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Employee/Consultant Stock Option Agreement - BriteSmile Inc.

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                               BRITESMILE, INC.


                (Revised 1997 Stock Option and Incentive Plan)

Participant: ___________________
Date of Grant: _________________
Number of Covered Shares: ______
Exercise Price Per Share: ________

          This Stock Option Agreement ("Agreement") is entered into as of the
_____ day of _________________, ______ between BriteSmile, Inc. a Utah
corporation (the "Company"), and ___________________ ("Optionee").

          WHEREAS, the Company has adopted the BriteSmile, Inc. Revised 1997
Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the "Plan") and has approved the granting to
certain officers and key employees of the Company nonqualified stock options to
purchase common stock of the Company, par value $.001 per share ("Common
Stock"); and

          WHEREAS, Optionee is employed by the Company, or is engaged by the
Company as a key consultant, and the Company desires that Optionee remain in
such employ and desires to secure or increase Optionee's stock ownership of the
Company in order to increase Optionee's incentive and personal interest in the
welfare of the Company.

          NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises, covenants and
agreements hereinafter set forth, and other good and valuable consideration, the
receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto
have agreed and do hereby agree as follows:

          1.   Grant of Options.  The Company hereby grants to Optionee options
(the "Options") to purchase all or any part of an aggregate amount of
____________________ (____________) shares of the Common Stock of the Company at
a purchase price of $______ per share, on the terms and conditions hereinafter
set forth.

          2.   Term of Options. Except as otherwise provided in Section 4 below,
the Options shall vest and become exercisable pursuant to the following vesting
schedule, and shall remain exercisable until ten (10) years after the date of
this Agreement, at which time the Options shall terminate and not be exercisable

               a.   Options to purchase _____________ of the total number of
shares subject to Options granted shall vest and become exercisable as of the
date hereof.

               b.   Options to purchase ____________ of the total number of
shares subject to Options granted shall vest and become exercisable, provided
Optionee is then employed by the Company, on __________________.

               c.   Options to purchase ____________ of the total number of
shares subject to Options granted shall vest and become exercisable, provided
Optionee is then employed by the Company, on ______________.

          3.   Exercise of Options.  The Options or any portion thereof may be
exercised by Optionee paying the purchase price of any shares with respect to
which the Options are being exercised by cash, certified check, bank draft or
postal or express money order.  Except as otherwise provided by the Plan
Committee before the Option is exercised, (i) all or a portion of the Exercise
Price may be paid by Optionee by delivery of shares of Common Stock owned by
Optionee and acceptable to the Committee having an aggregate Fair Market Value
(as of the date of exercise) that is equal to the amount of cash that would
otherwise be required; and (ii) Optionee may pay the Exercise Price by
authorizing a third party to sell shares of Stock (or a sufficient portion of
the shares) acquired upon exercise of the Option and remit to the Company a
sufficient portion of the sale proceeds to pay the entire Exercise Price and any
tax withholding resulting from such exercise.  In each case Optionee's payment
shall be delivered with a written notice of exercise which shall:

               a.   State the number of shares being exercised, the name,
address and social security number of each person for whom the stock certificate
or certificates for such shares of the Common Stock are to be registered;

               b.   Contain any representations and agreements as to Optionee's
investment intent with respect to the shares exercised as may be necessary and
satisfactory to the Company's counsel; and

               c.   Be signed by the person or persons entitled to exercise the
Options and, if the Options are being exercised by any person or persons other
than Optionee, be accompanied by proof satisfactory to counsel for the Company
of the right of such person or persons to exercise the Options.

          As a condition to the exercise of the Options, the Company may require
the person exercising the Options to make any representation and warranty to the
Company that may be required by any applicable law or regulation.

          4.   Termination of Employment or Death.

               a.   In the event Optionee's employment shall terminate on
account of death, the Options held by Optionee, to the extent exercisable
through the date of death, may be exercised by a person who acquires the right
to exercise the Options, provided such exercise occurs within both the remaining
effective term of the Options and one year after the Optionee's death.

               b.   In the event Optionee's employment shall terminate on
account of retirement or permanent disability (as defined in the Plan), the
Options held by Optionee, to the extent exercisable through the date of such
retirement or disability, may be exercised by Optionee, provided such exercise
occurs within both the remaining effective term of the Options and one year from
the date of termination of employment.

               c.   In the event Optionee's employment shall terminate on
account of resignation, discharge not "for cause" (as defined below), or
expiration of elected term, Optionee may exercise the Options within both the
remaining effective term of the Options and three months from the date of

               d.   In the event Optionee's employment shall terminate on
account of discharge for cause, no exercise period shall exist and Optionee
shall forfeit the Options as of the date of termination.

               e.   To the extent not then exercisable in accordance with this
Section, the Options shall terminate on the date Optionee's employment
terminates with the Company.


               f.   For purposes of this Agreement, "termination of employment"
shall be considered to occur when an employee is no longer an employee of the
Company or any Subsidiary, or when a consultant ceases to be engaged as a
consultant by the Company.  Whether an authorized leave of absence or absence on
military or government service shall constitute termination of employment for
purposes of this Plan shall be determined by the Committee.  Retirement shall be
considered to mean retirement pursuant to any applicable retirement plan of the
Company or any of its Subsidiaries.  Termination "for cause" shall mean
termination as a result of or caused by Optionee's theft or embezzlement from
the Company, the violation of a material term or condition of Optionee's
employment, substantial failure on the part of Optionee to perform his job
duties, the disclosure by Optionee of confidential information of the Company,
willful misconduct or dishonesty or conviction of or failure to contest
prosecution for a felony or a crime of moral turpitude, excessive absenteeism
unrelated to illness, the Optionee's stealing trade secrets or intellectual
property owned by the Company, any act by Optionee in competition with the
Company, or any other act, activity or conduct of Optionee which in the opinion
of the Committee is adverse to the best interests of the Company. The Options,
to the extent exercisable after death of Optionee, may be exercised by
Optionee's personal representatives.

          5.   Transfer of Options.  Unless the Company, upon advice of its
securities counsel, directs otherwise, the Options may not be assigned or
transferred in any manner except upon the death of Optionee by will or by the
laws of descent and distribution.  During the lifetime of Optionee, the Options
shall be exercisable only by Optionee.

          6.   Reservation of Shares.  The Company, during the term hereof, will
at all times reserve and keep available, and will seek or obtain from any
regulatory body having jurisdiction any requisite authority in order to issue
and sell such number of shares of its Common Stock as shall be sufficient to
satisfy the requirements hereof.  The inability of the Company to obtain from
any regulatory body having jurisdiction the authority deemed by the Company's
counsel to be necessary to the lawful issuance and sale of any shares of stock
hereunder shall relieve the Company of any liability in respect of the
nonissuance or sale of such stock as to which such requisite authority shall not
have been obtained.

          7.   Application of Section 16(b).  The parties acknowledge that, if
Optionee is an officer, director or ten percent (10%) shareholder of the
Company, the grant to Optionee of Options hereunder, or the Optionee's sale of
shares underlying the Options, may, unless the Plan is qualified under Rule 16b-
3 of the SEC, subject Optionee to liability under the insider trading
prohibitions of Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, if
Optionee purchases or sells Common Stock of the Company within six months before
or after the grant of the Options, or within six months before or after the sale
of the shares underlying the Options.  This acknowledgment is for informational
purposes only and is not to be construed as increasing, limiting or describing
the rights and obligations of the parties hereunder.

          8.   Restriction on Option Exercise.  Notwithstanding any contrary
provision hereof, the Options may not be exercised by Optionee unless the shares
to be acquired by Optionee have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933
(the "Act"), and any other applicable securities laws of any other state, or the
Company receives an opinion of counsel (which may be counsel for the Company)
reasonably acceptable to the Company stating that the exercise of the Options
and the issuance of shares pursuant to the exercise is registered or exempt from
such registration requirements.  Optionee shall represent that unless and until
the shares have been registered under the Act and applicable state securities
laws:  (1) Optionee is acquiring the shares for investment purposes only and
without the intent of making any sale or disposition thereof; (2) Optionee has
been advised and understands that the shares have not been registered for sale
pursuant to federal and state securities laws and are "restricted securities"
under such laws; and (3) Optionee acknowledges that the shares will be subject
to stop transfer instructions and bear the following legend:



          9.   Withholding of Taxes.  The Options may not be exercised unless
Optionee has paid or has made provision satisfactory to the Company for payment
of, federal, state and local income taxes, or any other taxes (other than stock
transfer taxes) which the Company may be obligated to collect as a result of the
issue or transfer of Common Stock upon such exercise of the Options.  In its
sole discretion, and at the request of Optionee, the Company may permit Optionee
(other than an Optionee who would be subject to Section 16(b) of the Exchange
Act) to satisfy the obligation imposed by this Section, in whole or in part, by
instructing the Company to withhold up to that number of shares otherwise
issuable to Optionee with a fair market value equal to the amount of tax to be

          10.  Mergers, Reorganizations, and Certain Other Changes.  In the
event of the Company's liquidation, reorganization, separation, merger or
consolidation into, or acquisition of property or stock by another corporation,
or sale of substantially all assets to another corporation, the rights of
Optionee with respect to the Options granted hereunder shall be governed by the
Plan Committee, as provided in Section 9.12 (i) of the Plan.

          11.  Antidilution.  The aggregate number of shares of Common Stock
available for issuance under the Options, and the price per share, shall all be
proportionately adjusted for any increase or decrease in the number of issued
shares of Common Stock subsequent to the date of this Agreement resulting from a
recapitalization, reorganization, merger, consolidation or similar transaction
as provided in the Plan.

          12.  No Rights as a Stockholder.  Optionee or a permitted transferee
of the Options shall have no rights as a stockholder with respect to any shares
covered by the Options until the date as of which stock is issued following
exercise of such Options.  Except as provided in this Agreement, no adjustment
shall be made for dividends (ordinary or extraordinary, whether in cash,
securities or other property) or any other distributions for which the record
date is prior to the date as of which such stock is issued.

          13.  No Employment Rights.  This Agreement is not an employment
agreement or contract and does not grant any employment rights to Optionee.

          14.  Other Provisions.  The Company may, as a condition precedent to
the exercise of the Options, require Optionee (including, in the event of
Optionee's death, his legal representatives, legatees or distributees) to enter
into such agreements or to make such


representations as may be required to make lawful the exercise of the Options
and the ultimate disposition of the shares acquired by such exercise.

          15.  Notices.  Any notice which either of the parties hereto is
required or permitted to give to the other must be in writing and may be given
by personal delivery or by mailing the same by registered or certified mail,
return receipt requested, to the party to which or to whom the notice is
directed, at the address each party designates in writing.  Any notice mailed to
such address shall be effective when deposited in the mail, duly addressed and
postage prepaid, notwithstanding failure by the addressee thereof to receive the
mailed notice.

          16.  Governing Law.  All transactions contemplated hereunder and all
rights of the parties hereto shall be governed as to validity, construction,
enforcement and in all other respects by the laws and decisions of the State of

          17.  Titles.  The titles of the sections of this Agreement are
inserted only as a matter of convenience and for reference, and in no way
define, limit or describe the scope of this Agreement or the intent of any
provisions hereof.

          18.  Amendment.  This Agreement shall not be modified or amended
except by written agreement signed by all of the parties hereto.

          19.  Attorney's Fees and Costs of Enforcement.  If any party to this
Agreement shall incur any costs resulting from enforcement of this Agreement,
the defaulting party shall be liable to the prevailing party for such costs.
Costs, as used herein, shall include costs of enforcement, interpretation, or
collection, including without limitation, reasonable attorney's fees, court
costs, collection charges, travel and other related or similar expenses.

          20.  Severability of Provisions.  Any provision of this Agreement
which is invalid, prohibited, or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, shall not
invalidate the remainder of the provision or the remaining provisions of the

          21.  Entire Agreement.  Subject to the Plan, a copy of which in its
present form is available from the Secretary of the Company, this Agreement
contains all of the representations, declarations and statements from either
party to the other and expresses the entire understanding between the parties
with respect to the transactions provided for herein. All prior memoranda,
letters, statements and agreements concerning this subject matter, if any,
including any references to the grant of options to Optionee in any prior
employment agreement or employment offer letter, are merged in and replaced by
this Agreement.

          22.  Pronouns, Number and Gender.  Wherever necessary to implement the
intent of the parties hereto, references herein to the singular shall be
interpreted as the plural, and vice versa, and the feminine, masculine or neuter
gender shall be treated as one of the other genders.

          23.  Binding Effect.  This Agreement shall be binding upon and shall
inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective legal
representatives, successors and assigns.

          24.  Counterparts.  This Agreement may be executed in one or more
counterparts, each of which may be deemed an original, but all of which together
shall constitute one and the same instrument.

          IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have signed this Agreement the
day and year first above written.


                              BriteSmile, Inc.