OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc, Houston, has announced that its AcceleDent System is featured in a new Continuing Education course published by PennWell Corp. The course focuses on patient views about orthodontic treatment, a summary of treatment biomechanics, factors that increase treatment duration, and the role that pulsatile forces can play in modulating periodontal biology and accelerating orthodontic treatment. The course can be accessed directly through PennWell’s dental education Web site.
The course is a peer-reviewed publication titled “Advances in Orthodontic Treatment,” and was authored by Jeremy J. Mao, DDS, PhD, who recently lectured internationally on the biological action of pulsatile force, and Chung H. Kau, DDS, MScD, MBA, PhD, MOrth, FDS, FFD (Ortho), FAMS (Ortho), who oversaw the Phase I clinical trial that featured the first use of the AcceleDent technology in patients at the University of Texas Dental Branch. The course is intended for orthodontists and dental professionals and awards four CE credits. PennWell is an ADA CERP (Continuing Education Recognition Program) provider.
AcceleDent is a removable dental device that an orthodontic patient wears in the mouth for 20 minutes daily to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement. A Phase I clinical trial in 2008 in Houston, Texas demonstrated the safety of the device. The first case in private practice was initiated in October 2009 in the UK, following EU approval.