BIOLASE announces upgrades to WaterLase iPlus 2.0 to treat peri-implantitis

November 2, 2015

BIOLASE, Inc., a global leader in dental lasers, announced an upgrade of WaterLase iPlus® 2.0 dental laser to provide dental practitioners a clinical protocol and application to assist in the effective management of peri-implantitis.

BIOLASE, Inc., a global leader in dental lasers, announced an upgrade of WaterLase iPlus® 2.0 dental laser to provide dental practitioners a clinical protocol and application to assist in the effective management of peri-implantitis.

Said to be a growing problem in dentistry, peri-implantitis is a destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants.

BIOLASE first introduced its REPAIR protocol for periodontitis in 2014 and reportedly has now leveraged that significant clinical accomplishment to develop REPAIR Implant protocol to assist in the management of peri-implantitis. Both of these peridontal clinical protocols are now integrated into the WaterLase iPlus 2.0. WaterLase is said to use proprietary and patented Radial Firing Perio Tips, which emit a corona of laser energy to manage infection, necrosed tissue, anaerobes and other material compromising the implant surface and surrounding periodontal structures.

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"Peri-implantitis is a growing problem in implant dentistry," said BIOLASE President and CEO Harold C. Flynn, Jr. "BIOLASE is committed to providing dental professionals with clinically advanced technology to address today's dental health challenges. The REPAIR implant protocol is an important new WaterLase capablity, and we're excited to bring it to practitioners and their patients. The clinically important new addition to WaterLase is part of our continued committment to provide better care for patients and provide a foundation for practice growth."

With a reported increase in the number of dental implants placed around the world, incidences of peri-implantitis are a growing health issue that is frequently encountered in the dental practice. Estimates for the incidence of peri-implantitis vary between 10 and 43 percent of all dental implants placed. WaterLase technology is designed to offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional treatment of peri-implantitis.

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With the addition of the new REPAIR Implant protocol, the WaterLase iPlus 2.0 now provides preprogrammed settings and step-by-step applications for more than 50 procedures and clinical indications.

Advantages of the new WaterLase iPlus 2.0 REPAIR Implant protocol include:

- Minimally invasive protocol to assist in the management of perimucositis and peri-implantitis

- Easy access and not harmful to implant surface

- Closed-flat protocol can be used for early peri-implantitis

- Treat site-specific or whole-mouth cases

- Laser photoacoustic properties effectively debride the implant surface

- Supported by more than 40 examples of clinical evidence

To learn more about WaterLase iPlus 2.0 and the new REPAIR Implant protocol, visit biolase.com. For those heading  to the ADA in Washington D.C. this week, BIOLASE invites you to come by and see the newly upgraded WaterLase (Booth #2637).

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