The dental profession continues to leverage digital technology to improve the level of care provided to our patients. This is particularly true for patients requiring orthognathic surgery to manage skeletal abnormalities. Virtual Surgical Planning offers several benefits including the clear three-dimensional assessment of a patient’s anatomy, enhanced communication between providers and the patient, as well as a method to evaluate patient outcomes in all dimensions. This lecture will review the general virtual surgical planning process, how it differs from traditional pre-surgical preparation, and benefits associated with its utilization in orthognathic cases.
Describe benefits associated with the utilization of virtual surgical planning in orthognathic cases.
List the diagnostic information needed to complete virtual surgical planning.
Explain differences between virtual surgical planning and traditional forms of orthognathic surgery preparation.