Role Of 3D Printing In Reconstructive Surgery Of The Head And Neck Region
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Grand Ballroom C Track 6
17:20 - 17:45
Three-dimensional printing (3D) represents an evolving technology that is fast growing and finding new applications in heathcare. Application of the 3D printing technique are not just restricted to hard tissues but are now extending to bio-cell printing for 3D tissue/organ development, the creation of scaffolds for tissue engineering, and actual clinical application for various medical parts. Of various medical fields, the head and neck region is one of areas that has seen it use being explored much.
Currently in reconstructive surgeries of the head and neck, autogenous bone is still the gold standard. But even this technique has deficiencies in form, function, and esthetics for the restored regions. This presentation will explore the potential uses of three-dimensional designing and printing to restore defects of the head and neck region that would normally have been a challenge to surgeons to restore.
Dr.N. John Nesan Director - Centre for Technology Assisted Reconstructive Surgery (CTARS) Pvt Ltd. , is a maxillofacial surgeon by profession with chain of 3 dental clinics running in Chennai. He has over 10 years of experience in working with Rapid prototyping and stereolithographic models, and also being associated with market leaders like Materialise, 3DSystems etc. He is well connected with a wide network of surgeons. Just one year into running and already has one patent and one more is in the process. He is also a member of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and Indian Society of Oral Implantologist. His passion is to bring the best in technology to needing patients in India. He is actively promoting the applications of 3D printing to the healthcare community. He regularly conducts CME and CDE programs on 3D printing in medical and dental universities across India.
CENTRE FOR TECHNOLOGY ASSISTED RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY (CTARS) is a unit started by Dr. John Nesan with a vision "To be a leader in the application, research and development of advanced technologies for reconstructive surgery, and prosthetic rehabilitation using 3D printing technology". At CTARS, we specialize in designing and printing patient specific implants, anatomic models, surgical guides, and splints. The core focus is improving the Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Comprehensive Treatment that is given to the patient. Another core role is to create a virtual environment for surgeons, trainees, researchers and designers to practice and develop improved surgical techniques and solutions. CTARS is currently servicing clients/surgeons all across India.