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BIOLASE Establishes Long-Term Collaboration with Laser Dentistry Expert and the Aachen Center for Laser Dentistry

Posted on July 31, 2012

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire—July 31, 2012)—Dental laser manufacturer and distributor BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), has signed a long-term agreement with laser dentistry expert Professor Norbert Gutknecht and the Aachen Center for Laser Dentistry (AALZ) in Germany. The partnership is designed to promote laser dentistry worldwide through clinical laser education, training and research.

As part of the agreement, Gutknecht will direct courses and oversee research that is critical for the broader acceptance of high-tech laser dentistry. In addition, he has agreed to become a member of the BIOLASE Dental Advisory Board. He is on the faculty of the Department of Restorative Dentistry at RWTH Aachen University, School of Dentistry, Aachen, Germany, and is one of the world's most widely published and highly respected researchers and educators in laser dentistry. 

Gutknecht said, "This alliance will have a major impact on the quality and standardization of dental laser education for laser dentists and their success in the treatment of patients. Furthermore, it will increase the confidence in and acceptance of BIOLASE's dental lasers with dentists who are not yet working with lasers in their dental offices. I believe that the combination of the best laser education offered by the AALZ with the best lasers in the market from BIOLASE will enable dentists to provide the highest possible clinical outcomes for their patients and also greatly expand the market for dental lasers worldwide."

The acknowledged leader in dental laser education since its founding in 1992, the AALZ and related World Academy for Laser Education in Dentistry Network (WALED) will expand the availability of postgraduate advanced wavelength clinical laser education to more than 40 countries while also making major steps toward standardizing laser dental education for all BIOLASE owners worldwide.

For updates and information on laser and Waterlase dentistry, visit BIOLASE at www.biolase.com.