SOURCE: BIOLASE Technology, Inc.

BIOLASE Technology, Inc.

October 04, 2010 09:00 ET

BIOLASE Announces Appointment of Dmitri Boutoussov to Chief Technology Officer

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 4, 2010) -  BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the world's leading dental laser company, announced today that Vice President of Engineering Dmitri Boutoussov, Ph.D., has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer, effective immediately. In the newly created position, Boutoussov will report directly to Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO. 

Boutoussov, 47, has more than 18 years in developing laser technologies for dentistry and medical applications in the U.S. and Europe. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 U.S. and international patents and patent applications, and more than 25 publications in peer reviewed magazines and conferences. He also has lectured in the U.S. and internationally on Laser Physics and Laser Medical Applications.

He joined BIOLASE in 2000 as Director of Engineering and was appointed Vice President of Engineering in 2004. In this position, Boutoussov was responsible for the development of all current and new BIOLASE products, was a key participant in expanding the Company's intellectual property portfolio, directed the education and training of sales and service personnel and established strategic partnerships with international suppliers.

Pignatelli said, "Dmitri has been integral to the development of our product offerings and will continue to play a key role in the future success of constant innovation at BIOLASE. Dmitri has played a critical role in our product and technology success, serving for over 10 years at the Company with great dedication and high competence. His knowledge and expertise in laser technology is profound and his contributions will be important to not only the introduction of new products, but also to the development of our technology roadmap and the direction the Company will take in medical applications other than dentistry."

Prior to his tenure at BIOLASE, Boutoussov among others was also a technical manager with Laser Medical Systems, GmbH, in Vienna, Austria, and a research engineer with Ioffe Institute, Academy of Sciences, in St. Petersburg, one of the most recognized science schools worldwide.

Boutoussov holds both a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Polytechnic University in St. Petersburg. 

About BIOLASE Technology, Inc.
BIOLASE Technology, Inc., the world's leading dental laser company, is a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets lasers and related products focused on technologies 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 less 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 and other medical and consumer markets.

For updates and information on laser and Waterlase dentistry, find BIOLASE at http://www.biolase.com, Twitter at http://twitter.com/GoWaterlase, and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/Rossca08.

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