Dental laser maker Biolase Technology Inc. of Irvine, Calif., announced it has appointed its corporate controller, Frederick M. Capallo, as interim CFO, effective immediately. He replaces Richard L. Harrison, who left the company Jan. 2. A national search to permanently fill the position is underway, Biolase said. Capallo has more than 20 years of financial experience with medical device companies. He joined Biolase as a consultant in May 2006 and was named corporate controller in November 2006. Before that, he spent 10 years as director of corporate accounting for Irvine-based Interpore International Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic products. Capallo, a CPA, received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Salisbury State University in Maryland and his MBA from the University of Baltimore.