Meet Our Practitioners and Staff
Raymond E. Peters
Raymond Elia Peters began his career in the U.S. Navy Dental Department
of the Medical Research Division at the Bethesda, MD, Naval Complex. His
training consisted of researching new methods of incorporating pigments
into ocular prosthetics and other synthetics used in duplicating parts
of the human body. He brings along a comprehensive background in his area
of specialization to support his patients. Raymond is well known to the
ophthalmology community in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West
Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Carolinas, having served these areas for
decades. His patient base, including children as well as adults, was not
only centered in the mid-Atlantic, but throughout the country and the
entire world. He served with the Veterans Administration as Chief of the
Artificial Eye and Restorations Clinic (Washington, D.C.), as well as
the private firm of Mager & Gougelman. As a senior ocular prosthetist,
consultant, and researcher, he specialized in artificial eyes, maxillofacial
prostheses, scleral lenses, ocular implants, audio inserts, and the newer
bio-matrix (hydroxyl-apitite) implant, serving those in need throughout
the world. As a consultant to Burton & Parsons Pharmaceutical Company
and the Milton Roy Company, he initiated the development of the Artificial
Eye Care Kit, which has been a benefit to the artificial eye wearer.
When Peters served as Chief of the Plastic Eye and Restorations Clinic
of the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C., he was involved in
the installation of regional clinics throughout the United States. During
this period he also developed the soft ear insert for the hearing impaired
and the process for its distribution, which saved the government hundreds
of thousands of dollars in expenses.
Raymond is an accomplished artist which is why he is great at paiting the
coloring of the prosthetic eyes. You can see a sample of his artwork behind
him in the above picture. As a totally qualified and dedicated professional,
Raymond Peters is available for custom fitted ocular prostheses.
David Trainer is a maxillofacial prosthetist specializing in craniofacial
prosthetics with 25 years of clinical experience in all phases of prosthetic
rehabilitation. David received his initial training in Dental Prosthetics
at Matthew Boulton College in Birmingham, England. He then went on to
receive his Licentiateship in London in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. David
Trainer has specialized in the fabrication of facial prosthetics particularly
the implant retained facial prosthesis. The quality of his prosthesis
has achieved worldwide recognition. He has developed a system for the
colors of the silicone to match the human tissue exactly and a technique
to blend the edges in to the skin. He even makes artificial faces. A few
years ago, he created a new face for a Kentucky man whose face had been
eaten away by mold.
Also with teaching positions in various countries across the world he has
renowned respect from students. Presently he is the teaching professor
at the University San Paulo, Brazil. During his time in Europe he assisted
in the development of the Staumann Extra Oral Implant System. Patients
worldwide traveled to his office for facial prosthetic treatment. David
works closely with humanitarian organizations for the treatment of children
in third world countries, many of which have been featured in newspapers
and TV shows across the world.
He has been an active member of the prestigious American Anaplastology
Association since 1992 and serves in the Editorial Peer Review Board,
International Journal of Anaplastology. David Trainer is the author of
“Dictionary of Prosthetic Rehabilitation” which is used by
many universities in curriculum. He has also published numerous articles
in the Journal of Facial and Somato Prosthetics.
David is board certified in three countries by the I.M.P.T in England,
IASPE in Germany and by BCCA in USA. David Trainer has an extensive background
in his specialty areas to assist his patients’ requirements.
Susan A. Peters
Susan Peters has over 30 years managerial experience in the medical arena.
Ms. Peters has served as Director of the Center for Custom Prosthetics
for the last 15 years. In this capacity, she has assisted patients from
their initial telephone calls, accommodating them with their appointments,
health insurance pre-approvals, liaison with their referring physicians,
and claims submission and follow-up. This alleviates the patients from
this time-consuming paperwork, giving them more time to concentrate on
their custom prostheses being fabricated by Raymond Peters and David Trainer.
Genuine patient care is our number one goal! Always.