To continue in the battle against gum disease, we are pleased to announce the use of lasers by our newly certified clinicians. Congratulations to Mary Ann, Melissa, Katrina and Sharna for taking teeth cleaning to a higher level with Associate Fellowship Certification through the “WCLI” – World Class Laser Institute; the premier and largest organization of its kind in the world!

WCLIA preliminary study, reported in the Journal of Periodontology, concluded that “the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure™ (LANAP) can be associated with cementum-mediated new connective-tissue attachment and apparent periodontal regeneration of diseased root surfaces in humans.” Limited new data also suggests that clinical outcomes may be enhanced by the adjunctive use (following root debridement) of a bactericidal irrigant activated by a cold laser for the reduction of bacterial levels. Clinical data also exists that suggest the Er:YAG laser can result in a superior calculated clinical attachment gain compared with mechanical scaling and root planing alone.

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