Biolux announces presentation of results

June 10, 2010
Results of accelerated orthodontics research program to be made at International Association for Dental Research General Session July 14-17, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Canada--Biolux Research has announced that results from its accelerated orthodontics research program will be presented at the International Association for Dental Research General Session July 14-17, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain.

The IADR is a dental research organization with a mission to advance research and increase knowledge for the improvement of oral health worldwide, to support and represent the oral health research community, and to facilitate the communication and application of research findings. This year’s meeting will likely be attended by more than 5,000 members from around the globe.

The oral presentation will be given by the principal investigator of the study, Dr. Alpdogan Kantarci, DDS, and PhD, associate professor of periodontology and oral biology, Goldman School of Dental Medicine at Boston University. Dr. Kantarci will co-chair a session entitled "Biology of Tooth Movement," including his presentation "Photobiomodulation-Induced Orthodontic Tooth Movement."

Dr. Kantarci will present results from the study, which examined the effects of noninvasive photobiomodulation on tooth movement in an animal model that compared treated versus controls. Specific results that focused on effects of treatment on quantity of tooth movement, including tipping and bodily movement, as well as the quality of bone regeneration will be discussed.

Significant acceleration of tooth movement, three to five times faster compared to controls, was achieved in the study.

“The study results demonstrate the efficacy of photobiomodulation-facilitated orthodontic tooth movement at the biological level,” stated Dr. Kantarci.

“The experimental model used in this study clearly shows that photobiomodulation increases the magnitude and rate of the tooth movement compared to the conventional technique in vivo. The findings are crucial for understanding the osteoclast-mediated bone turnover during the orthodontic tooth movement, which is significantly enhanced by the photobiomodulation. Compared to the other available surgical means of accelerating orthodontic tooth movement such as corticotomy, photobiomodulation offers a simple, truly non-invasive and predictable technique.”

Currently, the team of researchers led by Dr. Kantarci at Boston University is focusing on translating these findings to human clinical trials. They expect that the technique will increase the acceptance by orthodontic patients, who frequently find the surgical approaches too invasive.

The current study’s findings represent a breakthrough and an innovation in accelerated orthodontic therapy that offers dental professionals a viable, noninvasive option for reducing orthodontic treatment timelines.

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