OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. developers of the AcceleDent™ System, an appliance to accelerate orthodontic treatment, announced this week that it has engaged Dr. S. Jay Bowman as a clinical consultant. Dr. Bowman’s clinical experience, expertise and reputation on the orthodontic lecture circuit will help advance the clinical education of the AcceleDent™ System from the podium in lectures given around the world.
AcceleDent™ is a simple, removable appliance that an orthodontic patient wears in the mouth for 20 minutes daily to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement. A Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio under the guidance of Dr. Dubravko Pavlin demonstrated, with statistical significance, that tooth movement could be safely accelerated by 38% to 50% during space closure and even more so during the alignment phase. Dr. Bowman’s background and educational lectures are particularly relevant to OrthoAccel®’s focus as is his experience running 3 busy private practices in Portage, Kalamazoo and Paw Paw, Michigan.
Michael Kaufman,Vice President of Business Development & Marketing of OrthoAccel®, commented, “We are always looking for effective ways to teach other clinicians about the clinical benefits of AcceleDent™ for the patient and the ensuing benefits to the orthodontic practice. Dr. Bowman is recognized as a preeminent educator among his peers. His keen understanding of the supporting science and the clinical outcomes associated with AcceleDent™ will help accelerate the educational awareness throughout the orthodontic community.” Dr. Bowman remarked, “For several years, I’ve been intrigued by the concept of vibrational acceleration of tooth movement and specifically, the developments at OrthoAccel®.”
OrthoAccel® has been selling the AcceleDent™ Systemoutside the USA since October 2009. FDA clearance is pending based on application submitted earlier this year.
About OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc.
Based in Houston, Texas, OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. is a privately owned medical device company currently engaged in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of products to enhance dental care and orthodontic treatment.
About the AcceleDent™ System
AcceleDent™ represents the first clinical approach to safely accelerate orthodontic tooth movement via modulating bone biology. The device has been studied clinically and applies gentle pulsing forces in combination with standard orthodontics to move teeth faster through accelerated bone remodeling. Importantly, the device works complementary with all existing orthodontic technologies. AcceleDent™ is neither FDA cleared nor FDA approved; it is currently investigational only in the United States. More information can be found at www.acceledent.com and www.acceledent.co.uk or requested via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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