AZ LANAP Expert Dan Indech, DDS Achieves LANAP Mastery and Becomes Only LANAP Instructor in Arizona
Our goal at Desert Ridge Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is to help patients achieve optimal oral health and then maintain that healthy state. As a LANAP Instructor, I am constantly challenged to be at the top of my game so that I can guide others to improve their knowledge and skills.
June 10, 2022
Dan Indech, DDS has become the only dentist in Arizona to master the LANAP protocol and become a certified instructor for the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry. Dr. Indech is one of 50 dentists worldwide to have completed the IALD Instructor Training. He is the only active instructor in the southwestern states outside of California. To become a Certified Instructor, candidates must complete a rigorous certification process that includes presentation skills training, clinical skill benchmarking, and transparent presentation of core courses used by IALD in their training programs.
“From my first interaction with an IALD Instructor at a presentation dinner in 2018, to interactions with multiple instructors during my LANAP® protocol training, I was impressed with the depth of their knowledge and supportive attitude” , notes Dr. Indech. “The motto of the Institute is “Semper Studiosum”. This Latin expression means “always learning”. As an instructor, I am constantly challenged to be at the top of my game so that I can guide others to improve their knowledge and skills. »
“Our goal at Desert Ridge Periodontics and Implant Dentistry is to help our patients achieve optimal oral health and then maintain that healthy state. I wanted to become an expert in laser gum surgery and the LANAP® protocol by solidifying my knowledge to the highest possible level in order to optimize the healing potential of my patients with periodontal disease (gum disease)” adds Dr. Indech. “And I also had my dental hygienists formally trained to perform LPD – laser pocket disinfection with their high level cleanings.
LANAP® Certified Instructor is the highest level of training a periodontist or dentist can undergo for the LANAP® and LAPIP® protocols. LANAP® treatment for periodontal disease is FDA cleared to regenerate bone and supporting tissue attachment around teeth destroyed by periodontal disease using a specific dental laser, the PerioLase® MVP- 7. This treatment is patient friendly, causes very little discomfort and has a short recovery time. Minimal gingival recession and minimal cold/hot sensitivity are hallmarks of this treatment. Even better, the laser energy targets and eliminates the bad bacteria that trigger the inflammatory response in periodontal disease without harming healthy tissue. Simply put, it’s faster, more comfortable and extremely effective in treating gum disease and then maintaining gum health.
Gum disease is one of the most common diseases in the United States, affecting more than 80% of adults, and is linked to many other serious illnesses. Studies have shown links between gum disease and heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, pregnancy complications, and more. Recent research also links gum disease to increased severity of COVID-19.
In addition to training and mentoring LANAP clinicians, Dr. Indech lectures nationwide to periodontists, dentists and other dental specialists on laser dentistry.
About Dan Indech, DDS:
Dr. Dan Indech graduated from dental school at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, then completed a one-year hospital-based general practice residency. He obtained a certificate in periodontics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His interest in the field of dental implantology led him to pursue additional training at the University of Toronto, Northwestern University in Chicago, and the birthplace of dental implants at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. He has been involved in dental implantology since the early days of development in North America. He obtained the title of Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1998 and worked in private practice in Phoenix with an emphasis on periodontal care and dental implant rehabilitation.
From 1991 to 1998, he was on the faculty of dentistry at the University of Western Ontario in the division of periodontics as a clinical instructor. He has presented numerous seminars over the years to the profession on topics in periodontics and dental implantology. On the heels of FDA approval in 2016 and AAP’s waning skepticism of the LANAP® protocol for treating periodontitis, he eventually purchased the PerioLase MVP – 7, followed the developments and changed his approach to the treatment of periodontitis and peri-implant diseases. In March 2021, he obtained his instructor certification for the Institute of Advanced Laser Dentistry.
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