"LANAP" Laser & Restorative
Dentist - Cerritos
10929 South Street
Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 860-6587

 

 

Robert H. Gregg, DDS is a former faculty member at UCLA School of Dentistry's Hospital Dentistry Division. An international lecturer, his works on FR Nd :YAG lasers for root canal and soft-tissue therapy and on practice performance boosting have been published in leading professional journals. He is a co-developer of the Laser Curriculum Guidelines. Dr. Gregg has attained his Mastership status and is a Certified Dental Laser Educator with the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Together with Dr. Delwin K. McCarthy (see below), Dr. Gregg co-founded Millennium Dental Techologies. These pioneering laser clinicians were fascinated by the possibilities of lasers and dentistry soon after their first introduction. Over many years of laser dentistry and the performance of thousands of procedures, they gained an extraordinary understanding of laser/tissue interaction.

Early in their experience, they visualized the potential of the Free Running Pulsed Nd:YAG laser for use in periodontal therapy and developed a "recipe" that would replace the scalpel/suture flap surgery that patients dread. This vision, and more than a decade of research, clinical trials and dedication, resulted in the founding of Millennium Dental Technologies, and the development of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ , the most significant achievement in soft tissue dental lasers since their inception, and Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure® (LANAP®), the first patented periodontal procedure. To help train dentists across the country in their technologies, Drs. Gregg and McCarthy also developed a 3-day Laser Boot Camp™, which recently received special recognition from the American Dental Association.
 
Delwin K. McCarthy, DDS (retired), is co-founder of Millennium Dental Technologies, and the co-developer of the PerioLase® MVP-7™. Dr. McCarthy is a former faculty member at UCLA School of Dentistry's Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program. He is also a key speaker at domestic and international conferences. As a recognized authority in the field, he created the by-laws for the original International Academy of Laser Dentistry, and is a co-developer of the Laser Curriculum Guidelines. Dr. McCarthy has attained his Mastership status and is a Certified Laser Education with the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.
 

Dawn M. Nicholson, DDS (formerly Dawn M. Bloore, DDS) attended Loyola Marymount University and graduated from UCLA School of Dentistry with honors in 1993.

"As a fourth-generation dentist in my family after my father, grandfather and great-grandfather, I have had fine examples of what it means to be a talented, dedicated health care practitioner in an honorable profession," says Dr. Nicholson. "Including one hygienist, I am the last in a line of nine dentists in the family...so far! I wanted to become a dentist ever since I was 16 years old, after working in my dad's dental office. I loved the beautiful combination of patient care, social interaction, the study of health and science, and the artistry of using my own two hands."

“Patients are becoming more and more educated with regard to their health,” Dr. Nicholson says. "Unfortunately, they are also becoming less and less trusting of health care professionals as a whole. I have taken the approach that education is the key to success for patients. Unless they understand the problems and available solutions, they cannot take responsibility for their health."

Dr. Nicholson is a general dentist and has been using lasers since 2001, specializing in Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure® (LANAP)®. She is also a Certified Laser Instructor and Training Director for the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry(IALD).