About us

The Maxillofacial and Orthodontic Laboratory provides a high quality service to surgeons, clinicians and patients with bespoke prostheses and dental appliances.

The four members of staff who provide this service are:

Adrian Kearns MIMPT DPS – Principal Maxillofacial Prosthetist / Laboratory Manager
Christopher Turner FOTA – Lead Orthodontic Technician
Richard Eggleton FIMPT – Maxillofacial Prosthetist
Ross Kaighin MOTA – Senior Dental Technician

All Prosthetists and Technicians are registered with the Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists (IMPT), and the General Dental Council (GDC) where applicable.

The Laboratory is registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to manufacture custom-made medical devices.

For more information on the work of a Maxillofacial Prosthetist visit www.impt.co.uk

Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Maxillofacial Prosthetists provide a wide variety of devices including:

  • Facial prostheses – these can be implant retained
  • Auricular prostheses Nasal prostheses
  • Orbital prostheses
  • Nipple areola prostheses
  • Digit prostheses
  • Artificial eyes
  • Keloid splints
  • Contour defect prostheses
  • Obturators
  • Trauma and surgical splints
  • Sleep apnoea devices
  • Jaw surgery (Osteotomy) and Facial or Craniofacial surgical planning
  • Burns splints

Other services can be carried out on request, please contact the laboratory manager for further information.


Direct referrals from GP’s are welcomed and new patients will have an initial consultation with Mr Mike Bater, Consultant Maxillofacial Surgeon prior to the commencement of treatment.

The maxillofacial prosthetic service does not have a waiting list so patients will be seen quickly and are reviewed as appropriate.

Orthodontic/Dental Technology

Our Orthodontic/Dental technicians manufacture a wide variety of bespoke dental devices to prescription from Royal SurreyCounty Hospital clinical staff such as:

  • Removable and fixed orthodontic appliances
  • Removable and fixed dentures
  • Intra-oral splints

Contact Information

Adrian Kearns
Prinipal Maxillofacial Prosthetist
Department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics – outpatients 11
Tel 01483 340 680

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