IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 17, 2012) - BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, will show and begin selling 3Shape Corporation's TRIOS® intra-oral scanning device at the 2012 American Dental Association Annual Session, which will be held in San Francisco from October 18-20. BIOLASE will be located at Booth #2126, in the Moscone Center South Hall.
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.
BIOLASE is a non-exclusive distributor of the TRIOS system to dentists, dental specialists, and dental schools.
BIOLASE Chairman and CEO Federico Pignatelli said, "Our full line of advanced, state-of-the-art dental laser and imaging products will enable BIOLASE to maintain and further solidify our position as the leading provider of high-tech dental technologies worldwide. We believe that all impression-taking will soon be digital, and that TRIOS is the most advanced 3D system in the industry with significant competitive advantages. Our ability to distribute 3Shape's TRIOS allows BIOLASE to not only better serve the doctors and oral surgeons doing complex dentistry, but also opens a new market for BIOLASE to partner with dental labs.
"By adding the TRIOS digital solution to our lines of advanced laser products and digital imaging products, we can offer dental professionals a 'one-stop shop' for a totally integrated group of devices and dental engineering services while, at the same time, driving new revenue growth in all aspects of the dental market," concluded Pignatelli.
"Our agreement with BIOLASE provides us significant new access to the important North American market," said Henrik Vestermark, 3Shape's VP of Operations in North America. "We are witnessing a strong growing demand for our TRIOS digital system and anticipate that it will quickly become an important and integral part of the modern high-tech dental suite. We believe the shift to digital scanning creates a paradigm shift in dental care with the benefits to dentists and patients being proven every day."
3Shape is a Danish company specializing in the development and marketing of 3D scanners and CAD/CAM software solutions designed for the creation, processing, analysis and management of high-quality 3D data for application in complex manufacturing processes. 3Shape envisions the age of the "full digital dental lab," and its more than 130 developers provide superior innovation power toward reaching this goal. 3Shape's flexible solutions empower dental professionals through automation of real workflows, and its systems are applied in thousands of labs in more than 70 countries worldwide, putting 3Shape technologies at the peak of the market in relation to units produced per day by dental technicians.
3Shape is a privately-held company headquartered in Copenhagen, with the market's largest team dedicated to scanner and software development for the dental segment based in Denmark and Ukraine, production facilities in Poland, and Business Development and Support Offices in California and New Jersey, USA; Varese, Italy; and Shanghai, China. For further information regarding 3Shape, please refer to www.3shapedental.com
About BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE, Inc., the world's leading Dental Laser Company, is a medical technology 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 biologically 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. BIOLASE has sold more than 20,100 lasers among 16,000 customers. Other products under development address ophthalmology and other medical and consumer markets.
EPIC 10™, Waterlase™, and ComfortPulse™ are trademarks of BIOLASE, Inc.
TRIOS® is a registered trademark of 3Shape A/S.
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