3D printing in maxillofacial surgery – Presented by Constantinus Politis, UZ Leuven

3D printing in maxillofacial surgery – Presented by Constantinus Politis, UZ Leuven at 3D Medical Printing Conference,  which will take place on 30-31 January 2018 at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

3D printing causes a paradigm shift in maxillofacial surgery both in training and education; in providing preprinted surgical templates, surgical guides and osteosynthesisplates; the next step is the printing of scaffolds for bio-active molecules; the use of bioprinted jawbones is still far away.

About Constantinus Politis
Constantinus Politis is Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgeon. He is currently  Professor and Chairperson of  the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Leuven University, KULeuven,  Belgium. He is invited Lecturer at the EHSAL in Brussels.  He graduated at the Catholic University of Leuven in medicine (MD, summa cum laude), in dentistry (DDS, magna cum laude). He specialized in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Catholic University of Leuven. Postgraduate training was additionally followed in Arnhem (Stoelinga), Aachen (Koberg), Copenhagen (Pindborg) , Göteborg (Bränemark)  and San Francisco (Marx). He also holds a master degree in management  (MM) from the Applied Economic Scienes at the University of Hasselt and a master degree in Hospital Management (MHM)  from the Catholic University of Leuven. He became a recognition as medical specialist in management of health care data and is now member of the National Council of Hospital Facilities. He is Secretary General of the Professional Union of Belgian Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.  He is acknowledged trainer of OMFS trainees. He defended his doctor’s thesis on the subject of complications of orthognathic surgery (PhD).

His professional field of intrest is in orthognathic and orthodontic surgery and trigeminal nerve dysfunction. Clinical research projects include prevention and repair of iatrogenic trigeminal nerve injury; transplantation of teeth and orthognathic surgery.

About UZ Leuven
Research is, in addition to patient care and education, one of the missions of a university hospital. University Hospitals Leuven tries to stimulate doctors and nurses to actively contribute to scientific research.

Medical staff members who invest part of their time in scientific research, develop the required scientific insight and expertise to be able to evaluate the most recent developments and technologies, and apply these in patient care.

In the past decades, many diagnoses were recognised, studied and treated, resulting in great knowledge and know-how.

3D Medical Printing ConferenceAbout 3D Medical Conference
On January 30-31, 2018, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands, will host a two-day event focused on 3D Medical Printing. Each day has different topics.

Day 1, Jan 30:

Day 2, Jan 31:

The audience, a mix of academics, medical professionals, business, technology, regulation and creatives, will get an excellent overview and insight in the medical tech developments from different perspectives.

Combination tickets are available and can be purchased on any of the conference websites

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