3D Dental Printing Conference 2017

The 3D Dental Printing Conference took place on January 31, 2017, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

The conference was part of a two-day event that included three other conferences and a dedicated exhibition. The conferences brought together over 230 attendees, who gathered to discuss the most disruptive applications of 3D printing in the medical world, and latest developments and applications in the field. They were not purely academic conferences, but innovative events bringing together brilliant minds and discoveries.

At the 3D Dental Printing Conference, speakers from Z3DLAB, University of Perugia, EOS – Electro Optical Systems, UZ Leuven, University of Nottingham, ACTA Amsterdam, Vertex-Dental/ NextDent, HUMS, Lützeler Klümper Rechtsanwälte talked about the topics in focus.

The titles of the presentations included: The dental industry at a tipping point; 3D Printing in Dental with Biocompatible materials; 3D scanning systems; Additive manufacturing of metal dental restorations – ready for production; 3D virtual orthognathic surgery: planning and follow-up; 3D Printed dental implants; Clinical aspects of Rapid Prototyping technologies; Legal issues for 3D Dental Printing.

8:45 9:30 Welcome and Registration
Moderator, Jean Paul Eekhout, Jakajima
9:30 10:00 3D Dental Printing Conference program Daniel Wismeijer Prof. Dr. Daniel Wismeijer, Chair of the department of Oral Implantology and Prosthetic Dentistry at the faculty of Dentistry ACTA Amsterdam, on “The dental industry at a tipping point”, More information
10:00 10:30 Rik Jacobs Rik Jacobs, CEO, Vertex-Dental/ NextDent, on “3D Printing in Dental with Biocompatible materials”, More information
10:30 11:00 Break
11:00 11:30 Stefano Pagano Stefano Pagano, Aggregate Professor University of Perugia, Dental Materials, University of Perugia, Italy, on “Comparative study on the accuracy of four digital methods by linear and volumetric analysis of dental material impressions”, More information
11:30 12:00 Ludwig Schultheiss, Industry Account Manager Dental, EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems, on “Additive manufacturing of metal dental restorations – ready for production”, More information
12:00 12:30 3D Dental Printing Conference program Eman Shaheen
3D Dental Printing Conference programBart Falter
Dr. ir. Eman Shaheen, Responsible of the 3D orthognathic surgical lab, Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery, UZ Leuven, Belgium & Dr. Bart Falter, Maxillo-facial surgeon, UZ Leuven, Belgium, on “3D virtual orthognathic surgery: planning and follow-up”, More information
12:30 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 14:30

Jacques Fain

Jean-Jacques Fouchet, VP Business development / Co founder, Z3DLAB & Professor MD Jacques Fain, Medical Director and Sr Scientific Advisor, Z3DLAB, on “ZT-Implant, cutting edge Additive Manufactured dental implant”, More information
14:30 15:00 Adam Celiz Dr. Adam Celiz, Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, on “Regenerative Polymers for Dentistry”, More information
15:00 15:30 Break
15:30 16:00 3D Dental Printing Conference program Ehsan Farjood Dr. Ehsan Farjood, Prosthodontist & Assistant Professor, School of dentistry, HUMS, Bandarabbas, Iran, on “Clinical aspects of Rapid Prototyping technologies”, More information
16:00 16:30 Claudia Lützeler Claudia Lützeler, Partner, Lützeler Klümper, on “Overview of the regulatory framework for 3D printed dental implants”, More information
16:30 18:00 End of Conference and drinks

3D Dental Printing Conference

Who should attend the next edition?

Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Dental Hygienists, Dental Practitioners, Cosmetic surgeons, suppliers to the industry, research institutions, (bio)material developers, hardware suppliers, software suppliers (scanning, imaging)

Fast Facts about 3D Dental Printing

Dentistry is a field which is increasingly experiencing the impact of digitalization. The ongoing digital developments are leading to substantial changes in how dental professionals will carry out their profession in the future.

Scanning, CAD and 3D Printing will take over traditional procedures and will change the workflow between the different parties involved (dentists, surgeons and dental laboratories).
New players will arise and claim their part of the business, a business that is set to grow at steady pace in the coming years. It is estimated the global dental device market will reach $12.7 billion by 2020.

3D printing has already found substantial traction in the dental implant market. But is not just about 3D Printing itself. Also scanning, software, materials, imaging play an essential role, next to acceptance and training.

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