New professorship on Digital Implantology: On December 1, 2021, Dr. Andreas Schwitalla follows the call of Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and takes up the professorship "Digital Implantology" in the Department of Dental Prosthetics, Geriatric Dentistry and Functional Sciences. With this appointment, the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) is expanding its research portfolio to include another important aspect of Digitalization in medicine.
The digital transformation has long since arrived in medicine as well, and Andreas Schwitalla's research has its finger on the pulse: In the future, the specialist dentist for oral surgery will conduct research at the ECDF at the interface of digital planning, surgery and subsequent prosthetic care. For Schwitalla, there is still a lot to do here: "Digitized procedures can enable better patient care, and at the same time they can also save materials by using additive manufacturing processes. There are many different areas with potential for optimization, and I am pleased that I can work together with colleagues at the ECDF who are familiar with artificial intelligence and robotics, for example.
The native of Tübingen would like to use his time at the ECDF, among other things, for the automation of implant planning and research into alternative, metal-free materials for implants. In the future, implant planning and placement may then be taken over by artificial intelligence, and restoration with innovative metal-free materials may be accompanied by improved tissue compatibility. In addition to the fascination for his field, Schwitalla is also driven by the effect of a good result: "Toothless patients have a complete set of teeth again and regain a great deal of quality of life. That is a great incentive."
More about Andreas Schwitalla's research //here.