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, Suite #7
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677

About Dr. Eric Linden

Dr. Eric Linden: An Innovator and Teacher of Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Eric Linden is a Periodontist with 29 years' experience in periodontal and implant specialty practice. He is a Clinical Professor of Periodontics and Implantology at Columbia University School of Dental Medicine and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center (more). He was the first periodontist to perform Laser Periodontal Surgery (LANAP) in New York City and New Jersey, and is respected by his colleagues as a pioneer in laser periodontics. He also specializes in bone regeneration, dental implants, and biostimulation. When necessary, he employs traditional periodontics.

Dr. Linden is one of the first periodontists in the world to use four types of lasers.
Each of has a specific application in the treatment of periodontal disease and peri-implantitis. Dr. Linden uses whichever is most appropriate for each case:

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

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Thanks, in part, to Dr. Linden’s efforts to popularize the laser and instruct others in its use, more and more dental professionals are acquiring and using the technology. 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 29 officially certified by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry to train and teach other dental professionals in its use.


He has now helped thousands of patients, treating gum disease, performing tooth extractions, implants, and other periodontal procedures with various dental lasers.


Most periodontists still treat advanced gum disease with traditional surgery... read more..

American Academy of PeriodontologyLove the Gums You're With






Academy of Laser Dentistry Member

Dr. Eric Linden's Publications & Lectures

Recent News


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's Recent Publications

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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.


Earlier Lectures

Breaking News

Dr. Eric Linden is one of five doctors selected to serve on the American Academy of Periodontology's (AAP) "Oversight Committee on Peri-Implantitis" for 2014-15.  The AAP has over  8,000 members world wide. This leadership position will have a significant impact on the world-wide standards for the treatment of failing implants and periodontal disease.


Columbia University Laser Symposium, Dec. 10, 2014 - Dr. Linden will be teaching a Continuing Education Course at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine on entitled "Dental Lasers: What wavelengths are right for your practice?" Details here.


Greater New York Dental Meeting, Dec. 3, 2014 - Dr. Linden will be lecturing on "Laser Periodontal and Implant Surgery ...Choices?". More details here.


New York City College of Technology, Oct. 28, 2014 - Dr. Linden will be lecturing on "Lasers, Periodontics, and Dental Implants" to 90 hygiene students, 15 Dental Hygiene faculty, and Alumni of the NYC Tech Dental Hygiene program. For details, click here.


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. 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.

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.


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

Recent Periodontal News

Important Video: Whoopi Goldberg talks about Gum Disease
September 10, 2014 - Your mouth could be the front door to potential medical issues
September 9, 2014 - Tall, grande, denti: Boston University researchers find coffee can benefit oral health
September 9, 2014 - Laser used to treat gum disease
September 7, 2014 - Are You Taking Enough Calcium?
September 3, 2014 - Widely used depression drug associated with dental implant failure
September 1, 2014 - Letter to the editor: Oversight, treatment best defense in onset of peridontal disease
September 1, 2014 - Up to 3,000 times the bacterial growth found on hollow-head toothbrushes
August 27, 2014 - Poor oral health can have negative impact on seniors' overall health
August 27, 2014 - You’ll never guess the most common chronic disease of childhood
August 25, 2014 - Coffee Could Lower Risk of Gum Disease, Reseachers Say 
August 25, 2014 - Although there has been a steep decline in tooth loss, study finds an increase in socioeconomic disparities
August 22, 2014 - Study links gum disease to lung disease, cancer and heart failure
August 18, 2014 - Hospitalizations may spur deterioration of oral health
August 17, 2014 - Healthy mouth, healthy body
August 15, 2014 - Supercomputers reveal that mouth bacteria can change its diet
August 13, 2014 - Red Wine may not be so Good for Oral Health
August 13, 2014 - 18 Health Benefits Of Whole Grains
August 12, 2014 - Best way to brush
August 12, 2014 - What Dentists Can Tell About Your Health Just By Looking In Your Mouth
August 11, 2014 - Drs. Roizen and Oz: How to fight periodontal disease and become more healthy in the workplace
August 8, 2014 - What's the best way to brush teeth? Even dentists and dental associations don't agree
August 8, 2014 - If you gave up on your dentist, there's still hope
August 8, 2014 - Commentary: Don’t let fear affect your oral health
August 8, 2014 - Gum disease linked to preterm labour
August 7, 2014 - More and more patients are opting for dental implants, says dentist
August 7, 2014 - Keep your smile: Oral symptoms can be indicator of serious health condition
August 6, 2014 - The Unexpected Way Running Affects Your Teeth
August 6, 2014 - Does oil pulling work?
August 5, 2014 - Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
August 5, 2014 - Electric toothbrushes outperform manual toothbrushes in long-term study
August 5, 2014 - Oral health deteriorates during hospital stays
August 4, 2014 - The cause of gum disease related to type 2 diabetes
August 1, 2014 - Should dentists do more to help smokers quit?
July 31, 2014 - The surprising link between medicine and oral health
July 31, 2014 - Published Study Shows Health Care Cost Savings Possible by Treating and Managing 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?
More Peridontal News

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

When I researched the LANAP procedure it seemed like a no brainer to me. Not only did it not entail the slice & dice, but the proof of results was there. I would recommend this to anyone.  ....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...


I drive 140 miles each way to see Dr. Linden

I did not want to have the routine treatment involving cutting the gums and damaging healthy tissue. LANAP took a little over 2 hours and I had no bleeding or discomfort. I was back at work as a speech pathologist the next day. ....read more..