Meet Our Practitioners and Staff
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 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.