The partnership between Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. (MDT) reached another milestone. On Friday, August 7, three doctors from the esteemed Rutgers University Postgraduate Periodontics program completed their next phase of training, Evolution 4, on the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and the LANAP® and LAPIP™ protocols. Andrew Sullivan, DDS, director of postgraduate periodontics and interim chairman; Howard Drew, DMD, clinical professor of periodontics, director of implantology, and vice chairman of the department of periodontics; and Joel Pascuzzi, DMD, FIDC, FADC, clinical professor of periodontics and the director of the pre-doctorate periodontal program, completed the first phase of training with theInstitute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) earlier this year in February.
This groundbreaking partnership, the first-ever educational collaboration agreement with a university incorporating the LANAP® and LAPIP™ protocols, allows the Rutgers team to expand its periodontal curriculum, maintaining a long-standing tradition of being among the top schools in the country to offer the best dental education possible.
The IALD’s 12-month training continuum consists of five days of training on the patented LANAP® and LAPIP™ treatment protocols. During Evolution 4, Drs. Drew, Sullivan and Pascuzzi treated a live patient under the direction of a certified IALD instructor and learned optimal LANAP® protocol techniques, methodology, and laser operating parameters. Once their training is complete, the doctors will be certified IALD instructors, able to train other doctors on the LANAP® and LAPIP™ protocols at Rutgers. “The LANAP® protocol is really quite amazing,” said Dr. Sullivan. “Patients are thrilled with it.”
At the heart of this specialized training program is the LANAP® protocol with the PerioLase® MVP-7™, the only U.S. FDA-cleared laser periodontitis treatment with any scientific evidence of regenerating periodontal ligament attachment to the root surface and a new root coating (cementum). In addition, there are more than 400 published positive patient outcomes and two histology studies. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is also developed for the LAPIP™ protocol, for the minimally invasive surgical treatment for peri-implantitis and mucositis around ailing and failing implants.
ABOUT MILLENNIUM DENTAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.: Headquartered in Cerritos, Calif.,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. By providing a simple and comfortable experience with unique bone-building clinical results, MDT’s FDA-cleared and patented LANAP® protocol removes the fear from gum disease treatment, offering a vastly less painful and less invasive regenerative treatment alternative to conventional scalpel/suture flap surgery; its PerioLase® MVP-7™ is a 6-watt free-running variable-pulsed Nd:YAG dental laser featuring digital technology and 7 pulse durations — the most available on the market — giving it the power and versatility to perform a wide range of soft- and hard-tissue laser procedures. The PerioLase® MVP-7™ is also developed for the LAPIP™ protocol, for the treatment of ailing and failing implants. Established in 1994, 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.” For more information, visit www.lanap.com.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED LASER DENTISTRY: The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry, led by CEO and Training Director, Dawn M. Gregg, DDS, is a non-profit educational and research center dedicated to providing evidence-based clinical training in advanced laser dentistry therapies. Formed in 1999 by dentists Robert H. Gregg, II, DDS and Delwin K. McCarthy, DDS, the IALD is both ADA CERP and AGD PACE accredited, and is nationally recognized for its continuing education (CE) programs. With more than 35 certified instructors who train dental professionals in laser dentistry techniques, including the LANAP® protocol, the IALD aims to reach more underserved patients with gum disease who have avoided therapy out of fear. To that end, the organization provides free treatment to qualified patients who can benefit from the no-cut, no-sew, no-fear LANAP® protocol — providing about $750,000 in free dental services each year. 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. For more information, please visit www.theiald.com.
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