TicTocStop is dedicated to the science side of TS and finding a cure. We're supportive of the medical community and all efforts to combat and find a cure for Tourette Syndrome, but we do more than look to fund general research. We are actually coming up with and finding new ways for people to cope with this affliction and taking the steps necessary to gain medical validation.
At the conclusion of 2016 TicTocStop announced the Tic Guard study had been completed. The two year study focused on the efficacy of our patent pending oral appliance which shows great promise to help reduce the involuntary, repetitive movements associated with Tourette Syndrome. The study was led by William L. Balanoff, DDS, MS, FICD, Chief Medical Director for TicTocStop and conducted by the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry led by Tim Hottel, DDS, MS, MBA, Dean of the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. TicTocStop fully funded the effort. As we await 501(k) clearance from the FDA, we are in full swing preparing our education and outreach programs. We are excited about the prospect of offering the TS community a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive treatment option.
“The opportunity and treatment that TicTocStop will hopefully offer to TS and CTD patients is the first major treatment advancement for TS and CTD in over fifty years. The generosity of donors which leads to research funded by TicTocStop is ground breaking at every scientific benchmark. There has never been a study which investigated the relationship of an oral dental appliance potentially treating a neuropsychiatric disorder like TS or CTD.”
TicTocStop shares Dr. Balanoff’s enthusiasm and looks forward to continuing its efforts to bring new and creative approaches to help the TS community.
William Balanoff, DDS, MS, FICD
Chief Medical Director for TicTocStop