Revolutionizing Oral Healthcare: Bioprinting Advances in Dentoalveolar Complex Regeneration

Oral health is a key factor in overall health and well-being. Oral health issues can escalate into severe infections and irreversible dental tissue damage, impacting quality of life. While traditional treatments exist, a promising frontier emerges in regenerative dental procedures. Overall, approaches for dental tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM) may be either cell-free or cell-based, meanwhile opting for various types of drug delivery and applying immune-modulation to ensure an improved outcome.

January 2025, 12th edition, The Netherlands

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At the heart of this innovation lies automated bioprinting, a technology that revolutionizes dental tissue engineering and regenerative medicine (TERM). Through precise placement of cells and biological molecules, alongside the customization of biological scaffolds tailored to each patient, bioprinting is rewriting the script for oral rehabilitation.
This lecture offers a comprehensive overview on the current literature regarding bioprinting of the dentoalveolar complex and provides a sneak-peek of the ongoing research on this subject in the OMFS-IMPATH research group.

A presentation by Una Ivković, PhD Researcher at OMFS-IMPATH Research Group.

She Iis driven by the chance to be part of the growing field of dental tissue regeneration, which she believes will play a key role in tailoring medical treatments to individual needs in dentistry. Absolutely fascinated is she by tissue engineering and regeneration. The more she learns about it, she cannot help but feel that it has the potential to completely change the way we approach medical treatments.

About Una Ivković
Una Ivković is a Ph.D. researcher for the OMFS-IMPATH research group under supervision of Prof. Dr. Reinhilde Jacobs (KU Leuven, Belgium), Prof. Dr. Ir. Arn Mignon (KU Leuven, Belgium) and Dr. Mostafa EzEldeen (KU Leuven, Belgium). Her research topics focus primarily on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine and the application potential of polymer-based biomaterials within dentistry, with the aim to tackle dental pulp injuries in children and adolescents in a sustained manner.

About OMFS-IMPATH Research Group
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.
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Una Ivković will speak at the 2023 edition of the 3D Medical Conferene.