HOUSTON, Dec. 16 OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., developers of the AcceleDent System, which is an acceleration device to enhance orthodontics, announced Alison Davies as its new Director of Sales in the UK. Ms. Davies has spent the last fourteen years of her professional career in the dental industry, most recently for nine years as a senior manager with Align Technology, makers of Invisalign.
AcceleDent is a simple, removable dental device that patients wear in the mouth for twenty minutes daily to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement. Last month, the original inventor of the AcceleDent technology, Jeremy Mao, DDS, PhD, completed a lecture tour in London which included two prestigious academic institutions, as well as an audience of orthodontic specialists at their annual conference. The product was introduced to the UK in September, and the first patient in private practice was treated there in October.
Ms. Davies, who also holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene and a BTec in Dental Technology, both from the University of Cardiff, noted, "Introducing a new product category will come with many challenges; launching innovation always does. An exciting benefit of AcceleDent is that it can be used to enhance orthodontic treatment of any approach, regardless of the type of appliance or profile of patient."
OrthoAccel is presently controlling availability of AcceleDent in the United Kingdom to a select group of orthodontic specialists before a broader release in October 2010.
Mike Kaufman, VP Business Development and Marketing for OrthoAccel commented, "Alison is a perfect addition to our team at this important stage. Her experience, relationships, and skill serve as important assets for not only our UK plans, but also our broader pan-European market strategy over time."
OrthoAccel is nearing conclusion of another US clinical trial at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio with an anticipated completion date during the first half of 2010.
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 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 or requested via [email protected]
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