Biolux Research announces sponsorship of inaugural Rapid Orthodontics Symposium

Nov. 20, 2012
Biolux Research announces the sponsorship of the inaugural Rapid Orthodontics Symposium, a meeting of internationally recognized researchers presenting results and discussion of new techniques and technologies in orthodontics.

VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA – Biolux Research Ltd. is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring the inaugural Rapid Orthodontics Symposium planned in conjunction with the 17th edition of the UAE International Dental Conference & Arab Dental Exhibition (AEEDC) in Dubai, UAE, on Feb. 6, 2013. The symposium is designed to bring together the leading experts in the world on various techniques and technologies related to accelerating orthodontic tooth movement, improving treatment efficiency, and reducing treatment timelines. The event is being developed by Dr. Donald J. Ferguson, professor and dean, European University College, Dubai Healthcare City, UAE.

Despite significant advances in orthodontic appliance materials and techniques, orthodontic treatment timelines are still typically 24 months or more due to biological limitations of tooth movement, and the long duration remains one of the top barriers to higher patient acceptance of this medical procedure. New innovations in surgical techniques and technology have led to breakthrough advances to stimulate the biology of tooth movement, supporting more rapid tooth movement during orthodontic treatment with traditional fixed or removable appliances.

Biolux is sponsoring the symposium and four internationally-recognized researchers investigating the effects of photobiomodulation will present at the meeting, including:

  • Dr. Chung How Kau, chairman and professor, Department of Orthodontics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
  • Dr. Alpdogan Kantarci, associate member of staff, Applied Oral Health Sciences, Forsythe Institute, Cambridge, USA
  • Dr. Peerapong Santiwong, professor and deputy head, Department of Orthodontics, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Dr. Steven Yen, associate professor, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

“We are excited to sponsor this important meeting, and look forward to the presentations and discussions of new approaches to accelerating orthodontics,” states Kevin Strange, president and CEO of Biolux. “We strongly believe that our proprietary Light Accelerated Orthodontics technology and products address the biology of tooth movement in a positive and significant manner, and our clinical results to date support our goal of a dramatic reduction of orthodontic treatment timelines.

About Biolux Research
Biolux Research Ltd. is a world leader in the development of innovative Light Accelerated Regeneration technology and products for use in orthodontics, implantology, and other dentistry markets. Biolux focuses on product development and clinical research, and its proprietary, patent-pending technologies have been developed to enhance clinical outcomes and dramatically reduce treatment timelines in dentistry in a safe, effective and noninvasive approach.

AEEDC Dubai is the pioneering and largest dental event in the Middle East and North Africa region. Every year, AEEDC Dubai provides the best platform for dental professionals and industry experts from the MENA region and other parts of the world to update knowledge, network, interact, and generate business partnerships. The AEEDC Dubai 2013 exhibition is the gateway to the emerging and far-reaching dental market in the MENA region.