On tooth bioprinting

presentation by Reinhilde Jacobs, Professor Dentomaxillofacial Radiology & research coordinator OmfsImpath, University of Leuven

Missing teeth are nowadays often replaced by osseointegrated implants. Unfortunately, children with missing teeth can not be helped by such implant treatment. In the search for a solution to help such children, the idea of tooth bioprinting was introduced. When such concept could be developed, it might offer possibilities not only to help young patients with missing teeth, yet also it might be opened up to help all patients with missing teeth. The presentation will cover all challenges and opportunities to advance realizing this goal.

program: https://www.3dbioprintingconference.com/speakers/


What drives you?

Challenges for replacement of tissues in the orofacial area, may be revolutionized by bioprinting concepts

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

This lecture is focusing on where we are and where we want to go with tooth bioprinting

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Greatest potential in the short run: 3D-based root design and print
In the long run: full print of dentoalveolar complex

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Bioprinted teeth have a potential for children with missing teeth, but they may help all people having lost teeth

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Teeth are complex structures and the perfect recipe from bioprinting may take another decade

“Special Quote”

Bioprinted teeth as a future alternative of oral implants

Reinhilde Jacobs is dentist, Doctor in Dental Sciences (PhD University of Leuven), periodontologist (KU Leuven) and Master in Dental Radiology (University of London). She is full professor at the University of Leuven and visiting professor at Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden and the Dalian Medical University in China. R. Jacobs is heading the omfs impath research group of the KU Leuven (omfsimpath.be), being responsible for research, education and clinical activities in the field of dentomaxillofacial radiology. She is Secretary General of the International Association of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology, past president of the European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology as well as DDS board member. She is section editor of Clinical Oral Investigations, International Journal of Oral Implantology, European Journal of Radiology and Oral Radiology meanwhile being editorial board member of Clinical Oral Implant Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Imaging Science in Dentistry, Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology, Revista Odonto Ciencia and Archives of Oral research. She has received the D Collen Research Travel Award (1994), a postdoctoral fellowship of the European Commission (1994), the IADR Young Investigators Award (1998) and the Belgian Joachim Award in the Odontostomatology (1999). In 2013, she received a Dr Honoris Causa at the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. She is involved in many multidisciplinary and interuniversity research collaborations, with a specific focus on oral implant physiology and imaging research. She has been actively participating in European projects (ref. Minosquare, Osteodent, SedentexCT, Dimitra). She is (co-)author of 5 books and more than 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals besides multiple invited lectures and publications in other journals or books. Web of Science (2020): h:64

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.

3D Bioprinting Conference focuses on 3D bioprinting, the most disruptive application of 3D printing in the medical world, and latest developments and applications in the field. The conference is addressed to health care innovators, from tissue engineers to biomedical researchers and from hardware manufacturers to bio medical material suppliers. It is not a purely academic conference, but an innovative event bringing together brilliant minds and discoveries.

Reinhilde Jacobs will be speaking at the conference.

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