IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/13/13 -- BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the world's leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, announced today that the Company held its annual distributor meeting on March 12, 2013, the first day of the exhibition at the 35th IDS International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany, recognized as the world's largest dental show. A total of 51 distributor companies of all sizes from BIOLASE's network were present with their representatives from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia-Pacific.
After a presentation by Professor, Doctor Norbert Gutknecht of the AALZ, Aachen Dental Laser Center, and WALED, World Academy for Laser Education & Research in Dentistry, introducing our common plan for globalizing dental laser education through his two organizations and BIOLASE's laser technologies, a series of awards for sales and market penetration performance achieved in 2012 were presented to the top producing distributors by Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and CEO of BIOLASE and Pedro Morales, our Director of EMEA.
Recognized as the Top International Distributor for 2012 was Unident from Moscow, Russia, Second place went to Haopu Medical form Shanghai, China. Third place went to TBMS of Taipei, Taiwan, while Fourth place went to NMT of Munich, Germany and Fifth place to the Team of Henry Schein-UK, (HSIC) based in London, England.
Federico Pignatelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "I was very pleased to recognize the achievements of our now large international distributor networks for their efforts and achievements in 2012 and to share with them our goals and objectives for 2013. I was proud to see that we now have distribution in more than 70 countries, by far more than at any other time in BIOLASE's history. All of them are as committed as me in our common goal of making WaterLase laser technology the standard of care worldwide. I look forward to even more distributors joining our already large network in the current year and to more awards for 2013 and beyond. The International Dental Show (IDS) runs from March 12-16, and will have over 1.900 exhibitors from 55 countries and total attendance will exceed 100,000 participants."
About BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE, Inc. is a biomedical company that develops, manufactures and markets dental lasers and also distributes and markets dental imaging equipment; products that are focused on technologies that advance the practice of dentistry and medicine. The Company's laser products incorporate approximately 314 patented and patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times. Its imaging products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver the best results for dentists and patients. BIOLASE's principal products are dental laser systems that perform a broad range of dental procedures, including cosmetic and complex surgical applications, and a full line of dental imaging equipment. BIOLASE has sold more than 22,000 lasers worldwide. Other products under development address ophthalmology and other medical and consumer markets.
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