63 Innovations Propel 3M ESPE to “Most Innovative” for Eighth Consecutive Year

The team at 3M ESPE is ecstatic about being named the most innovative company in the worldwide dental industry for the eighth consecutive year. It is an honor to be recognized by The Anaheim Group, distributor of Dental Fax Weekly, for this prestigious award. The findings were published in the 2012 Dental Industry Review and based on new product approvals and international patents.

3M ESPE led the pack in terms of total innovations during 2012, with a total of 63, which includes FDA 510(k) new product clearances for the U.S. market, United States Patent Office dental industry patents, and dental patents from the European Patent Office and the World International Patent Office.

The Anaheim Group report cited 375 total innovations by 3M ESPE for the years 2007-2012, which is the direct result of all members of the 3M family working diligently to retain competitive edge and fuel growth for our customers.

Constant collaboration and cross-pollination of technologies among the many business units and corporate laboratories of 3M, coupled with the true understanding of our customers needs drive our ability to uniquely combine various 3M technologies to develop innovative products.

Our corporate culture is built upon sharing technology, which fosters uncommon connections that drive novel solutions for our customers. For example, one of the technologies used in 3M™ ESPE™ Filtek ™ composite dental restoratives is also used in LCD screens to make them brighter, and may be used in the future to improve products as diverse as carbon monoxide filters and fuel cells.

The Dental Industry Review recognized several new product introductions during 2012, as innovations that led to this honor, including the 3M™ True Definition Scanner, 3M™ ESPE™ RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement and the 3M™ ESPE™ Retraction Capsule, among others.

Please join me in congratulating all of the hard working members of the 3M family for their help in achieving this significant distinction!


4 comments so far

  1. david sipos on

    Nice overall article on what 3M does for dental innovation

    • 3M ESPE on

      Another wild fact is the following : you are never more than 100 feet from a product made by 3M !

  2. Byron Lim on

    Congratulations to 3M ESPE

    • 3M ESPE on

      Thank you for your post. We are working hard in the lab to ensure the 9th consecutive year announcement too 🙂

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