BIOLASE forms World Clinical Laser Institute

May 23, 2002
Symposiums to be held in Florida and France this year

BIOLASE Technology, Inc., a medical technology company focused on pain-free medical and dental procedures, today announced the formation of the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI) with symposiums to be held in Florida and France this year.

The Florida symposium will be held July 19-21 at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Ft. Lauderdale and the France symposium will be held October 13-15 at the Grand Aston Hotel in Nice. BIOLASE is forming this organization to accelerate the use of its Waterlase(TM) and LaserSmile(TM) systems in dentistry. WCLI already has over 1,000 members, which makes it one of the largest dental laser organizations in the world. In 2003, BIOLASE will organize four WCLI meetings to be held in California, New York, Europe and the Pacific Rim.

The World Clinical Laser Institute is an expansion of BIOLASE's User Meetings held during the last two years. In the past, these meetings were exclusively for BIOLASE customers. The World Clinical Laser Institute is now being marketed to all dentists worldwide, whether they are experienced laser dentists, newcomers to the field, or general dentists investigating the purchase of a laser. Also, courses will be available at each symposium for hygienists and office staff.

Jeffrey W. Jones, BIOLASE president and CEO, commented, "The World Clinical Laser Institute will be extremely beneficial to all of our customers and prospective buyers, as well as the Company. The symposiums offer ongoing education and after-sale support for our laser owners, as well as providing an excellent forum for prospective buyers to fully investigate laser technology and discuss the practical benefits with hundreds of laser dentists. The additional sales that occur at these symposiums are a plus for both the dentist and BIOLASE because they provide the company with funds to expand the meetings and offer more education and support to laser dentists."

Jones continued, "These symposiums are also legitimate gatherings of the brightest and most advanced laser dentists and universities the world has to offer. Institute members and attendees at the symposiums hail from Germany, Brazil, the United States, Japan, and many other countries. This year, the program for each meeting is shaping up to be the best we've ever offered and will be presented by experts in laser dentistry, research organizations and universities."

The program at each laser symposium offers a broad range of hands-on clinical seminars, as well as educational programs, poster programs, and much more. Each symposium will include seminars on no-pain dentistry, advanced endodontic laser techniques, dental laser cosmetic procedures, bone contouring, marketing a laser practice, using lasers for periodontal techniques and much more.

Keith Bateman, VP of Global Sales and Marketing at BIOLASE, commented, "History has shown that even current BIOLASE customers purchase a second or third laser at these meetings. These symposiums will enable our owners and prospective buyers to fully and quickly learn the numerous benefits of using a laser in their practice."

The BIOLASE World Clinical Laser Symposiums are being sponsored in part by GenR8TNext, Ross Nash Seminars, the World Congress of Microdentistry and Laser Hygiene Consulting. Several other organizations are applying for sponsorship.

Kim Kutsch, DMD, Executive Director and founding President of the World Congress of Microdentistry, former president of the Academy of Laser Dentistry and past board member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry commented, "BIOLASE and WCLI are playing a key role in advancing dentistry and providing patients with better care. These meetings are expanding the laser knowledge of dentists and will lead the advanced uses of lasers in dentistry worldwide. The Waterlase is an excellent tool to allow dentists to achieve the main objective of the World Congress of Microdentistry, i.e., implementing oral hard and soft tissue-saving procedures, with the primary goal of improving the quality of life through lifelong optimal oral health."

To register for a World Clinical Laser Symposium go to