The Surgical Model Accuracy Device – precise oral and maxillofacial surgery
The Surgical Model Accuracy Device (SMAD) was developed in order to undertake all surgical modifications on the dental model in exact single mm and degree steps. By turning the different screws of the Multidirectional Adaptation Appliance as well as the different segments of the SMAD plate, all dental segments can be moved independently with the precision orthodontists and surgeons have been looking for. For example, front teeth segments can be vertically off-set up to 2 mm by adding 0.5mm discs. Buccal segments can be moved sagittal as well as lateral. Thus, all surgical possible movements and modifications of the jaws can be already done precisely and safely on the dental model.