3D printing is taking its place for dental, orthodontic, and maxillofacial applications. 3D Dental Printing is part of the overall Digital dentistry which refers to the use of dental technologies or devices that incorporates digital or computer-controlled components to carry out dental procedures rather than using mechanical or electrical tools.
With 3D Printing, dental practices and dental prosthesis laboratories can disrupt their traditional workflow and completely dematerialise their work processes, which leads to increased efficiency, cost savings, faster production speeds and improved quality. Digitization has also allowed for better cataloguing and patient-specific care.
But still a lot of research and development has to be done in order to continuously improve the endresult for the patient and the workflow for the dental professional.
This conference (1st edition in 2016), which is part of the 3D Medical Printing Series, will bring together the international 3D Dental Printing and Digital Dentistry community to showcase the work of researchers and industry in the 3D Dental Printing / Digital Dentistry field and its applications, with a view to fostering closer ties and collaborations. The overall goal of this conference is to address both the technologies and the applications — from early technology development to downstream applications.
- 3D dental Printing with Biocompatible materials
- 3D scanning systems
- Additive manufacturing of metal dental restorations – ready for production
- 3D virtual orthognathic surgery: planning and follow-up
- 3D Printed dental implants
- Clinical aspects of Rapid Prototyping technologies
- Legal issues for 3D Dental Printing
Early-stage and Start-Up Companies will find this conference an excellent source of networking opportunities with key opinion leaders participating and speaking.
The 3D Dental Printing Conference is part of the 3D Medical Printing Series, which encompasses four online conferences during two weeks: