IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, announced today that it is not aware of any fundamental reason for the recent decline in the price of BIOLASE common stock.
President and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey M. Nugent said, “We believe we are continuing to make excellent progress in the transformation of BIOLASE. In the first quarter of this year, we continued to revitalize our core dental laser franchise on multiple fronts: worldwide unit sales of our WaterLase® product line increased year over year by 9 percent, the first increase in two years; domestic unit sales and revenue of our EPIC™ diode lasers grew year over year 44 percent and 38 percent, respectively; customer satisfaction improved significantly; and we introduced two new dental laser systems and our breakthrough ‘Practice Growth. Guaranteed™’ initiative.
“We are encouraged by the Company’s progress to date, and I believe in 2015, BIOLASE will achieve its twin goals of beginning to drive long term improvements in top and bottom line performance,” Nugent added. “I look forward to welcoming Harold Flynn when he becomes our new President and CEO on July 13 of this year, and I am committed to helping him during the transition.”
About BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE, Inc. is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, and markets innovative lasers in dentistry and medicine and also markets and distributes high-end 2D and 3D digital imaging equipment, CAD/CAM intraoral scanners, and in-office milling machines and 3D printers. BIOLASE’s products are focused on technologies that advance the practice of dentistry to both the dentist and their patients. The Company's proprietary laser products incorporate approximately 200 patented and 150 patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times. Its innovative products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver the best 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, and a full line of dental imaging equipment. BIOLASE has sold approximately 28,300 laser systems. Laser products under development address the Company’s core dental market and other adjacent medical and consumer markets.
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BIOLASE® and WaterLase® are registered trademarks of BIOLASE, Inc.
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