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Why is the LANAP protocol the ONLY laser protocol with scientific proof of True Regeneration? Learn why at the AAP’s 104th Annual Meeting.

Join us for a day of fellowship at the LANAP Study Club, gain invaluable insight at our Corporate Forums, or visit Exhibit 817 from October 28-30, 2018 to learn more about the LANAP and LAPIP protocols and how you can make a difference in your patients’ lives.  Vancouver Convention Centre – Exhibit 817

See below for more information on this year’s corporate forum presentations and how to reserve your VIP seat!

8th ANNUAL LANAP STUDY CLUB – Friday, October 26

An annual event the day before the AAP, the LANAP Study Club is an opportunity for clinicians to stay up to date on current information and research while networking with their peers. Featured speakers include: Allen S. Honigman, DDS, MS; Pinelopi Xenoudi, DDS, MS; Jeffrey Saltz, DDS; Robert A. Levine, DDS, FCPP, FISPPS; Preston D. Miller, DDS; Sathish Gobichettypalayam, DDS; and David M. Harris, PhD.

Calling all Top Guns, the 8th Annual LANAP Study Club will feature Keynote Speaker Bill Driscoll – the first all-missile U.S. Navy Ace and an instructor at the U.S. Naval Fighter Weapons School! Learn more


MDT is sponsoring four corporate forums at this year’s AAP. Back by popular demand is Dr Honigman’s main-stage presentation from the 2017 AAP. Dr. Jin Kim and Dr. Keisuke Wada discuss lasers in periodontics, while Dr. Gary Schwarz shares practical clinical advice on peri-implantitis. Scroll down for presentation abstracts and learning objectives.


The LANAP & LAPIP Protocols: Patient Friendly Therapies for Reversing Periodontitis & Peri-Implantitis
Register to learn more about the LANAP and LAPIP protocols from world-renowned speaker in periodontal regeneration and peri-implantitis, Allen Honigman, DDS, MS. Exhibit 817 | 1 CE credit | Lunch provided

  • Sunday, October 28 • 12:00 PM
  • Monday, October 29 • 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 30 • 12:00 PM



Sunday, October 28th
MDT VIP Reception
Limited seating – for questions, contact (888) 495-2737 |



Saturday, October 27, 2018

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Session 1 – 1:00 – 1:45 PM
The LAPIP™ Protocol: A Predictable Cost-Effective Peri-Implantitis Treatment
Allen Honigman, DDS, MS

An increase in the number of ailing and failing implants is being reported worldwide. Peri-implantitis is becoming a growing concern in the dental community with estimates of 12% to 40% of implants placed being affected. Present treatment modalities, many which are based on periodontal surgical procedures, include surgical resection, regenerative therapies, and removal of the affected fixtures and can be traumatic, costly and technique sensitive. A unique protocol, LAPIP, will be discussed that has been shown to be a more patient-friendly, cost-effective and a less traumatic way to treat patients with affected implants.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify which lasers can be used effectively to treat peri-implantitis
  2. Comprehend the etiology of peri-implantitis
  3. Recognize applications, advantages, and disadvantages of LAPIP for the treatment of peri-implantitis over traditional surgical methods

Session 2 – 2:00 – 2:45 PM
What a Laser Can and Cannot Do in Clinical Periodontics

Despite broad use and availability of laser equipment in clinical dentistry in recent years, specific clinical application of lasers in periodontics and implant dentistry have been either underappreciated or misunderstood. The speaker, a practicing periodontist with-in implant dentistry, will review the latest in laser science, together with clinical perspectives that will discern evidence-based facts verses hypes and opinions. Topics covered: when and how to use lasers in clinical periodontics, surgical aspects of implant dentistry, and the maintenance phase of both periodontics and implant patients.

Session 3 – 3:00 – 3:45 PM
Treatment Results for Peri-Implantitis Using the ND:YAG Laser
Gary Schwarz, DDS, MSD

Peri-implantitis is a growing worldwide problem for which there is no effective treatment. Lack of success in trying to treat this disease led me to the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser. In this presentation, I will share the results of a retrospective analysis of my first 222 patients with 437 failing implants treated using the LAPIP™ protocol (with slight modification). This minimally invasive treatment protocol effectively eliminated bleeding and pus on probing and achieved shrinking pocket depths in 90% of the patients treated in my practice. I will present empirical evidence of my results, which have not yet been published, to allow the audience members to decide for themselves whether to follow the same treatment pathway.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand what the current literature says about treatment results for peri-implantitis
  2. Learn what the possibilities and the limitations are for treating this condition using the LAPIP™ protocol

Session 4 – 4:00 – 4:45 PM
Contemporary Concepts of Lasers in Periodontics and Implants
Keisuke Wada, DDS, MNSc, DMD, PhD

Our profession, and the specialty of Periodontology and Dental Implantology, has experienced a growth of clinical and basic science research supporting the importance of lasers for periodontal, restorative, and implantology applications. This course will give an overview of the different types of lasers currently in use in dentistry today, including CO2, Diode, Erbium, and Nd:YAG.

Strengths and limitations of the lasers will be described, with a focus on Nd:YAG clinical applications. Case reports of LANAP-treated periodontitis patients and LAPIP-treated peri-implantitis patients will support contemporary concepts of the expanding popularity of Nd:YAG lasers in Periodontology and Oral Implantology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. The participant will be able to describe each of the currently used lasers in Dentistry.
  2. The participant will be able to describe the clinical steps of LANAP and LAPIP.
  3. The participant will be able to discuss the biological and research supporting evidence of each step.