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Featured article: Novel condylar repositioning method for 3D-printed models

Technological advances in 3D printing have made it possible for more precise patient-specific 3D models to be made for use in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The purpose of this study by Sugahara et al. was to introduce and asses the novel condylar repositioning method in 3D model preoperational simulation. This research demonstrated that 3D models manufactured using the described method can be applied to simulations and fully restore the position of the condyle without the need for special devices.


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Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes clinical and basic research on the epidemiology, etiology, treatment, and prevention of congenital and acquired anomalies/defects involving the oral and maxillofacial regions. The journal focuses on investigating the causative factors of oral and maxillofacial anomalies/defects and the development of surgical methods and materials for morphological reconstruction or functional restoration. Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the official journal of the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

The journal welcomes high quality original articles, case/technical reports, collective or current reviews, editorials, and brief communications and covers the following main subjects:

• Congenital deformity of maxillofacial area
• Dental and maxillofacial reconstruction
• Tissue engineering related to maxillofacial reconstruction
• Cosmetic surgery and related material research of maxillofacial area
• Orthognathic surgery-related research
• Temporomandibular joint reconstruction
• Anatomic research of maxillofacial area


This journal was supported by the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (KOFST) Grant funded by the Korean Government.

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The Journal of Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons by the Korean Association of Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons was launched in 1978 and re-launched at Springer as an open access publication in 2015. For previous volumes please visit:


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