BIOLASE Holds Annual Distributor Meeting at 35th IDS International Dental Show in Cologne, Germany

BIOLASE Holds Annual Distributor Meeting at 35th IDS International Dental Show 
in Cologne, Germany 
Awards Presented to Top Distributors 
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
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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For further information, please contact: 
Lisa Wilson 
In-Site Communications, Inc. 
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