LANAP™ – Changing clinical realities in treating today’s Periodontal patients.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, Faculty of Dental Oncology
New York, NY

Dr. Lehrman was invited to discuss a treatment alternative to today’s more complicated immuno-suppressed patient. LANAP™ as a modality to treat patients who are undergoing both chemotherapies as well as preparing for life saving bone marrow transplants offers a new way to help battle an age-old problem. The need for patients who are immunocompromised to rid themselves of life threatening oral infections who were traditionally treated via extraction of teeth, in many cases can be safely maintained with their existing dentition with his remarkable laser protocol. Basic science behind the use of this specific free running digital pulse ND:YAg laser, as well as clinical case studies were presented.