Biolase – YSGG: FDA Clearance Calculus Removal

Dec 9, 2009:

I’m still waiting to see the studies that clearly demonstrate this, because I have tried removing calculus with the YSGG on freshly extracted teeth and it doesn’t come off easily.  Granted, intra-orally with the presence of saliva it might work, but????

EXCERPT: BIOLASE Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Its Waterlase MDTM Laser for Removing Calculus in Patients With Periodontal Disease Minimally-Invasive Treatment for Condition Impacting Over Half of Americans Over 55

IRVINE, CA–(Marketwire – December 9, 2009) – BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), the world’s leading dental laser company, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Waterlase MD™ laser system for removal of subgingival calculi to prevent and treat periodontitis, the greatest cause of tooth loss for adults over 35 and a condition impacting more than half of Americans over the age of 55, as reported by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP).

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