3D printed drill guides are commonly used in dental implantology in a surgical environment. The process of fabricating those drill guides consists of the following general steps: 1) imaging, 2) processing, 3) printing. These processes are a source of problems. I propose an alternative to the heavily automated current methods.
About Daan Brons
Daan Brons is a master student, researching 3D printed drill guides in dental implantology under the supervision of Dr. Jan Wolff at the 3D InnovationLab at the VUmc in Amsterdam. He is finishing his master’s degrees in Medical Natural Sciences at the VU University in Amsterdam.
About 3D InnovationLab
The 3D InnovationLab is a cooperation of the departments of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Medical Technology of the VUmc Amsterdam. Our objective is to explore and develop new medical treatment methods using computational design, robotic fabrication, navigation and surgery, combined with novel material technologies and human stem cells.