SOURCE: Millennium Dental Technologies

Millennium Dental Technologies

April 07, 2015 08:00 ET

Full-Mouth Tooth Extraction Avoided With the LANAP® Protocol

Media Opportunity to Observe and/or Interview

CERRITOS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 7, 2015) - 33-year-old, John Cavello* was told by two dentists that he would lose all of his teeth due to severe periodontal (gum) disease, and would require implants and dentures. Cavello and his wife looked on the internet and researched alternatives to full-mouth tooth extraction and learned about the LANAP® protocol and its success in treating severe periodontitis.

Cavello drove 100 miles from the high desert to Cerritos to meet with Robert H. Gregg, II, DDS. After x-rays and a comprehensive examination, Dr. Gregg felt there might be a chance to save some or all of Cavello's teeth. The LANAP® protocol has been referred to as "hope for hopeless teeth." Dr. Gregg performed the LANAP® protocol on one half of Cavello's mouth to kill germs and infected tissue from Cavello's gum pockets, without any cutting or removal of the tissues whatsoever. No sutures were used. Cavello will return to Dr. Gregg's practice this week to receive treatment on the second half of his mouth.

"Have you ever known anyone who's lost all their teeth at such a young age?" asked Dr. Gregg. "It's astounding to me the number of patients who lose their teeth because of clinicians who make the unfortunate premature decision for extraction in favor of dentures or implants." According to the American Dental Association, dentures take 10 years off a patient's lifetime. Dr. Gregg continues, "After two other doctors told this patient he'd lose all his teeth, I am offering hope in a desperate situation. Twenty-five years of treating advanced gum disease and so-called hopeless teeth allow me to offer tooth salvation as a possibility."

For John Cavello's second patient visit, set to take place this week, Dr. Gregg invites the media to attend the interview in person. This is an opportunity for anyone who would like to ask the patient or Dr. Gregg questions, as well as learn more about the LANAP® protocol and saving hopeless teeth. Contact Kari Barello at Lighthouse Dentistry for more information:

10929 South Street
 Suite 106 B
 Cerritos, CA 90703
 (562) 860-6587

*John Cavello's name changed to protect the patient's identity.

About Robert H. Gregg II, DDS: Dr. Gregg, President & Chairman of the Board, Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc., is a former faculty member at UCLA School of Dentistry, Section of Hospital Dentistry. He has been using lasers clinically since August 1990, including CO2, free-running pulsed (FRP) Nd:YAG, both single- and variable-pulsed; FRP Ho:YAG, surgical Argon, CW Diodes, and Er:YAG. He has given lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of clinical laser applications. Dr. Gregg is a co-developer of the FDA-cleared PerioLase® MVP-7™ pulsed Nd:YAG laser, and is a co-developer and patent holder of the LANAP® laser periodontitis treatment. He maintains a group private practice where he sees patients and may be reached at: rgregg@lanap.com.

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.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Leslie Licano
    Beyond Fifteen Communications, Inc.
    949-733-8679
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    Wendy Allen
    Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc.
    562-860-2908
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