3M, St Paul, Minn, has announced the formation of 3M Oral Care, combining the former 3M ESPE Dental and 3M Unitek Orthodontics into a single new division, led by Vice President and General Manager James D. Ingebrand, effective immediately.

“Building on our strong brands and technologies, 3M Oral Care will leverage our fundamental strengths in science and innovation to deliver a complete suite of solutions across the continuum of oral care for dentists and orthodontists, to improve patient outcomes,” said Joaquin Delgado, Executive Vice President, 3M Health Care Business Group.

“We are committed to further building on our more than half a century of innovation in the oral health industry,” Ingebrand said. “This will accelerate our momentum as we continue to deliver quality innovative solutions for doctors and their patients.”

3M’s range of dental products and supplies includes restorative, crown and bridge, mini dental implants, preventive, infection control, and cosmetic dentistry. In the orthodontic field, 3M offers Clarity Advanced Ceramic Brackets; APC Flash-Free Adhesive; Victory Series Superior Fit Buccal Tubes; and 3M Incognito™ hidden braces. The company also offers the 3M True Definition Scanner for digital impressions.