SOURCE: Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry

Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry

December 20, 2013 14:52 ET

The LANAP® Protocol Takes the Greater New York Dental Meeting by Storm

Hundreds of Dentists Converge at GNYDM to Learn About the LANAP Treatment for Gum Disease; Patient Treated in Live LANAP Demo Leaves Show Healthy and Smiling

CERRITOS, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 20, 2013) - The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry's (IALD) educational sessions about the LANAP® protocol were the hot ticket at this year's Greater New York Dental Meeting (December 2-3.) Dental professionals across the globe -- from Sacramento to Sweden -- flocked to the IALD's fee-based programs, where they paid to learn about the LANAP protocol's groundbreaking advancements in periodontitis treatment. Among the most sought-after sessions of the event, 300+ participants turned out to view a live LANAP demonstration; and clinicians also received rich educational resources through multiple speakers and hands-on workshops about the breakthrough gum disease treatment. 

But for live LANAP demonstration patient, Logan McClain, the event was more than educational -- it was life-changing. McClain, a long-time sufferer of gum disease, was seeking a less invasive treatment that offered a quicker recovery time and was overwhelmed by the positive outcome of his LANAP treatment, observed by more than 300 captivated clinicians at the event. 

"I just had LANAP surgery ten minutes ago, and I feel wonderful," McClain raved just moments after his treatment concluded. "I chose the LANAP protocol over a traditional treatment because traditional treatments can be barbaric; they cut and suture which causes bleeding and you cannot speak after the procedure. With the LANAP treatment, right after the surgery, I can speak well and am feeling great. I highly recommend this treatment for anyone who needs it."

Indeed, periodontal patient suffering may soon come to an end due to the LANAP protocol's radically more effective, less invasive means of treating periodontitis. Gone are the days of scalpels and sutures. The LANAP protocol is a patient-friendly, tissue-sparing, laser periodontitis surgery, resulting in scientifically proven regenerative outcomes. Patients experience significantly less post-operative pain, require fewer treatment sessions and enjoy quicker recovery times and lasting results. With a mission to arm all dental clinicians with the tools behind this massive change in gum disease treatment the creators of the LANAP protocol are improving the odds -- and changing the industry -- one periodontal patient at a time.

"Much in the same way arthroscopic treatments initially met resistance in the surgical community before becoming the accepted standard, the LANAP protocol has reached the tipping point in its adoption in the periodontal community for gum disease treatment," states Robert H. Gregg II, DDS, co-innovator of the LANAP protocol and president of Millennium Dental Technologies. "The extraordinary interest in the LANAP protocol that we saw at GNYDM underscores the periodontal specialists' growing acceptance of the LANAP and LAPIP protocols over the status quo of hanging onto the old ways of doing things. We are gratified to be part of this shift in changing patient's lives for the better."

ABOUT INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED LASER DENTISTRY. The Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry is an internationally recognized 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 and Delwin K. McCarthy, the IALD is ADA CERP accredited, and is committed to its continuing education (CE) programs. The IALD includes more than 25 certified instructors who train dental professionals in laser dentistry techniques including the LANAP® protocol. In addition, the organization aims to reach more underserved patients with gum disease who have avoided therapy out of fear by offering 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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