Lectures & Courses

Dr. Linden’s Past and Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Courses on Periodontics and laser periodontal therapy, including LANAP

Dr. Linden is often invited to lecture about lasers, periodontics, and peri-implantitis (including LANAP and LAPIP). He also teach other dentists about this FDA-approved technique for gum/periodontal disease. Dr. Linden is available to speak to groups of physicians, dentists, hygienists, assistants, and educators, as well other interested groups. Please email for more information.

Past Lectures

Academy of Laser Dentistry 24th Annual Conference and Exhibition

April 6-8, 2017; Tucson, AZ
“Superpulse 10,600nm CO2 Laser Uses in Periodontics”

Academy of Osseointegration Annual Meeting

March 16-18, 2017; Orlando, FL
“Do Different Lasers have a Role in Peri-implantitis Management?”
Dr. Linden’s lecture was attended by over 1,500 doctors from around the world.

Academy of Laser Dentistry, Annual Meeting

April 14-16, 2016, Orlando, Florida
“Closed Flapless Approach in Treating Peri-Implantits/Mucositis Utilizing Different Wavelength Lasers”. Doctors from 24 countries attended.

2015 AAP International Meeting

November 17, 2015
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 at the AAP’s international meeting in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Linden’s presentation was entitled “Closed Flapless Approach in Treating Peri-Implantits/Mucositis utilizing Different Wavelength Lasers”.

North Shore Long Island Dentists’ Study Group

September 30, 2015
Dr Linden presented a lecture on “Advances in Laser Periodontal and Implant Therapy” to 50 full time practicing dentists.

Florida Association of Periodontists Meeting

August 14, 2015, Orlando, Florida
Dr. Linden spoke as a guest expert on lasers in periodontal therapy.

Laser “Bootcamp” Buffalo

Laser Periodontics Bootcamp Buffalo

April 29-May 2, 2015. Buffalo, New York

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.

Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD)

February 7-9, 2015. Palm Springs, California
“SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 Laser-Assisted Soft Tissue Procedures in Periodontics”

Eric Linden1, Peter Vitruk2
1Private Practice, New York, NY, USA, 2LightScalpel LLC, Woodinville, WA, USA

Abstract

The use and efficacy of SuperPulse 10,600 nm CO2 dental laser,  as an adjunctive therapy, is studied and discussed for a variety of periodontal procedures, including:  perio pocket disinfection; epithelial ablation; reduction of clinical inflammation; decrease in bleeding sites. Many of the above are in conjunction with either an open flap, closed PD, and oral antibiotic adjunctive therapy.

Objectives

Determine and discuss the applicability and effectiveness of 10,600 nm SuperPulse laser settings to treat periodontal disease.

Method

Diseased perio pockets are treated with 10,600 nm SuperPulse CO2 laser radiation, and are examined for reduction of clinical inflamation and decrease in bleeding.

Results

10,600 nm SuperPulse CO2 laser radiation is efficient tool for reduction of clinical inflammation and decrease in bleeding in diseased perio pockets.

Academy of Laser Dentistry Presentation

Columbia University International Laser Symposium

Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center(more)
New York City
December 11, 2014

Dr. Eric Linden Lecturing to Japanese Dentists
Presentation Group Shot

On December 11, 2014 at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center(more) in New York City, Dr. Linden lectured to a group of periodontists and dentists from Japan on the topic of “Laser Physics, and Laser Periodontal Surgery using multiple wavelength lasers to treat periodontal disease and failing dental implants”. This lecture was part of the International Tarnow Symposium. Translation from English to Japanese was provided during the lecture. These doctors traveled from Japan to hear Dr. Linden speak on lasers. Dr Linden was invited to Japan to give follow-up lectures for the Japanese Dental Society.

Greater New York Dental Meeting

NY Dental Meeting

Javits Convention Center
New York City
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 4PM-5PM

Laser Periodontal and Implant Surgery …Choices?
Dr. Linden discussed the use of dental lasers for the treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implantitis. He described the indications and contraindications of each of the popular dental lasers and their mechanism of action. A brief review of laser physics and absorption concepts was also presented. Clinical cases were shown to demonstrate the effectiveness and safety of laser periodontal and implant disease therapy.

Presiding: Jerry L. Halpern, B.S., D.D.S., New York, NY
Member, Henry Spenadel Award Committee,
New York County Dental Society

Over 45,000 people attend this conference. Dr. Linden’s lectures are well attended by dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, medical professionals and others, including dentists from outside the US who show strong interest in his work.

Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center(more) – Continuing Education Course

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
“Dental Lasers: What wavelengths are right for your practice?” Details here.

The most common dental laser wavelengths were discussed in detail. Original clinical cases were presented to show how laser therapy can be utilized for the treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implantits. Dr. Linden also showed what the laser tissue interaction looks like with the various wavelengths and the target tissues. Understanding the basic physics and what makes a laser “work” was reviewed. Applying these scientific concepts to clinical treatment was emphasized. You can’t change the physics. However, you can learn the critical concepts. Understanding these concepts will enhance your confidence in choosing whether or not you would use a laser or perhaps which laser(s) to pick for your practice.

The ND/YAG wavelength was discussed in more detail and clinical results shown to all participants.

This course provideed a comprehensive overview of the functions, use, maintenance and research involved in laser therapy.
It included a demonstration and comparison of various laser systems used in periodontal and implant therapy.
At the conclusion of the course participants understoodd how selection of the most appropriate and effective laser will lead to the best clinical outcome.

New York City College of Technology

300 Jay Street
Dental Hygiene Dept
Brooklyn NY 11201
Tuesday October 28th 2014 at 6:30PM
“Lasers in Periodontics and Dental Implants…Where Are We Today?”
Over 125 attendees, including hygiene students, alumni, and faculty of the NYC Tech Dental Hygiene program.

New York City College of Technology

Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center(more), Division of Periodontics and Oral Medicine

New York City
May 13, 2013
“Periodontal Laser Surgery-Overview and Latest Innovations”
Dr. Linden showed residents and faculty the latest techniques utilized in  Periodontal Laser Surgery. Many of these new techniques will be published in the coming year.

Greater New York Dental Meeting

Javits Convention Center
New York City
10am-12 noon
November 25th, 2012
“Innovations in Laser Periodontal Therapy”
Over 45,000 people attended this conference. Dr. Linden’s lecture was well attended by dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, medical professionals and others. This year, his audience included a number of dentists from outside the US who showed strong interest in his work.

Dr. Eric Linden Appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor in Dental Medicine at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center(more)

Dr. Linden’s appointment is within the Section of Oral and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Periodontics. He taught a course entitled “Lasers in Dentistry”. Over 50 doctors, Columbia faculty, periodontal residents, and dental hygienists attended. Dr. Linden will be continuing his teaching and research opportunities at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center(more) in the months ahead.
Friday, September 21, 2012
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
“Lasers in Dentistry”

New York University College of Dentistry

Monday June 4th, 2012
“Advances in Laser Periodontal Surgery using a ND/YAG Laser”
45 faculty and residents attended

St. Barnabas Hospital and Medical Center

4422 Third Avenue
Bronx, New York
Tuesday March 13th, 2012, 8 AM
“Innovations in Laser Periodontal Surgery”
Over 30 residents, doctors and staff attended.

NJ Health Professions Development Institute

River Edge, NJ
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 6-9 PM
“Laser Periodontal Surgery – New Advances”
www.njhpdi.com
3  CE credits
This well-attended 3-hour lecture was given to doctors and staff, including general dentists and periodontists.
Dr. Linden was invited to return for a full day course.

Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, NY
February 2, 2012, 8pm
“Laser Periodontal Surgery”
The lecture was well received by the over 50 residents, attending doctors and,  affiliated medical staff for the Long Island Jewish affiliated hospital. Dr. Linden was asked to return for a follow-up lecture in the future.

Greater New York Dental Meeting

Laser Periodontal Surgery With The ND:YAG Laser” <–Click on title to hear audio of talk.
Jacob Javitz Convention Center
11th Ave and 36th Street
New York
Wednesday November 30th, 2011

Dr. Linden discussed the use of ND:YAG laser to treat periodontal disease. The program demonstrated where this specific type of laser therapy can be utilized. Comparisons to traditional periodontal surgery were also  presented. The advantages of ND:YAG laser therapy were shown in detail. Clinical cases with full mouth radiographs, clinical photos and years of follow up were demonstrated. Dr. Linden also discussed treatment planning and the integration of the laser in the overall periodontal/restorative plan.

Pascack Valley Study Club

Thursday March 31st, 2011 at 6:30PM
“Laser Periodontal Surgery using the ND:YAG Laser”

Boston University Alumni Club of New York

March 23rd, 2011
“Advances in Laser Periodontal Therapy”
Attended by over 50 dentists from the greater New York area.

New York County Dental Society

February 4, 2011
“Laser Periodontal Surgery”

This 3-hour lecture focused on laser periodontal surgery as a treatment modality for periodontal disease. Dr. Eric Linden briefly introduced the participants to the science behind using an FDA approved laser protocol (LANAP). He then reviewed the basic principles of laser technology and the histology of periodontal regeneration achieved. Other uses of the laser were discussed as well as its limitations. This presentation focused on clinical cases with radiographs, before and after photos, and long-term results. Treatment planning was emphasized with the integration of laser technology in treating periodontal disease. Course Objectives:

1. Understand the basic science behind the FDA approved laser protocol
2. Explain the histology of periodontal regeneration utilizing the approved laser protocol
3. Have the information to present a more effective and less invasive treatment option to their patients
4. Critique and analyze laser results for the treatment of periodontal disease

Greater New York Dental Meeting

November 28, 2010, 10am-2pm
“Advances in Laser Periodontal Surgery”
Several hundred dentists, hygienists, residents and other medical/dental affiliates attended the 4-hour presentation.

Mercer County Dental Society

October 19, 2010
“Laser Periodontal Surgery”

University of Kentucky School of Dentistry Periodontist Dr. Eric Linden

October 15, 2010
“Latest Innovations in Laser Periodontal Surgery”

Passaic County Dental Society

October 4, 2010
“Advances in Laser Periodontal Surgery”
Over 40 dentists attended.

Northeast Society of Periodontists

September 30, 2010
“Laser/LANAP Periodontal Surgery”

Ninth District Dental Society, New City, New York

June 3, 2010
“Laser Periodontal Surgery, Including LANAP, and Other Advances in Laser Gum Treatment”

Boston University Henry M. Goldman New York Dental Alumni Association

March 24th, 2010, 7PM
“Laser Periodontal Surgery- Case Reports and Current Trends”
The Cornell Club
6 East 44th street
New York, New York

Ninth District Dental Association

March 25th, 2010, 7PM
“LANAP  ( Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure)”

Northern Bergen County Dental Society

March 15th, 2010, 6:30PM
“Laser Periodontal Surgery”

Park Ridge Marriott
Park Ridge, New Jersey

Memorial-Sloan Kettering Hospital, New York City

December 11, 2009
Dr. Eric Linden was invited to deliver a lecture to the Faculty of Dental Oncology at MSKCC. He discussed the need for periodontal treatment prior to Bone Marrow Transplant and Chemotherapy. With the advent of LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) as an FDA-cleared protocol, immunocompromised patients have a new pathway to establish a healthy oral environment prior to undergoing these critical procedures. Indications for the need to reduce bacterial load in the oral cavity include neutropenic patients, who do not have their own ability to ward off infection, and thereby prevent tissue destruction. LANAP enables them to do so in an environment that is atraumatic and has quick turn around time for healing.

Greater New York Dental Meeting

Friday, November 27th – Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009
“Laser Periodontal Surgery”
This keynote lecture was attended and extremely well received by over 175 dentists from around the world. The presentation included slides showing the dramatic improvement resulting from ongoing laser periodontal treatment.

Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine

Greater New York Alumni Club
Wednesday, April 1, 2009 – “Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, LANAP for Periodontal Regeneration

Alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. This remarkable and patented FDA approved procedure has been shown to histologically result in a true connective tissue attachment in the absence of long junchional epiphelium. Utilizing the power of a specific digital laser, LANAP is performed without a scalpel and sutures and allows for healing in a comfortable environment.

The purpose of the evening was to introduce the protocol and to show through clinical and radiographic results how LANAP can help periodontists and their patients achieve success in a comfortable and non-invasive manner.

The Ninth District Dental Association Spring 2009 Continuing Education Program

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
Course #103. Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)
Instructor: Eric Linden, D.M.D

Synopsis: LANAP is an acronym for ” Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure,” which is rapidly becoming an excellent alternative to traditional periodontal surgery. This remarkable and patented FDA approved procedure has been shown to histologically result in a true connective tissue attachment in the absence of long junchional epiphelium. Utilizing the power of a specific digital laser, LANAP is performed without a scalpel and sutures and allows for healing in a comfortable environment.

The purpose of the evening was to introduce the protocol and to show through clinical and radiographic results how LANAP can help periodontists and their patients achieve success in a comfortable and non-invasive manner.

75th Annual New York Dental Meeting

1999
“New Innovations in Periodontal Therapy”

First District Dental Society of New York Symposium

1997
“Guided Tissue Regeneration and Bone Grafting”

International Association of Dental Research Annual Meeting

1990
“Periodontal Surgery and Regeneration”

Southern Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting

1985
“New Periodontal Therapies”

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