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Dentistry for the New Millennium
13 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
A Hygienist's use of the PerioLase MVP-7
Manhattan hygienist Tatyana Ruzhinskaya, RDH, discusses how the PerioLase MVP-7 has enhanced the way she practices dental hygiene in an office that already offers the LANAP protocol. Hygienists can be the "gatekeepers" of perio in the practice, and she uses the PerioLase in more ways than you may think.
17 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
An Oral Surgeon & A GP's Team Approach with the PerioLase® MVP-7™
Husband-and-wife duo Max & Cerisa Moncayo implemented the PerioLase MVP-7 together in their Pacific Palisades, CA group practice. His oral surgery and her general dentistry disciplines both benefit from a wide variety of uses, and they discuss their "Swiss Army Knife"-like use of the laser -- and why they purchased a second one.
16 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Putting Off Retirement with the PerioLase® MVP-7™
Louisville, KY periodontist Jill Hayes, DMD, explains why every day is a joy with her PerioLase MVP-7, from her long-term LANAP® protocol results to the value-added procedures she regularly performs (socket hemostasis, reversal of nerve paresthesia, and more). It's no wonder one patient told her staff he had heard "miracles happen in this office."
13 minutes | May 31, 2021
Using the PerioLase® MVP-7™ and a Microscope Together
Michigan General Dentist John Leitner, DDS, shares why using his PerioLase MVP-7 in conjunction with his microscope is a technology "perfect marriage of technology". Plus, how he uses additional technology to assist with occlusal adjustment, and his experience educating an established patient base on laser dentistry after taking over his father's practice.
21 minutes | May 17, 2021
The PerioLase Pied Piper of New York
Manhattan periodontist Neal Lehrman, DDS, MS, recalls his overnight decision to offer the LANAP® protocol 15 years ago, which led to his influence in its inclusion in a post-graduate university curriculum, a peer-to-peer independent journal to publish cases, predictable treatment of osteoradionecrosis, and on the whole, 97% of the procedures he performs in his office.
13 minutes | May 3, 2021
Hurting People No More with the LANAP Protocol
Ohio Periodontist Jim Matia, DDS, MSD credits the PerioLase MVP-7 for the LANAP protocol for changing his practice, having over 5,000 surgical procedures now under his belt with his PerioLase. Hear him discuss the drastic reduction in post-operative pain, and how satisfying it is not to have to "hurt" his patients.
17 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Offering the LANAP Protocol in a COVID World
Pennsylvania periodontist Rebecca Wagner, DDS, MS completed her LANAP protocol training in early March, 2020. She received her PerioLase MVP-7 shortly thereafter…then the whole world changed and her practice shut down for 5 weeks. Dr. Wagner explains what happened next, from fearing she had just made a big mistake to crediting the PerioLase for her practice growing by over 20% in 2020.
18 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
The Tissue Tells the Story
New York periodontist Shalom Mintz, DDS, MS, faced an uphill battle getting his practice owner and hygienists onboard with offering the LANAP protocol. It only took the first one-week post-op of coral-pink tissue to change their attitudes. Plus, hear how his use of LANAP vs conventional methods is better from a business perspective as well.
12 minutes | Mar 22, 2021
What Should a Patient's #1 LANAP® Protocol Concern Be?
When San Ramon, CA periodontist Janice Kaeley, DDS, MSD explains the LANAP protocol to patients, their first question is usually how long they'll be out of commission following the surgery. Most patients don’t believe Dr. Kaeley's response as to what they should be more concerned about.
21 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Why is the LANAP® Protocol A Full-Mouth Protocol?
Esteemed Southern California periodontist Dr. Jin Kim explains why he switched to full-mouth periodontal treatment on all disease categories and why he observes a new trend of "consumer-driven dentistry" where patients ask for specific treatments by name. Plus, hear Dr. Kim's perspective on how COVID-19 has affected dental education.
15 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Gum Disease Awareness: Can Patients Educate Themselves Online?
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month! Patients come into New York periodontist Jonathan Tiger, DMD's practice all the time having read for themselves online about the mouth/body health connection. Listen to how Dr. Tiger educates them further on the depth of the bacterial kill with his PerioLase MVP-7 to reverse their gum disease and spur true regeneration of lost tissues, which in turn contribute to their overall wellness.
13 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Gum Disease Awareness: Putting Patient Education First
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month! Oregon periodontist Sunny Drake, DMD, MS, discusses the oral/body health connection, and how her various roles as a periodontist begin with patient education (then surgeon second, and business owner third).
16 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Managing Medically Compromised Patients
Long Island periodontist David Scharf, DMD likens the LANAP protocol to a chocolate chip cookie recipe, and explains how a colleague was so insistent he get on board with the PerioLase MVP-7 that he grabbed him by the shirt collar to make the point. He also explains how his PerioLase MVP-7 makes the treatment of medically compromised patients that much easier.
16 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
When Scalpels Become Unacceptable
Phoenix periodontist Dan Indech, DDS, has just one regret with incorporating the PerioLase MVP-7 for the LANAP protocol into his practice: not doing it sooner. Find out the impact of the LANAP protocol on his practice, his patients, his staff, and his philosophy of treating gum disease overall.
17 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Teaching LANAP protocol to University Residents
Periodontist Dolphus Dawson, DMD, MS, MPH leads the periodontal graduate program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. Find out how his varied background in private practice, veteran's affairs, and academia brought him to his role today of teaching the LANAP protocol to his residents, and how the addition of the PerioLase MVP-7 into their treatment approaches benefits them after graduation.
10 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
The Art of Perio
New Jersey periodontist David Goteiner, DDS, was instrumental in getting the LANAP protocol incorporated into the curriculum of the post-graduate periodontics department at Rutgers University. Find out why he supported the initiative and how he continues to be involved with additional research into the effectiveness of the Nd:YAG laser.
13 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
A Prosthodontist’s Perspective on the LANAP® Protocol
One of the first prosthodontists to incorporate the LANAP protocol into his practice, Robert Mokbel, DDS, DSO explains how he uses his PerioLase MVP-7 in a variety of applications to benefit his patients. How has being a LANAP patient himself made him understand his patients' needs and wants to a higher degree?
16 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
LANAP Protocol is On the Map with Patients
Andy Satlin, DDS was surprised to find out that he was only the second periodontist to adopt the LANAP protocol. A chance meeting in a hallway set off a turn of events that changed how he practices and how his patients perceive surgical treatment.
19 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
A Baker's Dozen of PerioLase MVP-7's
Rochester, NY Periodontist Sureh Goel, DDS, MSD, holds the record for most privately owned PerioLase MVP-7 units. Listen to him explain how he went from "accidentally" purchasing his first one to revolutionalizing his practices and accumulating many more over the years. But at the end of the day, it's all about the patient.
13 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Veteran LANAPer Still Amazed by LANAP Results
IALD Certified Instructor Sam Moss, DDS, explains his initial decision to incorporate the LANAP protocol into his private general dentistry practice over 16 years ago, and how he continues to be amazed by the results he sees to this day.
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