2B: Lasers in Periodontics - The LANAP Protocol

The use of lasers in periodontics has been an increasing topic of interest and debate, with lasers for periodontal therapy becoming more common in clinical practice today. LANAP™ or the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a technique whereby periodontitis can be treated using a patented laser-mediated minimally invasive surgical protocol and the PerioLase® MVP-7™ dental laser.
 
This workshop provides a practical approach and brings the “classroom to the clinic” by demonstrating tissue response to laser energy. Complex laser concepts such as wavelength, pulse duration, repetition rate, selectivity, and absorption vs. penetration characteristics are made simple and brought to life in this workshop.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the role and potential of lasers in treatment armamentarium
  • To compare and contrast the role of Nd:YAG lasers versus other available laser wavelengths in periodontal treatment
  • To understand applicability and characteristics of the 1064nm wavelength in periodontal therapy via LANAP™ 

 

Speaker: Raymond Yukna

 

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