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Surgical Mini-Lectures and Clinics

Friday, September 16, 2011
3:30PM - 5:30PM


(C) 106A-B


Computer-Aided Surgical Simulation for Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

Jaime Gateno, DDS, MD
Chairman and Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

James J Xia, MD, PhD, MS
Associate Professor / Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute
Houston, TX


Using our computer-aided surgical simulation method for cranio-maxillofacial surgery, surgeons can perform virtual surgery, create a 3D prediction of patients’ surgical outcomes and transfer the plan to the patient at the time of the surgery. This new method eliminates the problems associated with the current planning methods.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Present the principles and clinical protocol of CASS
  2. Present the advantages, disadvantages and indications and limitations of this technology
  3. Present objective data comparing actual outcomes obtained using this technology

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