Laser Periodontal Surgery, Periodontics and Dental Implants
Manhattan Office
New Jersey 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 PeriodontologyLove the Gums You're With

Dr. Eric Linden's Publications & Lectures

Dr. Eric Linden's Recent Publications

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 Upcoming Lectures

New York City College of Technology

300 Jay Street
Dental Hygiene Dept
Brooklyn NY 11201
Tuesday October 28th 2014 at 6:30PM
“Lasers in Periodontics and Dental Implants…Where Are We Today?”
Presentation to 90 hygiene students, 15 Dental Hygiene faculty, and Alumni of the NYC Tech Dental Hygiene program.


Greater New York Dental Meeting

Javits Convention Center
New York City
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 at 4PM
“Lasers and Periodontal Surgery”


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
"Laser Periodontal Surgery"


University of Kentucky School of Dentistry

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


Earlier Lectures

Breaking News

Dr. Eric Linden: An Innovator and Teacher of Laser Dentistry. Dr. Linden is one of the first periodontists in the world to use four types of lasers:

  • ND/YAG, the kind used in LANAP™
  • Erbium laser
  • CO2 laser
  • Diode laser

See full story.


Dr. Eric Linden invited to lecture at New York City College of Technology to 90 hygiene students, 15 Dental Hygiene faculty, and Alumni of the NYC Tech Dental Hygiene program, and the Greater New York Dental Meeting. For details, click here.

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
July 28, 2014 - Gum disease linked to chronic health problems
July 28, 2014 - Non-surgical gum disease treatment reduces thickness of wall of arteries
July 26, 2014 - Brushing up on healthy gums
July 24, 2014 - Good teeth could be a longevity marker
July 24, 2014 - Eldery are at risk for periodontal disease
July 23, 2014 - Treating gum disease may lessen the burden of heart disease, diabetes, other conditions
July 21, 2014 - Health Check: why do my gums bleed and should I be worried?
July 18, 2014 - Better oral hygiene could improve survival rates in dialysis patients
July 16, 2014 - Bariatric surgery may have negative impact on oral health
July 15, 2014 - Grinding your teeth? Relax! There are solutions
July 14, 2014 - Peri-implantitis: The 'time bomb’ in dental implants
July 14, 2014 - How Good Oral Hygiene Can Protect Your Heart
July 14, 2014 - How P. gingivalis causes chronic inflammation in blood vessels
July 14, 2014 - DHA omega-3 linked to ‘significantly improved periodontal outcomes’: Harvard data, By Stephen DANIELLS. Scientists from Harvard report that supplementation with DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 may improve periodontal outcomes in people with periodontitis.
July 14, 2014 - Anti-arthritics can exacerbate other inflammatory diseases like periodontitis
July 7, 2014 - Stem Cells May be Used to Grow Teeth
July 4, 2014 - Periodontal therapy may improve heart health in high-risk populations
July 3, 2014 - Bad teeth? Blame your genes
July 1, 2014 - The link between oral and overall health
June 28, 2014 - Non-surgical gum disease treatment reduces thickness of wall of arteries
June 27, 2014 - Treating gum disease linked to improvements in other conditions
June 25, 2014 - CDC anti-smoking campaign emphasizes perio outcomes
June 25, 2014 - Effect of nonsurgical periodontal therapy verses oral hygiene instructions on Type 2 diabetes subjects with chronic periodontitis: a randomised clinical trial
June 24, 2014 - The truth about recession: Dispelling 5 myths about gingival attachment
June 23, 2014 - 5 ways to cut the cost of dental care in half
June 23, 2014 - Men and non-smokers who drink may be at particular risk of periodontal disease
June 20, 2014 - Could stress be linked to periodontal disease?
June 19, 2014 - Does Running Lead to Worse Oral Health?
June 16, 2014 - Coffee Could Lead to Healthy Teeth
June 16, 2014 - Researchers investigate stress as a potential cause of periodontal disease
June 14, 2014 - Immune system selectively disarmed by gum disease bacteria
June 11, 2014 - Guided bone regeneration treats dental implant lesions
June 10, 2014 - 4 supplements that dental professionals need to discuss with periodontal patients
June 4, 2014 - Nutrition is key to oral, overall health
June 2, 2014 - Gum Disease Gamble
June 1, 2014 - Foods to choose for healthy teeth
May 29, 2014 - Preventing gum disease before it starts
May 29, 2014 - Pregnant? Schedule a Dental Checkup
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...