At 3M, we discover and innovate in nearly every industry to help solve problems around the world.
April 01, 2017
3M recognizes the uncontrollable variables in a dentist’s schedule, which is why 3M technologies focus on those areas that can be controlled – like using new 3M™ Filtek™ One Bulk Fill Restorative. When applied to posterior restorations, these technologies enable fast and easy one-step placement with improved esthetics– delivering efficient clinical outcomes that help dentists stay on schedule.
December 01, 2015
Making a great first impression matters. Especially for dentists and dental lab professionals involved with creating the highest possible quality dental restorations for patients.
January 14, 2019
As the world of dentistry continues to evolve, modernized products and techniques are introduced to meet the advancing demands of the industry. In order to accommodate these changing needs, 3M Oral Care and Bioclear are excited to announce a new partnership that will support dentists while they pursue the implementation of state-of-the-art procedures.
February 08, 2016
We are proud to celebrate an entire community of recommendations as 3M once again tops the annual Dentaltown magazine Townie Choice Awards with 15 product wins.
January 05, 2016
3M Company and Zirkonzahn SRL and Zirkonzahn Deutschland GmbH, announced today they have amicably settled a patent infringement lawsuit brought by 3M under 3M’s European Patent No. 1,154,969 B2 against Zirkonzahn before the district court of Düsseldorf, Germany.
January 20, 2016
Often teeth that have undergone endodontic therapy are rendered compromised with regard to structural integrity and esthetics. To combat this common issue, dentists understand the importance of using an endodontic fiber post to recreate an abutment and preserve tooth strength.
July 23, 2015
Digital technology is changing dentistry and dental education. The Kois Center has long been recognized as a leader in utilizing science and technology to advance dental education.
July 08, 2015
Consistent with 3M’s strategy to increase customer relevance, the company has announced the formation of 3M Oral Care, combining the former 3M ESPE Dental and 3M Unitek Orthodontics into a single new division.
November 05, 2015
3M announced today that a German district court ruled in favor of 3M in an unfair competition claim 3M filed against South Korea-based Seil Global Co. Ltd.
October 05, 2015
When Dr. Jan Güth fires up his 3M™ True Definition Scanner to scan a patient, it’s no longer just a digital impression to make a crown, it’s also a digital record to aid in patient communication and treatment planning to improve outcomes.
February 23, 2016
Since Lava Zirconia was introduced in 2001, the material has improved the smiles of millions of patients worldwide – with scientific studies showing excellent strength, esthetics and clinical performance.
May 26, 2016
3M announced today that a court in Düsseldorf, Germany has ordered an injunction and damages claim reaching back to December 2008 against Dental Direkt GmbH for infringement of 3M's patented technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations.
September 22, 2016
St. Paul, Minn., September 22, 2016 - The ADA Foundation and 3M today announced that 3M will donate 3,000 introductory sealant kits to the ADA Foundation for use during the 2017 Give Kids A Smile (GKAS) program. The donation, which has an estimated fair market value of $250,000, will help Give Kids A Smile volunteers place more than 400,000 sealants on underserved kids’ teeth in 2017.
August 02, 2016
ST. PAUL, Minn. – August 2, 2016 – 3M announced today that after winning a patent infringement lawsuit in Germany against Dental Direkt GmbH involving technology that enables the coloring of ceramic-based dental restorations, Dental Direkt GmbH will license this patented technology from 3M.
March 30, 2016
With 95 innovations launched in 2015, 3M’s designation as the Most Innovative Company in the Dental Industry was earned through a relentless commitment to science-based innovation.
January 18, 2017
Enabling dentists to optimize their patient’s clinical outcomes by providing evidence-based curing light information and protocols
August 01, 2017
No matter the personal reasons for supporting a particular charity, one underlying truth remains: people want to help other people - and they want to know that what they give is really making a difference.
August 22, 2017
The American Dental Association (ADA), in partnership with 3M Oral Care, has created the 3M Innovative Research Fellowship – a program designed to encourage and engage researchers who are innovating and leading the way to advance dental materials science.
December 04, 2017
3M Co. and 3M Innovative Properties Co. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in federal district court in Wilmington, Delaware against Kerr Corporation.
November 26, 2018
Anyone who has experienced xerostomia knows that it is frustrating, especially when relief products wear off quickly or are inconvenient to use. In addition to discomfort, the absence of saliva can lead to the development and progression of tooth decay. 3M™ Xerostomia Relief Spray is a new, clinically-proven solution that provides prescription-strength relief of xerostomia symptoms—for up to four hours per use.
April 01, 2019
Filtek™ Universal Restorative is a universal composite that offers a modernized approach to anterior and posterior restorations, with a simplified shading process and advanced composite technology to provide strong and esthetic results. Filtek Universal Restorative also features capsules that can be warmed* and an improved tip design that allows the material to extrude like a flowable composite, and then become more viscous for shaping.
February 09, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, dental professionals around the world have navigated office shutdowns and re-openings, embracing new technologies like teledentistry and added safety protocols and procedures.