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Research Seminar Reinhilde Jacobs, University of Leuven, Belgium

2017-02-1512:15 4Y, Alfred Nobels allé 8, 4th floorCampus Flemingsberg

DENTMED Research Seminar Series presents

Prof. Reinhilde Jacobs, Department of Imaging & Pathology/ OMFS-IMPATH Research Group, KU Leuven – Group Biomedical Sciences | Oral and Maxillo-facial Surgery - UZ Leuven

Title: Beyond CBCT: the era of 3D printing


Since the introduction of the first dental CBCT in the nineties, the market has been exponentially growing. More than 80 different CBCT devices are nowadays available on the European market and this exponential growth has created a gap between scientific literature and available hardware. Indeed, research evidence for one CBCT machine may not automatically apply to other equipment.

The huge range in dose and diagnostic image performance still demands optimization and justification for appropriate use. Yet, the indications are wide and not solely limited to the diagnostic aspects of CBCT. Indeed, the inherent 3D datasets may further allow surgical planning and transfer to surgery via 3Dprinting or navigation. Integrated digital patient information may allow virtual treatment planning treatment in 3 or even 4 dimensions.

This currently finds applications in orthodontics, orthognatic surgery, reconstructive surgery, sinus endoscopic surgery, tooth autotransplantation, periodontal surgery and implant placement. 3D-CBCT based printing can nowadays lead to printing custom-made patient-specific plastic and metal appliances and further evolve towards the so-called bioprinting. This may revolutionize any surgery and implies the printing of viable tissues (scaffolds and bioresorbable materials), allowing to open up an entirely new surgical era (tooth printing, bone  printing, congenital or surgical defect repair).


The seminar is in English.


Please register by Monday February 13 if you want a salad. NB. No drinks will be served!

Short personal CV

Reinhilde Jacobs is dentist (1990), Doctor in Dental Sciences (1993; PhD University of Leuven), periodontologist (1996; KU Leuven) and Master in Dental Radiology (2002; University of London). With a European fellowship (1994-1995), she performed postdoctoral research at the Dept Orthopaedics (prof B Rydevik, Salghrenska Sjukhuset, Göteborg) and at the Institute of Applied Biotechnology (prof P-I Brånemark), University of Gothenburg, Sweden. She is full professor at the University of  Leuven and visiting professor at Karolinksa Institutet (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Dalian Medical University (Dalian, China). R. Jacobs is coordinating the OMFS-IMPATH Research Group (www.omfsimpath.be) of the Department of Imaging & Pathology, meanwhile being responsible for research, education and clinical activities in dentomaxillofacial radiology (heading the dentomaxillofacial radiology center). She is Secretary General-elect of the International Association of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology, past president of the European Academy of DentoMaxilloFacial Radiology besides being board member of European Association Osseointegration (EAO) and Belgian Association Oral implants. She is associate editor of Clinical Oral Investigations, European Journal of Oral Implantology,  and Oral Radiology, meanwhile being editorial board member of Clinical Oral Implant Research, Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, Imaging Science in Dentistry and Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology. She has received the D Collen Research Travel Award (1994), the IADR Young Investigators Award (1998) and the Belgian Joachim Award in the Odontostomatology (1999). In 2013, she received a Dr Honoris Causa at the "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca. She is involved in many multidisciplinary and interuniversity research collaborations, with a specific focus on oral implant physiology and imaging research. She has been actively participating in European projects (ref. Pisa, Minosquare, Osteodent, SedentexCT), currently coordinating the Dimitra project for pediatric radiation safety (Euratom Operra consortium). She is (co) author of 5 books and more than 240 publications in peer-reviewed journals  besides multiple invited lectures and publications in other journals or books.  

Contact person: Heli Vänskä