IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOLASE, Inc.
(NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, today
announced that it has launched the Epic Hygiene Academy, bringing
together leaders in the dental hygiene profession to provide
improved continuing education and support the delivery of superior
patient care through laser technology. Open to all dental
hygienists who are BIOLASE diode laser users, the program will
empower hygienists to utilize dental lasers to provide the highest
quality of preventive and therapeutic dental care to their
"We are committed to enabling hygienists to deliver the highest
quality of care, ultimately elevating the dental industry as a
whole," said John Beaver, President
and CEO of BIOLASE. "As BIOLASE continues to innovate in order to
address current challenges, the program is designed to be a
resource for dental hygienists with the most current and relevant
technologies that they can use to provide quality care."
Led by Valerie Dangler, RDH,
BSDH, the academy will offer members a wide array of benefits
including continual mentorship from industry experts, interactive
case reviews and other online resources.
"I'm very excited to help lead the launch of the new Epic
Hygiene Academy. This is a place dental hygienists can go to obtain
information, continuing education, engage with peers and feel
supported," said Valerie Dangler. "I
am proud to support a community where hygienists can collaborate
with mentors and educators in laser dentistry who are committed to
our profession and to the pursuit of better patient outcomes."
The academy is also committed to exposing the next generation of
hygienists to dental laser technology through dental hygiene
programs that help prepare them for clinical
practice. As part of this commitment, BIOLASE has
selected to donate an Epic Hygiene to Greenville Technical College's hygiene program,
located in Greenville,
S.C., along with training for faculty and students.
The Epic Hygiene is uniquely designed by hygienists for hygienists,
and is FDA-cleared for laser bacterial reduction (LBR).
"At Greenville Technical College, we
are excited to partner with BIOLASE in training our faculty and
students on the use of laser technology. The use of this technology
and the certification our future dental hygienists will be able to
obtain will benefit the college, the patients we serve, the dental
hygiene profession, and the state," said Traci Willimon, CDA, RDH, EdD, Academic Program
Director of Dental Hygiene at Greenville
Lasers have transformed the practice of dental hygienists over
the last two decades. BIOLASE dental lasers have enabled hygienists
to perform more procedures with greater comfort and accelerated
healing for patients.
Learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry in the dental
hygiene profession at biolase.com/procedures/hygienists/ and the
Epic Hygiene Academy at biolase.com/EHA.
About BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE is a medical device
company that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells laser
systems in dentistry and medicine. BIOLASE's products advance the
practice of dentistry and medicine for patients and healthcare
professionals. BIOLASE's proprietary laser products incorporate
approximately 271 patented and 40 patent-pending technologies
designed to provide biologically and clinically superior
performance with less pain and faster recovery times. BIOLASE's
innovative products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive
prices to deliver superior results for dentists and patients.
BIOLASE's principal products are revolutionary dental laser systems
that perform a broad range of dental procedures, including cosmetic
and complex surgical applications. BIOLASE has sold over 41,200
laser systems to date in over 80 countries around the world. Laser
products under development address BIOLASE's core dental market and
other adjacent medical and consumer applications.
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Express™, and laser dentistry, find BIOLASE online at
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BIOLASE®, Waterlase® and Waterlase
iPlus® are registered trademarks of BIOLASE, Inc.
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