Who we are?
Ora-3D Products Inc. is a pre-launch oral health tech start-up which is a vision to impact lives and improve oral health through innovative personal dental care products! Brushing with the wrong technique and overbrushing are some of the leading and yet preventive public oral health problems. We are using interdisciplinary engineering and technological innovation to reinvent the toothbrush that can directly simulate the BASS brushing technique (and other features), improving safety and oral health care efficiency. Ora-3D was recently approved for Funding Grant with McGill Engine Technological Innovation Entrepreneurship and was recognized at Youth Impact Challenge across Canada.
Went for a regular check-up last year & got detected with several cavities. My hygienist emphasized on right brushing technique. Came home and started looking for alternative products, like an electric toothbrush. However, realized none of them really simulated the dentist-recommended brushing technique. Starting speaking to more dentists and researching. During the time, I discovered some shocking facts that made me realize there had to be a better solution. Something, that didn't require non-dentists years of education or changing lifelong habits to practice basic good oral hygiene. This year-long search eventually led to the development of Ora-3D.
I am Shlesha Van, the founder of Ora-3D. Over last three years, I have fostered my love for engineering through various campus design teams including McGill Robotics Mars Rover & Rocket Team Payload. I’ve just loved the design experience. Crazy enough I have a box of countless electronics and a 3d printer at home!
I believe interdisciplinary innovation is the route for engineers to make an impact and I’m hoping to see this through with Ora-3D!