Aug 26, 2014

Impressions from the 3M Digital Exchange

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3M Digital Oral Care welcomed digital leaders from around the world to the 3M Digital Exchange for the unveiling of the new 3M™ True Definition Scanner. This was an opportunity to showcase how digital technology is shaping the way today’s oral care is practiced, while providing attendees with broadened clinical knowledge as well as enhanced skills to change their practice. This was a 2-day event with keynote highlighted by speaker James McQuivey, author of “Digital Disruption: Unleashing the Next Wave of Innovation”.

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Jun 26, 2014

3M ESPE lands in Detroit for the AGD Annual Meeting

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The 3M team is off to another trade show and this time we land in the Motor City. The Academy of General Dentistry is hosting their annual conference in Detroit, MI at the Cobo Center from June 26th to June 28th. We welcome the opportunity to present to almost 4,000 conference attendees!

As the dental profession continues to face new challenges, the AGD, in accordance with its values, seeks to educate its members and provide them with the tools they need to adapt and thrive in this changing environment. To that end, the annual meeting will offer a comprehensive lineup of speakers, courses, events, and exhibits.​

The 3M ESPE team is proud to be part of the changing environment for professionals in General Dentistry. 3M ESPE Dental Products are at the core of the proven solutions you can trust in your dental practice. In booth #228 at the AGD Annual Meeting, Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Material, RelyX™ Ultimate Adhesive Resin Cement, Filtek™ Supreme Ultra Universal Restorative will all be highlighted from the 3M ESPE family of products. These products bring a simpler and faster process to address all types of clinical indications. If you are attending the AGD Annual Conference, please ask our 3M ESPE representatives at booth #228 about these products. You can also review our products here.

We plan on sharing our experience with AGD in Detroit through our social media channels on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter. Please share your experiences with 3M ESPE on those channels using the hashtag #AGD2014!

image courtesy of the Academy of General Dentistry

Jun 19, 2014

3M ESPE Preventive Care heads to ADHA CLL Annual Session in Las Vegas

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3M ESPE and their Preventive Care team are heading to Las Vegas. The American Dental Hygienists Association is hosting the 2014 ADHA CLL Annual Session at Caesar’s Palace.

The 91st Annual Session brings together more than 120 companies showcasing their products and services to over 2,500 RDH’s, other dental professionals and students.​ The event features a couple of days of speakers and even more days of CE opportunities between June 18th and June 24th. The 3M ESPE team will be presenting at booth #401 during the exhibit days on June 20th & 21st. Participation at the ADHA CLL Annual Session means being part of a career-enhancing event created just for Dental Hygienists and a commitment to the professional development of dental hygienist best practices around the country.

3M ESPE is also committed to providing products that allow dental professionals to help patients obtain, and maintain, optimum oral health.

3M ESPE offers a number of solutions in support of preventive care which will be on display at the ADHA CLL Annual Session Exhibit, including:

Clinpro™ Sealant

Clinpro™ 5000 1.1% Sodium Fluoride Anti-Cavity Toothpaste

Peridex™ Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse

Vanish™ 5% Sodium Fluoride White Varnish with Tri-Calcium Phosphate​

We even have an exclusive offer to those attending the Exhibitors Event. If you are a frequent user of Vanish™ Varnish and enjoy this product, stop by our booth! Tell our 3M ESPE representatives you would like to leave a review of Vanish™ Varnish and we will give a box of White & Brite Tooth Whitening for completing a review! Make sure to stop during the first day, as this offer is only good while supplies last.

Follow the link for more information on the ADHA CLL Annual Session. Photos from the show will fill our FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter pages from​ #ADHALasVegas, so be sure to share your experiences and follow along with our activity! See you at the conference and remember, what happens in Vegas, ends up on social media.

 

image courtesy of the American Dental Hygienists Association

Jun 12, 2014

Improving Efficiency in Your Dental Practice

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In recent conversations with two of our favorite Jeffs – Dr. Jeff Dalin (JD) and Dr. Jeff Rohde (JR) – we discussed efficiency in the dental practice and picked up some interesting insights. Read on to hear what they had to share!

1. When you hear the word “efficiency” in reference to a dental practice, what comes to mind?

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Jun 5, 2014

Ethics in the Gray Market

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As pointed out in an article earlier this year, unfortunately the idea of “buyer beware” remains particularly important for dental materials.

Counterfeit goods are fake products designed to look like genuine goods. They move through uncontrolled supply chains.  “Gray market” goods also move through uncontrolled supply chains and are typically genuine branded products designed, manufactured, registered and labeled specifically for – and originally sold in – one geographic market, but are sold by unauthorized distributors, or others into a different, unintended market through a supply chain outside of the control of the manufacturer.  Gray market products sometimes also have falsified labels or packaging to extend their shelf life or make them look more like the products in the unintended market.

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May 29, 2014

Dental Marketing Spotlight: Twitter for the Dental Office

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During the last dental marketing spotlight, we discussed tips on how dental clinics could get started with Facebook advertising.

In this month’s dental marketing spotlight, we will share tips, tools and examples on how you can get started with Twitter to help build your dental brand online. According to a recent report, Twitter has more than 240 million average monthly active users as of December 31, 2013, an increase of 30 percent year-over-year.

It may present a smaller community, but many of its users are some of the dental industry’s greatest thought leaders, biggest dental brands and leading oral health editors, in addition to many existing customers and potential new customers including coveted young professionals.

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May 14, 2014

3M ESPE Dental headed to CDA, The Art and Science of Dentistry (Anaheim)

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We are kicking off May the right way, in sunny California! Join 3M ESPE at the CDA’s The Art and Science of Dentistry Conference in Anaheim. 3M ESPE will be respresented at Booth #302 and #402 with a special appearance by Dr Nicholas Marongiu on all three days.

Held from May 15-17 at the Anaheim Convention Center, CDA’s bi-annual conference provides countless opportunities to be inspired. Learn the latest clinical and technological advancements. See hundreds of West Coast product launches. Peruse a vibrant exhibit floor featuring more than 550 companies with special pricing. Stimulate your brain with various C.E. opportunities.

3M ESPE is proud to sponsor two courses. On Thursday, Lee Ann Brady is leading the Exquisite Anterior Provisionals workshop from 8:30 to 11:30 & 1:00 to 4:00. On Friday Lee Ann’s lecture is called  Posterior Bonded Porcelain Techniques and Materials from  8:30 to 11:00 and 12:30 to 3:00. See the full schedule of workshops and lectures here.

3M ESPE is expanding the offerings in its fast and precise Imprint™ 4 family with the new additions of 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 Preliminary VPS Preliminary Impression Material and 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 Bite VPS Bite Registration Material. Both materials carry on the reputation of the Imprint 4 family by adding control and convenience to everyday procedures in the dental practice. Be sure to check out our feature on the new Imprint™ 4 Preliminary and Bite VPS Materials at our 3M ESPE booth. We will have some promotions going on for these 3M dental products during the conference.

For those of you attending, please share your experiences with 3M ESPE on social media using #cdaANA on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

May 5, 2014

Dental Marketing Spotlight: Facebook Ads for Your Dental Practice

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During the last dental marketing spotlight, we discussed how dental clinics could get started on Facebook to grow their brand and increase their social presence online.

In this month’s dental marketing spotlight, we will share tips on how you can leverage ads within Facebook to help grow exposure in your community and augment your traditional dental marketing plan to help grow your business.

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