Imaging


Three-dimensional imaging of the facial surface

In cranio-maxillofacial and plastic surgery, but also in orthodontics and prosthetic dentistry, anthropometry is especially challenging because of the complex structure of faces, which do not allow an accurate assessment with simple measurements. The project is meant to evaluate the precision of 3D facial imaging under clinical circumstances, to integrate this technique into daily clinical routine and to develop evaluation strategies for the acquired data.

Research Staff

PD Dr. Dr. Theo Lübbers


Three-dimensional radiographic imaging in dental medicine.

For the underlying bony structures, multi detector computer tomography as a three-dimensional imaging technique was the classical pendant. The development of cone beam computed tomography brought three-dimensional imaging into the daily business of dental medicine. Only a few years after the introduction of this technique it is widely utilized not only in specialized centres but also in general dentistry. Most of the dentist appreciate the new insight into their patient’s anatomy and strongly believe into the benefit of this technology. However, despite the broad application of this technology the evidence for most indications is quite unclear. Therefore we started this project to gain evidence for certain applications in surgical and non-surgical indications.

Research Staff

PD Dr. Dr. Theo Lübbers


Digital Scientific Films in Dental Education

The aim of a digital scientific film is to introduce modern media into university teaching and post-graduate education. Dental education inceasingly focusses on systemical correlations between the intra-oral situation and the general systemic condition of the patient. By currently two digitally produced films we want to illustrate processes of cell-to-cell communication that occur during or after dental treatments. For this purpose we focussed on implant osseointegration and the development and treatment of periodontitis. The films visualize and explain relevant cell types and mediators during e.g. healing processes. This enables to illustrate complex biological processes using modern image technology in order to increase the interest and understanding of biology. 

Research Staff

PD Dr. Dr. Bernd Stadlinger