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Moving Home to – 3M ESPE Dental Insights New Domain


Big news! We are moving the home of the blog to It is an exciting change that will allow us to amp up the blog, push out even greater content and give us the technical resources to enhance our reader’s experience.

You’ll notice the same great content, coupled with even easier access to the plethora of dental resources offered at the 3M ESPE website. Visit us at our new domain for the latest posts and make sure you bookmark it for easy return visits:

Singing off, for here – see you soon, at our new home!


3M ESPE’s Lava™ Ultimate Restorative – Still in a Class of its Own, Now Coded as a Porcelain/Ceramic

 Lava™ Ultimate Restorative product image


Starting in 2013, the impressive resin nano-ceramic CAD/CAM material, Lava™ Ultimate Restorative now falls under the CDT Code’s broadened definition of porcelain/ceramic materials, thus allowing Lava Ultimate restorative to be classified as a ceramic – like other milled porcelain/ceramic materials – allowing for the same rate of reimbursement.

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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.

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Descending on Chicago for the CDS Midwinter Meeting!

Aerial View of Downtown Chicago

The Windy City is in our sights, and we are getting excited to showcase our latest innovations at the Chicago Dental Society’s Midwinter Meeting. During the three-day dental event, Feb. 21-23, we plan on soaking in the latest dental trends while sharing our newest products with hands-on demonstrations and answering your questions with on-site oral-health specialists.

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Headed to The Yankee Dental Congress in Boston!

Buildings in downtown Boston Massachusetts

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The theme of this year’s Yankee Dental Congress, Building Bridges Through Innovation, Technology, Wellness, & Inspiration resonates strongly with 3M ESPE’s desire to keep customers innovative, which is one of the many reasons we are excited to attend.

Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2013 will be full of crowd-favorite speakers, cutting-edge procedures via live dentistry demonstrations, courses to boost CE credits, top-notch entertainment and much more. The Hynes Convention Center in Boston will be surging with high energy, education and dental innovation. The result: improving oral health care to help individuals live healthier lives.

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Give Kids a Smile Coming Close to Home

Give Kids a Smile children


Thousands of children in Minnesota face barriers to obtaining oral health care across the state. It isn’t only a problem in the Midwest; it is a problem that affects the nation as a whole.

I’ve discussed the amazing generosity of Give Kids a Smile in other parts of the country, but now that kindness is returning home to Minnesota for the 11th consecutive year, February 1-2.

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Igniting Innovation – 3M scientists inspire the next generation

Students honored for win

3M ESPE was honored to be named the most innovative company in the worldwide dental industry for its seventh consecutive year in 2012. We truly appreciate this recognition from The Anaheim Group, as our achievement is not only the direct result of 3M’s continued investment in research and development, but also our culture of collaboration.

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Greater NY Dental Meeting Recap

3M ESPE Employees at Greater NY Show

The 3M ESPE team had an outstanding time at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. We took part in “Learning in the Round” hands-on seminars, proudly showcased the 3M™ True Definition Scanner and networked with some of the brightest minds in the oral health industry.
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3M ESPE Headed to the “Big Apple”

New York City Skyline with Statue of Liberty in forefront

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, many members of the dental community will be headed to New York City for the largest healthcare and dental event in the United States.

Over fifty thousand dental professionals will descend on the “Big Apple” for six days of continuing education, networking and to see the latest technology and dental products to help enhance their patients oral health, Nov. 23-28.

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Changing Lives Through Oral Health Care

Changing Lives Campaign Image

You may have noticed that 3M ESPE launched an inspirational campaign this summer that just wrapped up at the end of September. It was called, “Make a difference. Change a life.”

We know dentists use Filtek™ Restoratives to change lives every day, but we wanted to hear from our loyal customers, the personal stories of how they were using Filtek to enhance their patients’ lives for the better. What we heard was unbelievable.

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