Sonendo Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer



Sonendo, Inc. recently announced that Michael P. Watts is stepping down from the position of chief financial officer, effective March 15, 2024, to pursue new opportunities. Chris Guo, Sonendo’s vice president of finance and corporate controller, has been appointed as interim chief financial officer. Mr. Guo brings extensive experience leading corporate accounting and finance functions. Sonendo’s board of directors will conduct a search for a permanent chief financial officer. It is anticipated that following his resignation, Mr. Watts may work with Sonendo from time to time on a consulting basis to ensure a smooth transition.


“My time at Sonendo has been remarkable. Helping bring the GentleWave technology to the broader market with an installed base of over 1,000 systems and over one million procedures performed has been very rewarding. I’m proud to have been part of a great team of dedicated individuals and look forward to watching adoption of the GentleWave procedure continue to expand. I want to thank Bjarne and the Board of Directors for this great opportunity,” said Mr. Watts.

“Since joining the Company in 2017, Mike has been a valuable member of the executive team. He is an excellent business partner and has made many contributions to our growth and success, including having built strong finance and information technology organizations,” said Bjarne Bergheim, president and CEO of Sonendo. “We appreciate Mike’s contributions to the Company and wish him and his family all the best.”

About Sonendo

Sonendo is a commercial-stage medical technology company focused on saving teeth from tooth decay, the most prevalent chronic disease globally. Sonendo develops and manufactures the GentleWave System, an innovative technology platform designed to treat tooth decay by cleaning and disinfecting the microscopic spaces within teeth without the need to remove tooth structure. The system utilizes a proprietary mechanism of action, which combines procedure fluid optimization, broad-spectrum acoustic energy, and advanced fluid dynamics, to debride and disinfect deep regions of the complex root canal system in a less invasive procedure that preserves tooth structure.

The clinical benefits of the GentleWave System when compared to conventional methods of root canal therapy include improved clinical outcomes, such as superior cleaning that is independent of root canal complexity and tooth anatomy, high and rapid rates of healing, and minimal to no post-operative pain. In addition, the GentleWave System can improve the workflow and economics of dental practices and offers patients an effective, less invasive, and less painful alternative to traditional root canal therapy.

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