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Sonendo announces 500,000th patient treated with GentleWave Procedure

By Dental Tribune USA
December 08, 2020

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., USA: Sonendo, developer of the GentleWave System, has announced that more than 500,000 patients have been treated with the GentleWave Procedure.

According to a company press release, Sonendo’s GentleWave System ushers in the next evolution in endodontic technology that is transforming a rapidly growing number of practices across North America. The GentleWave System uses patented, novel technology to deliver more thorough cleaning and disinfection to the entire root canal system — even in the microscopic places where bacteria can hide — and leaves more of the tooth structure intact.[1,2]

According to Sonendo, the GentleWave System uses patented, novel technology to deliver more thorough cleaning and disinfection to the entire root canal system. (Photo: PRNewsfoto/Sonendo)

Most GentleWave Procedures can be performed in one visit[3] and, in general, patients find the procedure to be comfortable and report minimal to no pain after the procedure.[4] Additionally, the system releases virtually no aerosolized material into the air during normal use,[5] which potentially reduces the threat of spread of airborne infection — such as COVID-19 — to patients, clinicians and their staff, according to the company. Procedure instruments for the GentleWave System also come pre-sterilized and are single use, hence minimize the risk of exposure from one patient to the next, the company said.

Bjarne Bergheim, president and CEO of Sonendo, reflected on the significance of this milestone. “We are grateful to the many clinicians and their staff who have supported us on this journey that has now positively impacted the lives of more than 500,000 patients.

“Our innovation is always centered around the patient, and it is very humbling to see the strong adoption. This landmark achievement underscores the market demand for GentleWave Procedures and further demonstrates our commitment to partner with endodontists to advance and elevate patient care.

“We are also very thankful to all the employees and their families who remain steadfast in their commitment to making a difference in the lives of people and helped us reach this milestone.”

Sonendo is a privately held company developing innovative technologies to transform dentistry by “Saving Teeth Through Sound Science,” the company said. The GentleWave System shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy and practice efficiency when compared to standard root canal treatment.[6-8] Sonendo is the parent company of TDO Software, developer of endodontic practice management software. TDO software seamlessly integrates practice management, imaging, referral reporting and CBCT imaging, and it offers built-in communication with the GentleWave System, the company said.

More information about Sonendo is available at Information about TDO is available at


  1. Vandrangi P et al. (2015) Oral Health 72-86.
  2. Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-05.
  3. Sigurdsson et al. J Endod 2018; 44(3):510-517.
  4. Sigurdsson et al. J Endod 2016; 41(7):1040-10484.
  5. Data on file at Sonendo; internal testing report# TR20-002.
  6. Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48.
  7. Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-05.
  8. Trope M et al. (1999) J Endod. 25:345–50.

(Source: PRNewswire)

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