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The development of innovative patient-specific surgical guides

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posted on 2022-10-14, 10:36 authored by Ffion O’Malley


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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  • Doctoral

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  • PhD

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