Biolux Research Ltd,Vancouver, Canada, has begun a long-term clinical trial to evaluate theeffects of Biolux phototherapy technology on orthodontic tooth movementand treatment time lines. The trial, conducted at the University ofAlabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Dentistry, will aim to evaluatethe efficacy of phototherapy over the course of a complete, full-mouthorthodontic treatment.

The study, headed by Chung H. Kau, BDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, FDS, FAMS(Ortho), FFD (Ortho), professor and chair of the Department ofOrthodontics at UAB, will include more than 40 orthodontic patientstreated with traditional brackets and wires plus phototherapy. Patientswill be followed over the course of the treatment program, includingpost-treatment follow-up.

Researchers will periodically measure tooth position and movement byphysical measurement and imaging, and secondary measures of procedureacceptance, patient compliance, and product validation will also becollected.