SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology4Medicine (www.T4Med.com) & Fotona, d.d. (www.Fotona.com) both reported record growth in 2011. For 2011 Technology4Medicine, an Orange County, CA based company exclusively selling the Fotona LightWalker™ laser system in the U.S., reported over 50% growth over the previous year. Fotona's preliminary financial results for 2011 reported 59% growth in their dental laser division. Both companies' growth was based significantly on the introduction of the groundbreaking LightWalker™, which won several honors in 2011 including the Pride Institute's Best of Class Technology Award at the American Dental Association (ADA) annual meeting and was also recognized as one of Dentistry Today's Top 100 Products.
T4M is pleased to announce the LightWalker and Fotona were also just awarded the prestigious "red dot design award 2012." The award recognized the Fotona LightWalker's combination of "innovation, technological perfection and excellent design."
The red dot award (http://en.red-dot.org/ ) is considered one of the most distinguished international quality seals for exceptional design. A total of 4,515 products from different manufacturers from around the world competed for the awards. The winners will be introduced on July 2nd, 2012 at an event with more than 1,000 international guests from the fields of design, industry and media at the Essen opera house in Germany for the awards presentation.
Since 1964 Fotona has been one of the true pioneers of the laser industry and is recognized as a world leader in the innovation, development and manufacture of state-of-the-art, high quality laser systems for medical, dental, industrial and defense applications.
The LightWalker™ is an industry leading ALL tissue laser delivering both Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser energy, two superior proven wavelengths in dentistry, at a significant cost savings over competing systems. The LightWalker™ provides dentists with the most advanced, "Best in Class" dental lasers engineered for maximum efficiency in such innovative procedures as PIPS™ laser endodontic and WPT periodontal treatments as well as expanded soft and hard tissue applications.
PIPS™, or Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming, is a patented technology and Technology4Medicine is the exclusive patent licensee. PIPS is a simple, more efficient laser treatment for root canal therapy using the LightWalker™. PIPS™ is minimally invasive respecting the tooths integrity and structure, thus maintaining more tooth strength. Utilizing PIPS™ can significantly reduce treatment times. The PIPS procedure has been published in several peer reviewed journals around the world including the Journal of Endodontics (JOE) and the Journal of Laser Dentistry.
Wavelength-optimized Periodontal Therapy™ (WPT™) is an important advancement in minimally invasive treatment for periodontal disease. The Er:YAG laser energy gently removes the calculus from the root surface and Nd:YAG laser energy ablates the diseased epithelial lining while creating a stable fibrin clot. WPT allows dentists to provide an effective, patient-friendly alternative to scalpel/suture flap surgery, increasing treatment acceptance.
The proprietary combination of both LightWalker wavelengths gives the clinician unique and effective treatment options for treating periodontal disease and a significant breakthrough with many dental applications. The Nd:YAG laser provides superior, deep penetration and bactericidal advantages over other soft tissue lasers and the Er:YAG's peak absorption capabilities result in a cost effective and very versatile laser system.
Jeffrey W. Jones, CEO and President of Technology4Medicine, noted, "We are very proud to offer the LightWalker to the dental community. Technology4Medicine is an aggressively growing and profitable company which is committed to bringing the best technology to its customers. We believe the LightWalker™ is an excellent product with the newest in hard and soft all tissue dental lasers featuring the proven and acclaimed Er:YAG and Nd:YAG wavelengths. We have recently added a key senior executive to our team, Keith Bateman, as Executive Vice President. Keith has an extensive track record of success in both the medical and dental laser markets. We have also added several Regional Laser Specialists and technical support personnel to handle the rapid acceleration of sales and to ensure the highest level of customer service in the industry."
Fotona reported that in 2011 they generated the highest combined medical and dental laser revenue in its history. Fotona has been consistently profitable since 2000 in spite of global economic downturns.
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the world's leading provider of global business information, knowledge and insight, and the I d.o.o. credit rating company, listed Fotona among "Slovenia's Top 50 Companies for 2011".