presentation by Sohaib Shujaat, OMFS-IMPATH research group, Department of Imaging & Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, KU Leuven & Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, at the Online 3D Dental Printing Conference, 28 january 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 CET. REGISTER HERE to attend
Three-dimensional printed casts play a significant role in preoperative treatment planning by providing a replica of the actual craniofacial skeletal tissue and the shaping of medical devices such as fixation plates before surgery. Thus, enabling surgeons to familiarize themselves with patient-specific anatomy, especially in patients with atypical anatomy.
Additionally, practicing prosthodontic and craniomaxillofacial surgery simulations on such casts can reduce operating time and blood loss. These casts can also provide novel teaching and tools for training dental and oral and maxillofacial residents. The presentation will cover the accuracy of various state of art medical 3D printers and technologies for printing skeletal casts.
What drives you?
Hunger for knowledge.
Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
To get familiarized with the latest advancements in 3D printing.
What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Artificial intelligence for diagnostics, treatment planning and prognosis prediction.
What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Adding AI algorithms to workflows can significantly improve patient care
What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Financial constraints, integration into current workflows and data variability and ability to generalize
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
The OMFS-IMPATH research group relates to development and validation of surgical tools and image-based solutions to advance in oromaxillofacial surgery, with an ultimate aim to obtain an optimised treatment outcome while minimizing the peri- and postsurgical risks, such as neurovascular trauma.
In order to achieve this, a global integration of digital datasets will enable the creation of a virtual replica of the patient. This may allow full simulation of the surgery as well as of its expected outcome. While the latter may help to further modify and finetune the planned surgery, the former integrated virtual data may allow presurgical simulations, development of image-based surgical tools and navigation.
3D Dental Printing Conference focuses on 3D dental printing technologies and the applications — from early technology development to downstream applications. The conference will tackle not only emerging technologies and new materials, but also legal aspects and how 3D printing will change the dental practice. It is not a purely academic conference, but an innovative event bringing together brilliant minds and discoveries. The topics approached include: 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