Computer generated mandibular model: Surgical role

John R. Abbott*, David J. Netherway, P. G. Wingate, Amanda H. Abbott, David J. David, James A. Trott, T. Yuen

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A life-size nylon model of a traumatized mandible was produced from CT scan data by the process of laser sintering. The model was used for pre-operative planning and for production of surgical aids in order to facilitate the restoration of a large bony defect. Vascularized iliac crest bone was harvested, titanium implants placed and the bone then grafted to the mandible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-378
Number of pages6
JournalAustralian Dental Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • CT scanning
  • Laser sintering
  • Nylon models
  • Prosthetic rehabilitation
  • Titanium


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