SOURCE: BIOLASE Technology, Inc.

November 28, 2005 15:16 ET

BIOLASE Launches Its New Customer Training Program -- BIOLASE University

SAN CLEMENTE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 -- BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets lasers and related products focused on technologies for improved applications and procedures in dentistry and medicine, announced today the establishment of BIOLASE University, the Company's certification training and advanced education program for practicing laser dentists. BIOLASE University courses have been tailored to optimize the learning process and help dentists transition to practicing laser dentistry. The new program will enable purchasing dentists to experience a state-of-the-art, hands-on training certification course from manufacturer-trained instructors -- teaching the skills and techniques necessary to be successful with Waterlase technology.

As part of the BIOLASE University mandate, both current and new customers attend the Company's Certification Training Course (CTC), which includes seven fundamental procedures that can be easily implemented into the dental practice. These procedures include: Laser Treatment for Class I Cavity Prep, Class V Cavity Prep, Frenectomy / Fiberotomy, Aphthous Ulcers, Gingivectomy, Endo Decontamination, Single Fractured Tooth, and Hard & Soft Tissue Crown Lengthening. To provide "best practices" training experience, the Company has unified the various laser techniques on these procedures into a standardized curriculum. The curriculum topics range from formal hands-on training and laser physics to laser tip selection / maintenance and buttonology. "The seven fundamental procedures is a tremendous concept that will allow dentists to return to their practices following Certification Training and treat patients with confidence," commented Dr. James Jesse, a BIOLASE instructor from Colton, CA.

The training staff consists of an experienced team of laser dentists that will be conducting BIOLASE University courses at hi-tech dental training facilities, like the IDEA Center in San Francisco, CA. The training courses can accommodate up to 20 students and feature the latest Waterlase MD laser systems. Most courses are scheduled for a two-day session over a weekend stay. "The IDEA Center is a state-of-the-art training facility which is the best possible way to teach dentists one-on-one how to practice laser dentistry. No question the level of education is better than a hotel environment," commented Dr. Mark Colonna, a BIOLASE instructor from Whitefish, MT. "At these unique training facilities we can meet the needs of today's marketplace."

Additionally, the Company has established the Master Laser Course (MLC) to address the customer demands for advanced training in laser dentistry. The curriculum topics range from laser-assisted periodontics, laser-assisted endodontics and laser-assisted cosmetic dentistry to laser-assisted implant dentistry and laser-assisted pediatric dentistry. These courses will promote an ongoing learning experience for practicing laser dentists.

The first BIOLASE University course will be held at the IDEA Center in San Francisco, CA on January 6 -7, 2006. Course dates and registration will be announced shortly at the Company's new web site www.biolaseuniversity.com.

About BIOLASE

BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (http://www.biolase.com) is a medical technology company that develops, manufactures and markets lasers and related products focused on technologies for improved applications and procedures in dentistry and medicine. The Company's products incorporate patented and patent pending technologies focused on reducing pain and improving clinical results. Its primary product, the Waterlase® system, is the best selling dental laser system. The Waterlase® system uses a patented combination of water and laser to precisely cut hard tissue, such as bone and teeth, and soft tissue, such as gums, with minimal or no damage to surrounding tissue. The Company also offers the LaserSmile™ system, which uses a laser to perform soft tissue and cosmetic procedures, including tooth whitening.

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Contact Information

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    Robert E. Grant
    President & CEO

    John W. Hohener
    Executive Vice President and CFO

    Scott Jorgensen
    Director of Finance & Investor Relations

    BIOLASE Technology, Inc.
    +1-949-361-1200