10-Year Retrospective Study Supports Use of LANAP® Protocol as Effective in Long Term
Posted on June 14, 2012
CERRITOS, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - Millennium Dental Technologies announces more peer-reviewed results of the LANAP® protocol will be presented by periodontist Lloyd V. Tilt, DDS, MS, on June 22nd, 2012, at the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) annual session in Philadelphia, PA. The study, published in the 2012 March/April issue of the AGD-refereed journal, General Dentistry, supports the use of the FDA-cleared LANAP protocol as an effective long-term gum disease treatment. The published study documents a 10-year retrospective on the LANAP protocol in private practice, showing the effectiveness of the LANAP protocol as measured by tooth loss, a key success metric.
"Dr. Tilt's thorough research adds to the growing arsenal of peer-reviewed published evidence that supports the clinical results of the LANAP protocol," says Robert H. Gregg II, DDS, president and chairman of the board at MDT. "LANAP clinicians are able to consistently reproduce preferred clinical healing outcomes -- including regeneration of periodontal tissues, and regrowth of bone. Dr. Tilt's 10-year retrospective underscores that these cases are not isolated results in the fight against gum disease, also called periodontitis. The LANAP protocol achieves consistent, predictable, regenerative outcomes and tooth retention over time."
Dr. Tilt's study follows 107 patients' treatment over the course of 10 years—68% of whom were suffering from severe case IV periodontitis, measuring tooth survival as the benchmark. The retrospective study compares Tilt's research to three other tooth survival studies of conventional periodontitis surgery. The ultimate goal of any periodontal treatment is to keep teeth in good health, comfort and function. Dr. Tilt's research shows the LANAP protocol was at least or more effective than other treatment modalities in retaining teeth in patients with periodontal disease.
"As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, the LANAP® protocol yields consistent, predictable results, and is a preferred method of treating periodontitis," concludes Dr. Tilt.
Source: Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc.