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Section is Photonics in: Medicine.
"'During the past year, we've seen absolutely no increas
in laser purchases for hard tissue,' said Dr.
Stewart Colton, a periodontist and president of the
Academy of Laser Denistry...Colton attributes this
flatlining growth rate to factors such as misperceptions
about the use of lasers and limited coverage in
"Now, a second laser system, the Millennium from
bioLase Technolgy Inc. of San Clemente, Calif., has
received FDA approval."
"'This is an amazing
technology,' said Dr. Jon C. Karna in Atherton, Calif. He
purchased a BioLase system in November for about $43,000.
'I'm convinced this may be the most gentle modality
for removing caries in the dental
"Dentists cite price as their major obstacle...More
dentists would give serious consideration to adopting one
in the future if 10-W systems cost about $10,000 or
5-W tabletop systems could be bought for $5,000, he
I know I have not said much on this board, but I
enjoy reading it. Something interesting happened today,
I was talking to 2 stock brokers I trade with and
discussed the potential of BLTI. Both stock brokers have
short term(3-6 months) price targets between $5 to $10
and $20 to $40 (12 to 24 months). I just thought that
was pretty wierd that they were right about were knum
was. Maybe theres more to this than I know. Hope they
are right. Just thought I'd share this.
I completely agree with your post. Ive owned
many-a-stock before, and this one does not perform like the
rest. It seems to be something that I see occurring
more and more though with stocks - the absolute
complete defiance of "logic". A good company who reports
good earnings, positive announcements, etc, and the
stock goes down. Doesn't make much sense...but then
again, the market we trade in right now is nothing like
the market, even of 5 or 10yrs
Either way I am very long on BLTI, as you are. I enjoy
reading the posts here, and will continue to do so. I
don't post much, but like to monitor things I guess.
I think one thing is obvious though - none of us
would really "mind" if knum just happened to turn out
to be right, 40's would get most of us sittin'
He does bring out some good points
though, especially the one about people selling way too
early in a rough market. They seem, as I have in the
past, to forgoe sound investment principles to make a
quick buck, when they don't see the underlying real
value of a great-to-be company. We'll only see what the
future brings, especially to BLTI...right? This is one
of those long-term holds for me, which for me is a
year-plus. I try not to check it everyday, although I'd
really like to see levels around 2 so I can beef up my
Until then have a good weekend everyone.
if one deserved a proof for Einstein's theory,
your post would clearly qualify . You really think I
am NEGATIVE on the stock? Maybe you should go back
and read some older messages to get the real picture.
Compared to knum's hype I'm negative, that's right. But
from a "normal" perspective you have to realise: BLTI
is my largest holding, I have never doubted the long
term success of the companies products, I love their
hydrokinetic technology and actually I'm absolutely convinced
that this is the best hard tissue laser available
today and probably in the future. I'm a
What makes me post such sarcastic messages is the
incredible performance of the stock. Even you will have to
admit that its behaviour is more than curious. Its fair
value should be in the $4-5 range right now but it
closed below 2 1/2 yesterday. If you hold this stock for
20 months and constantly see it perform in such a
way, there's nothing you can do than just become
sarcastic. But as long as the story is ok nothing can make
me sell my shares.
I thoroughly enjoy reading these posts, I
actually look forward to sitting down in front of the
computer at night and reading them...
not Knum is right, I love his posts. They are
actually in-line with my buddy's broker's estimates for
the end of the year, when the 99 numbers are
Amiga - my only question to you is: Since
nearly every one of your posts are sarcastic or
negative, whether or not you are correct, why on earth are
you still "in" on this stock? If a stock I ever owned
consumed me as much as it appears BLTI does you, I'd sell
and look for something more sane.
have it's day - no doubt in my mind, but, the obvious
question is, when?
Long, strong, and stuck in my
ratty-old job til this thing hit's Knum's 40...
I'm off this board until Jan. I will be traveling
outside the USA and do not want to waste the expense just
to chat.(my Stock accounts & Intenet connection are
via satelite) Its been enjoyable and I'll chat with
all of you Mid Jan or so. Hopfully right around
earnings if there on time again...according to you guys,
nothing possiblly could make this stock go up anyways, so
I'm sure I won't miss much, unless maybe some bad
news came out! :-)
See you Jan. My plane leaves
in two hours