Joe Oxman


Joe Oxman received his PH.D. from Northwestern University in 1983. He has been working

In 3M for mor than 30 years and is currently a Corporate Scientist with 3MESPE.  He has been a developer of various dental technologies and materials and is considered a global expert on photcurable systems, nanotechnology, hard tissue adhesives, resin modified glass ionomer materials, and shrinkage/shrinkage stress. With 81 issued patents and more than 20 pending, Oxman played a key role in revolutionizing the dental industry by helping to create tooth colored restorative filling materials.

Thanks to his outstanding work, Oxman has received several prestigious awards including the American Chemical Society Award, 3M Corporate Genesis Research Grant Awards and he was inducted into the 3M Carlton Society, which honors outstanding technical employees at 3M. He is the co-founder of an NSF Collaborative Research Center and serves as the 3M Industrial Director for the Minnesota Dental Research Center for Biomaterials and Biomechanics. In addition to teaching several classes on innovation in the dental industry, Oxman has been involved in the 3M Summer Teacher’s program and mentored students of all ages who have an interest