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About ESPE Dental Supplies

3M ESPE has a worldwide reputation for bringing new ideas to dentistry, that shape (and sometimes reshape) the market.

We take an uncompromising approach, not only to quality control and testing before our products ever reach you, but to everything we do. From product development and education through to the importance we place on listening to and learning from you.

We are passionately committed to helping solve your problems and to playing a role in defining the industry as it moves into the future.

An organisation-wide commitment to quality

On this we will never compromise... when you choose 3M ESPE, you will get quality that goes beyond “product quality.”

This commitment begins with 3M ESPE people - those you see and those you don’t. We take great care to hire highly-trained, skilled and dedicated employees who recognise the power of collaboration with customers and colleagues. We give our people continuous education in the real world, ensuring that their skills are honed and developed.

In addition, stringent quality controls are in place throughout our product development process, from determining the value of a proposed product, to the sourcing of raw materials, selection of suppliers, production and delivery of the product.

Quality in writing. 3M ESPE Certifications:

Since 2003 ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
Since 1999 OHRIS Occupational Health and Risk Management System
Since 1994 ISO 9001 / ISO 13485 Quality Management System.
Quality assurance in the fields of design, development, production, assembly and maintenance, and EU-Directive 93/42/EEC on medical devices.
Miscellaneous: Certificate of GMP compliance according to german drug law
  Examined Quality management System by FDA/USA, Japanese Authorities, Health Canada, etc.

Ingenious thinking produces practical solutions

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3M ESPE: Recognition for our Inventive Spirit

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Dr. Christoph Thalacker,Head of Laboratory

For more than a century, the world has looked to 3M for new products and ideas that solve people’s problems and make their lives easier and better. Today, more than 6,500 3M research and development employees are working with 45 technology platforms to expand on the company’s track record as a global source of innovation*.

3M ESPE is no exception. Combining the finely tuned 3M product development engine with ongoing insight from dental practitioners around the world has enabled us to bring a number of firsts to dentistry. Among them, the first-ever tooth-coloured restorative material, the first self-adhesive resin cement and the first automated mixing of impression materials and cements. Advancements that have made a real difference.

And there’s more to come. As you seek to improve patient care, you can expect 3M ESPE to continue in its commitment to help you pursue that goal.

*Worldwide, around 100 new products are added every year


Testing to make sure solutions are right and relevant

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Longterm Clincal Study

At 3M ESPE, we go to great lengths to make sure our products will live up to their promise.

Assessing available information is step one. Findings from accepted university and dentist-originated studies are evaluated and applied to our development process. 3M ESPE also conducts its own research, both in laboratory and bench studies and in controlled clinical-use evaluations.

Another important proving ground is national and international conferences, at which 3M ESPE experts regularly seek insight from hundreds of opinion leaders on new ideas.



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