Temple University Faculty Join Research Validation of LANAP® Periodontal Disease Treatment
Published: Feb 13, 2013
CERRITOS, CA--(Marketwire - February 13, 2013) - Millennium Dental Technologies Inc. (MDT) is pleased to announce the completion of initial LANAP® protocol clinical training and licensure by two internationally known periodontal disease researchers and clinicians at Temple University in Philadelphia.
Thomas E. Rams, DDS, MHS, and Jon B. Suzuki, DDS, PhD, MBA, are board-certified periodontists, both holding appointments as Professors in the Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology at Temple University School of Dentistry, and in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Temple University School of Medicine.
"Millennium Dental Technologies has built its growing reputation in the dental profession on providing outstanding quality lasers, comprehensive and supportive LANAP protocol training for dentists, and a commitment to ongoing scientific research," says Dr. Rams. "The company has done an impressive job of developing new technologies and clinical procedures to effectively treat periodontal disease and save natural teeth for potentially millions of patients."
Dr. Rams holds the Paul H. Keyes Professorship in Periodontology at Temple University, is the Pennsylvania Health Department-licensed Director of the dental school's Oral Microbiology Testing Service Laboratory, and is noted for his published research on periodontal and peri-implant microbiology, and microbiologically modulated anti-infective periodontal therapy.
Dr. Suzuki serves as Chairman of the dental school's Department of Periodontology and Oral Implantology, and as Director of its graduate periodontology specialty training program. Dr. Suzuki is past Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, current President of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and is considered a world-authority on periodontal immunology and aggressive forms of periodontitis.
"We are proud to count esteemed researchers and clinicians Drs. Rams and Suzuki among LANAP protocol-trained clinicians. They both exemplify and extend our company's commitment to the science supporting the LANAP treatment," said Robert H. Gregg, DDS, President and Co-Founder of Millennium Dental Technologies.
Drs. Rams and Suzuki are planning to conduct independent laboratory and clinical studies focusing on the antimicrobial effects of MDT's PerioLase® MVP-7™ Digital TruePulse™ Nd:YAG laser as it is employed in the FDA-cleared LANAP periodontal treatment protocol, which is regarded as a potentially revolutionary and patient friendly form of regenerative periodontal therapy. "We aim to assess dental plaque microbial changes on teeth that are treated with the LANAP protocol to see how much this accounts for the extraordinary improvements that have been observed in many patients successfully treated with this approach, "explains Dr. Rams.
These research activities are to be supported by funds from the Paul H. Keyes Professorship in Periodontology held by Dr. Rams, which also facilitated Temple University's acquisition of a PerioLase MVP-7 Digital TruePulse Nd:YAG laser, and LANAP clinical training/licensure for Drs. Rams and Suzuki.
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 less destructive and more tissue-sparing 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. The 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 and the only laser properly configured to support the LANAP protocol for all periodontal case types. Established in 1990, the company's founding clinicians, Robert H. Gregg, II, DDS, and Delwin K. McCarthy, DDS, continue to operate the company with a shared vision and purpose: To create better clinical outcomes in patients with periodontal disease -- and to remain true to the guiding principle -- "It's all about the patient." For more information, visit www.LANAP.com.
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