On March 16, 2016, the United States Department of Health and Human Services officially recognized the procedure LANAP [Laser Assisted New Attachment Protocol] as providing ““Periodontal regeneration – true regeneration of the attachment apparatus (new cementum, new PDM_Steps-of-the-LANAP-Protocolperiodontal ligament, and new alveolar bone) on previously diseased root surface when used specifically in the LANAP® protocol.” (FDA 510(k)-151763).   To summarize:   The patented LANAP laser treatment works as advertised in the treatment of periodontal disease.