to this board seeking some comfort and rest from
the misery over at the plsia board and what do I
find? Nothing but this spam crap. Fortunately, the
epidemic is so bad that it will probably burn itself out
When will dentists throw away their equipment?How
bout now,so i won't have to go through all that
pain,kids hate dentists,it'll do wonders for their public
acceptance,image.When was the las time you went to a dentist?Or do you
prefer a HAitian witch doctor?
compared to the total asset
value of their funds this is more or less "betting
money" more than investing money.
As they know
from other successes in the med device field it almost
pays to put some money on the table 'just in
Not saying they put money on everything but this
product is one of few that really "has the stage" in the
dental technology arena.
As has been said
before....and as continues to churn in my mind...the box might
be pricy, there might be few dentists that buy it in
the next two years, BUT....it may very well be the
way of the future....and buying the stock now is
"early adopter investment'.
I am still
determining in my own mind the wherewithall of this company
and it's mgmt. It could be a long dry spell before
this really takes off if at all. I want to be sure
they can keep their focus and hang in when/if the
excitement wears off and they are faced with having to
figure out how to package the technology under $15
as you did...to translate this into actual unit
sales...it really does open one's eyes a good bit
to me it is a confirmation of what my neighbor
dentist told me....40000 is enough to tool up a full
blown dentist office with a single seat.
suggested that until the unit hit closer to the $10000 mark
you won't see a large volume of unit sales. There are
very few single units of dental hardware that are even
in that ball park. The most likely early purchasers
will be the "body shop" dental franchises.
This is the report I got from a local "40 something"
You say "with all the changes and component
problems, I would seriously wait for the next change before
The hand piece changes have
already been made, what "next change" are you talking
about? What component problems still exist? As they say
"support or retract".
Yes, You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. Dentist of the
USA and World will not throw away their equipment
without a fight. They are doing just fine with the
equipment that they have. Why spend $43,000 USA to $50,000
Internationally for something they don't need. This is the
problem with selling the Millennium. It does offer some
unique and special benefits. However, their are other
substitutes that are much more cost effective.
will be around, but the question is, where will its
stock price be? This is an R&D company that needs to
somehow finalize the system desing and work on
If I were a dentist, with all the
changes and component problems, I would seriously wait
for the next change before I bought. However, it is
the best system currently in the market and the
dentist must weight that decision for
I am sorry to say, but I do believe you are
suffering from delusions of grandeur. If you think that the
dentists of the world are just going to throw away their
equipment without a fight you are terribly mistaken. Most
dentists are doing just fine with the equipment that is
currently in use. They have to think long and hard to make
the decision on their own.
But making the decision
on their own is not what the Millennium is about.
The decision will be made for them when sometime in
the future their business will begin to falter due to
the dentist next door who has the state of the art
equipment (Millennium). It takes time to revolutionize an
I believe that BLTI will be the company that
will lead the pack.
AND I believe because they are
attempting, to change an inustry with its feet firmly in the
ground, they are entitled to as many, what you call,
excuses as necessary.
Trust your foresight. Will they
or won't they be around for years to
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morgen 1000 blti kaufen.
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caps. die meisten sind bio-titel.
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Biolase Technology, Inc.
NASD : BLTI
Industry: Medical Equipment &
Top Institutional Holders
Institutional Name Report Date Position
GROUP, INCORPORATED 03/31/99 21,250
2 MELLON BANK,
N.A. 06/30/99 20,075
3 BANKBOSTON CORPORATION
4 VANGUARD GROUP, INC. (THE) 06/30/99
5 BARCLAYS BANK PLC 03/31/99 6,300
I'm not sure but it seems interesting to me that
Mellon Bank and the Vanguard Group seems to have bought
a few shares of a little known comapny like BLTI in
How did they find us?
I agree that they have no more excuses.
put a great deal of weight on their past performance
with the Millennium. The sale of the Millennium are
quite low, especially with a greatly expanded sales
force. The Millennium was expected to be the success
driver of this company. Now it looks like the LaserSmile
toothbrushes are supporting the company.
I think that
the handpiece redesign sounds good. For $3,900
replacement cost. I'm sure all the past customers are quickly
switching over. I don't know how many units of the
Millennium that they have sold to date <>150 to 200.
You think that if the dentists were willing to pay
$43,000 to $45,000 that they would provide better good
will to them and give them a better price. They don't
have to give them away, but this would go a long way
with all of the changes that they keep making with the
With the handpice, I like the idea of
different sized, disposable tips. But, with a $3,900 cost,
what is the price of these disposable tips? What does
this mean for the per patient treatment
What was the problem with the components? I'm not
clear what is happening. I'm not sure other potential
buyers are as well.
I just don't see the FDA
clearance for children being the big revolutionary
breakthrough. With fluoride treated water and better dental
hygene of children. The number of children patients that
need hard or soft tissue procedures is very
I'm still greatly conserned about the emphasis of
selling great numbers of the Millennium world wide when
they can't sell them domestically. Again what is the
international selling price?
With 11 units / month
domestically and internationally for the past 6 months it can
only get better.
This is a good R&D company,
but their commercialization needs work.
I didn't say the quarter just completed was an
You can't use the just completed quarter as guidance
becase the handpiece re-engineering wasn't announced
until after the quarter was done. Also in the US, the
child FDA thing didn't come out until near the end of
the quarter. With the reconfiguration of the
handpiece and working out component problems I'm surprised
they even sold what they did.
It is the coming
quarter, the one started July 1, that should see a
significant improvement...all the pieces are finally in
place, so there are no more execuses, IMO, if this
product is really going to happen.... but then, like I
said, we'll have to see.