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Maxillofacial prosthodontics is a subspecialty of dentistry which deals with rehabilitating patients with acquired (through injury, disease, etc.) and congenital defects of the head and neck. These defects may result in minor cosmetic defects to major functional disabilities or cosmetic disfigurement.
Dr. Singer is one of a small number of individuals certified for both intraoral and extraoral implants. An intraoral implant, for example, might be used to support an entire upper jaw or single upper denture. An extraoral implant might be used to support a nose, ear, or eye. Dr. Singer works with plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and oral surgeons to provide the external cosmetic prosthetics that work effectively in conjunction with the implants to create a fully functional, natural restoration.
In his rehabilition work with patients, Dr. Singer often collaborates with Robert Barron, a certified clinical anaplastologist. Mr. Barron, a former CIA disguise expert, creates the delicate external features that give lifelike realism to Dr. Singer's reconstructive frameworks. More information about Mr. Barron's work can be seen at www.prosthesis.com.
An article in Glamour magazine drew attention to the case of Zahida Parveen, a Pakistani woman who was attacked and disfigured by her husband. Dr. Singer fabricated the eyes and the skeletal foundation of the nose for Zahida. Along with plastic surgeon Dr. Craig Dufresne, Dr. Singer planned the surgery for her prosthetic ears, nose, and eyes.
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