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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 19-23

Three-dimensional printing in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery

1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, CODS, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Implantology, CODS, Davangere, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Lenora Institute of Dental Sciences, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Eversmile Dental Care Orthodontic Centre, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
5 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SGT University, Gurugram, Haryana, India
6 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Jyoti Kendra General Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Dr. D S Yashavanth Kumar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, CODS, Davangere, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njms.NJMS_43_20

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Advanced imaging techniques and modalities coupled with computer-assisted surgical planning and simulation has been in use in the field of medicine. However, it is worth noting that it is now being frequently used for the evaluation and exploration of the craniofacial structures. It had gained ingress in the planning as well as forecasting of the surgical outcomes of oral and maxillofacial surgical interventions. Numerous surgical guides and devices which are tailor-made can be fabricated using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology. The article is intended to put forth an overview of 3D printing technology and its applications in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

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