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Fundementals of Facial Prosthetics by Robert E. McKinstry, D.M.D., M.D.S., M.A.

ISBN: 978-1-886236-00-4

Hardcover • 224 pages • 8 1/2 x 11 Over 300 Illustrations • Acid Free Paper • Index • $95.00

Prosthodontists, graduate students, dental laboratory technicians, and medical illustrators will find the text easy to read and direct in its approach….The illustrations, combined with the fundamental principles and concepts, clearly present the clinical and laboratory methodology to make this text effective.

 —The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry

The contributors have succeeded in establishing a valuable clinical resource and reference….it will serve as a valuable reference for those seriously interested in this aspect of patient care.

The International Journal of Prosthodontics

 …a worthwhile book for those looking to expand their professional horizons or seeking to apply the materials and technologies of facial prosthetics in the fabrication of more traditional limb prosthetics.

—Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics

Fundamentals of Facial Prosthetics is a timely and complete guide to the field of facial reconstruction. It provides essential “how-to” information on facial prosthetic rehabilitation for professionals in the medical, dental, and ancillary health care fields involved in prescribing, fabricating, or placing a facial prosthesis for patients who have lost a portion of their face through surgical removal secondary to cancer, birth defects, or trauma.


Robert E. McKinstry, D.M.D., M.D.S., M.A., Director of the Shadyside Maxillofacial and Cleft Palate Prosthetics Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is the former Director of the Regional Center for Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation as well as former Director of the Graduate Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Residency at the Eye and Ear Hospital, The

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He has also taught at Emory University School of Dentistry and at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.


Adrienne Alison, B.Sc., A.A.M., Head and neck prosthetist and medical artist.

Raymond Allen, Maxillofacial prosthetist and ocularist; Manager Prosthetics, British Columbia Cancer Control Agency.

Lawrence Cerullo, Ocularist and anaplastologist; Instructor, Philadelphia College of Optometry.

Robert A. Erb, Ph.D., Contract research and development specialist: former research scientist, Applied Material, Franklin Research Center; Technical Director, Siliclone Studio, Valley Forge, Pa.

Gregory G. Gion, B.A., B.S., Head and neck prosthetist.

• Susan W. Habakuk, M.Ed., Facial prosthetist and medical artist; Director of Medical Artist/Maxillofacial Prosthetics Program, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago; Director, Maxillofacial Prosthetics laboratory, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago.

Harrold Heller, Vice president of Research and Development, MPS, Inc., Willow Grove, Pa.

Kathleen A. Kapp-Simon, Ph.D., Pediatric psychologist, Center for Craniofacial Anomalies, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mark Kielich, C.D.T., Maxillofacial prosthetist, Dept. of Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Rosewell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY.

• Elizabeth Potter-Ratzlaff, Maxillofacial prosthetist and medical artist, Maxillofacial Prosthetics Clinic, University of Illinois at Chicago; Instructor, Dept. of Biomedical Visualization, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago

Vickie A. Puopolo-Chipman, M.P.T., A.I.M.F.T., Maxillofacial prosthetist and dental technician, Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Camille A. Rea, M.A.M.S., Maxillofacial prosthetist and medical illustrator, Maxillofacial Prosthetics Center, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Norman G. Schaaf, D.D.S., F.I.C.D., Maxillofacial prosthodontist; Head of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Roswell Park Cancer Institute; Professor of Prosthodontics, State University of New York at Buffalo, School, of Dental Medicine.

Thomas J. Vergo, Jr., D.D.S., Maxilofacial prosthodontist; Head Division of Maxillofacial Prosthetic Services, Dept. of prosthodontics, Tufts . School of Dental Medicine/New England Medical Center; Professor of Prosthodontics, Tufts Univ. School of Dental Medicine.


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