3M introduced the first tooth-colored restorative material in 1964, a breakthrough that addressed patients’ concerns about aesthetics and dentists’ demands for a durable material. Since then we have drawn on advances in chemistry, biology, ceramics, and digitization to become a global leader in dental products.
Our Dental Division: 3M ESPE
3M ESPE has a worldwide reputation for bringing exciting new ideas to dentistry that shape or reshape the market. Our wide range of dental and oral health care products and services include:
- Fillings and tooth restorations
- Crowns and bridges
- Digital dentistry
- Preventive oral and dental care
- Infection control
- Cosmetic dentistry
Spotlight on Innovation
In 2012, 3M ESPE was named the most innovative company in the world wide dental industry for the eighth year in a row by the Dental Industry review!
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Our Culture: Collaboration
The pace of innovation by 3M ESPE is made possible by the constant collaboration and cross-pollination of technologies across the many business units and corporate laboratories of 3M. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better.
3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. And 3M ESPE is the dental care division that never stops focusing on providing the best possible products and services to dental professionals, and to patients like you, all around the world.
If you want to learn more about 3M and our culture of innovation, please visit our online Innovation Center.