Accurate surgery as planned is a dream for both surgeons and patients. In the area of maxillofacial region, anatomic structure is complex and highly various individually. Recent advance in 3-dimensional (3D) technology improves realistic surgical simulation and treatment plan. Additionally, 3D printing can produce surgical stent and custom plate for bone fixation. Developing biocompatible materials for 3D printing gives some hope for replacement of maxillofacial structure by custom implant. The Collection will consider manuscripts on the following three themes:
- 3D simulation surgery for maxillofacial structure and its accuracy
- Surgical guide or 3D guided surgery for maxillofacial area
- Custom implant for maxillofacial defect
- The limitation of current 3D technology for maxillofacial application
The submission deadline is November 30, 2021. Any new submission will be processed with single-blind peer review immediately. To submit a paper, please go to Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery's submission website: https://www.editorialmanager.com/IREG/default.aspx
When submitting your paper, please select “3D technology for Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” under “Thematic Series” to be included in this special call.