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American Dental Laser, Inc.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Signs a letter of intent granting Minneapolis-based Patterson Dental Company exclusive marketing rights to ADL's KCP 2000 dental treatment device, which FDA cleared for marketing in December 1992. The KCP 2000 "sprays away tooth structure and decay using minute particles of alpha alumina," according to ADL. The firm is positioning the device as an alternative to the drill, saying that "it eliminates a number of time-consuming steps in the placement of tooth-colored fillings and often allows the dentist to treat decay at an earlier stage." Patterson employs 500 direct sales representatives and "equipment specialists" around the country.

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