HOUSTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- OrthoAccel Technologies, Inc., developers of the AcceleDent System, an acceleration device to enhance orthodontics, announced this week that it has engaged Todd Cooper as a Director on its Corporate Board. Mr. Cooper's directorship will involve oversight and corporate governance of the Company's business strategy, with a focus on market growth.
AcceleDent is a simple, 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 completed AcceleDent case in private practice was documented earlier this month in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Cooper's background is particularly relevant to OrthoAccel's development of the AcceleDent brand. His extensive experience includes general management, sale, marketing and product development on a global basis. While at Discus, a market leader across numerous dental aesthetic product categories, his leadership resulted in aggressive revenue growth and increasing profitability. Most recently, Mr. Cooper managed the $400 million medical surgical business at Henry Schein, a $6.5 billion life sciences company.
Michael Lowe, CEO of OrthoAccel, commented, "We knew immediately that Todd's insight could help us shape our strategic direction. There are many important parallels between OrthoAccel and the businesses tha