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BIOLASE Announces Opening of Corporate Technology and Training Center

Posted on July 24, 2012


IRVINE, CA—(Marketwire - Jul 24, 2012)—BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), has announced the opening of a technology and training center at its corporate headquarters in Irvine, CA. The state-of-the-art facility has a hands-on laboratory featuring the Company's patented Waterlase dental laser technology, proprietary EPIC line of diode lasers, and fully functional 3-D digital imaging, including NewTom Cone Beam 3D imaging and BIOLASE DaVinci Imaging™ products. The training center will provide introductory and specialized training sessions for dental professionals seeking proficiency and certification training utilizing best-in-class BIOLASE products. The facility will also be used to continuously train and clinically educate the company's sales team.

Under the guidance of experienced clinicians, the training courses will follow the teaching method of "Tell, Show, Do and Teach Each Other," employing a combination of lecture and hands-on instruction with extracted teeth and proxy dental models. Factory tours will also be provided to allow dental professionals a look into the development and manufacturing of BIOLASE products.

BIOLASE Chairman and CEO Federico Pignatelli said, "Advanced surgical and imaging products like ours require proper training. Creating a central hub for that activity is the most efficient way to deliver the best-in-class education and allows clinicians to interact with and among one another—creating a better learning environment.

According to the company, BIOLASE's laser systems and imaging instruments advance the practice of dentistry by providing early diagnosis, the identification of more indications, and a minimally invasive treatment without the use of anesthesia in a very biologically friendly fashion.

Courses to be offered in the new training center include Waterlase and Diode Laser Certification Training, refresher classes, and master specialty courses in endodontics, periodontics and pediatric dentistry. A full range of 3-D imaging courses are in development.