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Meet Our Practitioners and Staff

David Trainer

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.

Tim Brakefield

Tim Brakefield is our newest member of the team at the Center for Custom Prosthetics. Tim is an ocularist from Wisconsin with 20 years of experience in the field. You can see him here working diligently on a prosthetic eye for one of his patients.

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.