Dr. Emtenan Almajid
DDS; Head-Scientific Committee, Board Administration of Saudi Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; Faculty Member-Exam Board, Saudi Commission for Health Specialties; Faculty Member, AO-CMF Foundation Davos, Switzerland
3D (VSP) Virtual Surgical Planning in Orthognathic Surgery
Technological advances has revolutionized the way we plan for complex maxillofacial cases. We can take advantage of a virtual, computer environment to treatment plan and visualize anatomy in 3D. The surgical plan is then transferred to the patient through custom computer engineered surgical splints and cutting guides, improving accuracy and surgical outcomes.
Treatment planning for Orthognathic surgery (or jaw corrective surgery) involves the capture the patient in 3D anatomy using a CBCT scan. The surgery can then be rehearsed virtually. Osteotomies are performed in the desired location and pertinent vital structures can be visualized. Surgical splints are computer manufactured and enable accurate positioning of the jaws