Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 346–348 | Cite as

The Jugaad Technique for Jaw Reconstruction: Denture Based Inverse Planning

  • Vinay V. Kumar
  • P. C. Jacob
  • Vikram Kekatpure
  • Naveen Hedne
  • Felix P. Koch
  • Moni A. Kuriakose
Clinical Paper



The aim of this clinical paper is to introduce a technique to plan for functional maxillofacial reconstructions.

Materials and Methods

Preoperative dental casts were made of the patient and mock surgery performed on the casts. A fibula analogue was then placed in an ideal functional reconstruction position. New dentures were fabricated on the fibula analogue and drill holes for the placement of implants were placed through the denture. This denture formed as a guide to position the fibula transplant during surgery.


This technique was useful in producing functional and rehabilitative outcomes in cases of both maxillary and mandibular reconstructive surgeries.


The Jugaad technique—denture based inverse planning—is a cost effective method for planning and executing maxillofacial reconstructions using mock surgery on casts and interim dentures.


Mandibular reconstruction Free fibula flap Oral rehabilitation Oral Implantology Quality of Life 



The authors acknowledge the support of the ITI Foundation for Promotion of Oral Implantology.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

All the authors declare that they have no conflict of interests.


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© The Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vinay V. Kumar
    • 1
    • 2
  • P. C. Jacob
    • 1
  • Vikram Kekatpure
    • 1
  • Naveen Hedne
    • 1
  • Felix P. Koch
    • 3
  • Moni A. Kuriakose
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck Surgical OncologyMazumdar Shaw Center for Translational Research and Narayana HealthBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Oral Maxillofacial and Plastic SurgeryJohannes Gutenberg UniversityMainzGermany
  3. 3.Department of Oral Maxillofacial and Plastic SurgeryGoethe UniversityFrankfurtGermany

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