CERRITOS, Calif., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. (MDT) announced multi-year, multi-million dollar contracts with both the United States Navy and United States Army.
Post Graduate Periodontal Residency programs of both service branches are being trained to use PerioLase® MVP-7™ in the LANAP® Protocol. Select Post-Doctorate residents along with Program Directors and mentors will be treating periodontal (gum) disease of US military service men and women. Program Directors and mentors will also be selected for candidacy as Certified Instructors of the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD).
The LANAP protocol is the only laser gum disease treatment to have rigorous, peer-reviewed, scientific evidence, along with FDA clearance for True Regeneration™. True periodontal regeneration is the "gold standard" of healing following periodontitis treatments as it results in the functional rejuvenation of new bone, new functional ligaments, and new root coating (cementum) lost to the destructive processes of gum disease.
The LANAP Protocol is further advantageous for the military as soldiers and sailors are able to return to duty significantly faster due to the minimally invasive nature of the fiber-optic, arthroscopic-type surgery. Since the LANAP Protocol is laser-based, there is less bleeding, less swelling, less pain (lasers seal nerve endings), and no need to prescribe opioids for post-operative pain.
"As we learn more about the oral-systemic connection between gum disease, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers and other conditions, it is encouraging to have a patient-friendly, minimally invasive surgical approach to treat gum disease, one of the most common medical conditions in the US, using the LANAP protocol," states Dawn M. Gregg, DDS, IALD CEO and training director. "We're proud to support our Armed Forces with the true regenerative treatment option offered by over 33% of active US members of the American Academy of Periodontology and dental schools such as Rutgers School of Dental Medicine."
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 surgery. Its PerioLase® MVP-7™ is a 6-watt free-running variable-pulsed Nd:YAG dental laser featuring 7 pulse durations 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 dental implants. 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." www.lanap.com.
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