3D printing & digital technology have been gaining grounds in the dental practice in the recent years. Additive technologies, such as DLP are widely used to build, starting from digital files, dental models in addition to orthodontic and prosthetic devices. 3D printed patient specific implants are used more and more in clinical cases. The start-up Lake3D wants to develop the first 3D Dental printer based on Multi Material 3D inkjet.Continue reading “How are 3D printing & digital technology changing dentistry?”
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.Continue reading “Application of 3D printed patient specific implant in oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery”
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). Continue reading “3D printing in maxillofacial surgery – Presented by Constantinus Politis, UZ Leuven”