3M combines ESPE Dental and Unitek Orthodontics

3M has announced that it will combine its 3M ESPE Dental and 3M Unitek Orthodontics units into a single, new division called 3M Oral Care.

"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," stated Joaquin Delgado, executive vice president of 3M Health Care Business Group, in a press release.

The transition is effective as of July 8. The new division will be led by James Ingebrand, vice president and general manager.

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