Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment
Sponsored by Biolux


1.) Dr. Alp Kantarci will be presenting the latest results in cellular research on how photobiomodulation helps to accelerate treatment, not only through increasing ATP production, but through the up- and down-regulation of specific genes as well.

Dr. Alpdoğan Kantarci is a board-certified specialist of periodontology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He works at the Forsyth Institute and serves as a faculty member at Boston University and Harvard University. His research interests include biological mechanisms of accelerated orthodontics, salivary diagnostics of systemic diseases, molecular mechanisms and resolution pathways of inflammation, and clinical applications of high-throughput analysis. He is the recipient of federal, international and industry-supported research grants and holds numerous patents. He has edited books, written chapters and published more than 120 articles, as well as presented extensively at dental & medical congresses.

2.) Dr. Kenji Ojima will present some remarkably complex Invisalign® cases where he achieved exceptional results while accelerating cases to three-day aligner changes by utilizing OrthoPulse®.

Dr. Kenji Ojima is the president of Japan Academy of Aligner Orthodontics. He studied dentistry at the University of Showa (Tokyo-JAPAN) and post-graduated in orthodontic.  Dr. Ojima has run a private practice as a specialist in orthodontics in Tokyo-Shinjuku and Hongo since 2007 with Dr.’s Dan, Kumagai, and Yamashita.  He also serves as president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics, Asian Chapter, as well as chairman and board member of the Frontier Invisalign JAPAN Study Group.  Dr. Ojima has published numerous articles and has been a prominent speaker on Acceleration in Orthodontics for the past five years. 

3.) Dr. Todd Dickerson will present a newly developed and tried protocol involving changes in the sequencing and types of wires used which will both allow for the maintenance of appointment spacing at every 4 - 6 weeks, while also accelerating orthodontic treatment by 30 - 50%.

Dr. Todd Dickerson has maintained private practices in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area for the last 20 years. He is a consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners. He invented the D2 Appliance for fast, early Class II correction. He works with several companies developing new technologies prior to release in the US market and has been published nationally and internationally. His current research with Biolux Research relates to the true efficiency and efficacy combining Invisalign® with OrthoPulse®.