In a move that clearly indicates the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) does not always truly understand what it approves, another dental laser manufacturer (BIOLASE Technology, Inc) has received clearance to market their laser, the Waterlase MD TM, for the same LANAP Procedure that was originally patented and approved by the FDA for the Millenium Dental Technologies Periolase MVP-7 laser — EVEN THOUGH Biolase has not a single shred of clinical research demonstrating that it can do what it claims.
In fact, the Waterlase MD is a completely different kind of laser, called an erbium, whereas the Periolase is a Nd:YAG; the letters may not seem to mean much, but there is, in fact, a DRASTIC difference.
Not only is the type of laser different, but the Waterlase has virtually NONE Of the settings possible that make the Periolase so SAFE. It’s complicated physics, and I won’t bore you with that, but suffice it to say, it is basically impossible for the Waterlase to do what the Periolase does.
The Periolase has 10 years experience and thousands of users who consistently get the same results because of demanding training and all the specifics that make it work as it does. If you want to be sure that your gum disease is being treated by a laser dentist with the EVIDENCE that it works, make sure you choose a dentist licensed and trained to use the Periolase MVP-7 dental laser. I’ll be adding a page to my website soon that will list dentists across the nation who offer the only proven laser treatment for periodontal (gum) disease.