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Besides his clinic, Simon Graf, is developing new possibilities to integrate up-to-date technology in the orthodontic field. He started in the beginning of 2014 with a cad/cam-procedure for 3D-metal- printed rapid-palatal-expansion device(hyrax) directly from an intraoral scan. As soon he was able to establish a standardized protocol for this appliance, he continued to work on the herbst-appliance, lingual arch etc. and proceeded to bone-borne appliances.
As the materials are evolving, he is now working on acrylic direct printed removable appliances, with the idea to simplify the orthodontic daily business. Also, he is involved in the development of self-designing appliance software.
He is lecturing about these topics since 2016 worldwide.

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Publications (first author)

Simon Graf
Digital Applications in everyday practice: Yes, we (s)can or how far do we want to go?
Inf Orthod Kieferorthop 2017; 49: 171-176

Simon Graf
Direct printed metal devices - The next level of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing applications in the orthodontic care
APOS Trends Orthod 2017;7:253-9.

Simon Graf, Marie A. Cornelis, Gustavo Hauber Gameiro, Paolo M. Cattaneo
Computer-aided design and manufacture of hyrax devices: Can we really go digital?
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2017; 152:870-4 2017

Simon Graf
CAD/CAM in the clinical workflow.
Kieferorthopädische Nachrichten (Orthodontic news) 01-02.2018 ISSN: 1612-2577

Simon Graf
A clinical guideline to direct printed orthodontic appliances
Seminars in orthodontics Dez.2018 4. Issue

Simon Graf, Sivabalan Vasudavan, Benedict Wilmes
CAD-CAM design and 3-dimensional printing of mini-implant retained
orthodontic appliances
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2018; 154:877-82 2018

Simon Graf, Ismaeel Hansa
Clinical guidelines to integrate temporary anchorage devices for bone-borne orthodontic appliances in the digital workflow
APOS Trends in orthodontics issue July/Sept.2019

Simon Graf
Kieferorthopädie digital – Total Normal
Zahn Zeitung Schweiz ZZS, Nov. 2019

Simon Graf, Sivabalan Vasudavan, Benedict Wilmes
CAD/CAM Metallic Printing of a Skeletally Anchored Upper Molar Distalizer
JCO march 2020

Simon Graf, Nour E. Tarraf, Neal D. Kravitz
Three-dimensional metal printed orthodontic laboratory appliances

Simon Graf¹, Moritz Berger¹, Nadja Rohr²
Influence of printing procedure and printing axis of dental alloys on dimensional accuracy, surface roughness and porosity
APOS Trends in orthodontics, June 2022

Simon Graf, Nour E. Tarraf
Direct printed removable appliances: a new approach?
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop July 2022

Simon Graf, Nour E.Tarraf
Advantages and disadvantages of the 3D metal printed orthodontic appliance
Journal of the world federation of orthodontists, Nov.2022

Simon Graf
3D in der Kieferorthopädie: Die Variabilität von direkt gedruckten kieferorthopädischen Apparaturen und Aligner
Zahn Zeitung Schweiz ZZS, Nov. 2022

Simon Graf, Digant Thakkar, Ismaeel Hansa, Srirengalakshmi Muthuswamy Pandian, Samar M.Adel
3D Metal printing in orthodontics: Current trends, biomaterials, workflow and clinical implications
Seminar in orthodontics, January 2023, Semin Orthod 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1053/j.sodo.2023.01.001

Simon Graf
Direct printed aligners – the holy grail in orthodontics?
Inf Orthod Kieferorthop, January 2023

Publications (co-author)

Planejamento virtual e impressão de aparelho metálico
Revista Ortodontia de Sociedade Paulista de Ortodontia(SPO) 13.10.2019

CAD/CAM: Die nächste Evolutionsstufe für das Herbst-Geschiebe
Quintessenz Kieferorthopädie 36.Jahgang März 2022 ISSN(print) 0945-7917, 01/22


Co-author chapter 19 of “The herbst appliance, successful treatment of the class II dysgnathia”, Hans Pancherz, Quintessenz Publishing, March 2022

Scientific posters

Defektverhalten konventionell gegossener vs. digital laser-gesinterter Herbstapparaturen
K. Klaus1, P. Göllner2, S. Graf3, S. Ruf, DGKFO, Wiesbaden, Germany, September 2021