HOYA ConBio Extends Educational Agreement With LVI Global

VersaWave and DioDent Micro 980 Lasers Featured in Post-Graduate Dental Training Facility

Oct 19, 2010, 06:07 ET from HOYA ConBio

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- HOYA ConBio™, a global leader in dental and aesthetic lasers, today announced an extension of its sponsorship agreement with the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the pioneer in live-patient, post-graduate dental training.  The agreement ensures that VersaWave™ and DioDent™ Micro 980 lasers will continue to be featured at LVI's advanced teaching facilities through 2013.

"We understand the importance of hands-on education in laser dentistry and recognize LVI's leadership in providing comprehensive training to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience," said Timothy S. Gehlmann, President & CEO, HOYA ConBio.  "This three-year extension of our sponsorship reinforces our mutual support for the future of laser dentistry."

VersaWave™ and DioDent™ Micro 980 lasers are featured at LVI's state-of-the-art 62,000 square-foot headquarters, the largest and most comprehensive post-doctoral dental educational facility.  The clinic features two 10-operatory teaching clinics, a 60 bench hands-on workshop and six lecture halls. The ever-expanding curriculum includes courses on restorative, occlusal and aesthetic dentistry, orthodontics, implants, endodontic procedures, sleep apnea, laboratory and practice management. HOYA ConBio lasers are also featured at LVI Global , Australia.

"Lasers are revolutionizing the science and practice of dentistry as well as the quality of treatment offered to patients," said Dr. William G. Dickerson, Founder and CEO, LVI Global. "We are proud to have HOYA ConBio as a partner in our curriculum and know it shares our belief that advanced dentistry training is the ultimate practice enhancement tool for contemporary dental practitioners."

The VersaWave™ Erbium hard-tissue laser is used for state-of-the-art instruction in soft tissue smile design, smile lift procedures, frenectomies and hard tissue application in closed flap, open flap and pre-prosthetic surgical procedures.  The DioDent™ Micro 980 is a next-generation diode laser for use in a wide variety of procedures, including excisional and incisional biopsies, fibroma removal, gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, oral papillectomies and sulcular debridement.

About HOYA ConBio:  A global leader in aesthetic and dental lasers, HOYA ConBio has a rich legacy of science-based research and clinical innovation.  The company designs and manufactures advanced laser solutions that offer superior performance, reliability and versatility for aesthetic and dental practices worldwide. For more information, contact 1.800.532.1064 or visit www.conbio.com.

About LVI Global: The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) is recognized as a premier post-graduate dental teaching center, specializing in training aesthetic and neuromuscular dentists. Founded in 1995, LVI Global was established to educate, guide and support dentists in the delivery of the most advanced patient-based care possible. For more information, contact 1.888.584.3237 or visit www.lviglobal.com.