Dr. Brent Engelberg: “Rookie” of the Year at 3M


Dr. Brent Engelberg isn’t just a content, every day, run-of-the-mill dentist. Innovation is what makes him tick. Keeping his practice on the cutting edge with all of the latest and greatest technology and products is something Dr. Engelberg is proud of. How else can he ensure that he offers his patients the best? The proof is in the pudding, and that is why so many of the patients who receive dental services from Dr. Engelberg are thrilled with their experiences. In order to remain on the forefront of the industry, Dr. Engelberg even volunteers his time on the Council for Innovative Dentistry with 3M.

What is 3M?

You probably know more about 3M products than you think you do. They are everywhere. 3M products include preventive dental tools such as oral rinses and toothpastes you use at home as well as the facial masks and cleaning tools your hygienist needs to do their job effectively. Adhesives, composites, cements, curing lights, and many other restorative and cosmetic dental materials are produced by 3M at their headquarters in Minnesota. This is just where Dr. Engelberg ventured to, and where he plans to continue to donate his time over the next several years. Since they named him “Rookie of the Year” in his class of fellow dentists, it’s the least he can do.

Cross-Pollination of Products

Why do dentists spend their free time consulting with 3M? Product development at the headquarters is enriched greatly by having practicing dentist on the consultation team. The researchers and scientists can certainly come up with great advances, but with the practical knowledge of dentists, improvements are much more easily made. Innovation is a huge part of the 3M headquarters culture. In fact, the company has been named the “most innovative company in the worldwide dental industry by Dental Industry Review seven years in a row. It’s not just dentists who reap the benefits of this innovation. Cross-pollination across industries is common. In fact, some of the same nano-technology used for dental restoration materials is also used for fishing rods and the very car you drive away from your dental appointments in. So you can see why it’s important for dentist like Dr. Engelberg to keep his fingers on the pulse of product development with important companies like 3M.


Dr. Brent Engelberg and his highly-skilled team proudly serve patients and their families from Arlington Heights, IL, and all surrounding communities, including; Northbrook, Deerfield, Highland Park, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, Libertyville, Skokie, Evanston, Palatine, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Rolling Meadows, and the Northern and Northwest Chicago Suburbs. To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at 847-259-8030.

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