In-hospital 3d design and printing: a global perspective
The UK ADT Regional Group hosted a webinar discussing in-hospital 3d design and printing facilities on the 19th Feb.
The adoption of these technologies into the hospital environment is not straight forward and there are practical, technical, economic, institutional and regulatory barriers to the implementation, which have been reported in different regions. These barriers to why 3D design and engineering technologies may still not be fully integrated into everyday practice deserve discussion to help those looking to develop in this area avoid the pitfalls.
This webinar brought two teachers with different perspectives together in a 1hr discussion: Prof. Divya Mehrotra and Peter Evans.
Prof Divya Mehrotra is an Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon at King George's Medical University, Lucknow, INDIA. With more than 25 years of clinical experience, and surgical expertise in the management of Maxillofacial trauma, and pathology, her research interests include distracti
on, TMJ ankylosis, facial deformity correction, 3D technologies, tissue engineering. She has received various awards including Research Award, Women’s award for dynamism & Innovation, and Dental public health award. She has developed a fully functional state of the art 3D digital lab at KGMU, the first of its kind at any public medical college in India.
Peter Evans is the head of the Maxillofacial Laboratory Services at the Maxillofacial Unit, Morriston Hospital, Swansea. Peter has worked in the field for over 30 years and been an integral part of the pioneering team at Morriston, who were the first to use craniofacial implants in the United Kingdom. He has worked closely with university partners at PDR, Cardiff Metropolitan University to produce innovative treatments and medical devices using digital technologies for head and neck reconstruction, which have led to numerous articles and publications. Peter lectures in the UK internationally and runs UK training courses on maxillofacial rehabilitation.
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