UT Dean "can't comment" on whether TicTocStop funded a Tourette's study

We wrote last week of TicTocStop: "Timothy L. Hottel, Dean of the College of Dentistry at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center reportedly received $340,000 from TicTocStop, Inc., for the 'Clinical Study on Use of Oral Appliances in Mitigating Severity, Frequency of Motor and Vocal Tics.' At the time Dr Hottel was quoted as saying, "This is the first time in medical history that a multi-site study of this type has been done," said Dr. Hottel. 'We are proud to be part of this forward-thinking research initiative to determine the viability of the TicTocStop appliance. This device may have the potential to help tens of thousands of people who suffer from motor and vocal tics.'"

"How was that not mentioned in the Post article? 2 words: Rush job. We reached out to Dr. Hottel and received an out of office email. We've since reached out to John S. Covington, D.D.S., M.S., B.S.. - Professor Admin-College of Dentistry Associate Dean Dean-Coll of Dentistry at UT and are awaiting a reply. How did the Post NOT reach out and ask, 'Hey, btw...you happen to take $340K from Craig Carton's charity?'"

Dr. Covington just replied:

Hi there Bob-
I really can’t say as the body of research data is confidential.
Thank you,
J. S. Covington


J. Stansill Covington III, DDS, MS, FRSM (London)

Professor
Acting Dean
Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
College of Dentistry


It's interesting only in that TicTocStop said and Craig's attorney, Robert C. Gottlieb, also said.

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