“3D virtual orthognathic surgery: planning and follow-up” – Presented by Eman Shaheen & Bart Falter, UZ Leuven

“3D virtual orthognathic surgery: planning and follow-up” – Presented by Dr. ir. Eman Shaheen and Dr. Bart Falter, UZ Leuven, at 3D Dental Printing Conference, January 31, 2017, at MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.

For the treatment of significant skeletal malocclusions and facial dysmorphosis, orthognathic surgery is indicated. Orthognathic surgeries are normally prepared by performing model surgery on plaster cast models in articulators using conventional face bows combined with 2D cephalometrics. With the recent developments in oral imaging, 3D softwares are used for more accurate planning, time saving and better results. We will present our work flow for 3D preoperative planning of orthognathic surgeries and the transfer of the planning to the operating room. Moreover, the postoperative evaluation of orthognathic patients to quantify the accuracy of the surgical outcome and follow-ups will be presented.

Eman ShaheenAbout Dr. ir. Eman Shaheen
Eman Shaheen graduated from the faculty of Computer Sciences (2003), Cairo University, Egypt where she also worked as a teaching assistant till 2007. She obtained her doctoral degree in 2014, KU Leuven, Belgium in Medical Imaging with focus on 3D simulations in breast tomosynthesis. In the same year, she started working in the department of Maxillo-facial surgery, University hospitals Leuven-Belgium as a clinical engineer.


Bart FalterAbout Dr. Bart Falter
Bart Falter received an MD degree in 2009 and a DDS degree in 2012 from the Catholic University of Leuven. He was trained in Maxillofacial Surgery in Leuven, Arnhem and Bruges. His interests are orthognathic surgery, traumatology and implantology, with special interests in three-dimensional virtual imaging and treatment planning


UZ LeuvenAbout The Department of Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery (OMFS) UZ Leuven
The department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) of Leuven University Hospitals (Belgium) is a tertiary referral centre with a strong focus on omfs-resident training, education of dental students and scientific research. Clinical pillars are head and neck oncology, cleft lip and palate, facial deformities, orthognathic surgery, chronic facial pain, severe trauma, maxillofacial imaging and dental oral cripples.


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