The development of innovative patient-specific surgical guides
Over the last three years this PhD research has focussed on the area of Maxillofacial
Additive Manufactured Surgical Guides. A mix of qualitative and quantitative
research has been undertaken to develop new knowledge about how guides are
used, the cleanliness and surface roughness characteristics of the materials and the
accuracy of procedures.
The PhD thesis will cover the research results from the above topics, summarising
and highlighting specific advantages & limitations from the planning, designing,
fabrication and use of maxillofacial surgical guides. The discussion will highlight how
the work has challenged some common assumptions; conclude the clinical
implications of this and the need for further research.
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