CERRITOS, Calif. (April 20, 2017)— Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. announces a new initiative with Case Western University School of Dental Medicine to bring the regenerative LANAP® and LAPIP™ protocols to the postgraduate periodontics program.
“We are excited to offer this advanced technology to our graduate periodontal students,” commented Nabil Bissada, DDS, MSD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontics and the Director of the Postdoctoral Graduate Program in Periodontics at Case Western. “The field of periodontics continues to advance, and the LANAP protocol offers our students a leading-edge regenerative approach that differentiates their skills after graduation.”
This initiative follows the educational collaboration agreement with Rutgers University, U.S. Navy and U.S. Army in advancing the standard of care for treating periodontitis and peri-implantitis through the LANAP and LAPIP protocols.
True Periodontal Regeneration™ through the LANAP Protocol is evidence-based and scientifically validated with FDA clearance using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser and advanced ultrasonics to regenerate bone and tissues lost to gum disease. The protocol is taught by Certified Instructors at the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) via live-patient, clinical, hands on courses.
“A key factor for the consistent, positive results of the LANAP protocol is the standardized, live-patient training continuum,” remarks Dawn M. Gregg, DDS, CEO & Training Director for the IALD. “The training is unique in dentistry, as is our Instructor Candidacy program. The process to become a certified IALD Instructor requires standardization of presentation skills and clinical calibration to ensure the next generation of LANAP clinicians trained by these newly Certified Instructors will also achieve the same consistent, positive results.”
Andre Paes, DDS, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor of Periodontics, and Justin Zalewsky, DDS, will become certified to teach the LANAP protocol. Dr. Paes will first learn to perform the LANAP protocol under the same strict tutelage as other doctors. Dr. Zalewsky obtained his LANAP certification in 2015 and entered the Instructor Candidacy program earlier this year.
The integration is funded in part by the vision and commitment of alumnus Oreste “Russ” Zanni, DDS. Dr. Zanni left a specific endowment to the periodontics department to continue to advance periodontal research and teaching.
“The LANAP protocol has had an astonishing impact for the patients in my practice,” states Dr Zaleswky. “I was surprised at the thoroughness and emphasis on laser physics during my initial training. I was even more amazed seeing the results first-hand in my own patients and their overwhelmingly positive reactions to LANAP surgery.”
“The adoption of the LANAP protocol into additional world-class universities showcases the urgent need for increased education about gum disease treatment options,” states Robert H. Gregg II, DDS, Millennium Dental Technologies’ co-founder and LANAP® protocol inventor. “LANAP treatment was developed by putting the patient’s needs first. Too many patients simply refuse periodontal treatment. LANAP surgery gives them a minimally invasive option that is scientifically validated and is both hope for the hopeless tooth and the hopeless patient.”
ABOUT CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE: The mission of the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine is to provide outstanding programs in oral health education, patient care, focused research and scholarship, and service that are of value to our constituents. We accomplish this in an environment that fosters collegiality and professionalism and that enables a diverse group of students to become competent oral health care providers and contribute to the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.: Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc., is the developer of the LANAP protocol for the treatment of gum disease and the manufacturer of the PerioLase MVP-7 digital dental laser. MDT’s FDA-cleared LANAP protocol removes the fear from gum disease treatment, offering a vastly less painful and less invasive regenerative treatment alternative to conventional surgery. The company’s founding clinician, Robert H. Gregg, II, continues to operate the company with the vision: To create better clinical outcomes in periodontal disease patients—and to remain true to the guiding principle—”It’s all about the patient.”
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED LASER DENTISTRY: The IALD is a non-profit educational and research center dedicated to providing evidence-based clinical training in advanced laser dentistry therapies. Formed in 1999, the IALD is ADA-CERP and AGD-PACE accredited, and is nationally recognized for its continuing education programs. The IALD’s ultimate goal is for the percentage of patients seeking treatment for periodontitis to reach the percentage of patients seeking general dental care.