Millennium Dental Technologies has joined the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in Newark, NJ, to add the LANAP (laser-assisted new attachment procedure) and LAPIP (laser-assisted peri-implantitis procedure) protocols to its postgraduate periodontics program.
Periodontal residents will be trained in these protocols under the agreement between Millennium and Rutgers, according to the company. Millennium, which is also developing a partnership with the U.S. Army, plans to continue building relationships with other educational institutions.
Andrew Sullivan, DDS, director of postgraduate periodontics and interim chairman at the dental school, stated in a press release that it is important for periodontal residents to train with advanced treatment methods.
"We can't lag behind in our profession," he said. "It is important for our periodontal residents to graduate on the leading edge, having been trained on the most advanced, evidence-based periodontal disease treatments available."
The LANAP protocol with the PerioLase MVP-7 is cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the laser treatment of periodontitis. It has been shown to regenerate the periodontal ligament attachment to the root surface and a new root coating (cementum), according to the company.