Biolase Technology, a company that develops, manufactures, and markets lasers and products focused on technologies for improved applications and procedures in dentistry and medicine, announced that it has signed an agreement with the University of Florida College of Dentistry to integrate Waterlase® dentistry into its course curriculum. The Waterlase system uses a patented combination of water and laser to precisely cut hard tissue, such as bone and teeth, and soft tissue, such as gums, with minimal or no damage to surrounding tissue.

"We are pleased to be one of the first institutions to participate in the launch of the Biolase University Program," says Teresa A. Dolan, professor and dean of the University of Florida College of Dentistry. "Our faculty is very excited to gain hands-on experience with the Waterlase technology, and we anticipate advancing its use through clinical research and incorporating, where appropriate, content into the various curricula in the college."

The University of Florida College of Dentistry is the only publicly funded dental school in Florida and has a reputation for its oral health research program that emphasizes on infectious diseases in dentistry, bone biology, pain and neurosciences, and practice-based studies to improve clinical dental care.

[www.biolase.com, July 24, 2006]