Maxillofacial prosthetics and reconstruction

What we do

The Cranio-Maxillofacial Prosthetics Unit provides specialist treatment for patients with facial disfigurements, including prosthetics reconstruction using implants, splints and prostheses.

We also provide a highly specialised service to King’s Maxillofacial Surgery Department and the Major Trauma and Accident Regional Centre for South East London. Our Clinical Maxillofacial Prosthetists (MPTs) work with multidisciplinary teams across King's and Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust. As a centre of excellence we aim to provide our patients with the best all-round care.

Our key areas of provision include:

  • facial prosthetic reconstruction after craniofacial surgery because of trauma, stroke, congenital birth defects or syndromes, head and neck cancer
  • pre-operative 3D planning for surgical skull and face reconstruction
  • pre-operative planning and splints for facial deformities surgery (orthognathic)
  • breast and body prosthetic reconstruction
  • splint therapy for disorders of the temporomandibular joint (the hinge joint where the lower jaw joins the skull).
  • medical devices for sleep apnoea (interrupted breathing)
  • scar management.

Our outpatient services include:

  • facial prostheses for features such as the ear, nose and orbital area that holds the eyes, using retained implants or medical adhesives
  • artificial eyes including scleral shells which fit over the existing eye
  • splint therapy medical devices for keloid scars
  • nipple prostheses
  • finger prostheses
  • scar camouflage.

Location

Third floor, Dental Institute, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3057
  • Clinic appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 3057

Conditions we treat

We treat patients referred to the Cranio-Maxillofacial Prosthetics Unit by GPs and specialist multi-disciplinary teams including Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ophthalmology, Ear Nose and Throat, Plastics, Head and Neck, Cleft Lip and Palate, Neurosurgery, Dermatology, Breast Care Services and Respiratory Medicine.

The key area of prosthetics and technical provision are:

  • prosthetic reconstruction for craniofacial surgery because of trauma or stroke
  • facial prosthetics reconstruction due to congenital malformations, birth defects and syndromes
  • facial prosthetics and implants following jaw, head and neck malignancies caused by cancer
  • intra-oral prostheses, eg maxillary obturators
  • pre-operative 3D planning for surgical skull and face reconstruction
  • pre-operative planning and splints for facial deformities surgery (orthognathic)
  • breast and body prosthetic reconstruction
  • splint therapy for temporomandibular joint disorders
  • medical devices for sleep apnoea
  • scar management.

We offer a two-week referrals patient service provision:

  • facial prostheses (implant or medical adhesive retained) eg ear, nasal and orbital
  • intra-oral prostheses, eg maxillary obturators
  • artificial eyes including scleral eyes
  • splint therapy medical devices for keloid scars
  • nipple prostheses
  • finger prostheses
  • scar camouflage.

What is required before referring a patient

For an effective consultation, it is important that consultant or healthcare professional referrals are acompanied by a letter detailing patients' medical conditions.

Booking a patient at King's

Appointments for this service are made via the national e-Referral Service. Please see the e-referral page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

For routine referrals, complete the referral form below and send it via:
email: kch-tr.dentalmaillist@nhs.net, or
fax: 020 3299 4989.

Please address any additional correspondence for routine referrals to:

Consultant Head Maxillofacial Prosthetist
Cranio-Maxillofacial Prosthetics Unit
Dental Hospital
King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Emergency Referrals

For urgent referrals, please call King’s main switchboard on 020 3299 9000 and ask to speak to the Maxillofacial Prosthetics Team on ext 2524.

Other Queries

For advice and guidance on all referrals, please contact the Dental Institute Central Referral Office on 020 3299 4988.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr M Bamber Consultant
Ms Lucy Clamp Maxillofacial Prosthetist
Mr Rowland Gardner Head of Dental/MPT Technical Services
Mrs Giovanna Grados Maxillofacial Prosthetics Technologist
Dr Muhanad Hatamleh Senior Clinical Scientist (Reconstructive Science)