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Figure 3. Immediately before the surgery on Claude commenced, a few intermaxillary fixation (IMF) screws were placed in order to help stabilize the jaw after it will be loosened during the surgery. Figure 1. Claude undergoing the CT scan in March 2017. Figure 4. Drs. Gerhard Steenkamp (Left) and Frits Hoogendijk (Right) performing the surgery on Claude. Figure 2. A 3D image of the CT scan performed on Claude. See the deformed left lower jaw (on the right of the image as you look at it), with a malpositioned mandibular molar. Figure 5. Once the lower jaw was loosened it was fixated to the stable upper jaw utilizing an interdental malleable thermoplastic material and wires around the pre-placed IMF screws. 2017 October 7