Offered: 3rd Quarter, 1st Year
Instructors: Juan Garcia, Associate Professor
Credits: 2 Credits
Materials and processes of creating facial prosthetic appliances.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the scope of facial prosthetic appliances, patient types, and various considerations for prosthetic reconstruction
- Understand the range and physical properties of materials used in facial prosthetic work
- Understand the various steps involved in creating a facial prosthesis: including impression, sculpting, mold-making, intrinsic color mixing, casting, and extrinsic coloration
- Understand the various methods used for prosthesis retention
- Confidently work with a patient creating full and partial face castings using hydrocolloid and silicone-based materials
- Use scientific terminology for surface nasal and auricular anatomy
- Accurately replicate nasal and auricular anatomy
- Understand various custom mold-making designs including flexible and rigid molds
- Understand various custom cast-making options including silicone, acrylic, and stone
Class lectures, handouts, reference books, journal articles, product literature, and instructor.
Students will further develop their skills through class lectures/demonstrations, and class exercises, including:
- Full-face mold/cast
- Hand/instrument cast
- Auricular impression, prosthesis construction
- 1:1 faculty-student interface
- Successful completion of above-mentioned assignments
- Final grade
Refer to 1st year calendars.
All students with disabilities who require accommodations for this course should contact Catherine L. Will, Disability Services Coordinator for Graduate Biomedical Education (firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-614-3781) at their earliest convenience to discuss their specific needs. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive.