LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Sept. 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sonendo®, Inc., the developer of a transformative technology for the endodontic marketplace, today announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Bjarne Bergheim has been nominated for the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) 2015 Inaugural Innovator of the Year Award.
The OCBJ Innovator of the Year program recognizes Orange County innovators who are creating game-changing ideas, processes, products, services and business models. Awards will be presented across five categories, including science/medical, technology, consumer products, engineering/design and "no boundaries," at a special luncheon and ceremony at the Hotel Irvine on September 24, 2015.
"I'm honored to be nominated and would like to share this nomination with the entire Sonendo team for their dedication to transforming endodontics," stated Mr. Bergheim. "We believe our Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology has the potential to change the standard of care for root canal procedures by delivering ultraclean root canals for patients and enhanced predictability, efficiency and practice differentiation to the clinician."
Sonendo's GentleWave™ System is a minimally-invasive, disruptive technology that utilizes multiple wavelengths of sound to clean the entire root canal system simultaneously. As opposed to traditional endodontic files that only touch 50% to 65% of the canal surface, the GentleWave™ System reaches and cleans everywhere within the canal, including complex anatomies that simply cannot be accessed with files. The System received 510(k) FDA clearance in May 2015.
Sonendo, Inc. is a privately-held, venture-backed company developing innovative and disruptive technologies to transform endodontic therapy. In the United States alone, more than 17 million root canal procedures are performed each year. Sonendo aims to improve clinical quality and business economics of current root canal therapy. For more information please visit: www.sonendo.com.
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