor edge and stays sharp much longer than stainless-steel instruments. Due to the angulation of this instrument, it would be difficult to sharpen in-office, so its sharpen-free XP Technology is beneficial to clinicians. The Boge 513 is available in American Eagle's Quik-Tip cone-socket instrument and fixed instrument patterns.
The Boge 513 was designed in partnership with Emily Boge, MPA, RDH, CDA. Emily serves as dental administrative chair at Hawkeye Community College. She is a graduate of both the Hawkeye dental assisting (2000) and dental hygiene (2003) programs, and she earned her bachelor of science (2012) and master of public administration healthcare (2015) degrees from Upper Iowa University.
Prior to beginning her career in administration, Emily practiced as a full-time clinical dental hygienist in Manchester, Iowa (2003–2015). As an active member of the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA) and American Academy of Dental Hygiene (AADH), Emily has advocated for the dental hygiene profession on many levels. Emily was presented with the 2015 Master Clinician Award from the ADHA, and she was the Iowa Dental Hygiene Association's 2012 Hygienist of the Year.
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Source: American Eagle press release; 6 June 2016, embargoed for 28 July 2016