Laser periodontal Surgery, Periodontics and Dental Implants
Manhattan Office
New Jersy Office
Lincoln Towers, 170 West End Ave., 1L, New York, NY 10023
Entrance at 69th & Amsterdam
595 Chestnut Ridge Road, Suit #7
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersy 07677

About Dr. Eric Linden

Dr. Eric Linden is a periodontist (gum disease specialist) in the field of Laser Periodontal Surgery which includes LANAP, LAPIP, conventional periodontics, bone regeneration, & dental implants, and Biostimulation.

He was the first periodontist to perform LANAP in New York City and New Jersey. With 29 years' experience in periodontal specialty practice, he now performs LANAP laser procedures every day. He has treated thousands of patients, performing tooth extractions, implants, and other periodontal procedures with LANAP and LAPIP. Unfortunately, most periodontists still treat advanced gum disease with traditional surgery... read more..

American Academy of Periodontology

Dr. Eric Linden's Periodontal Lectures

Dr. Eric Linden's Recent Publications

2014. Pulsed Nd:YAG Laser Treatment for Failing Dental Implants Due to Peri-implantitis.

Journal of the American Dental Association Logo

The July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association has published a letter by Dr. Eric Linden in response to a controversal article regarding laser periodontal therapy. To read the full text of Dr. Linden's letter, click the image below:


Dr. Linden's Article Listing


Dr. Linden's Recent Lectures

Columbia College of Dentistry, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Division of Periodontics and Oral Medicine

New York City
May 13, 2013
"Periodontal Laser Surgery-Overview and Latest Innovations”
Dr. Linden showed residents and faculty the latest techniques utilized in  Periodontal Laser Surgery. Many of these new techniques will be published in the coming year.


Greater New York Dental Meeting

Javits Convention Center, New York City
November 25th, 2012, 10am-12 noon
"Innovations in Laser Periodontal Therapy"
Over 45,000 people attended this conference. Dr. Linden's lecture was well attended by dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, medical professionals and others. This year, his audience included a number of dentists from outside the US who showed strong interest in his work.


Dr. Eric Linden Appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor in Dental Medicine at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Dr. Linden's appointment is within the Section of Oral and Diagnostic Sciences, Division of Periodontics. He taught a course entitled "Lasers in Dentistry". Over 50 doctors, Columbia faculty, periodontal residents, and dental hygienists attended. Dr. Linden will be continuing his teaching and research opportunities at Columbia University in the months ahead.
Friday, September 21, 2012
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
"Lasers in Dentistry"


New York University College of Dentistry

Monday June 4th, 2012
"Advances in Laser Periodontal Surgery using a ND/YAG Laser"

45 faculty and residents attended


St. Barnabas Hospital and Medical Center

4422 Third Avenue
Bronx, New York
Tuesday March 13th
"Innovations in Laser Periodontal Surgery"

Over 30 residents, doctors and staff attended.


NJ Health Professions Development Institute

River Edge, NJ
Wednesday February 29, 2012, 6-9 PM

"Laser Periodontal Surgery - New Advances"
This well-attended 3-hour lecture was given to doctors and staff, including general dentists and periodontists. Dr. Linden was invited to return for a full day course.


Staten Island University Hospital

Staten Island, NY
February 2, 2012, 8pm

"Laser Periodontal Surgery"
The lecture was well received by the over 50 residents, attending doctors and,  affiliated medical staff for the Long Island Jewish affiliated hospital. Dr. Linden was asked to return for a follow-up lecture in the future.


Greater New York Dental Meeting

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
"Laser Periodontal Surgery With The ND:YAG Laser" <--Click on title for audio of talk.
Dr. Linden discussed the use of ND:YAG laser to treat periodontal disease. The program demonstrated where this specific type of laser therapy can be utilized. Comparisons to traditional periodontal surgery were also  presented. The advantages of ND:YAG laser therapy were shown in detail. Clinical cases with full mouth radiographs, clinical photos and years of follow up were demonstrated. Dr. Linden also discussed treatment planning and the integration of the laser in the overall periodontal/restorative plan.


Pascack Valley Study Club

Thursday March 31st, 2011
"Laser Periodontal Surgery using the ND:YAG Laser"


Boston University Alumni Club of New York

March 23rd, 2011
"Advances in Laser Periodontal Therapy"
Attended by over 50 dentists from the greater New York area.


New York County Dental Society

February 4, 2011
"Laser Periodontal Surgery"


Greater New York Dental Meeting

November 28, 2010, 10am-2pm
"Advances in Laser Periodontal Surgery"


Mercer County Dental Society

October 19, 2010

University of Kentucky School of Dentistry

October 15, 2010
"Latest Innovations in Laser Periodontal Surgery"


Passaic County Dental Society

October 4, 2010
"Advances in Laser Periodontal Surgery"


Northeast Society of Periodontists

September 30, 2010
"Laser/LANAP Periodontal Surgery"


Earlier Lectures

Breaking News

Dr Eric Linden with the founders and developers of the Periolase MP-7 ND/YAG laser at the American Academy of Periodontology/LANAP meeting in Philadelphia

Above: Dr. Eric Linden with the founders and developers of the Periolase MP-7 ND/YAG laser at the American Academy of Periodontology/LANAP meeting in Philadelphia on October 27th, 2013.
Update Dec. 9, 2013. There are nearly 2,000 doctors in the world qualified to use the Nd/YAG (neodymium-doped:yttrium, aluminum, and garnet) laser for the advanced treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implant disease. But Dr. Linden is among only 39 officially certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry to train and teach other dental professionals in its use.


LAPIP - "Laser Assisted Peri-implantitis Protocol"
Failing dental implants are a common problem world-wide. No procedure has exhibited success with bone regeneration and reversal of bone loss around implants. Until now. Read more...


Dr. Eric Linden was recently appointed to be one of the few dental experts in the world on the advisory board of "Dentistry Today", the nation’s "Leading Clinical News Magazine for Dentists". Continued...


Dr. Eric Linden Appointed as Assistant Clinical Professor in Dental Medicine at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Continued...


Dr. Linden with Millenium Dental students

Dr. Linden regularly visits Los Angeles, California where he teaches the principles of Laser physics, Laser Periodontal Surgery, and Practice Management to a group of esteemed dentists from Japan, Australia, and the US (photo above). Continued...


New Jersey TV NEWSChannel 12 recently taped a medical segment with Dr. Linden, including video of him performing LANAP on a live patient, and an interview discussing laser treatment, gum disease, and its systemic connections, causes, treatment, etc.

State-of-the-Art Procedures

Dr. Linden uses the latest and most innovative diagnostic and therapeutic procedures:

  • Laser Periodontal Therapy (LANAP)  and Laser Peri-Implantitis Protocol (LAPIP). Dr. Linden is an innovator and acknowledged expert in the use of these highly effective FDA cleared protocols.
  • DNA and HPV testing to help determine the state of patients' periodontal health, as well as detect any possible genetic proclivity toward periodontal disease. This testing also checks for the HPV virus. The DNA sample is obtained by rubbing a cotton swab on the inside of the cheek. Analysis is conducted by Oral DNA Labs.
  • The world's highest quality dental implants, manufactured by Nobel Biocare, BIOMET 3i, and NEOSS. Click here to see animated videos of various implant applications.
  • Digital x rays. This superior technology, using equipment from Dexis Diagnostic Imaging, offers numerous benefits to the patient, including reduced exposure to radiation, less waiting time, shorter appointments, involvement in co-diagnosis, and better understanding of treatment.
  • Enhanced Cosmetic Gum Preservation Therapy - new conservative  and non invasive techniques to preserve and maintain an aesthetic smile.

Financial Policies

Dr. Linden and his staff are proud to deliver the finest and most comprehensive periodontal services available today. We are concerned about your dental care and want to ensure that it is performed in the most responsible manner. In order to assist you with the investment in your dental health, we have outlined the following payment policies.

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What is LANAP?

LANAP is an acronym for "Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure".
Traditionally, moderate to advanced periodontitis, or gum disease, was treated with surgery involving cutting, stitching, and significant recovery time. This invasive approach was often painful, and was contraindicated for patients taking medications such as blood thinners, certain cardiac medications, and other systemic medications. Although traditional procedures have been successful, LANAP is

  • less invasive

  • more conservative

  • more predictable

  • state-of-the-art

  • not painful, with no cutting, stitching, or bleeding

  • superior to traditional techniques in promoting bone regeneration

It should be made clear that LANAP does not emit ionizing radiation, as do x-rays. We have treated pregnant patients with lasers safely for many years without any issues. To make the point perfectly clear, we administer the laser treatment without any lead shielding, as there is no harmful radiation whatsoever.

More about LANAP.

LANAP/Laser Surgery Videos

LANAP/Laser Surgery Animation

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy You

There are more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people living on earth. The video below illustrates on a microscopic level why good oral care can affect not only your mouth, but your overall health. If you would like to view it in a larger size, click here.


Excellent video explaining the LANAP protocol and the benefits of laser periodontal surgery.

Recent Periodontal News

Important Video: Whoopi Goldberg talks about Gum Disease
April 15, 2014 - New Method Isolates Immune Cells for Researchers to Study How They Ward Off Oral Diseases
April 15, 2014 - What The Health Of Your Teeth And Gums Has To Do With The Health Of Your Heart
April 15, 2014 - Smoking places psoriasis patients at risk of severe periodontal disease
April 14, 2014 - Regenerative periodontal therapy
April 14, 2014 - Older adults with few teeth may have lower cognitive function
April 14, 2014 - How Good Oral Health Could Help Athletes Succeed
April 14, 2014 - Leamington dentist’s brush can help cure disease in under seven days
April 10, 2014 - Periodontal disease associated with cardiovascular risk in large multicentre study
April 9, 2014 - New documentary about fighting the 'world's largest cavity' (the one in our health care system)
April 6, 2014 - High-tech teeth: Dentistry is going digital
April 4, 2014 - Mouthwash Overuse May Lead To Oral Cancer: Alcohol Content Raises Risk Of Carcinogens In Mouth Lining
April 4, 2014 - April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April 3, 2014 - Study identifies 'new risks' for mouth and throat cancers
April 3, 2014 - What Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Health
April 3, 2014 - Are Dental Implants Right for You?
March 30, 2014 - Bone Loss and Inflammation Reversed in Immune Disorder by Dental Team
March 31, 2014 - Aging Process Speeded By Chronic Inflammation
March 28, 2014 - Is your oral health up in smoke?
March 26, 2014 - Tooth Loss may Cause Depression, Anxiety
March 26, 2014 - Study: Gum disease related to medical costs
March 24, 2014 - Classifying gum disease genetically could help earlier diagnosis and treatment
March 24, 2014 - The Doctor is in: How oral care can affect your health
March 18, 2014 - The 3 mistakes you're making in the bathroom — and how to fix them
March 17, 2014 - Zero Dark Cavity
March 17, 2014 - Gum control: Correlation between good oral health and healthy heart is strong
March 17, 2014 - Dental health can alert patients to other problems -- including diabetes
March 17, 2014 - Does Oil Pulling Really Work?
March 14, 2014 - Chew on This: 8 Foods for Healthy Teeth
March 13, 2014 - Researchers warn of magnetic fields from dental devices
March 6, 2014 - Genetic techniques have role in future of dental care
February 28, 2014 - Healthy gums and teeth key to overall health
February 26, 2014 - Say cheese: Take steps now to protect your teeth and gums
February 25, 2014 - Researchers find byproducts of bacteria-causing gum disease incite oral cancer growth
February 23, 2014 - Clean teeth can hold off arthritis: Scientists discover link between gum disease bacteria and early onset of the condition
February 20, 2014 - Cavities are contagious, research shows
February 20, 2014 - Your Health: New Research Explores the Link Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes
February 18, 2014 - Periodontal Disease May Increase Seizure Frequency in Epilepsy Patients
February 16, 2014 - Gum disease may increase breast cancer risk
February 14, 2014 - Scientists chip away at mystery of what lives in our mouths
February 14, 2014 - 13 Awful Things That Happen If You Don't Brush And Floss Your Teeth
February 7, 2014 - Good dental health is vital, beginning in infancy
February 7, 2014 - 6 Superpower Foods For Healthy Teeth & Gums
February 5, 2014 - Intake of Vitamin C curbs gum and heart diseases
February 5, 2014 - Periodontal regeneration: a look at the current and future landscape
February 5, 2014 - The effectiveness of interdental brushes
February 5, 2014 - Periocclusion
February 4, 2014 - Studies have linked gum disease to cardiovascular disease
February 3, 2014 - Dentists look for more than cavities
February 2, 2014 - Dental health during pregnancy: How to care for your teeth and gums
February 2, 2014 - I don't brush my teeth everyday: Should I worry?
January 31, 2014 - Gum disease - You and your dentist/dental hygienist can work as a team to prevent it
January 31, 2014 - Key role for Fusobacterium adhesin in non-orthodontic periodontal inflammation
January 28, 2014 - Acid erosion: a challenge for modern dentistry
January 28, 2014 - Dental scientists patent new agent to fight oral bacteria
January 28, 2014 - Motivational health coaching empowers diabetic patients, improves dental health
January 26, 2014 - Good dental health is vital, beginning in infancy
January 25, 2014 - Flossing may help decrease your risk of a stroke
January 25, 2014 - Practicing good oral hygiene is even more important when pregnant
January 24, 2014 - 6 Gross Side Effects Of Chewing Gum
January 24, 2014 - Dental Implant Assessment
January 21, 2014 - Military scientists create gum to fight Army’s plaque problem
January 21, 2014 - Smoking during pregnancy can lead to increased risk of orofacial clefts
January 17, 2014 - Poor oral health tied to cancer-causing oral HPV infection
January 16, 2014 - Study: EBV Is Associated With Periodontitis; polyDNA Recommends Gene-Eden-VIR Against the Latent Epstein Barr Virus
January 16, 2014 - People Don’t Always Take Advantage of Dental Care
January 16, 2014 - Local U.S. Army Medical Researches develop anti-plaque gum
January 13, 2014 - Research reveals new clues about the power of fluoride
January 10, 2014 - Dental infections thought to cause brain aneurysms
January 9, 2013 - Antibacterial Agent Boosts Toothpaste Effectiveness
January 8, 2014 - Help! I Have Halitosis!
January 6, 2014 - Stress can impact oral health
January 6, 2014 - Tooth loss could be associated with lower cognitive function
January 6, 2014 - Scrape your tongue and discover a new world of oral health
January 6, 2014 - World's First Connected Toothbrush Will Keep Cavities Away
December 30, 2013 - Does a Great Smile Reveal a Healthy Heart?
December 23, 2013 - Gum disease link to sedentary middle age
December 17, 2013 -
Basic care for periodontal disease may not be enough for patients with diabetes
December 16, 2013 - Link Found Between Periodontal Disease and Pancreatic Cancer
December 13, 2013 - Periodontal disease may elevate asthma risk
December 11, 2013 - Poor dental health may affect thinking
December 10, 2013 - Living With Gum Disease
December 10, 2013 - 5 ways to preserve your teeth as you age
December 10, 2013 - Could Poor Dental Health Signal a Faltering Mind?
December 10, 2013 - Periodontal tissue differentiation of stem cells expected to enhance axonal growth for nerve injury repair
December 9, 2013 - 6 Reasons to Love Cranberries & 10 Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas (A compound discovered in cranberries, proanthocyanidine, prevents plaque formation on teeth and so mouthwashes containing it are being developed to prevent periodontal disease.)
December 7, 2013 - Dental abscesses can spell big trouble for sufferers
December 6, 2013 - Are dentists interested in the oral-systemic disease connection?
December 4, 2013 - New candy eats 'bad' bacteria in the mouth, benefitting teeth
December 3, 2013 - My Adventures in Gum Grafting
December 2, 2013 - Oral Disease May Be Linked to Lower Cognitive Function
November 28, 2013 - Poor oral hygiene, excess sugar consumption linked to heart disease
November 27, 2013 - Cavities: The Real Truth
November 27, 2013 - Periodontal Health An Important Factor To Better Diabetes Control
November 25, 2013 - Periodontal disease prevalence is higher in certain populations; Public health programs needed to improve periodontal health of U.S. adults
November 25, 2013 -
Avoid Expensive Dentist Bill
November 22, 2013 - Gum disease increases risk of asthma
November 21, 2013 - Type 2 diabetes cytokine elevation places teeth at risk
November 18, 2013 - European study says oral health care for the elderly deserves attention
November 14, 2013 - Periodontitis facilitates development and progression of rheumatoid arthritis
November 13, 2013 - 9 Foods to Eat for a Beautiful Smile, and A Few to Avoid
November 12, 2013 - What does diabetes have to do with oral health?
November 11, 2013 - Caring for your teeth and gums could prevent heart disease
November 8, 2013 - Periodontal Disease May Hike Mortality in CKD Patients
November 8, 2013 - Drug May Guard Against Periodontitis, Related Chronic Diseases
November 8, 2013 - Don't neglect oral healthcare in frail, elderly: study
November 6, 2013 - What Your Teeth Say About Your Health
November 6, 2013 - The Real Reason Your Game is Off: Gum Disease
November 7, 2013 - Nanotubes can help improve dental implants
November 4, 2013 - Gum Disease Linked With Atherosclerosis Progression: Study
More Peridontal News

If you are a serious chicken when it comes to dental care this is the doctor for you!

I learned that I had periodontal disease almost two years ago and I was advised that I needed surgery. When I found out what traditional surgery entailed I could not make myself schedule an appointment....read more..


I flew 9,500 miles from Thailand to see Dr. Linden.
I have been a patient of Dr Lindens' for almost seven years and throughout those years I have received nothing less than the most outstanding treatment... read more...


Dr Linden has always been an exceptional clinician who also possesses great people skills.

I have known Dr. Eric Linden professionally for 29 years. Dr. Linden has always been an innovative thinker ahead of his time.... read more...