Imagine taking a seat in the dental chair for a regular or deeper-level cleaning. Instead of being scraped, poked and prodded by the hard metallic edge of a manual or ultra-sonic scaler to remove plaque and debris from the surface of your teeth, you experience an entirely different sensation. something far gentler yet far more effective.

A laser, set to a specific wavelength, goes to work sterilizing harmful bacteria and eliminating infection while giving your gums a chance to heal, regenerate, and tighten back up around the teeth.

BIOLASE is a medical device company that has advanced the practice of dentistry and medicine for patients and healthcare professionals using laser technology. Its Epic Hygiene dental laser is the only dental hygiene laser cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for laser bacterial reduction.

The BIOLASE dental hygiene system incorporates 266 patented and 25 patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically and clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times.

The breakthrough technology was just awarded the 2023 Best of Class Hygiene Award by Cellerant.  The Cellerant Best of Class Technology Awards identify and acknowledge the top technologies in dentistry and recognize innovative products that set a standard of quality in their respective categories.

The Cellerant Best of Class Hygiene Award selection panel consists of nine renowned thought leaders and educators who, over the course of each year seek out and conduct research on potentially practice-changing technologies. The entire selection process is conducted and managed on a not-for-profit basis.

“Our dental laser technology enables dentists to enhance the standard of care and improve patient outcomes while advancing the quality of life,” said John Beaver, BIOLASE President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Now, more than ever, with the knowledge gained from the pandemic, ensuring a safer work environment is critical to reducing exposure to infectious pathogens and ensuring unimpeded dental care. I thank the award’s committee for recognizing the aerosol-free Epic Hygiene dental laser, further validating our leadership position in the hygiene market.”

From 1998 through December 31, 2022, BIOLASE has sold over 45,500 laser systems to date in over 80 countries around the world. [TBD]