Anaplastology and Ocularistry (Facial and Eye Prosthetics)

Available Services


Both acrylic and silicone ocular (eye) prosthetics are available depending on the patient's individual needs and material sensitivities. Fabrication of an average ocular prosthetic requires three office visits. For patients outside the Memphis area, or patients who have difficulty arranging transportation to and from the clinic, one day services may be available depending on existing clinical schedules. Please call for more information.

Facial Prosthetics

Orbital (eye with lids and surrounding tissue), mid-face, nasal, and auricular (ear) prosthetics are also available. The application of state-of-the-art 3D scanning and printing technology, supplemented with exceptional artistry, produce prosthetics of superior esthetic quality.

Facial prosthetics take an average of 3-5 visits to complete. Three types of prosthetic retention are generally available depending on existing conditions:

  • Implant (Extra-Oral) Retention – Implantable devices surgically placed into bone can aid in prosthetic retention using magnets or clips.
  • Anatomic Retention – By capturing unique contours in the patient's own surface anatomy permit the adaptation of devices, such as hollow bladders, to aid in retention.
  • Adhesive Retention – The use of specially formulated adhesive products can provide extremely durable retention that has been well accepted by patients over the years.

The Anaplastologist

Maddie Singer, Head of Anaplastology in the Advanced Prosthodontics Program, applies her own distinctive artistry to those in need of facial and eye prosthetic rehabilitation. Featured in national and international news programs as well as several print publications, Maddie's work is remarkably unique in the field. She graduated from the prestigious New York University Tisch School of the Arts, has over 12 years of experience in the film industry, and has spent the last decade working as a clinical anaplastologist. Maddie has published her techniques in both national and international professional journals. Ms. Singer's training and clinical/academic responsibilities include:

  • Anaplastologist, Advanced Prosthodontics Program, UTHSC College of Dentistry.
  • Training – New York University, Tisch School of Arts, BFA & BA, 1990.
  • Training – University of California, San Diego, Regional Burn Center, 2002.
  • Training – UTHSC Advanced Prosthodontics Clinic, 2003-Present.
  • Academic Responsibilities – Extraoral prosthetic fabrication and resident training.

Clinical Appointments

Maddie Singer, B.F.A., B.A.
Anaplastologist, Advanced Prosthodontics Program, UTHSC College of Dentistry
(901) 448-2827 or (901) 517-8198 direct line

To make an appointment to be seen by Maddie Singer in the Advanced Prosthodontics Clinic, please call the number above.

Office hours are by appointment only.

Contact Us

UTHSC College of Dentistry
Department of Prosthodontics
Advanced Prosthodontics Program
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163

Clinic: (901) 448-7180
Fax: (901) 448-1294

Program Director

David R. Cagna, DMD, MS

Program Coordinator

Nancy Wilson