Welcome to Maxillofacial Prosthodontics UK, the home of the Merseyside based Maxillofacial Prosthodontic NHS funded service based at University Hospital Aintree / Liverpool Dental Hospital. We specialise the the oral & facial rehabilitation of patients in high priority groups such as those with acquired and congenital abnormalities of the face, mouth and jaws. Our main emphasis & expertise lies in the use of dental & zygomatic implants to support complex oral, facial & dental prostheses.

Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Training Fellowships

Liverpool has a great reputation for training in maxillofacial prosthodontics and anaplastology. Our regional head & neck cancer centre serves a population in excess of 2 million people with double the incidence of head & neck cancer compared to the


The scope of Maxillofacial Prosthodontic and Prosthetics is wide and we provide services across the broad spectrum of this discipline for patients across Merseyside and beyond with many of our patients travelling from other parts of the United Kingdom. In

Mr C Butterworth

Chris Butterworth is a leading Maxillofacial Prosthodontist based at University Hospital Aintree, one of the largest Head & Neck Cancer centres in Europe. Since his appointment back in 2003, he has built a reputation for innovative care in the field

Zygomatic Implants revolutionised my practice

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Our Trainee Testimonials

  • Dr Carly Taylor

    I cannot recommend the Fellowship highly enough. Having completed academic specialty training in restorative dentistry, I knew that I wanted to sub-specialise in oral rehabilitation. This fellowship was perfect in allowing me to gain both theoretical and practical experience at two leading units in the UK and gain a much broader perspective in all stages of rehabilitation. I had the … more

  • Mr Rahat Ali

    Mr Rahat Ali NHS Oral Rehabilitation Fellow 2015-2016 I thoroughly enjoyed my Maxillofacial Prosthodontics Fellowship Year. I completed my Specialist Training in Restorative Dentistry and received a good broad basis of knowledge. However I was very aware that Maxillofacial Prosthodontics is a vast and complex discipline in itself and that I had only just touched the topic in my specialist … more

  • Dr Tengku Fazrina Tengku Mohd Ariff

    Dr Tengku Fazrina Tengku Mohd Ariff International training Fellow (2014 – 2016) Liverpool has a great team in providing excellent management for head and neck cancer patients which i was very proud to work and learn alongside with. I really enjoyed the operating sessions in Aintree Hospital where we were exposed to routine pre-implant surgical procedures, placement of conventional dental … more

Latest News

  • New UK Course: The Zygomatic Implant Oncology Course

    This hands-on cadaver course on the use of zygomatic implants, aimed at Consultants (and senior trainees) in OMFS/Maxillofacial Prosthodontics, is the first of it’s kind in the UK. It brings together over 10 years of clinical experience from this Liverpool-based clinical team in the use of conventional and oncology-modified Zygomatic Implants in the prosthetic rehabilitation of patients with maxillary and …more

  • Publication 2017: The Maxillary ZIP Flap Technique

    The zygomatic implant perforated (ZIP) flap: a new technique for combined surgical reconstruction and rapid fixed dental rehabilitation following low-level maxillectomy.Butterworth CJ, Rogers SN. AbstractThis aim of this report is to describe the development and evolution of a new surgical technique for the immediate surgical reconstruction and rapid post-operative prosthodontic rehabilitation with a fixed dental prosthesis following low-level maxillectomy for malignant …more

  • Publications 2017: Zygomatic Implant use in a paediatric cancer patient

    A novel report on the use of an oncology zygomatic implant-retained maxillary obturator in a paediatric patient.Dattani A, Richardson D, Butterworth CJ.AbstractThis report details the use of zygomatic oncology osseointegrated implants to support and retain a maxillary obturator in a 13-year-old male patient who underwent a right-sided hemi-maxillectomy (Brown Class 2b) (Brown and Shaw, Lancet Oncol 11:1001-8, 2010) for a …more

What is Maxillofacial Prosthodontics?

Maxillofacial Prosthodontics is the specialty concerned with the rehabilitation of complex acquired and congenital oral and facial defects and conditions. It deals mainly with patients following diagnosis and treatment for head and neck cancer. Maxillofacial Prosthodontists are specialist clinicians who manage and oversee the construction of complex oral and facial prostheses which often require the surgical placement of dental or zygomatic osseointegrated implants to retain them. Maxillofacial prosthodontists work together with specialised dental technicians & maxillofacial prosthetists to deliver high quality patient care for complex patients. In addition to Head & Neck Cancer patients, maxillofacial prosthodontists manage patient with severe Maxillofacial trauma and congenital conditions such as Hypodontia and Cleft Lip & Palate.


Lectures, Courses & Conferences Follow the links below to find out about our latest Maxillofacial prosthodontic events and speaking engagements. All Mr Butterworth’s forthcoming lectures, courses and conferences will appear here. Subscribe to our event calendar to be kept up

Our Hospitals

University Hospital Aintree The Merseyside Regional Head & Neck Cancer Centre is hosted at University Hospital Aintree. As one of the largest cancer centres in Europe, we have a large clinical practice for head and neck cancer with 8 head

Facial Prosthetic Service

The construction and retention of facial prostheses is a highly complex and sensitive treatment modality involving a high degree of teamwork. In merseyside, we have a strong team of talented maxillofacial prosthetists and technicians who help support this group of