Dr. Eric Linden, D.M.D., M.S.D. – Laser Periodontics, Dental Implants, Bone Regeneration, Professor of Periodontics, Columbia University

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Training Other Professionals

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Dr. Linden regularly visits Los Angeles, California where he teaches the principles of Laser physics, Laser Periodontal Surgery, and Practice Management to a group of esteemed dentists from Japan, Australia, and the US. (photo above)

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Dr. Linden teaches residents and doctors from around the world who want to be certified to use laser technology. Dr. Linden was recently part of a team of doctors conducting the first laser certification training for dentists in Buffalo, New York. (photo above)

 

LAPIP – “Laser Assisted Peri-implantitis Protocol”

Failing dental implants are a common problem world-wide. No procedure has exhibited success with bone regeneration and reversal of bone loss around implants. Until now Read more…

 

State-of-the-Art Procedures

Dr. Linden uses the latest and most innovative diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

  • Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP) and Laser Peri-Implantitis Protocol (LAPIP). Dr. Linden is an innovator and acknowledged expert in the use of these highly effective FDA cleared protocols.
  • DNA and HPV testing to help determine the state of patients’ periodontal health, as well as detect any possible genetic proclivity toward periodontal disease. This testing also checks for the HPV virus. The DNA sample is obtained by rubbing a cotton swab on the inside of the cheek. Analysis is conducted by Oral DNA Labs.
  • The world’s highest quality dental implants, manufactured by Nobel Biocare, BIOMET 3i, and NEOSS. Click here to see animated videos of various implant applications.
  • Digital x rays. This superior technology, using equipment from Dexis Diagnostic Imaging, offers numerous benefits to the patient, including reduced exposure to radiation, less waiting time, shorter appointments, involvement in co-diagnosis, and better understanding of treatment.
  • Enhanced Cosmetic Gum Preservation Therapy – new conservative and non invasive techniques to preserve and maintain an aesthetic smile.
 

What is LANAP?

LANAP is an acronym for “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure”.

Traditionally, moderate to advanced periodontitis, or gum disease, was treated with surgery involving cutting, stitching, and significant recovery time. This invasive approach was often painful, and was contraindicated for patients taking medications such as blood thinners, certain cardiac medications, and other systemic medications. Although traditional procedures have been successful, LANAP is

  • less invasive
  • more conservative
  • more predictable
  • state-of-the-art
  • not painful, with no cutting, stitching, or bleeding
  • superior to traditional techniques in promoting bone regeneration

It should be made clear that LANAP does not emit ionizing radiation, as do x-rays. We have treated pregnant patients with lasers safely for many years without any issues. To make the point perfectly clear, we administer the laser treatment without any lead shielding, as there is no harmful radiation whatsoever.

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Dr. Eric Linden: Laser Periodontist and Implant Specialist

Offices on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and Northern New Jersey.

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Dr. Eric Linden is a Periodontist with 30 years’ experience in periodontal and implant specialty practice. Over the last 15+ years, he has performed thousands of procedures with very predictable and successful outcomes using several different lasers, including LANAP and new laser protocols for the treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implantitis. He is a Clinical Professor of Periodontics and Implantology at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (more). He was the first periodontist to perform Laser Periodontal Surgery (LANAP) in New York City and New Jersey, and is respected by his colleagues as a pioneer in laser periodontics. He also specializes in bone regeneration, dental implants, and biostimulation. When necessary, he employs traditional periodontics. Dr. Linden is often requested to review research, clinical papers, case reports, and manuscripts for publication in the “International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry“, Dentistry Today, and Implant Practice – US.

Dr. Linden is one of the first periodontists in the world to use four types of lasers. Each of has a specific application in the treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implantitis. Dr. Linden uses whichever is most appropriate for each case:

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Thanks, in part, to Dr. Linden’s efforts to popularize the laser and instruct others in its use, more and more dental professionals are acquiring and using the technology. There are nearly 1,800 doctors in the world qualified to use the Nd/YAG (neodymium-doped:yttrium, aluminum, and garnet) laser for the advanced treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implant disease. But Dr. Linden is among only 29 officially certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry to train and teach other dental professionals in its use.

He has now helped thousands of patients, treating gum disease, performing tooth extractions, implants, and other periodontal procedures with various dental lasers.

Most periodontists still treat advanced gum disease with traditional surgery…

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Testimonials

Below is a sampling of unsolicited, verified testimonials that were posted on various web review sites.

No Pain

Dr. Linden was extremely caring and gentle with me. I had the LANAP procedure, which is a treatment that uses a laser to treat periodontal disease. I can't believe how painless it was. Aside from a fe.....read more

 

Dr. Linden has been nothing short of miraculous in his care of my family.

My family and I have been patients of Dr. Eric Linden for 30 years. During that time he has treated us for varying stages of gum disease, from simple to complex, routine checkups, and emergencies. He .....read more

 

Dr. Linden is the best periodontist I have ever gone to.

Dr. Linden is the best periodontist I have ever gone to. I was sent to him to confirm my dentist's evaluation that two teeth needed to be removed. Instead of pulling the teeth, Dr. Linden used laser t.....read more

 

If you are a serious chicken when it comes to dental care this is the doctor for you!

If you are a serious chicken when it comes to dental care this is the doctor for you! I learned that I had periodontal disease almost two years ago and I was advised that I needed surgery. When I.....read more

 

I drive 140 miles each way to see Dr. Linden

I was treated by Dr. Linden for a mild case of periodontal disease. I did not want to have the routine procedure of treating my gum disease by cutting the gums and damaging healthy tissue. I w.....read more

 

 
 

LANAP/Laser Surgery Videos

Dr. Eric Linden is a Periodontist with 29 years' experience in periodontal and implant specialty practice. He is a Clinical Professor of Periodontics and Implantology at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (more). He was the first periodontist to perform

Laser Periodontal Surgery (LANAP) in New York City and New Jersey, and is respected by his colleagues as a pioneer in laser periodontics. He also specializes in bone regeneration, dental implants, and biostimulation. When necessary, he employs traditional periodontics.

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New Jersey TV NEWSChannel 12 recently taped a medical segment with Dr. Linden, including video of him performing LANAP on a live patient, and an interview discussing laser treatment, gum disease, and its systemic connections, causes, treatment, etc.

 

Healthy Mouth, Healthy You There are more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people living on earth. The video below illustrates on a microscopic level why good oral care can affect not only your mouth, but your overall health.

LANAP/Laser Surgery Animation

Animated video demonstrating the LANAP process for dealing with gum disease and other periodontal issues.

 

Recent Publications

Laser Use in Periodontics and Peri-implantitis – in Decisions in Dentistry, The Journal of Multidisciplinary Care

Laser BasicsDimensions of Dental Hygiene

Implant-safe settings for SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 laser-assisted, closed flap peri-implantitis treatment. Implant Practice-US; February 26, 2016

SuperPulse 10.6 µm CO2 laser-assisted, closed flap treatment of peri-implantitis.Implant Practice-US; August 24, 2015

The July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association has published a letter by Dr. Eric Linden in response to a controversal article regarding laser periodontal therapy. To read the full text of Dr. Linden’s letter, click the image below:

 

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Lectures

Upcoming Lectures/Courses

Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting

March 16-18, 2017; Orlando, FL “Do Different Lasers have a Role in Peri-implantitis Management ?”

Recent Lectures

Academy of Laser Dentistry, Annual Meeting

April 14-16, 2016, Orlando, Florida “Closed Flapless Approach in Treating Peri-Implantits/Mucositis utilizing Different Wavelength Lasers”

2015 AAP International Meeting

November 17, 2015 – Orlando, Florida The Continuing Education Committee of the American Academy of Periodontology chose Dr. Eric Linden from a large pool of applicants to be a presenter in the Innovations in Periodontics Program. Dr. Linden’s presentation was entitled “Closed Flapless Approach in Treating Peri-Implantits/Mucositis utilizing Different Wavelength Lasers”.

 

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I have a permanent denture on four implants on my bottom jaw. It was done three years ago and I am now having a lot of pain were the implant is. I'm concerned. I would certainly recommend checking back with your Periodontist who placed the implants as well as the restorative dentist who made your denture Continue..

I have upper dentures that literally fall out of my mouth. I need a sinus lift and bone regeneration. Plus 6 implants. I was told $20,000 for the lift and bone regeneration and $19,000 for the denture. My bottom teeth are not in good shape but I will not have them done for fear of not keeping any denture in my mouth. I do use adhesive but they loosen very fast. I can't afford $40,000 for my top and God knows what the bottom will cost. Are your procedures just as expensive? And what do you see as my options?

    I can answer general questions online, but I cannot accurately or responsibly answer your specific questions without a professional examination, Continue..

Dr. Linden, I have three questions:
I had 'traditional' laser treatment in November which helped for a while. In April I went back to the same dentist, who did a gingival flap root planing. This actually worsened the situation and felt too invasive. Then my regular dentist referred me to LANAP treatment, which I did last week.
Was it ok to have LANAP only one month after flap root planing?
Out of excitement or whatever reason, I did not properly read or listen to post-op instructions and only followed a soft diet and not a liquid diet for the first 24 hours. I did not chew in any way on the treated side, but now, reading about the importance of the blood clots, I am afraid I undid a large part of the treatment or made it much less effective. How concerned should I be? Does the treatment have to be redone?
Thanks for your answer.

    In general, we don’t do scaling or root planing before LANAP, but there may always be individual exceptions to general rules. Your periodontist e Continue..

I had two LANAP treatments, one half mouth on 4/14 and the other half on 4/21. When can I have a glass of wine?

    If you are on a medication which should not be mixed with alcohol, then you should not drink wine. If you are not on any such medication, then ha Continue..

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