LANAP protocol co-innovator receives industry honor

Feb. 27, 2013
Delwin K. McCarthy, DDS, named Fellow of the American College of Dentists.

SAN FRANCISCO, California--Delwin K. McCarthy, DDS, co-innovator of the LANAP protocol and chief technical officer at dental laser manufacturer, Millennium Dental Technologies, has been inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Dentists.

The induction took place at the organization’s 2013 convocation here.

Every year, the American College of Dentists inducts approximately 300 new Fellows–members of the dental community who have exhibited leadership and “exceptional contributions to dentistry and society.” The organization’s selection process uses a well-established, confidential, peer-review system that evaluates professional and community leadership positions, contributions, and credentials.

“The American College of Dentists is a highly respected organization, and I’m honored to be part of such a distinguished group of dental professionals,” said McCarthy. “The designation positively reflects the relevance and importance of the contributions made at Millennium Dental Technologies for nearly two decades.”

Fellowship in the American College of Dentists is an industry honor that is bestowed upon only about 3.5% of dentists in the country, based on demonstrated leadership and contributions to the dental profession and society as a whole.

A co-developer and patent holder of the LANAP protocol, a gum surgery alternative for periodontal disease, McCarthy is a former faculty member at UCLA School of Dentistry’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program and a speaker at domestic and international dental conferences.

He is a recognized authority in the field of laser dentistry, as he created the bylaws for the original Academy of Laser Dentistry, and is co-developer of both editions of the Laser Curriculum Guidelines. He is co-innovator of the FDA-cleared PerioLase MVP-7 pulsed Nd:YAG laser, co-founder of Millennium Dental Technologies, and the vice president of the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.

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