About Us

The Disappearing Edge 

All ear, noses and orbital prostheses are made in a medical-grade silicone, and all prosthetic eyes and scleral shells are made with medical-grade acrylic. These high-quality materials are essential in crafting facial prostheses that appear most beautiful and life-like.

David Trainer, our lead Maxillofacial Prosthetist, was instrumental in the recent development of the “Disappearing Edge”. This innovative method creates an ultra-fine edge that ensures each custom prosthesis discretely blends into the skin, with only “nearly a seam”.

Patients are referred to the Center due to numerous causes, such as cancer and trauma. Also, some children are born with congenital malformations such as Microtia, Treacher Collins, or Golden Haar syndromes. With a combined experience of over 50 years, our Maxillofacial Prosthetic team is able to provide our patients with state-of-the-art technologies to the highest degree of excellence. We coordinate with physicians and specialists to achieve the best possible results for our patients.

We also work directly with the Veterans Administration (VA) to provide custom facial prostheses for US veterans. Many of our veteran patients are not aware that the VA can cover 100% of the costs of our facial protheses, and it’s a much more simple and hassle-free process that you might expect. Be sure to give us a call if you have any questions, and we will ensure you get the quality of care you deserve!

Our Process

The Center for Custom Prosthetics specializes in the provision of a full custom maxillofacial prosthetic service

Our process includes complete prosthetic clinical assessment from impression-taking, construction and fitting of ocular, orbital, ear prostheses, and maxillofacial prosthetics associated with osseointegrated implantology.

We guide the patient through each individual step of the process, which allows to the patient to become an integral part of the process of making a custom made prosthesis.

The patient is instructed in the care and handling of their prosthesis and are instructed the appropriate materials for the prosthesis.

Custom Ocular Prosthetics

  • Custom Impression of the Orbital Socket
  • Custom Mold Fabrication
  • Embedding of the iris into base
  • Custom coloring of the iris
  • Custom veining and coloring
  • Curing and finishing
  • Insertion of the custom Prosthesis

Meet Our Practitioners and Staff

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David Trainer

David Trainer is our Board Certified Anaplastologist, specializing in Craniofacial Prosthetics, with over 35 years of clinical experience in all phases of prosthetic rehabilitation. He is well known throughout the medical arena specially in Florida, because of his high degree of excellence in Custom Prosthetics. He is also instrumental in the development of the “disappearing edge’ in which the Custom Prosthesis blends into the skin with nearly a seam. 

David Trainer is Board Certified in three countries; I.M.P.T. in England, IASPE in Germany and by BCCA in the USA. He received his initial training in Dental Prosthetics at Matthew Boulton College in Birmingham, England and his Licentiateship in London in Maxillofacial Prosthetics. David Trainer, who specializes in the fabrication of Custom Facial Prosthetics and particularly the Implant Retained Facial Prosthetics. The quality of his Custom Prosthetics has achieved Worldwide recognition. 

David Trainer has an extensive background in his specialty areas to assist his patients’ requirements. In addition, in the area of patient care, he helps to minimize the severity of the trauma they are experiencing. 

Jorge Franco-Canales

Jorge Franco-Canales is our bilingual (English/Spanish) member of the team for Center for Custom Prosthetics. He was formerly a Dentist for 8 years. He is currently our Ocularist/ Maxillofacial Prosthetist with over 12 years of clinical experience in Custom Ocular, Custom Scleral Shell, Custom Auricular and Nasal Prosthetics.  Not only is he a talented artist, but he seeks the best treatment for his patients. He is always innovative and finding new ways to achieve and better assist his patients’ requirements.

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