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Leading Independent Proxy Advisory Firms Glass Lewis and ISS Recommend

BIOLASE Stockholders Vote “FOR” Reverse Stock Split

Foothill Ranch, Calif., November 4, 2021 – BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, today announced that the two leading independent proxy advisory firms, Institutional Shareholder Services (“ISS”) and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (“Glass Lewis”), are each recommending that stockholders vote “FOR” the amendment to the BIOLASE, Inc. Certificate of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split (without reducing the authorized number of shares of common stock) (the “Reverse Stock Split”). Stockholders will be asked to vote on the Reverse Stock Split at BIOLASE’s upcoming special meeting of stockholders scheduled to be held on November 19, 2021.

In its report, Glass Lewis noted:1

 

   

“We agree with the board that it is in the best interest of the Company to reduce the number of shares of common stock outstanding and thereby attempt to proportionally raise the per-share price of the Company’s common stock.”

 

   

“A higher stock price may help to increase investor interest, attract and retain employees and improve the Company’s ability to raise additional capital through equity offerings.”

John R. Beaver, President and Chief Executive Officer of BIOLASE, commented, “BIOLASE is pleased that ISS and Glass Lewis are each recommending that our stockholders vote in favor of the Reverse Stock Split. We look forward to putting this matter behind us and continue working toward the future of BIOLASE.”

The BIOLASE Board of Directors strongly recommends that stockholders approve the Reverse Stock Split and encourages stockholders to vote as promptly as possible. Stockholders can vote by mail, Internet or telephone according to the instructions on each Internet Notice, proxy card or voting instruction card received. Proxy materials and Internet voting are available at www.investorvote.com/BIOL.

BIOLASE reminds stockholders that every vote is important, no matter how many or few shares it represents. If you have already submitted a proxy, you may change your vote prior to the Special Meeting by voting again using the same materials. Only your latest dated vote counts. If you hold at Robinhood, look for an email from Proxydocs.com, and for all other stockholders, check for an email from Proxyvote.com.

BIOLASE stockholders who need assistance in voting their shares may contact BIOLASE’s proxy solicitor, DF King, by emailing BIOL@dfking.com or calling (800) 347-4750.

 

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About BIOLASE

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.

For updates and information on Waterlase iPlus®, Waterlase Express, and laser dentistry, find BIOLASE online at www.biolase.com, Facebook at www.facebook.com/biolase, Twitter at www.twitter.com/biolaseinc, Instagram at www.instagram.com/waterlase_laserdentistry, and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/biolase.

BIOLASE®, Waterlase® and Waterlase iPlus® are registered trademarks of BIOLASE, Inc.

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