volume 41, issue 5, P382-390 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.10.021
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Dennis Rohner, Raquel Guijarro-Martínez, Peter Bucher, Beat Hammer

Abstract: Optimal restitution of complex maxillofacial defects requires meticulous planning of the surgical and prosthetic phases and effective transfer of the plan to the operating room through patient specific guides. CAD-CAM technology and stereolithographic models represent an effective strategy to achieve this. Improved patient outcomes and intraoperative efficiency certainly offset the inherent increase in costs.