BIOLASE Announces the Launch of Epic Hygiene Academy
Continuing education in delivering superior care for patients through laser technology
IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 4, 2021 — BIOLASE, Inc., the global leader in dental lasers, today announced that it has launched the Epic Hygiene Academy, bringing together leaders in the dental hygiene profession to provide improved continuing education and support the delivery of superior patient care through laser technology. Open to all dental hygienists who are BIOLASE diode laser users, the program will empower hygienists to utilize dental lasers to provide the highest quality of preventive and therapeutic dental care to their patients.
“We are committed to enabling hygienists to deliver the highest quality of care, ultimately elevating the dental industry as a whole,” said John Beaver, President and CEO of BIOLASE. “As BIOLASE continues to innovate in order to address current challenges, the program is designed to be a resource for dental hygienists with the most current and relevant technologies that they can use to provide quality care.”
Led by Valerie Dangler, RDH, BSDH, the academy will offer members a wide array of benefits including continual mentorship from industry experts, interactive case reviews, and other online resources.
“I’m very excited to help lead the launch of the new Epic Hygiene Academy. This is a place dental hygienists can go to obtain information, continuing education, engage with peers, and feel supported,” said Valerie Dangler. “I am proud to support a community where hygienists can collaborate with mentors and educators in laser dentistry who are committed to our profession and to the pursuit of better patient outcomes.”
The academy is also committed to exposing the next generation of hygienists to dental laser technology through dental hygiene programs that help prepare them for clinical practice. As part of this commitment, BIOLASE has selected to donate an Epic Hygiene to Greenville Technical College‘s hygiene program, located in Greenville, S.C., along with training for faculty and students. The Epic Hygiene is uniquely designed by hygienists for hygienists, and is FDA-cleared for laser bacterial reduction (LBR).
“At Greenville Technical College, we are excited to partner with BIOLASE in training our faculty and students on the use of laser technology. The use of this technology and the certification our future dental hygienists will be able to obtain will benefit the college, the patients we serve, the dental hygiene profession, and the state,” said Traci Willimon, CDA, RDH, EdD, Academic Program Director of Dental Hygiene at Greenville Technical College.
Lasers have transformed the practice of dental hygienists over the last two decades. BIOLASE dental lasers have enabled hygienists to perform more procedures with greater comfort and accelerated healing for patients.
BIOLASE is a medical device company that develops, manufactures, markets, and sells laser systems in dentistry and medicine. BIOLASE’s products advance the practice of dentistry and medicine for patients and healthcare professionals. BIOLASE’s proprietary laser products incorporate approximately 271 patented and 40 patent-pending technologies designed to provide biologically and clinically superior performance with less pain and faster recovery times. BIOLASE’s innovative products provide cutting-edge technology at competitive prices to deliver superior 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. BIOLASE has sold over 41,200 laser systems to date in over 80 countries around the world. Laser products under development address BIOLASE’s core dental market and other adjacent medical and consumer applications.
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