CERRITOS, CA (Dec. 1, 2017) — For the eighth consecutive year, Robert H. Gregg, II, DDS, Program Director for the not-for-profit Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry (IALD), has been honored by Dentistry Today in its 2017 selection of Leaders In Continuing Dental Education. Dentistry Today, established in 1982 with a circulation of nearly 150,000, is the nation’s leading clinical news magazine for dentists. Dr. Gregg has been a member of Dentistry Today‘s Continuing Education (CE) Editorial Board since October 2008 and also serves as a peer reviewer for CE articles.
“I’m grateful to once again receive this honor from Dentistry Today,” says Dr. Gregg. “Learning does not stop upon graduation from dental school. It’s critical for clinicians to continue to stay on top of new innovations that impact standards of care and informed consent, the latest applied research, best evidence practices that incorporate patient needs and preferences. As Maslow’s hierarchy of needs suggests, problem solving and acceptance of facts are two critical components in achieving self-actualization.”
Dr. Gregg is the inventor of the LANAP® protocol for the treatment of all stages of periodontitis – including “hopeless” teeth – with proven true periodontal regeneration healing event, as cleared by the FDA in 2016. LANAP involves tissue preservation, bone building results, less pain, bleeding and infections. Two human histological studies support the efficacy of the LANAP protocol. The LANAP Protocol is the first and only laser treatment method to be awarded FDA clearance for True Periodontal Regeneration. Patients experience little to no post-operative discomfort because the procedure does not require the use of scalpels nor the placement of sutures, allowing for a faster, easier recovery.
Over a third of active U.S. members of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) licensed to practice in the United States are now practitioners of the LANAP protocol. Two of the United States armed service branches have now incorporated the LANAP Protocol into their periodontal specialty residency programs. A dozen VAs also can be counted in the adoption of the LANAP Protocol. All LANAP-trained clinicians receive their training from the IALD directly, or through Certified IALD instructors at the University or armed service facilities. The IALD is one of the few laser-based ADA-CERP and AGD-PACE recognized providers. The IALD is a non-profit educational and research entity dedicated to providing outcome-based clinical training. The IALD’s training continuum is a year-long, live-patient, hands-on program that ensures the clinician is safe and effective in the LANAP technique.
Dr. Gregg also maintains a private practice in Cerritos, with his partner and wife, Dawn M. Gregg, DDS and is an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED LASER DENTISTRY: The IALD is ADA-CERP and AGD-PACE accredited, and is nationally recognized for its continuing education programs. The IALD’s ultimate goal is for the percentage of patients seeking treatment for periodontitis to reach the percentage of patients seeking general dental care.