If you are looking for an exceptional periodontist, Dr. Linden is that person. I have had gum surgery before, with another periodontist, but it was not a good experience - cutting of the gums and a long recovery period. When my gums started to become unhealthy last summer, I decided to do some research on the web to find another periodontist and found Dr. Linden and the LANAP procedure. I was impressed with other patients’ reviews but still a bit nervous to try another periodontist. Every review about Dr. Linden is absolutely the truth.
I am not be best patient, but Dr. Linden and his assistant Patti put me at ease from the first moment that I walked into their office. Dr. Linden makes gum surgery painless and the recovery period is amazingly short. It was like I had never had surgery. Both Dr. Linden and Patti show concern and the follow-up with their patients is beyond excellent. I have Dr. Linden to thank for healthier gums. Do not hesitate to choose Dr. Linden. I highly recommend him for his work and for his professionalism. - Glenna, Montvale, NJ
I have known Dr. Eric Linden professionally for 29 years. Dr Linden has always been an exceptional clinician who also possesses great people skills. He practices his specialty - Laser Periodontics, Dental Implants and Bone Regeneration - with offices in New York City and Northern New Jersey. Dr. Eric Linden is a pioneer in Periodontal Laser Surgery who lectures worldwide to clinicians, dental students, post graduate residents, medical doctors, dental hygienists, and researchers in the medical and dental field. Dr Linden is currently contributing his experience and knowledge to Columbia University College of Dentistry where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Periodontics. - Mark Perecman, Periodontist
I am currently carrying out a Cochrane systematic review entitled “Injectable local anaesthetic agents for operative dental anaesthesia”.
During my search for relevant randomised controls trials, I identified your paper:
Linden, E. T., H. Abrams, et al. (1986). "A comparison of postoperative pain experience following periodontal surgery using two local anaesthetic agents." Journal of Periodontology 57(10): 637-42.
I would very much like to include your important study in the systematic review.
--A Consultant in Restorative Dentistry in the UK
After a number of months trying to work up the courage to face my worsening gum problems, I saw Dr. Linden's web site and read about him and his marvelous laser procedure for gum disease. It was so interesting and informative, I decided to face my fear and make an appointment. It turned out to be an excellent decision, and the procedure is marvelous, with no pain or trauma, not to mention an amazingly quick recovery - without question the best dental experience I have ever had. Dr. Linden's experience and professionalism are top notch, and his engaging personality combined with exceptional sensitivity put me at ease and gave me confidence that I was in extremely good hands, which I was and am. I would recommend him heartily to anyone who is in need of a periodontist and wants the very best. - Irene
I had been advised by another periodontist to have gum flap surgery in some areas and implants in others. Dr. Linden felt I was a good candidate for the LANAP surgery instead. The procedure itself was completely painless and as the numbness wore off I braced myself for pain, and there was absolutely none. I have not had any bleeding when brushing any longer. I have gone back for a few cleanings and will have my one year assessment at the end of August. Dr. Linden and Patti were comforting and reassuring during the procedure. - Toni
I was treated by Dr. Linden for a mild case of periodontal disease. I did not want to have the routine procedure of treating my gum disease by cutting the gums and damaging healthy tissue. I wanted a more up to date treatment. I was evaluated by Dr. Linden and he indicated that I was a good candidate for the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP). In December 2010, I had the procedure done. It took a little over 2 hours and I had no bleeding or discomfort. I went back to work the next day as a speech pathologist and I was perfectly fine to do my job. In less than a week I was able to eat regular food textures. Since the treatment, I have seen much improvement in my gums. I am so grateful for Dr. Linden's skill. He is very well trained and very knowledgeable. I always feel comfortable when I have my appointments with him. I am continuing to go to Dr. Linden several times a year for cleaning my teeth. And I travel over 140 miles one way to his office. The drive is well worth it. - Marcia
After a number of months trying to work up the courage to face my worsening gum problems, I saw Dr. Linden's web site and read about him and his marvelous laser procedure for gum disease. It was so interesting and informative, I decided to face my fear and make an appointment. It turned out to be an excellent decision, and the procedure is marvelous, with no pain or trauma, not to mention an amazingly quick recovery - without question the best dental experience I have ever had. Dr. Linden's experience and professionalism are top notch, and his engaging personality combined with exceptional sensitivity put me at ease and gave me confidence that I was in extremely good hands, which I was and am. I would recommend him heartily to anyone who is in need of a periodontist and wants the very best. - Deborah
I have started treatment for advanced gum disease with Dr Linden in his NJ office. I cannot imagine another doctor being more competent or considerate of my comfort. He kept me informed of all the steps involved before, during and after the procedure, continually reassuring me. He uses a laser instead of a scalpel in most cases causing much less pain and speeding recovery time to the point that I was able to return to work immediately after the procedure. This is 'cutting edge' technology without the 'cutting'. From what I understand of what have read this has the potential for a better outcome than traditional surgery with far less pain and discomfort. I will update this review when I finish treatment but for now I highly recommend Dr.Eric Linden.
Dr. Linden saved my gums and teeth! To say I was nervous and more than a little scared is an understatement. Truth be told, I was terrified. But, much to my relief, I found the LANAP procedure completely painless. Dr. Linden explained everything thoroughly and made sure I was comfortable with the process. At no point was I in pain and before I knew it, it was over. Not only was the procedure quick and painless, so was the recovery. My recovery was so fast that I actually had to remind myself that I even had the surgery, I kept forgetting! It is such a relief to be in such good hands!
Joanna H., Manhattan, NY
I had developed a large abscess and been told I had periodontal disease that needed open surgery right away. I was terrified and put it off for months before I found Dr. Linden. His laser LANAP procedure was mercifully brief and amazingly comfortable. Within two hours, my entire mouth had been treated and within 48 hours it was hard to notice that anything had been done. My mouth is now much healthier and less dry, and my gums are not tender all the time anymore. My breath is sweeter and tongue clearer. But best of all my teeth are protected and will last longer. Call Dr. Linden!! Give your mouth a Healthy Future!!
Alex, Woodcliff Lake, NJ
After finding out from my regular dentist that I had to have gum surgery I was terrified. The recommendation at the time was to have flap surgery and after seeing pictures online of the procedure, I knew that I had to find an alternative solution. So I did some research and found Dr. Linden’s website.
A short time later I went in for a consultation and Dr. Linden told me I was a good candidate for LANAP. Feeling much more comfortable because of Dr. Linden’s and Patti’s genuinely caring manner, but still nervous about the situation, I made my appointment to have the procedure done.
I can only tell you that “there is nothing to worry about”! No pain, no bad sounds or smells, nothing! And no pain after the procedure is over. The hardest part was remembering to stick to soft foods for a while afterwards. I remember walking out of Dr. Linden’s office completely relieved!
I would highly recommend Dr. Linden to anyone who is considering having periodontal work done. I have roughly a 3-hour drive to get to his office and then back home again and it is worth every minute!
I was told more than several years ago that I needed to have periodontal surgery. I finally got up the nerve last year to see a Periodontist who examined me and after all the x-rays and pocket measurements, told me that I would have to have all 4 quadrants worked on, which meant surgery on one quadrant at a time with approximately 3-4 weeks in between each quadrant being done to allow it to heal. She described the procedure, and I left her office terrified, so naturally I put it off.
This past summer, I knew I had to just do it, and started looking on the Internet for any possible alternatives. This is where I came across Dr. Eric Linden’s web site. I read about the laser surgery as an alternative and immediately made an appointment for a consultation for the following week. I was skeptical at first, because it sounded too good to be true, but after my initial consultation with Dr. Linden, who fully described what to expect, I left his office feeling very optimistic. Although it is costly, I decided to go ahead and made an appointment for the following week.
I am not good when it comes to needles, and he did inject me with quite a bit of Novocain, but I only felt a few minor pricks and he talked me through it all. My mouth was totally numb and I never felt anything else after that – and he did all 4 quadrants in the same sitting. Both he and his assistant, Patti, were great -- very professional and friendly. I arrived on Friday morning at 11:00 am and was in my car driving back to Connecticut from his New Jersey office by 1:00 pm. It took a while for all of the Novocain to wear off, but I was able to eat soft foods that afternoon and evening. Not once did I feel the need for any pain relievers. I followed his instructions on how to clean my teeth and came back the following week for my first follow up visit. This week I will see him for my 4th follow up and expect to hear the same that all looks good. All I can say is that if you do have gum disease, call Dr. Linden’s office and make an appointment. I can promise you that you will be happy you did….I know I am!!!
Jo-Ann, Norwalk, CT
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. Dr Linden and his assistant Patti are an exceptional team and have been nothing short of professional, warm and kind. I have received multiple treatments over the years to manage my gum recession and Dr. Linden has always been very thorough, explaining why I need to have work done and how I can take care of my gum health moving forward. It is because of that patient care that I was able to recognize recently that my gums were not as healthy as they should be. Even though I live in a country that is known for medical tourism there was no question in my mind that I would fly half way across the world to see Dr. Linden. As it turns out, I did need to have LANAP surgery in several different areas of my mouth. A few days after that surgery, I am ready to get on a plane and fly back to Thailand with no stitches, no pain and the knowledge that my gums are so much healthier than before. There is no one that I trust more in the world (literally!) with my gums than Dr. Linden.
Good: I really liked that as scary as having laser gum surgery sounds, there was absolutely NO PAIN AT ALL. I really liked that having this surgery was presented to me as an alternative to having a full mouth extraction.
Bad: I didn't like that this periodontist could not be my general dentist. That's more of a wish than a dislike. He's that good.
Improvements: Dr. Linden's Manhattan office is relatively new so they are going through some renovations. I have no complaints about it now but I'm sure it will be much nicer afterwards.
Other: What struck me most about Dr. Linden was how thorough he was in explaining exactly what the laser gum surgery (LANAP) would entail. Even during the procedure, he was detailing what he was doing as he did it. It had a very calming effect on an anxiety-filled patient who didn't know what to expect. Dr. Linden is a great periodontist and I wouldn't hesitate recommending him to anyone who has periodontal issues.
Over a decade ago I began having dental problems which, over a two-year period, caused me to have to have three of my four wisdom teeth extracted. But then I contracted a severe periodontal infection. In a relatively short time, not only did I lose my remaining wisdom tooth, but also the tooth immediately in front of it. The bacteria were spreading rapidly and required highly specialized care. Fortunately for me, my regular dentist was familiar with the range of periodontal care in the greater NY area and recommended Dr. Eric Linden as being among the best. He recommended that I see him quickly, since the problem was now threatening at least a quarter to a half of my remaining teeth.
Dr. Linden had the knowledge and expertise to stop the spread of the infection and completely repair the damage over the next few months. He has now been caring for my teeth and gums for more than a dozen years. Even though his office is over an hour from my home, I’m happy to drive the distance to get the best care available. In all that time, Dr. Linden’s skills and sincere concern have helped me maintain excellent dental health. I still have my remaining 27 teeth – and I just recently turned 75!
At first, like anyone being referred to a Periodontist, I was nervous. Let’s face it – who really welcomes the idea of having to consider gum surgery? But, literally – as soon as I walked in his office about 14 years ago – Dr. Linden’s genuinely calming, professional, and personable demeanor put me at ease. Both he and his assistant Patti are so friendly that I honestly look forward to my regular visits!
Due to my particular issues, I have had to have multiple procedures over a number of years. But, each and every time, Dr. Linden fully explains to me what the issue is, why I should consider having the procedure sooner versus later, what the procedure entails, etc.
If for some reason, a patient might choose not to move ahead with a procedure (or choose to ‘put it off’ for an extended period of time), Dr. Linden will explain what impact that decision would likely have on the patient’s dental/periodontal (and overall) health going forward. He is aware that a patient needs time to consider his/her options, and is also willing to answer any question or concern you have.
And, over the years, Dr. Linden has continuously been on the forefront of innovations in periodontal care, so that his patients have the most updated treatment and equipment available to us.
In a day and age where sometimes a patient can ‘feel like a number’ – that is NOT the case here! Both Dr. Linden and Patti follow up with you, proactively, to see how you are doing post-procedure. This level of service and caring is what has made me keep going back. I highly recommend Dr. Eric Linden!
I have had the privilege of knowing Dr. Linden since our days together in graduate school 29 years ago. Dr. Linden has always been an innovative thinker ahead of his time. He is now at the forefront of using the FDA cleared dental laser in periodontics. I have traveled with Dr. Linden to leading academic institutions where he has lectured on his expertise of laser periodontics. He has the respect of his peers as an expert in his field and the admiration of his patients. Additionally, Dr. Linden has years of valuable experience and superb skills to treat gum disease with an FDA approved laser and traditional techniques offering the best of treatment options to his patients.
Dr. M., Richboro, PA
Dr. Linden is an exceptionally dedicated dental professional. I was a nervous patient with bad gums when I was first referred to Dr Linden 18 years ago. I am now a patient who has fallen asleep in his chair while having work done - I trust Dr Linden and his assistant, Patti, that much. I have had surgery on almost every area of my gums and have 4 dental implants. The only pain I experienced before Dr. Linden started using laser surgery was mild discomfort and annoying stitches. The LASER SURGERY IS AMAZING! I have to make a point to remember I had surgery when I leave his office. I don't feel even mild discomfort, and need NO stitches.
My gums are prone to periodontal problems, but my gums are healthy thanks to Dr Linden and regular appointments for periodontal cleaning.
Val R., Westwood, NJ
I was referred to Dr. Linden by a friend who is a dentist. I came to see him after suffering periodontal disease and bone loss. I interviewed several doctors about the process and when I met with him, I knew immediately that he was going to be the one to help me. Dr. Linden abated my anxiety and made the process of restoring my dental health simple and without trauma. He is up to date with all of the most recent technology and uses them in his work. His advanced treatments are painless, fast and state-of-the-art. He is a great listener and cares dearly about his patients. He personally chased me when I had a problem, while travelling overseas, and provided a solution. He is super gentle during his work, has all the time in the world while treating a patient, explains very well the process and the future outcome. Patti, the office manager, does an excellent job in caring for the patients and is a great communicator. I feel so fortunate to have found Dr. Linden who cared for me like I was part of his family.
I highly recommend Dr. Linden, his work and technology. With Dr. Linden you are really in "Good Hands"
I have been seeing Dr. Linden for over 15 years for my periodontal condition, and I wouldn't even think of using another periodontist. He has consistently demonstrated the utmost professionalism, taking the time to explain my condition and procedures for treatment and making sure I was comfortable with the recommendation. Most impressively, Dr. Linden takes great pride and dedication in his profession, keeping up on the latest developments in technology and treatments, attending seminars and giving lectures to share his knowledge with his colleagues.
A great example of this is his use of laser periodontal surgery, which in my personnel experience has greatly reduced the discomfort of older procedures and increased the effective results.
He has been on the forefront of this technology which is of great benefit to his many patients.
I first visited Dr. Linden nearly 10 years ago. Since then I had a number of periodontal procedures and implants. I keep going back because I am greatly impressed with Dr. Linden's expertise, his professionalism and, of course, with the results. His techniques and his care always kept discomfort to an absolute minimum. Likewise, his friendly and cheerful disposition helps in keeping my anxiety at a very low level. Frankly, I am glad I found Dr. Linden and his ever so friendly and able assistant Patti.
I highly recommend Dr. Eric Linden. I am prone to periondontal issues, but under his care, my gums have greatly improved. Dr. Linden has always tried to minimize the pain of his treatments; now, with his state-of-the art laser, recovery is virtually pain free.
Dr. Linden's assistant Patti does a terrific job running the offiice and scheduling appointments. They respect their patient's time. I have never been kept waiting. I expect to continue to see Dr. Linden regularly.
Having been a patient of Dr. Linden for over 20 years, I have experienced his dedication to his profession and his exceptional quest for excellence in the treatment of his patients. He is thoughtful and concerned for the overall well-being of his patients, not just the health of their teeth and gums. Each patient is treated with the utmost respect and his chair-side manner is outstanding. His search for the newest and best treatments for his patients results in his using the most current techniques and equipment. His masterful use of the laser for the treatment of gum disease makes the procedure painless and the recovery much easier.
The office is efficiently managed by Patti who exhibits the same qualities of professionalism and dedication as Dr. Linden. She is warm and welcoming and can soothe the most nervous of patients with her calm demeanor.
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Linden to any of my friends in need of a periodontal specialist.
I have known Dr. Linden in excess of 30 years. Unfortunately I have extremely poor gums/do not keep up with my maintenance as instructed, so I have needed surgery several times over the years. Eric has always been so caring, compassionate and his techniques are second to none! And the laser surgery is a godsend! Not many doctors in the area have his expertise in this area. Comparing laser surgery to the old traditional surgery with cutting/stitches, etc. is like comparing night to day. To find someone like Dr. Linden is a rare treat. You will not go wrong.
I have been a patient of Dr. Linden's for 20 years and will be for years to come. He and his staff are very thorough, and I have full confidence in Dr. Linden's judgment. He is always upfront with his patients and always has their best interest in mind. His techniques are updated as he is very ambitious.
Dr. Linden is truly an outstanding periodontist. His 26 years of experience coupled with his remarkable compassion for his patients make him a very special doctor. He is a pioneer in the field of laser gum surgery and has traveled throughout the country instructing other periodontists in this innovative, effective, and painless technique. If you are considering periodontal surgery and would like to experience a painless process and a brief healing period you must contact Dr. Linden.
I've been a patient of Dr. Linden's for many years and have the utmost trust and confidence in his judgment and his skill.
My gums had been troublesome and it was no surprise that Dr. Linden recommended I have work done on them. What was amazing was my experience with the LANAP (laser) procedure. He had explained in detail what to expect during and afterward. As he predicted, there was absolutely no discomfort involved at any point. And wonderful to once again have healthy gums!
Bobbie D., Piermont, NY