3D printing technology used to advance dental and facial reconstruction
3D printing technology will be used to reconstruct teeth, bones and human tissue in the new Orofacial regeneration, reconstruction and rehabilitation center (COR3).
UQ School of Dentistry School and Center Director Professor Saso Ivanovski said the team’s exceptional skills and experience can advance regeneration, reconstruction and recovery. orofacial rehabilitation and improve patient outcomes.
“In addition to custom 3D printed scaffolds for teeth and facial components, nanotechnology will be used to modify metal implants for cell growth and drug delivery,” Professor Ivanovski said.
“Led by a new generation of researchers, clinicians and dental students, the team will diagnose and treat the disease via nanoparticles in saliva.
“We have assembled an international team of exceptional professionals who are leading the world and creating change with exciting new discoveries.”
Along with research, education, training and device manufacturing, COR3 will place a special emphasis on collaboration.
It will advance ongoing projects with partners such as the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, and will also collaborate with local and regional universities and more than 30 international institutions.
Industry partners such as Straumann Group and Colgate Palmolive will support the Centre’s translational research and education efforts.
“Integrated into one of Australia’s leading dental schools, COR3’s research activities are intrinsically linked to the education and training of our current and future healthcare professionals,” said Professor Ivanovski.
“High quality technologies, facilities and human talent will enable COR3 to merge scientific and clinical knowledge to improve quality of life.”