New Partnership Marks Launch of Latest Generation Dental Lasers in the U.S.

9 October 2008

October 8th, 2008. Fotona has formalized a new partnership with US dental equipment manufacturer, Lares Research, to market the next generation dental laser systems for the US market under the combined Fotona Lares brand names. In May 2005, Lares Research first introduced Fotona's internationally established Fidelis® dental laser line to the US hard tissue laser market under the PowerLase® brand name.

The new Fotona, Lares Research partnership marks the launch of the latest generation AT Fidelis® and HT Fidelis® dental laser systems in the US market under the Fotona Lares AT/HT Powerlase®  brand name. The range is led by the Fotona Lares AT Powerlase®. It incorporates the world's fastest Er:YAG laser for hard tissue drilling with a broadened operating range for soft tissue surgery. In addition, it includes a top-of-the-line Nd:YAG laser to provide trouble-free surgical and aesthetic procedures. This combination of highest performance lasers ensures that dentists will have the most complete set of dental laser treatment options available in one, single treatment station. The Fotona Lares AT/HT Powerlase® range is further completed by the HT Powerlase®, a single Er:YAG laser version. Both systems feature the latest in touchscreen navigation systems with pre-set treatment programs and parameter storage capabilities for complete treatment management. Its Comfort Mode provides a simplified user-interface with pre-set programs allowing standard daily procedures to be performed quickly and safely. Treatment settings can be further fine-tuned using Advanced Mode.

Founded in 1956, Lares Research is a well-recognized and respected name in the US dental industry. Located in Chico, CA, the Lares Research manufacturing facility boasts 30,000 square feet of high technology manufacturing, resulting in high quality state of the art dental handpieces, dental lasers and other dental products. Lares dental products are backed by over 50 years of experience and a well-earned reputation in the dental equipment industry.