Norbe Named President and CEO of Biolase

Dentistry Today


Biolase has named Todd A. Norbe, a member of its Board of Directors, its president and chief executive officer. The company also has promoted senior vice president and chief executive officer John R. Beaver, who has been serving as its interim chief executive officer, to executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“We are very excited and fortunate to have Todd step in as CEO and believe his willingness to do that, given his vantage point as a board member, demonstrates his bullishness on the future of lasers in dentistry and Biolase,” said Jonathan T. Lord, MD, chairman of the board.

“In the short time that he has been on the Biolase board, he has been a key contributor to the vision and strategy of the company. Todd is a true leader with excellent management skills and an exceptional record of accomplishment in the global dental market,” Lord said.

“I look forward to working with the Biolase team to advance dentistry that will benefit both the patient and our valued customer, the dentist,” said Norbe.

“We are confident that Todd and John, along with our newly constituted Board of Directors, represent a very strong and experienced leadership team. This group has proven leadership in the dental industry and in driving the adoption of innovation in clinical practice,” Lord said.

“Minimally invasive laser dentistry is the future of the dental industry, especially in growing areas like pediatric care and implant periodontitis. Our team is focused on expanding the adoption of our all-tissue lasers throughout the dental industry,” Lord said.

Norbe was named to the Biolase board in June and previously was the president, North America, of KaVo Kerr. He holds an MBA in management from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BS in marketing from Bloomsburg University. He also has served on the board of the Dental Trade Association Foundation and the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation.   

Beaver joined Biolase in October 2017 after serving as the chief financial officer and as a member of the board of directors at Silicor Materials. Previously, he was senior vice president finance and chief financial officer at Sterling Chemicals. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Austin and is a CPA.

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