3M Completes Acquisition of Dental Preventive Products Company

3M announced today that it has completed the acquisition of OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals, a provider of differentiated preventive dental products, solutions and support for dental professionals. OMNII headquarters will remain in West Palm Beach, Fla. It will be a wholly owned subsidiary.

Increasing recognition of the link between oral health and overall health is focusing much more attention on the need for preventive oral health care. As a result, there is growing demand for more and better preventive care solutions. 3M ESPE and OMNII share a commitment to quality dental products, oral health, and bringing the best and most current science to the dental market.

3M is the second-largest supplier to the dental industry in the world. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of products and services used by dental professionals worldwide to improve oral health. These products are designed to meet restorative, crown and bridge, orthodontic, preventive, infection control, and cosmetic dentistry needs.

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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. 3M will continue to grow its vibrant Health Care businesses globally serving multiple market segments. 3M ESPE, a leader in the dental industry, is a part of the 3M Health Care family.

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