SOURCE: BIOLASE Technology, Inc.

BIOLASE Technology, Inc.

April 15, 2010 23:37 ET

BIOLASE Awarded New Patent Leading to Total Diode Solution

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2010) -  BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the world's leading dental laser company, today announced that it was awarded a new patent (U.S. Patent number 7,697,814) related to its new handpiece with spatially controllable output energy distributions for teeth whitening and pain management. The handpiece is utilized with the BIOLASE family of diode laser systems.

The patent, granted on April 14, 2010, has broad coverage for a therapeutic laser handpiece applicable to BIOLASE's diode family of laser products, including the ezlase™, Diolase™ and iLase™. The specific therapeutic applications covered by the claims are: teeth whitening, caries prevention and detection, desensitizing teeth, pain reduction for degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle pain, tendonitis, acute soft tissue pain, treatment of muscle tears, treatment of hematomas, treatment of shingles, scarring, burn healing, wound healing, and composite curing.

David M. Mulder, Chief Executive Officer of BIOLASE, stated, "Our goal is to provide a total diode solution for dentists and other medical professionals. This patent helps us continue to establish our laser systems as essential tools in dentistry, to continue to build a leading position in the dental laser market, and to provide laser solutions that go into broader medical fields. Providing advanced technologies that allow dentists to perform simple or complex cosmetic dental procedures with minimal trauma, improving patient acceptance and clinically superior results, and providing low cost laser solutions for multiple medical professions will help us achieve this. We believe we have superior products in our family of diode lasers and are pleased to expand and strengthen our protection of these products through this additional patent."

About BIOLASE Technology, Inc.
BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (http://www.biolase.com), the world's leading dental laser company, develops, manufactures and markets Waterlase technology and lasers and related products that advance the practice of dentistry and medicine. The Company's products incorporate patented and patent pending technologies designed to provide clinically superior performance with reduced pain and faster recovery times. BIOLASE's principal products are dental laser systems that perform a broad range of dental procedures, including cosmetic and complex surgical applications. Other products under development address ophthalmology, pain management and other medical and consumer markets.

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