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. 2018 Apr 20;9:2041731418770909.
doi: 10.1177/2041731418770909. eCollection Jan-Dec 2018.

Three-dimensional Printing in Maxillofacial Surgery: Hype Versus Reality

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Three-dimensional Printing in Maxillofacial Surgery: Hype Versus Reality

Alaa Aldaadaa et al. J Tissue Eng. .
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Three-dimensional printing technology is getting more attention recently, especially in the craniofacial region. This is a review of literature enlightening the materials that have been used to date and the application of such technology within the scope of maxillofacial surgery.

Keywords: 3D printing; facial reconstruction; maxillofacial surgery; surgical education.

Conflict of interest statement

Declaration of conflicting interests: The author(s) declared no potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship and/or publication of this article.


Figure 1.
Figure 1.
The flowchart of 3D printing process.

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