University-Based Laser Gum Disease Treatment — Multi-Centered Clinical Study With Laser Technology at the Heart of Study Objectives

MarketWire – June 13, 2011

The University of Colorado,University of Maryland, and University of Louisville are the academic cornerstones of a multi-centered study to further document the clinical success of the LANAP® protocol for the treatment of gum disease. While the procedure has already earned FDA clearance, this important university-based research is expected to advance the technique’s adoption by dental professionals and help increase periodontal treatment case acceptance.

Titled “A Multi-Center Single Blind Longitudinal Study of the Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure Compared to Scaling and Root Planing Alone, Modified Widman Flap Surgery, and Coronal Debridement Alone in the Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis,” the research is being conducted at five investigational centers by three university-based and three private-practice principal investigators across the United States.

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