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From left: Biolase Vice President of Clinical and Dental Affairs and Chief Dental Officer Samuel Low, DDS, Biolase president and CEO Harold Flynn, and Biolase Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Research and Development Dmitri Boutoussov. (Photo: Robert Selleck, DTA)
Feb 24, 2017 | Business USA

Laser system comes complete with on-demand training and user guidance

by Robert Selleck, DTA

CHICAGO, Ill., USA: In part because dental schools still aren’t providing training in laser dentistry, Biolase is incorporating the training and education directly into the laser system. “It’s the smallest, the simplest and the easiest-to-use laser we have ever sold,” Biolase president and CEO Harold Flynn said of the company’s Waterlase Express, which includes a tablet interface loaded with a learning center that features training tools such as 4K HD animations that can guide a user through every step of every procedure.

Flynn was in the Biolase booth at the Midwinter Meeting exhibit hall for the North American launch of the Waterlase Express all-tissue laser and the company’s Epic Pro diode laser. The products will launch internationally in March at the International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany. “This is a momentous occasion for us,” Flynn said. “It’s the equivalent of what the Apple iPhone did to the flip-phone.”

Beyond its simplicity in use and mastery, another advancement with the Waterlase Express is size: It’s 50 percent smaller than the Waterlase iPlus, making it the industry’s only countertop all-tissue laser (or use it with its dedicated stand, which also can easily move between operatories).

Describing the Biolase Waterlase Express education component, Dmitri Boutoussov, Biolase chief technology officer and vice president of research and development, said, “We all know that every dentist is a better dentist when using a laser.” The Waterlase Express, he said, was the result of four years of research and development focused on how to remove barriers to broader adoption of the technology — by making it easier for any dentist to afford and quickly master laser technology.

Standing in front of a projection of a picture of the research team behind the Waterlase Express, Samuel Low, DDS, Biolase vice president of clinical and dental affairs and chief dental officer, noted that the thinking that went into the development represented more than 220 years of not just clinical experience but research expertise, too.

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