3D printing technology will be used to reconstruct human teeth, bones and tissue at the University of Queensland’s new Center for Orofacial Regeneration, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (COR3). Professor Saso Ivanovski, school principal and center director at UQ School of Dentistry, said the team’s exceptional skills and experience have the potential to advance oral and facial regeneration, reconstruction. and rehabilitation and improve patient outcomes.
Industry partners such as Geistlich Pharma / Biomaterials, Straumann Group and Colgate Palmolive will support the Centre’s translational research and education efforts.
“Integrated into one of Australia’s leading dental schools, COR3’s research activities are intrinsically linked to the education and training of our current and future healthcare professionals. “ said Professor Ivanovski. “High quality technologies, facilities and human talent will enable COR3 to merge scientific and clinical knowledge to improve quality of life. As a proud alumnus of the UQ School of Dental Medicine, I have the opportunity to lead our next generation of dental professionals. and researchers within this new Center.
The materials, devices, procedures, skills and knowledge that will be developed at COR3 will have applications in a wide range of areas of health, from cancer and heart disease to diabetes and osteoporosis. A range of translational research in tissue engineering, stem cells and molecular biology will be carried out, aiming to replace, modify or regenerate damaged tissues or organs so that they function normally.
Source and top image: University of Queensland