May 2, 2016

Poster Presentation on Removal of Separated Instruments with the GentleWave® System Wins Second at AAE16

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May, 2, 2016-/Globe Newswire/-Sonendo®, Inc., the developer of a disruptive technology for the endodontic marketplace, attended the recent AAE16 annual session in San Francisco which was the most widely attended AAE annual session to date. In addition to unconventional educational tracks, the AAE16 recognized students for their exceptional work showcased as part of the prestigious AAE/DENTSPLY Student Awards. The top ten scoring resident presentations were awarded $1000 for their presentations in three categories: 1. Oral Research, 2. Poster Research, and 3. Table Clinic.

Pierre Wohlgemuth, DDS, and Davide Cuocolo, DDS, of New York University (NYU), won second prize in the research poster category. The NYU postgraduate students, under the mentorship of Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson, presented their research poster on the ‘Effectiveness of the GentleWave® System in Removing Separated Instruments’. The results show that the GentleWave System can remove separated hand instruments approximately 72% of the time without compromising the dentin structure1. Regarding the recognition, Davide Cuocolo DDS, endodontic postgraduate student at the NYU School of Dentistry, stated “We knew since the beginning that this research project was very important, since separated instruments in the canals, in certain situations, are really tough, if not impossible, to remove.” Dr. Cuocolo went on to say, “We knew that our research was very solid and useful for the everyday life of an endodontist and we look forward to sharing further results at AAE17 in New Orleans, April 26-29, 2017.”

Chris Rabbitt, Chief Commercial Officer, stated, “On behalf of Sonendo I would like to thank both Dr. Wohlgemuth and Dr. Cuocolo for their excellent research and on placing second in this year’s Poster Research category.”

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1Wohlgemuth P, Cuocolo D, Vandrangi P, Sigurdsson A. Effectiveness of the GentleWave System in Removing Separated Instruments. (2015) J Endod 41:1895-8.

About Sonendo®

Sonendo, Inc. is a privately-held, venture-backed company developing innovative and disruptive technologies to transform dentistry by Saving Teeth Through Sound Science®. The first commercially available product from Sonendo, the GentleWave® System, available in the US, shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy, and treatment efficiency when compared to conventional root canal techniques2-3. For more information please visit:

2Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-05. 3Haapasalo M et al. (2014) J Endod. 40:1178-81.

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