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.
Digital Applications in everyday practice: Yes we (s)can or how far do we want to go? Inf Orthod Kieferorthop 2017; 49: 171-176
Direct printed metal devices – The next level of CAD/CAM applications in the orthodontic care. APOS Trends in orthodontics 2017 Nov-Dec Vol 7 issue 8
Computer-aided design and manufacture of hyrax devices: Can we really go digital? Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 12.2017
CAD/CAM in the clinical workflow. Kieferorthopädische Nachrichten(Orthodontic news) 01-02.2018 ISSN: 1612-2577
A clinical guideline to direct printed orthodontic appliances Seminars in orthodontics Dec 2018 4. Issue
CAD/CAM design and 3d printing of mini-implant retained orthodontic appliances Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 12.2018
Different approaches to integrate TADs for bone-borne orthodontic appliances in the digital workflow APOS Trends in orthodontics 2019 Jan-Feb
CAD/CAM produced mini-implant retained upper molar distalization JCO in review 2019