Special Issue "Personalized Treatment of Maxillofacial Deformities and Reconstruction: Emerging Technologies, Methods and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2023) | Viewed by 6021
2. Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, 6700 Esbjerg, Denmark
Interests: biomedical engineering; medical image analysis; medical 3D printing; computer-assisted surgery; virtual surgical planning; virtual rehabilitation; computer vision; image processing and analysis; pattern recognition; machine learning; artificial intelligence; computer graphics; virtual-; mixed- and augmented reality; human-computer interaction; robotics; gamification; user-centered design; usability
Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is employed when conventional orthodontics treatment is insufficient in treating maxillofacial discrepancy caused by growth disturbances of the maxillofacial skeleton. The treatment involves surgical interventions of the jaws with the main purpose of establishing a correct dental occlusion, and optimizing facial aesthetics and functional results.
Preoperative planning of orthognathic surgery has evolved from the use of gypsum models manually mounted in an articulator and 2D cephalometry on teleradiographs, to the application of personalized 3D-printed surgical guides and implants corroborated with advanced computer-assisted surgical planning and intervention analysis in 3D. Similarly, 3D technologies have been applied in the preoperative planning and execution of oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, such as personalized mandibular free-flap reconstruction using patient-specific cutting guides and implants. These 3D technologies have improved the predictability of the postoperative outcome and the surgical accuracy. Additionally, such technologies enable increased patient engagement and personalization by adjusting the procedure to the needs of each patient.
This Special Issue “Personalized Treatment of Maxillofacial Deformities and Reconstruction: Emerging Technologies, Methods and Applications” of the Journal of Personalized Medicine aims to highlight the current state of the art and present the latest findings in the field of personalization of maxillofacial surgery.
Researchers are invited to submit original research and review articles, including, but not limited to, studies on predictive treatment planning, analysis of postoperative outcome, patient engagement, personalized implants, automation and the application of artificial intelligence and augmented reality in orthognathic surgery, or oral and maxillofacial reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Michael Boelstoft Holte
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- maxillofacial deformities
- Emerging Technologies
- predictive treatment planning
- analysis of postoperative outcome
- patient engagement
- personalized implants
- artificial intelligence
- orthognathic surgery
- virtual, augmented and mixed reality
- robotic surgery