FDA clearance for Laser-ANAP(R) using the PerioLase(R) MVP-7(TM) variable pulsed Nd:YAG dental laser follows three years of research at Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, New Orleans, by principal investigator, Professor Raymond A. Yukna, DMD, MS, and coordinator of post-graduate periodontics at LSU.Professor Yukna
led a controlled, blinded, clinical and human histology study that evidenced new root surface coating (cementum) and new connective tissue (periodontal ligament) formation (collagen) on teeth following the use of the PerioLase(R) MVP-7(TM) & Laser-ANAP(R) protocol.
"These results are very positive, very consistent, and very encouraging related to the treatment of deep gum pockets," said Yukna
."Dentists have been looking for ways to regenerate some of the tissues lost to gum infections and Laser-ANAP(R) is an exciting and revolutionary treatment protocol showing microscopically that we can form a new root coating (cementum) and new connective tissue attachment (collagen).Our consistent results (all LANAP treated teeth showed a positive result) suggest that the best possible type of healing can be obtained using the specific Laser-ANAP(R) protocol.This presents a wonderful alternative to traditional surgery."
The preliminary phase of Yukna's study was published in the International Association of Dental Research
, January, 2004.On March 12, 2004, Dr. Yukna
and co-workers presented their complete findings at the International Association of Dental Research Meeting
in Hawaii in a paper titled, "Human Periodontal Regeneration Following the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure."
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