January 29, 2013 - by BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE showcases its ‘Total Technology Solution’, including the all-new EPIC laser, at events this spring
New trade show presence includes hands-on area for dental professionals
BIOLASE, Inc., the world’s leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, and distributor of NewTom and 3Shape TRIOS technologies in North America, will be showcasing its full line of award-winning laser systems, 3D cone beam devices, and digital intraoral scanning technology at all major and regional 2013 trade events, including the Pacific Dental Conference inVancouver,British Columbia, March 7-9.
The company will feature the products in a new ‘Total Technology Pavilion,’ a large space with functioning equipment to allow hands-on demonstrations and discussion of the full range of applications. The Total Technology Pavilion will also feature an overview presentation of the Total Technology concept, along with brief presentations by practicing dentists that have deployed these types of technologies in their local practices.
“We are proud to present the Total Technology Pavilion at the Pacific Dental Conference and beyond,” said John Bernhard, Director of Marketing at BIOLASE. “It represents the collective efforts of multiple teams to create an environment where dental professionals can spend time with these groundbreaking technologies to gain an understanding of their applications in the dental clinic.”
New to the Total Technology Pavilion this year is the EPIC Total Diode Solution, the newest laser from BIOLASE. Packed with one category-exclusive feature after another, the EPIC sets a new standard in diode laser performance and value. A breakthrough graphical touchscreen put up to 20 common soft tissue procedure presets – plus 20-minute full mouth whitening and FDA-cleared temporary pain relief at the dentist’s fingertips. Plus, EPIC can be a financial boon for many practices because of the integrated, FDA-cleared protocols for laser hygiene and perio as an adjunct to scaling and root planning. Plus, a new ComfortPulse setting reduces pulse length to as little as one ten-millionth of a second to avoid heat build-up at the surgical site, for fast tissue cutting with less patient discomfort. The EPIC is pending HealthCanadaapproval but will be available to test drive at the show!
Another new addition to the Technology Pavilion is the 3Shape TRIOS digital intraoral scanner system. The TRIOS digital solution, which includes a hand-held scanner, operator's control cart, and intuitive software, provides faster impression taking, improved accuracy and clinical results, reduced need for retakes, and less adjustment and grinding. TRIOS' unique features include spray-free scanning, high accuracy optimized for an extensive range of indications, clinical scan validation, online communication with the dental lab, intuitive Smart-Touch user interfacing.
Other products available in the Total Technology Pavilion include WaterLase iPlus, WaterLase MDX and WaterLase MD Turbo, the company’s full range of all-tissue laser devices. WaterLase iPlus represents the pinnacle of 20 years of ongoing research to improve cutting speed to match that of a high speed drill, with a fraction of the discomfort and ancillary challenges a dental drill creates, such as microfactures, smear layer and more. WaterLase MDX and WaterLase MD Turbo are ideal for dental practices seeking a more basic and lower cost entry point for all-tissue laser dentistry. “Although the WaterLase MD platform was first released in 2004, there have been many improvements and refinements, including a more flexible fiber, faster cutting handpieces, and many other important improvements,” said Dmitri Boutoussov, the Chief Technology Officer and long-time head of the company’s innovative R&D department.
Finally, the Total Technology Pavilion has full-size models of NewTom Cone-Beam-Computed-Tomography (CBCT) technology. The technology is relatively new to dentistry, and is a more compact version of standard medical CT imaging that uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam to obtain a multitude of radiographs that construct digital 3D models of maxillofacial anatomies. NewTom VGi has the finest image quality of any CBCT system available in dentistry, along with a minimal dose of radiation to patients. Dentists that use NewTom CBCT technology in their practices report increased treatment plan acceptance, improved diagnostic capabilities and other advantages.
About BIOLASE, Inc. BIOLASE, Inc. is a biomedical company that develops, manufactures and markets dental lasers and also distributes and markets dental imaging equipment; products that are focused on technologies that advance the practice of dentistry and medicine. The Company's laser products incorporate approximately 290 patented and patent-pending technologies designed to provide biological treatment and clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times. Its imaging products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver the best results for dentists and patients. BIOLASE's principal products are dental laser systems that perform a broad range of dental procedures, including cosmetic and complex surgical applications, and a full line of dental imaging equipment and CAD/CAM systems. BIOLASE has sold more than 21,000 lasers world-wide. Other products under development address ophthalmology and other medical and consumer markets.