SOURCE: IALD

March 31, 2008 13:44 ET

Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry Approved by American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP)

CERRITOS, CA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2008) - The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD) today announced that it has been approved as an American Dental Association's Continuing Education Program (ADA CERP) Recognized Provider for an additional three years. IALD received its initial ADA CERP certification in 2002 and is currently the only active laser training institute in the United States that has ADA CERP recognition. This approval enables the IALD to award continuing education credits to dentists who attend training for lasers. To date, more than 600 periodontists and general practitioners in the U.S. have completed the IALD's Laser BootCamp, a laser training program for dentists.

Established in 1993, ADA CERP offers its members and the dental community a way to evaluate providers of continuing dental education and assists state boards and other organizations that have continuing education requirements to identify providers whose activities are acceptable for credit. Through an application and review process, the ADA CERP evaluates institutions and organizations that provide continuing education in 15 aspects of program quality; only those providers that meet ADA CERP standards and procedures are granted approval. Once approved, continuing education providers are held accountable for maintaining those same high standards.

The IALD works in association with Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc., developer of the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure™ (LANAP™), the first and only periodontal protocol to receive FDA clearance, and manufacturer of the PerioLase® MVP-7, the first laser designed for and dedicated to the treatment of moderate to severe gum disease.

About Laser BootCamp

Laser BootCamp is a three-day, clinical hands-on, dentist-to-dentist training mandatory for all dentists who will perform Laser Periodontal Therapy™ on patients. An additional one-day advanced session at six months introduces dentists to further uses of laser technology and a final one-day training at 12 months helps dentists hone and refine their techniques.

About the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD)

The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (www.theiald.com) is a nationally recognized lecture and clinical training continuing education (CE) organization dedicated to the research, practice and teaching of advanced laser dentistry therapies. Formed in 1999 by dentists Robert H. Gregg and Delwin McCarthy, the IALD offers both actual and practical live-patient clinical training to dental practitioners in the use of dental lasers, supported with pertinent documentation and content. Today, there are more than 25 calibrated and standardized Certified Instructors through the IALD who teach advanced laser therapies, including LANAP™, or the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, for treatment of periodontal disease. The IALD is both ADA CERP and AGD PACE accredited. For more information, please contact: rgregg@theiald.com.

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