3M ESPE today announced Proto3000 as the new 3M ESPE Certified Lab Channel Partner in Canada. Under the terms of this partnership agreement‚ Proto3000 will sell 3M™ ESPE™ Lava™ software and equipment‚ and provide first-line customer support for dental laboratories as of September 1, 2012.
The agreement brings more broad and extensive customer support and industry expertise to dental laboratories by leveraging the combined strengths of both 3M ESPE and Proto3000.
“This new partnership with Proto3000 allows 3M ESPE to focus on its commitment to innovation in materials research and digital workflows for the dental industry‚ while knowing our lab customers are receiving outstanding service and support from Canada’s leading dental technology solutions provider,” said Lisa Citton-Battel, Country Business Manager, 3M ESPE. “We remain dedicated to continuing our leadership position as digital technologies continue to transform dentistry. At the same time‚ we can put even more emphasis on leveraging our core strengths to better meet the clinical needs of dentists.”
Proto3000 is well established in the digital dental market with years of experience selling and supporting industry-leading software and digital equipment brands, making the company an ideal partner to assume sales and support of 3M ESPE’s suite of Scanning and CAD, Milling and Sintering solutions for its dental lab customers. The team at Proto3000 will provide advanced education and training, which is crucial as digital technologies revolutionize dentistry.
“I am very excited about our partnership with 3M ESPE and the opportunity it offers our customers to expand their product offerings and grow their businesses,” said Eyal Geiger, Director, Proto3000. “3M ESPE is a recognized and respected brand, and given our presence and growth in digital dental markets, this is a natural fit for our team and customers. We are proud of this new phase of growth for Proto3000 and look forward to a long and successful partnership with 3M ESPE.”
Proto3000 is a privately held corporation located in Vaughan, Ontario. As a leading 3D Engineering and Digital Dental Solutions firm, Proto3000 provides Digital Technology Solutions to enhance the capabilities of dental labs and dental professionals, while inspiring innovation and process improvement in the product development and manufacturing sector. Proto3000’s Solution line-up consists of the technologies shaping today’s global movement to lean manufacturing, process management, and overall enterprise efficiency. These solutions include Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, 3D Laser Scanning, CAD/CAM software, Milling and Engineering Design Solutions. Proto3000 offers a full suite of Digital Dental Workflow Products that allow labs to transform digital scans into dental restorations and virtual models for milling and 3D Printing. With a team of highly skilled, dedicated Mechanical Engineers, Technologists and Dental Technology Specialists, Proto3000 is able to leverage their knowledge of the latest 3D Engineering and Dental CAD/CAM software and equipment, to provide responsive support, applicable product solutions, and the expertise needed to transform current processes into industry leading digital ones. For more information, visit www.proto3000.com, or feel free to speak with us directly at 1-888-887-7686.
About 3M ESPE
3M ESPE manufactures and markets more than 2‚000 products and services designed to help dental professionals improve their patients’ oral health care. 3M Health Care‚ one of 3M’s six major business segments‚ 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. The recently created 3M Digital Oral Care Department‚ part of the 3M ESPE Division‚ aims to accelerate and strengthen 3M’s efforts to lead the digital transformation that is occurring in oral care. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products visit the 3M ESPE Web site at www.3MESPE.ca or call the 3M ESPE Customer Care Centre at 1-888-363-3685. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.
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