Employees volunteer their time to participate in community awareness campaign
LOS ANGELES and IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOLASE, Inc. (BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, and its employees recently launched a dental laser awareness campaign where BIOLASE employees volunteer to visit local dentists in Los Angeles and Orange County to increase awareness and education around the many benefits of dental lasers.
Since this initiative began three months ago, nearly 650 dentist offices have been visited by more than 40 BIOLASE employee volunteers. The initiative has successfully engaged local community members and practitioners in conversations about how dental lasers can improve outcomes for patients with less-invasive procedures, faster recovery times and less pain and anxiety.
"Our local community, our first 'Model Market,' has always been a priority for us, and we have been overwhelmed by the positive response – both from local dentists and our dedicated team," said John Beaver, Executive Vice President and CFO of BIOLASE. "The activity has been a great way for us to connect with our community in the most direct way, witnessing firsthand the challenges dentists in our area are facing. Initiatives like this allow us to get closer to our customers to ensure we're able to better provide products and services that dentists need to be successful."
There are multiple benefits on both sides of the chair with the use of dental lasers. They reduce pain and the need for shots, while also improving patient safety by limiting the chance of infection and cross-contamination. Dental lasers can improve patient retention and satisfaction with less time in the chair and faster recovery periods.
This announcement comes on the heels of BIOLASE's recent release of its 2018 Second Quarter results, which showed a nearly 200 percent increase in all-tissue laser sales when compared to the second quarter of 2017 in the Los Angeles and Orange County markets.
About BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE, Inc. is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells laser systems in dentistry and medicine and also markets, sells, and distributes dental imaging equipment, including three-dimensional CAD/CAM intra-oral scanners and digital dentistry software. BIOLASE's products advance the practice of dentistry and medicine for patients and healthcare professionals. BIOLASE's proprietary laser products incorporate approximately 244 patented and 74 patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times. BIOLASE's innovative products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver the best results for dentists and patients. BIOLASE's principal products are revolutionary 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 over 37,600 laser systems to date in over 90 countries around the world. Laser products under development address BIOLASE's core dental market and other adjacent medical and consumer markets.
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