Application of 3D printed patient specific implant in oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery

by Yi Sun, Head of 3D surgical planning Lab, UZ Leuven

3D printed patient specific implants are used more and more in clinical cases. This presentation covers the general clinical applications of 3D printed titanium implants, the design workflow and the clinical and engineering challenges. The further research work of 3D printed scaffold in bone regeneration will be introduced.



What drives you?
The success clinical application of 3D printed implants.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To see the latest application of 3D printed implant for oral and maxillofacial reconstruction.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
3D printed scaffold can be used for bone regeneration.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
How the 3D printed implants can be used for bone reconstruction .

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Financial insurance and medical regulations

About Yi Sun

Yi Sun obtained his bachelor degree in electronic engineering, master degree in medical imaging and Ph.D degree in Biomedical Sciences. He is a senior clinical engineer and head of 3D Surgical Planning Lab in the department of oral and maxillofacial surgery, University Hospitals Leuven. His research interests include computer assisted surgical planning for reconstructive surgery, design patient specific implant, design and 3D printing of scaffold for bone regeneration.

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