• 3M Earns Top Marks with 15 Townie Choice Awards in 2015

    February 08, 2016
    • In dentistry, a recommendation from a colleague can tip the scales on many decisions in the practice, from treatment planning to product considerations. At 3M, there’s nothing more rewarding than hearing from oral care professionals that they trust our products enough to personally recommend and endorse them. This year, 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.

      The Townie Choice Awards, managed by Dentaltown magazine, asks its community of “Townies” to vote on the most comprehensive list of peer-recommended products and services in dentistry each year. The awards cover an array of product categories, ranging from cements to software, and are decided entirely by the votes of practicing professionals.

      Having also led the pack in 2014, 3M’s consistent, chart-topping Townie Choice Awards performance highlights the value that oral care professionals place on innovative, consistent, science-driven products.

      “Recognition from the Townie Choice Awards is always special, because who we work for – practicing oral care professionals from around the world – decide the winners,” said Jennifer Van Ranst, marketing manager for 3M Oral Care. “We constantly strive to develop products that provide outstanding clinical outcomes, and it’s an honor to have confirmation we’re continuing to do just that.”

      At 3M, our goal is to promote lifelong oral wellness through inventive solutions that help oral care professionals achieve greater clinical, professional and personal success. From all of us, thank you to all of the Townies who continue to share invaluable feedback and insight to help us continually achieve that goal. We’re better because of it.

      3M’s 2015 Townie Choice Awards winners include:

      In-Office Topical Fluoride: Varnish: Vanish™ 5% NaF White Varnish
      Pit & Fissure Sealants: Clinpro™ Sealant
      Mini Implants: MDI Mini Dental Implants
      Cements: Bonded Porcelain: RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement
      Cements: Permanent: RelyX™ Luting Plus Cement
      Core Materials: Light Cure: Filtek™ Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative & FiltekTM Z250 Universal Restorative
      Finishing & Polishing: Manual - Strips, etc: Sof-Lex™ Finishing and Polishing Systems
      Finishing & Polishing: Rotary System (non-carbide): Sof-Lex™ Finishing and Polishing Systems
      Impression Materials & Accessories: Automatic Mixing Unit: Pentamix™ 3 Mixing Unit
      Cavity Liners: Vitrebond™ Plus Light Cure Glass Ionomer Liner/Base
      Composites – Anterior: Filtek™ Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative
      Composites – Flowable: Filtek™ Supreme Ultra Flowable Restorative
      Composites – Posterior: Filtek™ Bulk Fill Posterior Restorative
      Temporary Material (not C&B): Cavit™ Temporary Filling Material
      Infection Control: Masks: 3M™ ESPE™ Face Masks