14. - 17.11.2017
Frankfurt am Main
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International exhibition and conference on the next generation of manufacturing technologies


Session Healthcare - Stage 1

13:15 Jan Wolff, VU University Medical Center


Wednesday, 15.11.2017, 13:15 - 13:45 hrs


13:15 3D Printing for Maxillofacial Surgery
Jan Wolff, VU Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Amsterdam, Niederlande
Computer-assisted surgery (CAS) encompasses a range of technologies such as virtual surgical planning, 3D printing and virtual/augmented reality and robotics, which are slowly becoming an important part of surgery. These technologies require very accurate CT or CBCT images that are subsequently converted of into 3D surface models of the anatomical structure of interest. This process currently requires many different steps and manipulations that are dependent on the technicians/physicians spatial abilities, knowledge of anatomy and the quality of the CT/CBCT images. Moreover, the conversion DICOM to STL process often results in data loss. Using real-life examples, Jan will explore how these technologies impact the healthcare industry.


Mr. Jan Wolff
Jan Wolff
VU Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Amsterdam, Niederlande
Jan Wolff studied dentistry at the University of Marburg and Hannover Germany. He received A German doctoral degree "Dr.med.dent" in dentistry in 1997. After his doctorate he spent one year at the Department of Periodontology Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He then pursued a specialisation in oral surgery at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany and graduated as a specialist in oral surgery. From 2001-2002 he worked at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery University Stockholm, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. From 2003 to 2009 Jan Wolff was self-employed and worked in his own private clinic in Hamburg, Germany. In 2009, he moved to his native country Finland and worked at the University of Tampere, Finland as a senior researcher and senior surgeon. In 2013, he moved to the Netherlands and has ever since been working as an assistant Professor at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery VUmc University Hospital Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where he heads the 3D Innovation lab. In 2016 Jan Wolff received a PhD degree in medicine from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.