First Human Trials Successfully Underway At The University of Texas Dental Branch (UTDB- Houston)

HOUSTON, TX, August 18, 2008
– OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., (OATI), creator of a potentially game-changing device for orthodontics, is conducting its first set of human trials in the Orthodontics Department of The University of Texas Dental Branch (UTDB) at Houston.
Patients are entering this exciting pilot study to test the vibrating mouthpiece developed by OrthoAccel. The device provides a light vibration to the teeth to speed tooth movement in patients with orthodontics (braces). Patients use the device for about 20 minutes a day. The first patient recently completed the study and since the original enrollment target of 25 patients was met, 15 additional patients will be added to the study. OrthoAccel plans to expand to other sites by the end of this year.

 

Brent Tarver, Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Technology Development at OrthoAccel, said, “Our clinical study site at UT Dental Branch-Houston, overseen by Dr. Jeryl English and Dr. Chung How Kau, has done a fantastic job enrolling patients into the first human studies of our device. We’ve hit our enrollment goals and look forward to expanding to other sites.”
Dr. Chung Kau, who is overseeing the study concluded, “It has been a pleasure to work with OrthoAccel. As a clinician and researcher, it is exciting and rewarding to see how discoveries in clinical bioscience can be translated to the clinical domain as medical devices. The clinical trials we are conducting will open a new window of understanding these mechanisms.”

 

Dr. Jeryl D. English, Orthodontic Department Chair, said, “Traditional orthodontic treatment requires an average of 24 months. The idea and possibility of shortening this treatment will be welcomed by both patients and clinicians. I am thrilled to be part of this project with OrthoAccel.”
About OrthoAccel
Based in Houston, Texas, OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., (OATI), is the creator of a potentially game-changing device for orthodontics. This device is being studied to verify that it reduces treatment duration for wearing braces by applying cyclic forces in combination with standard orthodontics to move teeth faster through accelerated bone remodeling. Importantly, the device works complimentary with all existing orthodontic technologies.

With an expected launch of this innovative and patented product in 2010, the company has established a Scientific Advisory Board and was a recipient of BioHouston’s 2007 Michael E. DeBakey Life Science Award for outstanding commercial and clinical opportunity.

For more information, please contact Mike Lowe at mlowe@orthoaccel.com or visit www.acceledent.co.uk

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