PerioLase® Dental Laser Receives Prestigious Award
Posted on August 27, 2012
CERRITOS, Calif. (Aug. 20, 2012) - The PerioLase® MVP-7TM has been awarded the "Best of Class" Technology award from the Pride Institute-an honor reserved only for products that demonstrate excellence in their category. Manufactured by Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. (MDT), the PerioLase MVP-7 is designed specifically to support the LANAP® protocol-a patient- and doctor-preferred laser periodontitis surgery.
According to a company-issued press release, The PerioLase MVP-7 is the world's first medical device to incorporate a Samsung® Galaxy tablet display, leveraging the open AndroidTM platform and control system to enrich the experience of the clinician and patient. Intuitive 'pinch and zoom' interaction provides clinicians with immediate access laser-operating parameters while enhanced retinal display technology allows clinicians to view diagnostic quality x-rays on the crisp LCD display. With the tablet functionality, patients can watch educational videos on the screen in the operatory to increase their understanding of LANAP treatment.
The Pride Institute Best of Class Technology awards were launched in 2009 to provide an unbiased, non-profit assessment of available technologies in the dental space. Now in its fourth year, a panel composed of leading voices in dental technology comes together to discuss, debate and decide which products merit recognition. Organized by Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS, President of Pride Institute, the panel is committed to a selection method that is unbiased and rigorous. This facilitates a dynamic process that, year-to-year, honors products obscure and well-known, basic and aspirational.
"The technology space has exploded in terms of quantity and quality of available products," said Shuman. "With the potential for a considerable investment, it is important key technology leaders step up and provide the dental community with a balanced selection process, with the sole focus of providing true guidance."
The panel consists of seven dentists with significant knowledge of and experience in dental technology, including Dr. Shuman; John Flucke, DDS, writer, speaker and technology editor for Dental Products Report; Paul Feuerstein, DMD, writer, speaker and technology editor for Dental Economics; Titus Schleyer, DMD, PhD, associate professor and director, Center for Dental Informatics at the University of Pittsburg, School of Dental Medicine; Marty Jablow, DMD, author, speaker, technology consultant, and columnist for Dr. Bicuspid; Parag Kachalia, DDS, director of new technology at the University of the Pacific, School of Dentistry; and Larry Emmott, DDS, technology writer, speaker and dental marketing consultant.
"We feel very honored that a panel of this magnitude has recognized the outstanding technical capabilities of the Android PerioLase MVP-7 for treating periodontitis and look forward to participating in the Technology Showcase at the 2012 ADA annual meeting," concludes Delwin K. McCarthy, MDT co-founder and chief information officer. "A unique factor of the Android-based platform is it is also fully backward compatible with all existing PerioLase MVP-7 laser devices-an important benefit to our current LANAP-trained clinicians."