CERRITOS, CA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2012) - Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. (MDT) announced today the appointment of Steve Kokal to Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
"We have known Steve for over 14 years and both liked him personally and respected him as a competitor in the dental laser marketplace," states Robert H. Gregg II, DDS, president and co-founder of MDT. "We are excited Steve has brought his knowledge to MDT to help infuse the company with strong, disciplined professional sales management to support our corporate growth initiatives as the LANAP protocol continues to be adopted as the preferred laser periodontitis surgery by general dentists and specialists alike."
Prior to joining Millennium Dental Technologies, Steve was the laser sales manager at Lares Research. Kokal earned a B.S degree in Electronics and Computer Technology from California State University, Fresno, and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. His 22 years of sales management experience encompasses 16 years in the dental industry -- primarily introducing laser technology to dentists.
"I am intimately familiar with MDT's mission of changing the standard of care for periodontal disease treatment," Kokal states. "I supported the mission when I first met Drs. Gregg and McCarthy and watched the progression from anecdotal ENAP results to proven LANAP results -- a major milestone! Moreover, MDT accepted the challenges from the dental community to produce irrefutable proof and has done so."
"In the 14 years since working with Drs. Gregg and McCarthy, one thing that has constantly impressed me is that the vision and value proposition have not changed. The LANAP protocol has been and remains about the best treatment for the patient," adds Kokal.
"We're pleased to have Steve join the team during this growth period at Millennium Dental Technologies, overseeing both sales and marketing. Despite the current economy, MDT continues to grow domestically and internationally with additional support personnel and increasing numbers of LANAP clinicians," comments Delwin McCarthy, DDS, chief technology officer and co-founder of MDT.
Millennium Dental Technologies manufactures the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser for use in the company's FDA-cleared gum disease treatment protocol, the LANAP protocol, which replaces scalpel and suture surgery for the treatment of gum disease.
Gum disease is one of the most prevalent medical diseases in America. It is a chronic, communicable, bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction occurs. Over 85% of American adults have some form of gum disease, and 50% are diagnosed with moderate to severe gum disease. Yet only 3% of those diagnosed accept treatment, primarily because of the fear associated with traditional cut-and-sew methods.
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 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. Established in 1990, the company's founding clinicians, Robert H. Gregg, II, D.D.S. and Delwin K. McCarthy, D.D.S., continue to operate the company with a shared vision and purpose: 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.