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3M ESPE Dental News

3M ESPE: Two more products with award winning design!

29 July 2013

 3M™ ESPE™ Intra-oral Syringe and the 3M™ ESPE™ Astringent Retraction Paste: Winners of the red dot award for product design 2013.

3M™ ESPE™ Intra-oral Syringe and the 3M™ ESPE™ Astringent Retraction Paste: Winners of the red dot award for product design 2013.

Two products developed by 3M ESPE have received the highly acclaimed red dot award for product design 2013: the 3M™ ESPE™ Intra-oral Syringe and the 3M™ ESPE™ Astringent Retraction Paste. The intra-oral single-use syringes for VPS and polyether impression materials are designed for precise application of wash materials in the patient’s mouth. The 3M ESPE™ Astringent Retraction Paste comes in an ergonomic capsule that allows for effective mechanical retraction of the gingiva prior to impression taking or direct restorative procedures.

The 3M ESPE Intra-oral Syringe combines a high degree of innovation, functional and ergonomic design as well as ease of use whilst the 3M ESPE Astringent Retraction Paste also received high ratings regarding all criteria. The capsule is compatible with a common composite dispenser and enables easy application directly into the sulcus due to its very fine tip. The ergonomic form ensures that even posterior teeth and interproximal areas can be reached without difficulty.

Both products received the red dot quality seal on the first of July 2013.


Notes to Editors

1. For further information, please contact Julie Owen, Public Relations Department on (01509) 613372, email jowen1@mmm.com


2. For the eigth year in a row, 3M ESPE has been ranked as the most innovative company in the worldwide dental industry, according to the 2012 Dental Industry Review. Conducted by the Anaheim Group, the Dental Industry Review is an independent summary of the key business and technical events occurring in the dental industry on a global level.


3. 3M ESPE Dental Products

3M ESPE manufactures and markets more than 2,000 dental products and services with a worldwide reputation for bringing exciting new innovations to dentistry to help practitioners to continually seek to improve oral care.  Its extensive portfolio includes restoratives, crowns and bridges, temporisation, impressioning, cements, preventive and cosmetic dentistry. 3M ESPE brings a number of amazing new firsts to the dental industry, among them the first-ever tooth-coloured restorative material, the first self- adhesive composite resin cement, the first malleable, preformed temporary crown and the first automated mixing device of impressioning materials.