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LASER MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW PATENT GRANTED

 LASER MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW PATENT GRANTED
 SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Laser Medical


Technology, Inc. (OTC: LMET), announced today that it has been granted a new U.S. patent no. 5,151,029.
 This patent covers the use of a fiber optic in the root canal of a tooth and the use of simultaneous cooling with cylindrical or tapered fiber tips of diameter adapted to the size of the root canal.
 The company believes that the use of its proprietary technology to perform root canal treatment provides definite benefits over conventional hand instrumentation. Such benefits are, for example, cleaner canal surfaces resulting in safer and more successful treatment, ease of use and shorter operative time.
 There are 25 million root canal procedures currently performed per year in the United States and an estimated 50 million by the end of the decade. The cost of a single use tip for such a procedure averages $5 to $8 per piece.
 The company will manufacture in-house the fiber tips covered by the above patent and expects that a significant portion of its revenue over the next five years will be composed of this line of consumable product.
 Laser Medical Technology manufactures and markets advanced dental products. The company received U.S. and foreign patents which cover the use of a cooling medium (such as water) on human tissue during the application of a laser beam. The cooling of the target tissue prevents thermal damage. Also, the presence of the coolant facilitates the establishment of a photo acoustic effect which aids the removal of tissue. As a result of the use of a target tissue cooling, the company's lasers are uniquely capable of cutting mineralized hard dental tissue without damage to the sensitive tooth pulp.
 The Laser-35 received FDA authorization to market for soft tissue applications in May 1991. On March 30, 1992, the company announced that its Investigational Device Exemption application for apicoectomy (cutting of the hard tooth root) was accepted by the FDA.
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 /CONTACT: Dr. Francois Levy of Laser Medical Technology, 714-361-1606; or Sam Witchel of Scharff, Witchel & Co., 212-983-1060, for Laser Medical Technology/
 (LMET) CO: Laser Medical Technology, Inc. ST: California IN: MTC SU:


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