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Biolase gets FDA approval for Waterlase Express all-tissue laser system

MDBR Staff Writer Published 13 February 2017

Medical devices maker Biolase has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Waterlase Express all-tissue laser system.

The company sells the new laser system for dentists in the US, in addition to select international markets in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Biolase will showcase the fifth generation all-tissue dental laser system at the Chicago Dental Society’s Mid-Winter meeting, which will be held between 23 and 25 February. Later, the system will be unveiled globally at the International Dental Show (IDS) in Cologne, Germany.

Waterlase includes advanced features, including tablet-based interface that enables new laser dentists to learn quickly and HD quality clinical animations for every procedure on-board guiding proper laser techniques

The system is also comprised of easy to use procedure presets with one-slider cutting adjustment control and simplified clinical workflows for expansive library of over 80 clinical procedures

Other features of the system include step-by-step protocols for guiding laser perio and implant procedures and full suite of pediatric and deciduous tooth procedures.

The system’s laser control screen provides one-touch access to Biolase Customer Care, when the customer, when a customer requires assistance.

It uses compact and miniaturized version of patented Waterlase Er,Cr:YSGG laser engine and cloud-based software for better performance.

Biolase president and CEO Harold Flynn, Jr said: “Express will enable significantly higher penetration and adoption of all-tissue laser dentistry worldwide.

“With all the value of Waterlase technology at nearly one-quarter the size, one-third the weight, and nearly half the U.S. retail price of our market-leading Waterlase iPlus system, we believe Express is the dental laser that is finally ready for the vast majority of dentists around the world, many of whom have waited to integrate our all-tissue laser solutions into their practices.”


Image: Biolase’s Waterlase Express all-tissue laser system. Photo: courtesy of Business Wire.