Virtual and Augmented Reality in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Current Trends and Future Aspect

Neelima Gehlot

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Snigdha Singh *

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Sooraj S. Pillai

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental College and Research Centre, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

Background: The oral and cranio-maxillofacial region houses various delicate, complex and vital structures imperative for sustaining an individual’s survival. Therefore, in order to provide the best possible outcome—both functionally and aesthetically, surgery in this area demands a high level of precision. In order to achieve this finesse last few decades have witnessed the birth of various innovative tools and concepts. Interactive visual guided surgical interventions is one such field of active research and upgrade, the latest addition to this being the introduction of virtual and augmented reality in the surgical domain.

Conclusion: This literature review provides an insight in the current employment and future scope of this rapidly evolving technology in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Keywords: Oral & maxillofacial surgery, augmented reality, virtual reality, surgical navigation


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Gehlot , Neelima, Snigdha Singh, and Sooraj S. Pillai. 2023. “Virtual and Augmented Reality in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Current Trends and Future Aspect”. Asian Journal of Dental Sciences 6 (1):197-201. https://journalajds.com/index.php/AJDS/article/view/147.

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