A better clinical practice through the research

by Prof. V. Rutkunas, DDS, PhD, DipProsth

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Accurate digital implantology and prosthodontics (adip) workflows

3D bioprinting for bone regeneration

Accurate digital implantology and prosthodontics (ADIP) workflows

by Prof. Vygandas Rutkunas DDS, PhD

Achieving the best fitting and biocompatible implant-supported restorations through the digital workflow

Image acquisition and merging Image acquisition and merging
Digital smile and function planning Digital smile and function planning
Static / dynamic implant guidance Static / dynamic implant guidance
Digital impressions Digital impressions
Digital bite registrations Digital bite registrations
3D printing accuracy 3D printing accuracy
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Courses and Lectures

Prof. V. Rutkunas, has delivered lectures and courses in many international meetings, including IADR, ICP, DDS, EPA, EAO and other organizations as well as several study clubs.

Courses and LecturesCourses and Lectures

Main lecture and course topics:

  • Improving the fit of teeth and implant supported restorations through digital workflow
  • Accurate digital implantology and prosthodontics workflow for implant-supported restorations
  • Accurate digital implantology and prosthodontics workflow for fixed partial implant prostheses
  • Accurate digital implantology and prosthodontics workflow for fixed and removable full-arch implant prostheses
  • Static and dynamic implant navigation and its synergy with digital prosthodontics
  • Digital workflow and strategies to improve biocompatibility of the prostheses
  • Other

Prof. V. Rutkunas is available for: lectures, hands-on courses, also as editor, chair, moderator.

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Digital Oral Rehabilitation Research DIGITORR group
Digital Oral Rehabilitation Research DIGITORR group

Main research projects

Accurate digital implantology and prosthodontics (ADIP) workflows

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3D bioprinting in bone regeneration

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BruxAPP

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Research methodology used by DIGITORR team
  1. Linear and volumetric measurements of local and global deviations in 3D images obtained with industrial, lab, intra-oral, and face scanners.
  2. Object position evaluation using coordinate measurement machine (CMM).
  3. Implant placement (dynamic and static navigation) accuracy evaluation using DICOM and STL data.Surface profilometry, SEM, optic microscopy.
  4. Objective evaluations of passive-fit of prosthetic components. Biocompatibility evaluation using cell cultures.
  5. In-vivo animal model research.microCT analysis.
  6. Histomorphometric and histologic analysis of tissues.
  7. Testing of mechanical properties of the materials.
  8. Fatigue analysis.
  9. Mastication simulation.
  10. Digital planning of smile, implants, ortho appliances, and prostheses.
  11. 3D printing of stents, splints, aligners, models, and prostheses.
  12. Dry and wet milling.
  13. 3D bioprinting.
  14. Bruxism research using BruxAPP.
  15. Clinical trials.

 

Short descriptions of research projects

Partners of DIGITORR

Institutional partners

Industry partners

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Are you ready for the new era in regenerative dentistry?

3D bioprinting for bone regeneration: translating research into clinical practice

More than 50 percent of dental implant cases require bone augmentation procedures of various extend. Conventional techniques are often aggressive, less comfortable to the patient, and require a longer duration of surgery, which can affect the healing process and treatment outcome. 3D printed bone scaffold could help to avoid these problems. Moreover, it could be custom made before the surgery and have specific features that are more compatible with the host tissues.

In-vitro and animal experiments
In-vitro and animal experiments In-vitro and animal experiments
In-vitro and animal experiments

In-vitro and animal study data showed favorable bone regeneration outcomes with OSSEUM-4D type scaffolds

Clinical trials

  1. Post-extraction defect regeneration study in humans.
  2. Guided bone regeneration efficiency of OSSEUM4D scaffolds.

Data from clinical trials soon will be published

Digital dental and research lab
Digital dental and research lab

DIGITORUM LAB  specializes in providing the best quality of functional and esthetic dental prostheses fabricated through the digital workflow and using the newest technologies. The lab is heavily involved in the research, evaluating the accuracy of digital impressions, bite registrations, 3D printing, and milling, implant guides, repositioning of prosthetic components, etc., which are constituent parts of ADIP workflow. Lab members participate in innovative research projects of DIGITORR team as well.

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Modern dental implantology clinic

Vilnius, Lithuania

  • One of the best experts in the field
  • Clinical and research leaders
  • Newest technologies
  • Modern and innovative dental services
Modern dental implantology clinic
Vilnius, Lithuania
Modern dental implantology clinic
Vilnius, Lithuania
Modern dental implantology clinic
Vilnius, Lithuania
Modern dental implantology clinic
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Short CV

  • 1995 -2000 Undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Dentistry, Kaunas Medical University, Lithuania.
  • 2002-2004 PhD studies in Department of Masticatory Function Rehabilitation, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Japan.
  • 2004 recipient of “A.R. Frechette 2004 New Investigator Award” prize in IADR) meeting, Honolulu (USA).
  • From 2005 Assistant Professor, Center of Prosthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University.
  • 2006 PhD degree, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University/ Tokyo Medical and Dental University.
  • From 2006 Head of Division of Prosthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University.
  • From 2009 Associated Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Institute of Odontology, Vilnius University.
  • 2019 Full professor in Institute of Odontology, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Lithuania.
  • Founder of the dental clinic ProDentum, DIGITORUM lab and education center.
  • Leader of the DIGITORR (Digital Oral Rehabilitation Research) team, focusing on validation of the digital workflow in prosthodontics and implant dentistry, 3D printed bone scaffold, bruxism monitoring etc.
  • Developer of the ADIP workflow (Accurate Digital Implantology and Prosthodontics).
  • President of Lithuanian Society of Prosthodontics. Board member of the European Prosthodontic Association (EPA), Digital Dentistry Society (DDS).
  • Main research interests: accuracy of the digital implant placement, digital prosthodontics, bioengineering. Reviewer in 14 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Co-author of 6 textbooks.
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