BIOLASE and TeamSmile Expand Initiative of Oral Health Day to Students in Kansas City Public Schools
Players and mascot "Blue the Dog" from Sporting Kansas City will be in attendance to meet and greet the students and support the program
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, TeamSmile, the nation's premier advocacy group that supports life-changing dental care for underserved children, and the Sporting Kansas City soccer team will be hosting an oral health event where nearly 300 kids from four Kansas City public schools will receive free access to advanced dental care with Waterlase dental lasers. BIOLASE has donated two dental lasers to TeamSmile in honor of the continued partnership, which will be used to assist with oral care on the day of the program and beyond. The health day will take place on Friday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
"We've seen the positive impact that our programs can have firsthand and have heard kids, parents and providers rave about the outcomes after the day comes to an end," said TeamSmile Executive Director John McCarthy. "We're thrilled to be able to partner with BIOLASE and Sporting Kansas City to bring free oral healthcare to kids in Kansas City and ultimately instill positive dental habits that will carry into their adulthood."
BIOLASE and TeamSmile have co-hosted several programs in Los Angeles and Dallas since they launched their partnership in 2018; this is the first one in the Kansas City area. These programs give children the opportunity to not only receive free screenings, preventive care, radiographs and laser treatments onsite, but also demonstrate that dental procedures no longer have to be painful or scary. The organizations plan to continue partnering together on additional initiatives in the future to further advance dentistry among families and dentists nationwide.
"Our goal is to serve members of communities across the country by providing access to innovative oral health solutions," said BIOLASE CEO Todd Norbe. "Partnering with TeamSmile allows us to simultaneously treat and educate kids from different neighborhoods across the country. Now, with our first program in Kansas City and the support of Sporting Kansas City and TeamSmile, we are able to extend our care and education to a new group of children."
The program will take place at Children's Mercy Park, 1 Sporting Way, Kansas City, KS 66111. For more information, please visit http://teamsmile.org/.
About BIOLASE, Inc.
BIOLASE, Inc. is a medical device company that is a global market leader in the manufacturing and marketing of proprietary dental laser systems that enable dentists and dental specialists to perform a broad range of minimally invasive dental procedures, including cosmetic, restorative, and surgical applications. BIOLASE's laser systems are designed to provide clinically superior, patient-friendly results for many types of common dental procedures compared to those achieved with traditional instruments. BIOLASE has sold over 36,200 laser systems to date in over 90 countries around the world.
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BIOLASE®, Waterlase® and Waterlase iPlus® are registered trademarks of BIOLASE, Inc.
TeamSmile is a non-profit organization that has created partnerships with professional sports teams, local dentists, dental organizations, dental schools and area volunteers to help promote the importance of oral health care. For more information on TeamSmile, visit www.teamsmile.org.
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Released April 9, 2019