BIOLASE Technology, Inc. Announces Agreement With Columbia University College Of Dental Medicine
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIOLASE Technology, Inc. , a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets lasers and related products focused on technologies for improved applications and procedures in dentistry and medicine, announced today that it has recently signed an agreement with the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine to integrate Waterlase dentistry into its course curriculum. The agreement is another important milestone in the BIOLASE strategy to work closely with leading dental schools to expand the application of Waterlase dentistry through teaching and research programs.
"Clinical dentistry is constantly improving, due in large part to advances in technology," noted Dr. Ira Lamster, dean of the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. "It is essential for students in training to be familiar with the latest clinical advances. The use of lasers and laser technology is one such advance, and we greatly appreciate that BIOLASE is working with the College of Dental Medicine to introduce their devices into the dental school curriculum. Dr. Shan Lal is responsible for this program, and he brings both passion and experience to this role."
The BIOLASE Waterlase system uses a combination of YSGG laser energy and water, a process called HydroPhotonics, to perform many traditional dental procedures with less anesthesia. Recent clinical trials concluded that Waterlase significantly improves patients' comfort in the dentist's chair, noting that 98.5% of patients treated with the Waterlase system reported no discomfort during the procedure.
About Columbia University Medical Center
Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in pre-clinical and clinical research, in medical and health sciences education, and in patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, nurses, dentists, and public health professionals at the College of Physicians & Surgeons, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the Mailman School of Public Health, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. http://www.cumc.columbia.edu
About BIOLASE Technology, Inc.
BIOLASE Technology, Inc. ( http://www.biolase.com ) is a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets lasers and related products focused on technologies for improved applications and procedures in dentistry and medicine. The Company's products incorporate patented and patent pending technologies focused on reducing pain and improving clinical results. Its primary product, the Waterlase(R) system, is one of the best selling dental laser systems. The Waterlase system uses a patented combination of water and laser to precisely cut hard tissue, such as bone and teeth, and soft tissue, such as gums, with minimal or no damage to surrounding tissue. The Company also offers the LaserSmile(TM) system, which uses a laser to perform soft tissue and cosmetic procedures, including tooth whitening. The Company is also developing a laser for use in the field of ophthalmology.BIOLASE Technology, Inc.
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