Computer-aided and 3d printing technologies; new frontiers in reconstructive surgery
Computer-aided and 3D printing technologies have recently become accepted standard of care protocol for preoperative surgical planning and in the design pros-thesis.
The potential of using 3d printed patient specific models in reconstructive surgery of the mandible –review paper
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing is a manufacturing technique whose process involves laying down of material, one layer on top of the other such that a solid object is formed. Its capability to produce objects of complicated geometrical shapes (otherwise unachievable by traditional manufacturing techniques) within a relatively short time and without extra tooling has made it ideal for prototyping and...
Root curvature in the maxillary first permanent molars in a Kenyan population
Objective; To determine the root curvature in the maxillary first permanent molars. Methodology; A total of 187 maxillary molars were collected from male and female patients aged between10 and 40 years. The teeth were orientated in their anatomical positions on a calibrated graph paper and the root curvature determined with reference to the long axis of root from the bifurcation. Results; Majority of the...
Debilitating lymphangiomatous macroglossia-case report
Objective; Lymphangiomatous macroglossia in children though uncommon may cause significant morbidity which maybe functional or developmental when untreated and also presents a significant surgical challenge when trying to balance complete surgical excision and maintenance of contour and function. Case report; We report a case of extensive tongue lymphangioma in which surgical excision was performed with good cosmetic...