My story begins on one of my travels to the far east. As we all must do at times, I needed to use the men’s room. And, not all restrooms are created equal, even in modern airports, the hygiene and overall cleanliness is quite variable. I looked at the toilet seat and wished there was a way that I could sanitize the surface, not just wipe. I was aware that bulky standalone devices existed, but who carries, and who wants to carry, these large devices everywhere they go.
Around the same time, my wife was involved in a serious automobile accident. Fortunately, after some time and a lot of therapy she was able to return to her normal state of being. During her rehabilitation, we learned of various types of treatments available to help heal the body, especially the power of light. Her physical therapist applied red and near-infrared light therapy to address her muscle and joint injuries, reducing the inflammation, allowing her greater mobility and function. There was only one major issue, for her to receive the light therapy she needed to visit the physical therapist 2-3 times per week for several weeks. This was not only a large inconvenience, but also quite costly.
With both my travel experience and my wife’s experience at the therapist’s office, the idea for the TYGON™ Lyte and TYGON™ Lyte Ultra developed. We incorporated wavelengths of light that are scientifically proven to address everyday dermatological and sanitizing concerns as well as medical conditions many of us suffer from, while still maintaining portability, ease-of-use and convenience. I wanted something that could easily fit into our day to day lives.
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and an Orthodontist
Dr. Yehezkel has served as Co-Founder and CEO of TYGON™ since October, 2015. His career began in the aerospace industry, focused on electronic hardware design and engineering. After switching directions, Dr. Yehezkel attended the Harvard School of Medicine (HMS) and Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), earning his DMD and graduating Magnum Cum Laude. To further his education, Dr. Y completed a pediatric dental residency at Children’s Hospital, Boston, a world renowned, Harvard-based residency program. From there, Dr. Y returned to California to begin his orthodontic residency program at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dr. Yehezkel holds a part-time faculty position at both the University of California, at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC), and has been a member of the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Craniofacial Team for 15 years, aiding in the care of children born with various facial and oral deformities. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and travels abroad on craniofacial missions to help those less fortunate.
Dr. Yehezkel has collaborated on, and helped develop multiple software programs in the dental and orthodontic fields, as his passion for the development of new technologies still flows strong. It is this passion that led him to create TYGON™, a company focused on developing cutting-edge mobile technologies to the masses, focusing on improving every user’s quality of life.
Dr. Yehezkel practices in Southern California in a multi-specialty private practice, providing care to patients of all ages and those with special needs.
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