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We take impressions. All day, every day. Dan Krueger and Jim Graham of 3M explain what the future looks like for dental impressions.

Recently 3M gave the Dental Hacks an amazing opportunity. Alan recently made a trip to Minnesota and visited the amazing 3M campus! We talked with Dan Krueger and Jim Graham, two scientist/engineer/developer types at 3M who spend their time making dental impressions faster, better and easier for dentists! What's the latest and greatest in conventional impression materials? What's the state of the art in intraoral scanners? What will impressions look like in 5 years and beyond!

Links from the show:

3M imprint 4 impression material

3M fins
This is the "fin test" we talked about in the interview. Pretty cool, eh?

3M True Definition intraoral scanners

The Voices of Dentistry Summit 2018 (January 26-27th at the DoubleTree in Scottsdale, AZ)! Use the coupon code "VOD100" for a special $100 discount on the already ridiculous price of $897!

The Dental Hacks Nation closed Facebook group has almost 20,000 members! Head over there to interact with other Dental Hacks listeners, guests and Brain Trust members every day, all day! Remember...if you don't have any thing "dental" on your FB page, we might decline your membership request. So IM the group or email us at

Dr. Bob Margeas knows stuff. Really cool stuff. He is teaching â€œPractical Tips Utilizing Composite Resin in the Everyday Practice" at the Cosmedent CEE in Chicago on December 8-9. Go check it out at

Magic Mix pro tip...put it out on your assistant's glove (on the back of their hand) so you can scoop it right up without stopping for one hot second. Check it out at

Go Hack Yourself:

Al: 3M Directed Flow Impression Tray , 3M Intraoral Impression Syringe

Jason: Figs ScrubsEvolve Desktop Scanners

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