Source: PhD Thesis
Abstract: 3D workflows should result in clinical procedures that help clinicians to get better results with less effort and at lower costs. In other words, the 3D technology should make complex and difficult clinical procedures simpler and easier with reduced costs for healthcare. If 3D workflows are available with a low threshold for the clinician, both from an ease-of-use and a financial perspective, these workflows will be more readily accepted and adopted in the general practice. Therefore, the aim of this PhD research was to apply the available technology for optimizing 3D workflows in the dental and maxillofacial practice, specifically its applications in diagnostics (intra-oral dental scanners, 3D stereography), treatment planning (3D computer aided planning, digitally designed templates for placement of dental and craniofacial implants) and appliance manufacturing (single component and multicomponent appliances, and complex devices for maxillofacial rehabilitation).
Article: 3D Workflows in Orthodontics, Maxillofacial Surgery and Prosthodontics.
Authors: Wicher J. van der Meer.
The research described in this thesis was carried out and supported by: University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Orthodontics, W.J.Kolff Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science, Groningen, the Netherlands