March 26, 2009 at 06:00 AM EDT
BIOLASE Receives Deficiency Letter From NASDAQ

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/09 -- BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the world's leading dental laser company, today reported that it received a letter on March 23, 2009 from NASDAQ stating that BIOLASE is not in compliance with The NASDAQ Global Market Marketplace minimum stockholders' equity continued listing requirement of $10 million. As of December 31, 2008, BIOLASE's stockholders' equity was approximately $9.4 million.

BIOLASE can either submit a detailed plan of compliance by April 7, 2009, advising NASDAQ of the action BIOLASE has taken, or plans to take, that would bring it into compliance or apply to transfer to the NASDAQ Capital Market, a continuous trading market that operates in the same manner as the NASDAQ Global Market. The NASDAQ Capital Market has minimum stockholders' equity requirements of $2.5 million. The Company believes that, as of the date of this release, it is in compliance with all of the requirements for listing with the NASDAQ Capital Markets.

If BIOLASE chooses to submit a plan of compliance and NASDAQ does not accept the Company's plan, NASDAQ may then initiate delisting proceedings from the NASDAQ Global Market, at which time BIOLASE may appeal NASDAQ's determination to a Listing Qualifications Panel.

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, faster and biological 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.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of safe harbor provided by the Securities Reform Act of 1995 that are based on the current expectations and estimates by our management. These forward-looking statements can be identified through the use of words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," and variations of these words or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from the statements contained herein, and are described in the Company's reports it files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual and quarterly reports. No undue reliance should be placed on forward-looking statements. Such information is subject to change, and we undertake no obligation to update such statements.

For further information, please contact:
Jill Bertotti
Allen & Caron
+1-949-474-4300

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