Clinical Consultant Announced for OrthoAccel® Technologies, Inc. AcceleDent™ System
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™ System outside the USA since October 2009. FDA clearance is pending based on application submitted earlier this year.
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