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Temple University Faculty Join Research Validation of LANAP® Periodontal Disease Treatment

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2013

CERRITOS, CA -- Millennium Dental Technologies Inc. (MDT) has announced 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."

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.

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