The use of rapid prototyping technology in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has been increasing in the last decade, allowing the management of biomodels from medical image processing as computed tomography in order to obtain a three dimensional model with the same geometric characteristics as the virtual one. The aim of this study is to present the use of biomodels for treatment of maxillofacial trauma sequelae with evaluation of clinical records in a period that varies from January 2000 to December 2010. For diagnosis and surgical planning of maxillofacial sequelae in this period, some 15 prototypes were used, allowing us to determine the treatment planning with more accuracy and to save operating room time.
KEY WORDS: trauma centers, diagnostic techniques, surgical, preoperative care.
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LAURIA, A.; MAYRINK, G.; MOREIRA, R. W. F.; ASPRINO, L. & DE MORAES, M. Evaluation of the use of biomodels in sequelae of maxillofacial trauma. Int. J. Odontostomat., 7(1):113-116, 2013.