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Dental industry experts operate on individuals Friday throughout the Kansas Mission of Mercy free of charge dental clinic at the Ellis County Fairgrounds in Hays. Photograph by Cristina Janney / Hays Post

By CRISTINA JANNEY
Hays Submit

Gary Collins and his wife, Brandy, still left their property in Pratt about 2 a.m. this early morning to generate to Hays so Brandy could acquire dental work at the Kansas Mission of Mercy free of charge dental clinic.

Collins experienced all of his teeth pulled at a Mission of Mercy party in 2018 in Hutchinson. Collins mentioned he couldn’t manage dental treatment, but prior to 2018 had been struggling with a great deal of suffering from his tooth.

He was owning ear aches and was limited in what he could consume.

He explained obtaining his enamel pulled not only helped his bodily health, but also improved his mental well being and self self confidence.

“I am really thankful,” he explained.

Brandy is horribly frightened of the dentist. Quite a few occasions on the generate to Hays this morning, she asked Gary if they could convert around. On the other hand, Gary’s tale of how the Mission of Mercy assisted him inspired her to go through with getting 7 enamel pulled on Saturday.

In around tears, she reported she was even now frightened, but as she held Gary’s hand, mentioned she knew having the teeth pulled is what she essential to do to increase her overall health.

Whilst Gary is emotion much much better given that he had his diseased enamel pulled, he has nonetheless not been equipped to afford dentures — he explained anything that would enable him be capable to smile once again.

Even though the Kansas Mission of Mercy has presented tens of millions of dollars in no cost dental care in its 20 a long time, it does not have the capability to supply denture.

About 250 people were being provided free dental providers Friday all through the to start with day of the Mission of Mercy and a different 200 ended up served right now.

The party is sponsored by the Kansas Dental Charitable Basis.

The occasion continued currently on a 1st-arrive, first-serve basis at the Ellis County Fairgrounds with doorways opening at 5:30 a.m. Demand was so sturdy for the event that all of Friday’s slots have been loaded by 6 a.m.

Even though they didn’t want their names employed in the media, a single few reported they drove 5 several hours as a result of the night time from Oklahoma and were in line at 3 a.m. to get care.

Some men and women stayed all evening at the fairgrounds to be certain a put in line for therapy.

Eighty-3 dentists, together with hundreds scores of other expert and lay volunteers, offered their time at the party, which served each older people and kids.

The Kansas Dental Charitable Foundation offers an annual free dental clinic. This year the event was Friday and continues today in Hays. Photo by Cristina Janney / Hays Post
The Kansas Dental Charitable Basis presents an once-a-year free of charge dental clinic. This 12 months the function was Friday and
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Expects Significant Revenue Growth Year-Over-Year in Fourth Quarter 2021

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Nov. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOL), the global leader in dental lasers, today announced its financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2021 and provided fourth quarter 2021 revenue guidance.

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2021 Third Quarter Operating Highlights (all comparisons are on a year-over-year basis unless specified otherwise):

  • Net revenue grew 46% to $9.5 million:

  • Net revenue was 10% higher than third quarter of 2019, which was the last pre-pandemic comparable period

  • Laser system sales increased 64%

  • Consumables and other revenue increased 21%

  • U.S. and international revenue increased 25% and 101%, respectively, as more dental practices were operating during the 2021 third quarter compared to the year-ago third quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Gross margin was 51%, up 1,600 basis points, due to the higher year-over-year revenue, favorable revenue mix and higher average selling prices for products sold during the quarter

  • Maintained strong balance sheet, as cash and cash equivalents totaled $33.4 million at quarter end

“Our strong third quarter performance continues to reflect the rising demand for our industry-leading dental lasers,” commented John Beaver, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our efforts to both educate and train dental specialists is leading to increased adoption across these large and largely untapped markets. In today’s environment, the fact that BIOLASE lasers provide increased safety to dentists and their patients is generating a high level of acceptance by dental practitioners – and we expect this to be a driving force for the foreseeable future. Our industry-leading dental lasers aim to provide a better standard of care for dental procedures and seek to ensure a safer experience while reducing the risk of future procedure and business disruptions by reducing aerosolization to mitigate the spread of infectious pathogens, such as COVID-19. Looking ahead, we expect significant year-over-year improvement across our key performance metrics, including revenue and gross margin in the fourth quarter as we continue to gain momentum with new customers and dental specialists.”

2021 Third Quarter Financial Results

Net revenue for the third quarter of 2021 was $9.5 million, an increase of 46% compared to net revenue of $6.5 million for the third quarter of 2020, which was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as many dental practitioners were forced to suspend procedures. U.S. laser revenue was $3.4 million for the third quarter of 2021, up 25% when compared to U.S. laser revenue of $2.7 million for the third quarter of 2020. U.S. consumables and other revenue for the third quarter of 2021, which consists of revenue from consumable products such as disposable tips, increased 26% compared to the third quarter of 2020. Outside the U.S., laser revenue increased 168% to $2.7 million for the third quarter of 2021, compared to $1.0 million for the third quarter of 2020, and consumables and other revenue increased 13% year over year as recovery from the pandemic improved internationally.

Gross margin for

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