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Keith Thomas is Consultant Clinical Specialist at the St. Andrews Institute of Prosthetics and Camouflage, situated at the world renowned St. Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex England.

First qualified in 1975, with over 38 years experience specifically within the field of facial and body prosthetics.

Former visiting lecturer in facial prosthetics for the HNC Maxillofacial Technology Course, London, 1989 – 1994.

Lecturer in Prosthetic Rehabilitation for Pan - Thames Post- graduate Plastic Surgery education.

Lecturer in Prosthetic Rehabilitation to English Nursing Board, post -graduate courses in Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, and Hand Trauma.

Lecturer in Facial and Body Prosthetics, King's College, London, MSc Maxillofacial Prosthetics.

Former Consultant in Hand and Upper limb Prosthetics to the Institute Fur Epithesen, Germany.

Technical consultant to Technovent Magna-Cap system.

Member of the editorial board of The Journal of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists.

Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Anaplastology

International reputation for quality prosthetics, having lectured and published widely at both National and International level.

Contributing author to three professional textbooks, in addition to being sole author of Prosthetic Rehabilitation, Quintessence Publishing, 1994.

Fellow of the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists.

Member of the International Anaplastology Association.

Honorary Professor and Member, Centre of Investigations for Medical and Surgical Research, Havana, Cuba.

PUBLICATIONS

Prosthesis Rehabilitation – Dental Technician 40, No 11 (1987)

Prosthesis for Indented Scars – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 81,No 4 (1988)

Wound Care – Facial Prosthesis. Nursing Times 84, No 51 (1988)

Maxillo Facial Man – Dental Technician 42, No11 (1989)

Sole author of Textbook - Prosthetic Rehabilitation – Quintessence Publishing Co (1994) ISBN 1-85097-032-7

Free Standing Magnetic Retention for Extra-Oral Prosthesis using Osseointegrated Implants. American Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry – Vol. 73 (1995)

Compromise in Prosthetic Treatment of Orofacial Defects: A Clinical Report. American Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry Vol. 76 (1996).

Contributing author to textbook – Self – assessment picture tests in Dental Technology, Mosby-Wolfe Publishing (1997)

Contributing author to textbook - Craniofacial Prostheses Anaplastology & Osseointegration. Per-Ingevar Branemark. (1997)

Prosthetic Management of the Mid Facial Defect: A Clinical Report. The Journal of Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology Vol.2 (1998)

Molding Considerations in Prosthetic Rehabilitation. The Journal of Facial and Somato Prosthetics Vol.5 Number 1 (1999).

Prosthetic Management of The Partial Auricular Defect: An Alternative Retention Technique. The Journal of Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology Vol.3 Issue 1 (1999)

Construction of the Wax Hand Glove Pattern from a Silicone Hand Glove. The Journal of Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology Vol 3 Issue 1 (1999)

Sole author of Textbook – The Art of Clinical Anaplastology - S.Thomas Publishing (2006).

Long-Term Outcomes of Osseointegrated Digital Prostheses for Proximal Amputations. The Journal of Hand Surgery (2011) Vol: 36 :2 ; pp 116-125

PRESENTATIONS / INVITED SPEAKER:

Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists 12th Annual Scientific and Technical Conference, Guildford UK 4th-6th September 1985

Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists 15th Annual Scientific and Technical Conference, Keele UK 28th – 30th August 1991

8th Annual Conference of the American Anaplastology Association, North Carolina, USA 11th-13th June 1993

Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists 16th Annual Scientific and Technical Conference, East Grinstead UK 22nd 24th September 1993

6th International Symposium for Surgical Prosthetics and Epithetics, Linz, Austria 8th – 10th October 1994

Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists 17th Annual Scientific and Technical Conference, Norwich UK 11th – 13th September 1995

Advances in Osseointegration in Limb Implant Surgery, Guildford UK 4th-5th July 1996

Keynote Speaker - Review of Osseointegration in the Cranio-maxillofacial Field Conference, Roehampton, London UK 6th-7th July 1996

3rd International Conference on Medical and Biological Implant Technology, Nottingham UK 2nd-6th September 1996

Keynote Speaker - Cosmesis in Prosthetics and Orthotics Conference, Roehampton, London UK 6th June 1997

Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists 18th Annual Scientific and Technical Conference, Bristol UK 24th – 26th September 1997

Joint meeting of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, Royal College of Surgeons London UK 27th February 1998

British Association of Plastic Surgery Nurses Conference, Danbury UK 4th-5th September 1998

Sole presenter of FORUM 98 International Facial and Body Prosthetics Conference, Essex UK 2nd-4th October 1998

Keynote Speaker - Rehabilitation of the E.N.T Patient Conference, Orsett UK 31st October 1998

Keynote Speaker -14th Annual Conference of the American Anaplastology Association, Toronto, Canada 9th – 12th June 1999

Sole presenter of 3 day course on Facial and Limb Prosthetics, 5th International Meeting OF The Latin-American Rehabilitation Buco Maxillofacial Society, Havana, Cuba 17th – 24th June 2000.

Faculty member and organiser of FORUM 2000 International Facial and Body Prosthetics Conference, Essex UK 4th-6th October 2000

Keynote Speaker - 6th International Meeting of the Latin-American Rehabilitation Buco- Maxillofacial Society, Mexico City, Mexico 25 – 27th October 2002.

Faculty member and organiser of FORUM 2006 International Facial and Body Prosthetics Conference, Essex UK 27th – 29th September 2006

Keynote Speaker - 22nd Annual Conference of the American Anaplastology Association, Washington, USA 14TH-17TH September 2007

Keynote Speaker - Welcome to the Future 2, International Conference, London UK 2nd-3rd March 2008

Keynote Speaker / Expert panel member – 24th Annual Conference of the International Anaplastology Association, Paris, France, 12th – 15th November 2009

Keynote Speaker – CPD Conference, Kings Lynn UK 17th June 2011

Keynote Speaker – 26th Annual Conference of the International Anaplastology Association, Ghent, Belgium, May 30th – June 2nd 2012

Faculty member and organiser of FORUM 2013 International Facial and Body Prosthetics Conference, Essex UK 3rd-5th October 2013

Invited speaker – Challenges and Controversies in Hand Surgery, Anglia Ruskin University Essex UK 7th-8th November 2014

Invited Sole Presenter Anaplastology Unlimited Conference,Pune, India 1st-2nd August 2015

Instructor Hands on Course, Anaplastology Unlimited Conference, Pune, India 3rd-4th August 2015

Sole Presenter, STP/MSc National Trainee Seminar, 11th-12th December 2015

CONFERENCES ORGANISED:

International Facial and Body Prosthetics Meeting FORUM 98
(sole presenter) England – October 1st-2nd 1998.

International Facial and Body Prosthetics Meeting FORUM 2000
(organiser) England – October 4th-6th 2000.

International Facial and Body Prosthetics Meeting FORUM 2006
(organiser) England – September 27th – 29th 2006

International Facial and Body Prosthetics Meeting FORUM 2013
(organiser) England – October 3rd – 5th 2013

AWARDS:

Fellowship of the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists
August 1995

The Belgrade Award for the Most Outstanding Artistic Contribution in Facial Prosthetics. September 1995

Mount Vernon Award for Most Outstanding Lecture. September 1997

Honorary Professor and Member, Centre of Investigations for Medical and Surgical Research, Havana, Cuba. June 2000

Honorary Professor and Member of the Latin-American Rehabilitaion Buco-Maxillofacial Society. June 2000

Retired from Professional Practice September 2018

 

 

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