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BIOLASE Waterlase iPlus™ All-Tissue Dental Laser System Wins Awards for High-Tech Innovation and Medical Design

Posted on June 20, 2012

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 18, 2012) - BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQBIOL), the World's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, announced today that its Waterlase iPlus™ all-tissue dental laser system has won the Medical Devices category for the TechAmerica Orange County High-Tech Innovation Awards and was also the Bronze Winner in the dental instruments, equipment and supplies category of the 2012 Medical Design Excellence Awards® (MDEA) competition, the premier awards program for the MedTech industry.

The Waterlase iPlus, with its biological approach and Intuitive Power Control, has truly revolutionized surgery in dentistry and medicine. The iPlus not only addresses the key functional needs for the next generation of laser dentists, but it also delivers exceptional power and cutting speed with unparalleled control and versatility for all laser dentist users, from the beginner to the expert. Performing most types of procedures with the new Waterlase iPlus provides minimal to no pain or discomfort, minimizes the need for local anesthetic in most restorative cases, eliminates the risk of bacterial and viral cross-contamination associated with conventional drills and burs, and results in preserving the tissue biologically intact, and without causing the damaging micro-fractures of the tooth structure and avoiding the necrosis caused by heat and abrasion.

Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO, said, "We are very pleased that our flagship product, the Waterlase iPlus, has been recognized by TechAmerica and the MDEA for its innovative design and technological capabilities. The Waterlase iPlus incorporates our patented Waterlase technology, which uses laser energy to create an expansion and vaporization of the water molecules within tissue causing a biological ablation with far less trauma than any traditional surgical device. It is the most advanced laser on the market and is a perfect example of how our engineering and marketing teams continue to lead the dental technology community in advancing laser technology to improve clinical results and provide a positive return-on-investment in dental practices."