IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 28, 2016 — Dental laser developer Biolase Inc. has named Holger Arens its vice president and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Arens is based in Germany and will report directly to President and CEO Harold C. Flynn Jr., and be responsible for all commercial and operational activities in the regions. He brings more than 15 years of experience in a variety of commercial and operational activities in international dental sales and business development. Since 2013, Arens has been consulting with dental and medical technology entrepreneurs, investors and manufacturers in establishing business plans and implementing robust commercial processes to improve the performance of sales and marketing teams. From 1999 to 2013, Arens held executive positions at KaVo Dental GmbH. “Holger is a seasoned and proven commercial executive who has developed a strong network in the dental sector and has a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges associated with our markets in the region for capital equipment, consumable sales and service,” Flynn said. “He will be focused on leading and developing our EMEA team and helping us grow and improve our business in the largest single geographic region in dentistry, taking it to an entirely new level. We are very excited to have an executive of Holger’s capabilities joining our team.” Arens holds a degree in business administration from the University of Applied Science in Dusseldorf, Germany. Biolase develops laser systems in dentistry and medicine, and distributes dental imaging equipment including digital x-rays and CAD/CAM scanners.