Healthcare Industry News: dental laser
News Release - February 13, 2007
Millennium Dental Technologies Announces the Hiring of Tom Haney as VP of Business DevelopmentCERRITOS, Calif., Feb. 13 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Millennium Dental Technologies, Inc. (MDT) announced today it has hired Tom Haney as Vice President of Business and Development. Prior to joining MDT, Tom was Vice President of Dental Products at Hoya ConBio in Fremont California. During his tenure there, he was instrumental in launching laser products utilizing erbium all-tissue and diode soft-tissue technologies.
Tom Haney has been actively involved for over 27 years in laser technologies and their uses in medicine and dentistry. During this time, he has held various senior management-level positions in marketing, sales, and product development.
"We have known Tom for over ten of our 18 years in the dental laser industry and liked him personally and respected him as a competitor in the dental laser marketplace," stated Delwin K. McCarthy, DDS, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of MDT.
Tom's duties at MDT will encompass national and international business development and comes at a key time as the company starts eyeing the international market after two and one-half years of domestically focused marketing and sales.
"The addition of Tom to our executive management team is an exciting development in the company's transition from a start-up, 'up-start' to an emerging growth company," said Robert H. Gregg, DDS, President and Co-Founder of MDT.
Tom echoed similar sentiments, "I have known Bob and Del for as long as I have been involved with dental lasers, and have been amazed at the remarkable success of their company in such a short time. Now that I have seen their operation up close, I am not surprised at that success. They have a wonderful combination of versatile laser technology and a highly effective system of teaching that technology to their customers."
Tom has achieved Advanced Proficiency Certification in both Erbium and Diode lasers from the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Tom's education includes a B.S. in Materials Science from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.Ed. in Science Education from Rutgers University. Prior to getting into the laser industry, he discovered his love for teaching with a stint teaching chemistry in the West Indies with the Peace Corps, and then followed with six years teaching at a private high school in Vermont.
Millennium Dental Technologies manufactures the PerioLase® MVP-7(TM) dental laser for use in the company's FDA cleared and patented gum disease treatment protocol, called Laser-ANAP®, which replaces scalpel and suture surgery for the treatment of moderate to severe gum disease.
Laser ANAP stands for "Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure," and is a specific gum disease treatment protocol cleared by the FDA in July of 2004. LANAP, as it is also referred, has a unique and company specific regulatory claim for "cementum-mediated new periodontal ligament attachment to the root surface in the absence of long junctional epithelium."
Tom commented on the LANAP dentists and their protocol, "I got to know many of MDT's customers who also owned lasers from Hoya ConBio, and was always impressed with how passionate everyone was with the success of the PerioLase in treating periodontal disease. Not only were the results so good with severe periodontal cases, but the treatment itself was extremely patient-friendly compared with traditional modalities."
50 people out of 100 have moderate to severe gum disease, 40 out of the 50 don't know it, and only 3 people out of 100 will ever get treated before it's too late to save their teeth or reverse associated medical conditions.
Gum disease is a silent, painless, chronic, communicable, bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction catch the individual's attention. Traditional treatments for gum disease have until Laser-ANAP® been perceived as extreme and painful, which encourage people's procrastination.
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Source: Millennium Dental Technologies
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