The AAO endorsed the PhytoLight antimicrobial system, which prevents white spot lesions with a light-activated antimicrobial foam.

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) has endorsed PhotoDynamic Inc’s PhytoLight Oral Health Antimicrobial System.

The PhytoLight system prevents white spot lesions by utilizing light-activated antimicrobial foam to effectively kill bacteria which cause plaque and caries. In order to overcome the challenges associated with traditional oral hygiene regimens, it is a simple, one-minute daily treatment, and includes clinic/home compliance monitoring.

The AAO says it carefully evaluated the product prior to issuing its endorsement. A key component of this evaluation was the involvement of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation’s Rapid Assessment of Evidence Committee. This committee meticulously reviewed the claims and supporting research of PhytoLight, concluding that preliminary experiments and clinical studies demonstrated promising results regarding the effectiveness and efficacy of light-activated PhytoLight Foam.

As part of its commitment to providing members with access to the latest advancements in orthodontic care, the AAO has negotiated a special pricing arrangement with PhotoDynamic Inc. PhytoLight is now available to AAO members at the lowest available price, according to the association.

The AAO reiterated its commitment to providing its members with the resources and information they need to provide the highest quality care to their patients. The endorsement is an example of this commitment, according to the association, and reflects the AAO’s belief in PhytoLight’s technology to improve patient oral health.

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