NEW ORAL ANTICOAGULANTS IN ORAL SURGERY

Effect of Exacyl mouthwash on frequency of afterbleeds after tooth extraction

RESEARCH

Clinical progress can only be made when treatment results and patient outcome are carefully evaluated and when new ideas emerge from basic science. As such, a university provides a unique setting where clinical departments are strengthened and heavily influenced by their research counterparts. The same applies to the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Leuven University Hospitals. At least 3 complementary units are feeding the clinic with essential input: the department of oral and maxillofacial imaging, the 3D-lab facility and the OMFS-IMPATH research unit. Whereas the imaging department and the 3D-lab facility are fully integrated in the workflow of the daily clinic, the research department remains a separate unit, albeit both functionally and architectonically closely related to the clinical department. While many countries are building walls and protective measures against the inflow of foreign instream, research units remain meeting places for scientific young capital from all over the world. OMFS-IMPATH houses no less than 17 different nationalities, who all share a common goal. The society should cherish the research facilities at universities as these are the beacons of hope in dark times.

 

 

ONGOING PROJECTS - European funding

 

 

DIMITRA

  • Dentomaxillofacial paediatric imaging: an investigation towards low dose radiation induced risks.

 

  • Task 1: Characterising the risks
  • Task 2: Quantifying the doses
  • Task 3: Surveying the risks through epidemiology
  • Task 4: Reducing risks through
  • image quality optimization

ONGOING PROJECTS - National funding

 

 

M3-OBSERVATORIUM

  • Epidemiological study on the surgical removal of third molars
  • Verbond der Belgische Beroepsverenigingen van Geneesheren-Specialisten MKA
  • Koninklijke Belgische Vereniging Voor Stomatologie en Maxillo-Faciale Heelkunde (KBVSMFH)
  • In cooperation with Vlaams Ziekenhuisnetwerk KU Leuven (VZN)

INNERVATION AROUND IMPLANTS

Regeneration and remodeling of sensory innervation around dental implants treated with platelet-rich plasma

RADIATION DOSE SIMULATION

Patient-specific approach of CBCT imaging: custom made Monte Carlo simulations

  • Objective 1: To customize an existing Monte Carlo framework towards patient-specific applications.
  • Objective 2: To validate the Monte Carlo framework and the patient-specific voxel phantoms.
  • Objective 3: To calculate organ doses for various age groups.
  • Objective 4: To estimate the actual radiation induced risk from these doses using recent dose risk modeling approaches.

TOOTH AUTOTRANSPLANTATION

The development and clinical application of CBCT-based tooth auto transplantation

Aims:

  • to compare the outcome of a novel approach using a CBCT-based surgical planning and transfer technique including a stereolithographic surgical guide and tooth replica to the outcome of a traditional autotransplantation protocol
  • to explore the angiogenic and neurogenic properties of PDLSCs in order to develop a new therapeutic strategy in which topical application of specific angiogenic and neurogenic factors on the donor tooth, together with the surgical planning and stereolithographic model will improve the outcome of the autotransplantation technique

TRIGEMINAL NERVE INJURIES

Reduction of Inferior alveolar nerve injury in bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (BSSO)

 

  • The development and clinical application of a computer assisted oral and maxillofacial surgery system
  • In collaboration with Materialise

COMPUTER ASSISTED MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY

CONTACT US

 

Kapucijnenvoer 33

3000 Leuven, Belgium

 

info@omfsimpath.be

 

RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Prof. dr. Reinhilde Jacobs

reinhilde.jacobs@uzleuven.be

 

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATION

Gabriela Casteels

gabriela.casteels@kuleuven.be

 

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