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Chung H. Kau, BDS, MScD, MBA, Ph.D.

Orthodontics • Cleft and craniofacial orthodontics •  Dental products

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Chung Kau Chung H. Kau, BDS, MScD, MBA, Ph.D.

School of Dentistry 

Department of Orthodontics  


Areas of expertise:

  • Orthodontics (traditional braces and aligners)
  • Cleft and craniofacial orthodontics
  • Startup medical devices that include orthodontic applications
  • Orthodontics and orthognathic surgery
  • Commercialization of orthodontic products
  • Juvenile idiopathic arthritis affecting the temporomandibular joints
  • Technologies to accelerate orthodontic treatment and decrease treatment time



As an orthodontist with a keen interest in clinical translational research, Kau can speak to traditional braces and aligners, as well as startup medical devices that include orthodontic appliances and the commercialization of orthodontic products. His research interests include 3D imaging and modeling of surgery. 

He is director of the Craniofacial Orthodontia Clinic, in partnership with the Children’s Rehabilitation Service and Medicaid of Alabama, and he practices clinical orthodontics with a special interest in craniofacial anomalies andfacial deformities. In this capacity, he can speak to dent-facial deformities, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, accelerated tooth movement and 4D jaw tracking. 



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