A History of Orthognathic Surgery in North America.
Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
This review highlights the contributions of American oral and maxillofacial surgeons to the field of orthognathic surgery. The present state of the art and science of orthognathic surgery is the harvest of yesterday's innovation and research. An improved understanding of the biological and surgical principles and the routine involvement of orthodontics have fueled widespread adoption of a coordinated approach to the treatment of dentofacial problems. Technologic advances in rigid internal fixation, virtual surgical planning with computer-aided manufacturing of occlusal splints and cutting guides, custom implants, and worldwide interest in the correction of dentofacial and craniofacial deformities have resulted in highly predictable, efficient, and safe treatment, which scarcely resembles the situation 70 years ago.
Bell, Richard Bryan, "A History of Orthognathic Surgery in North America." (2018). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1001.