About this Research Topic
Over the past decade, veterinary oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) has experienced a trajectory of advances spanning various fields including maxillofacial trauma, surgical oncology, and regenerative approaches to reconstruction. As a sub-specialty, we have seen exceptional change in the movement of new concepts and technologies from the laboratory into clinical practice. Although the OMFS specialty originated in dentistry, the field attracts collaboration and knowledge from numerous disciplines such as surgery, oncology, diagnostic imaging, as well as biomedical engineering. Providing evidence-based practices has resulted in the ultimate goal of minimizing patient morbidity and mortality and leading to marked improvements in patient care and outcomes.
The objective of this Research Topic is to focus on updates in recent or emerging practices in OMFS in veterinary patients. The Research Topic may include, but is not limited to, innovative surgical techniques, incorporation of advanced imaging in surgical planning, characterization of OMF surgical disorders, surgical oncology and outcome studies. Research may be prospective or retrospective, and review articles are encouraged.
Keywords: Oral and maxillofacial, surgery, reconstruction, computed tomography, surgical oncology, trauma
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