3D Systems attended the 95th annual conference for the American Association of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons in Orlando, Fla., this month and demonstrated Bespoke Modeling, a brand new, cloud-based, full-color 3D medical modeling application, along with a ProJet 460Plus 3D color printer. At the booth we created 3D-printed bone models from DICOM data, using Bespoke Modeling, and printed them on site to show how easy and fast it is to create and print custom bone models. These models have the same look and sensation, when drilling, sawing and inserting screws, as human bone.

Dr. Gary Orentlicher, an oral surgeon from Scarsdale, N.Y., was impressed by what he saw and acknowledged that 3D-printed bone model would assist him with a patient requiring a mandible asymmetric osteotomy. “The application (Bespoke Modeling) was as easy to use as I saw in the demonstration. I was able to upload the DICOM data, then create and order the model in less than 10 minutes. And that was the first time I used the application,” he said. “The printed model looks incredibly realistic. It helped me explain the procedure to the patient and also let me visualize the precise movement, cuts and positioning of the surgery.” (See images left: 3D patient model in Bespoke Modeling (above), 3D-printed model (below))

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