Oral and maxillofacial surgeons at Dentistry Administration, King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), developed a qualitative technique that helps in cutting facial bones' during orthodontic surgeries with high accuracy.
This technique, as mentioned by Dr. Abdulsalam Al-Jabab, Director of Dentistry Administration and head of medical team, is based on scanning facial bones and developing the surgical devices that identical to the patient's scan then printing them using 3D printers followed by surgical planning on patient's model. After that, a surgery guide is developed and printed to help and facilitate the surgeon to cut the bones more accurately than traditional methods.
"This technique helps to facilitate the operations of congenital malformation patients in occlusion, cleft lip patients, and jaws deviation" Dr. Al Jabab mentioned. He pointed out that it gives more accuracy during the osteotomy and jaws fixation process as it helps to reduce the time required to perform such operations and speed them up.
The head of medical team pointed out that this technique is fully designed and printed by national staff in KFMC, assuring the active pursuit to establish an advanced central unit for surgical planning, 3D printing and using its applications to serve the patients.
The surgical team included Dr. Faleh Al-Shahrani, Acting Consultant of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Surgical Engineer Mr. Mouth Abuaysha.