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3M ESPE Imprint™ 4 Preliminary VPS Now in Cartridge Delivery

Posted on Thursday, January 8, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. – January 2, 2015 – It's no secret that the family of 3M™ ESPE™ Imprint™ 4 VPS Impression Materials delivers fast and precise results, and with the latest introduction of ImprintTM 4 Preliminary VPS Preliminary Impression Material in cartridge delivery, dentists can now reach for a full selection of Imprint 4 materials in a variety of delivery systems, allowing them to take advantage of Imprint 4's benefits for nearly any impression-taking procedure.

"Imprint 4 Preliminary has already proven itself to be efficient and reliable," said Dr. Jeff Blank of Carolina Smile Center in Fort Mill, South Carolina. "Now, with availability in the cartridge delivery system I will have even more flexibility to quickly create great-fitting temporaries in any operatory in my practice."

Imprint 4 Preliminary VPS impression material makes creating precise provisionals a simple process. First, the dentist captures the preliminary impression, with a setting time as short as 90 seconds using the super quick version of the material. Then, the impression is filled with 3M™ ESPE™ Protemp™ Plus Temporization Material and inserted in the mouth. After 5 minutes, the matrix can be removed to reveal a smooth surface that needs no polishing. Just a quick wipe with alcohol reveals the shine.

Since the Imprint 4 VPS product family was introduced in 2013, it has been receiving high praise. Imprint 4 VPS impression material received excellent ratings in Gordon J. Christensen's Clinicians Report Vol. 6 (Nov. 2013), which stated that 96 percent of evaluators would recommend it to their colleagues. THE DENTAL ADVISOR Vol. 31, No. 01 (Jan/Feb 2014) highlighted the material as a 2014 Product Award Winner with a 5-star Editors' Choice award and a 97 percent clinical rating. Both publications praised the material's high marginal accuracy and fast intra-oral setting.

"The Imprint 4 family makes impression-taking super fast and super accurate," said Dr. James Braun of Saginaw, Michigan. "It's great to now have these reliable options for both preliminary and final impressions."

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Disclosures: Dr. Blank and Dr. Braun have received honoraria from 3M ESPE.

About 3M ESPE Dental

3M ESPE is a dental product manufacturer that markets more than 2,000 dental products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients' oral health care. 3M ESPE is part of 3M Health Care which provides world-class innovative products and services to help health care professionals improve the practice and delivery of patient care in medical, oral care, drug delivery and health information markets. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products, visit the 3M ESPE website at or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at 1-800-634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.

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