HOUSTON, (Jan. 26, 2015) OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. announces that the company’s groundbreaking AcceleDent® device is a recipient of the GOOD DESIGN Awards Program and the Best in Biz Awards. Both awards are prestigious in their own right as the GOOD DESIGN awards have been given for the past 50 years by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design along with Metropolitan Arts Press Ltd., and the Best in Biz awards are the only independent business award program judged exclusively by members of the press and industry analysts.
An FDA-cleared, hands-free medical device that works in conjunction with orthodontics to speed treatment by as much as 50 percent, AcceleDent received a gold Best in Biz award in the most innovative consumer product of the year category and was recognized in GOOD DESIGN’s medical category.
AcceleDent patients simply bite down on the device’s mouthpiece for 20 minutes a day and safe, gentle pulsatile forces accelerate tooth movement. Since patient compliance is necessary to accelerate treatment, AcceleDent’s design includes a USB connection that records usage, enabling orthodontists to better predict treatment completion via the device’s FastTrac Usage Report.
“It’s an honor for AcceleDent to have been selected from among several thousand of the world’s leading manufacturers and industrial design firms by these two great business award programs,” said Mike Lowe, OrthoAccel Technologies’ president and CEO. “In addition to AcceleDent patients reporting extremely positive experiences with AcceleDent, these awards underscore our position as the leader of accelerated orthodontics and our desire to improve the treatment journey to a healthy, beautiful smile with our consumer-friendly product design.”
Lowe adds that in a recent independent survey, 100 percent of patients reported that AcceleDent is easy to use and that they were satisfied with their experience using the technology. In that same survey, 81 percent of respondents said they would recommend AcceleDent to a family member or friend, which will accelerate OrthoAccel’s already rapid market adoption.
AcceleDent joins leading national and international brands that received these two prestigious awards including Dell, HP, Logitech, Motorola, Toshiba and United Healthcare. A complete list of GOOD DESIGN winners can be found on the museum’s website and the Best in Biz Awards listing can also be found online.
Patients, orthodontists or staff members interested in learning more about AcceleDent can visit AcceleDent.com.
About OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc.
Based in Houston, Texas, OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company engaged in the development, manufacturing and marketing of products to enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment. OrthoAccel developed and sells AcceleDent Aura, the first FDA-cleared clinical approach to safely accelerate orthodontic tooth movement by applying gentle micropulses via SoftPulse Technology® as a complement to existing orthodontic treatment. More information can be found at acceledent.com and acceledent.co.uk or requested via firstname.lastname@example.org.