IMTEC Implants Become 3M ESPE MDI Mini Dental Implants

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 17—3M ESPE announces the launch of a new brand for its recently acquired line of small-diameter implants—3M ESPE MDI Mini Dental Implants. Formerly branded as the IMTEC Sendax MDI System, the products will be fully integrated into the 3M ESPE organization over the remainder of the year. Going forward, dentists can continue to depend on 3M ESPE for the high level of quality they have come to expect from IMTEC MDIs.

The MDI procedure is a minimally invasive treatment that allows clinicians to immediately stabilize a patient’s loose denture. The 90-minute flapless placement procedure can be learned in a one-day certification course, making it a simple and profitable treatment for dentists. The MDI system consists of a 1.8-, 2.1-, or 2.4-mm titanium alloy implant, and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of a patient’s denture. To hold dentures securely in place, the o-ring in the retaining fixture snaps over the ball-shaped head of the implant. When seated, the denture gently rests on the patient’s gum tissue.

“The IMTEC MDI brand has been a global leader in small-diameter implants for many years, and now, as part of 3M ESPE, we anticipate it will have an even greater reach among the dental community,” said Sean Regan, 3M ESPE Marketing Manager. “As a denture stabilization system, our MDIs can help improve many patients’ quality of life, and we are excited by the development opportunities ahead with this type of innovative treatment.”

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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. For more information on the complete 3M ESPE line of dental products visit the 3M ESPE Web site at or call the 3M ESPE Technical Hotline at (800) 634-2249. Products are available for purchase through authorized 3M ESPE distributors.