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Oncology Grand Rounds: Something Old, Something New

- Monday, May 13, 2024

David Morrison speaks at Sunnybrooks oncologu grand rounds

David Morrison presented another hour-long presentation in the Odette Cancer Centre’s Jenkin Auditorium to the weekly OCC Rounds. The hybrid in-person/Zoom presentation was titled “Something Old, Something New” and the aim was simply showing what the CPU has done –and does –on a day-to-day basis with a wide variety of patient case studies. A few of these case studies were older but had been previously unseen and some provided relevant context to new updates within the unit; hence “Something old, Something new”. It was very well received and the CPU was very grateful of the opportunity to raise awareness of the service that the CPU provides.

Oncology Grand Rounds:
The Moving Targets II

- Monday, April 22, 2024

David Morrison speaks at Sunnybrooks oncologu grand rounds

David Morrison, Clinical Anaplastologist of the CPU, presented an hour-long hybrid in-person/Zoom presentation to the Odette Cancer Centre at weekly Rounds. Held each Monday at Noon, OCC Rounds serves to educate and inform the staff of current programme initiatives, research and services in order to maximize healthcare.

The presentation was titled “The Moving Targets II” and was a sequel to a prior presentation, which similarly presented another showcase of 4 select and challenging patient case studies that the CPU provided prosthetic rehabilitation for and that required extra effort to obtain successful outcomes.

David Morrison, CPU clinical anaplastologist, promotes being a blood donor with Canadian Blood Services

- Thursday, February 15, 2024

David Morrison donates blood

David Morrison recently gave blood as a new blood donor to Canadians here at Sunnybrook hospital. When Canadian Blood Services became aware of his post in LinkedIn, they decided to include David as a part of their website and social media in order to promote greater awareness of how UK and European ex-pats can now donate to Canadians after long-standing policy restrictions were recently lifted.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year from the CPU!

- Friday, December 22, 2023

Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Sciences group photo

On Friday, 22nd of December 2023, the Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Sciences held its annual Christmas party. This was a welcome opportunity for all of the entire staff to once again get together before closing the department for the Christmas holiday and marking the end on a very busy and successful year.

Wishing everyone a good 2024!

CPR training

CPR training

- Tuesday, December 12, 2023

On Friday, November 24th, the team of the CPU joined the staff of the Department of Dentistry to participate in annual CPR training. This training is in accordance with Sunnybrook hospital protocols which requires all staff to be up to date with CPR guidelines as established by the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. All staff successfully completed the course.

This place is SPECIAL

- Saturday September 30, 2023

James Vanderkleyn

Sunnybrook recently launched its new marketing and fundraising campaign that has been collaboratively developed with the Hospital and Foundation to show just how special Sunnybrook is. The campaign highlights the breadth and depth of the care, innovation and people that make Sunnybrook unique and the CPU was one of the departments selected and invited to take part in it.

CPU Clinical Anaplastologist, James Vanderkleyn, now appears in framed posters in various locations around the campus and promoting anaplastology here at Sunnybrook. The video for the campaign can be seen here.

Donations to the Sunnybrook Foundation funds research advancements, medical innovations and improvements in patient care, not just here but worldwide. Visit to learn more.

The CPU attends the AAMP meeting in San Diego, CA

From left to right: James Vanderkleyn, Dr. Theresa Hofstede (President of AAMP, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX), Dr. Eszter Somogyi-Ganss, Dr. Suresh Nayar (AAMP Board member, iRSM, Edmonton), Ann McLaren, Tom Czarnopys

Members of the Craniofacial Prosthetics Unit attended the 71st meeting of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in October 21-24, 2023 at the Omni hotel in San Diego, CA USA. The theme for this year’s meeting was “The Art, Science, and Evolution of Maxillofacial Prosthetics”. Topics discussed included the history and evolution of maxillofacial prosthetics, advanced digital applications, the use of virtual reality in surgical planning, among others.


From the CPU video vault

- Monday, July 31, 2023

Back in March 13th, 2001, The Heath Network in Canada broadcast Episode 34 of their TV series “Life’s Little Miracles” which featured one of our regular patients, Janine. She was then 15 years old and in the process of receiving her first implant-retained auricular prosthesis. This show was only shown in Canada and remained on rotation for a few years but is now available on YouTube.

The show begins with Janine’s journey through The Hospital for Sick Children in downtown Toronto, when the CPU, liaising with the Department of Otolaryngology under Dr. Blake Papsin, attended their then-multi-disciplinary Microtia Clinic. The video footage of the implant surgery is still interesting and relevant to anyone wishing to learn more about this surgery for their own children. The show’s second half follows Janine at the Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit receiving her prosthesis by CPU anaplastologist David Morrison. David saw Janine yesterday, who is doing very well and teaches Grade 2 children with special needs. Discussion arose around this episode and it was found on YouTube as a result.

In light of the CPU attending the Microtia and Atresia Community Ear event last weekend and the evident continued need for education and awareness of prosthetic rehabilitation, Janine kindly consented to the use of the video here.

Since the show aired in Canada, the clinical team has changed greatly along with technical processes (No to Vaseline! Only ever use Edge Adhesive) and terminology (“Companion ear” replaces “good” ear. Plus, the analogue surgical template that David made is now a digital team effort utilizing CAD-CAM), but it is offered here to parents or guardians who may wish to learn more about the option of craniofacial prosthetics for their own children.

Microtia and Atresia picnic event

- Saturday, July 22, 2023

Microtia and Atresia picnic event

On Saturday, July 22nd, 2023, Dr. Eszter Somogyi-Ganss and anaplastologists James Vanderkleyn and David Morrison of the CPU attended and supported the 8th Microtia and Atresia picnic event of the Ear Community Organization in Oakville, Ontario.

Once again, this was another wonderful day and, this time, it was set in the beautiful Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville. Along with other healthcare vendors, the CPU was able to meet with new parents of children with microtia and atresia in a casual, friendly setting and inform them about the option of craniofacial prosthetics within the pathways to eventual treatment.

If you are interested in learning more about Microtia and Atresia as it relates to infants and connecting with others, the website for the Ear Community is available below:

We look forward to seeing everyone again next Summer!

Dr. Sandeep Gurav

Dr. Sandeep Gurav

- Monday, June 26, 2023

The CPU was very glad to host Dr. Sandeep Gurav, MDS (Pros), MFDS (Glasgow), a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who is a Professor and consultant at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India.

Tata Memorial Hospital is the largest cancer specialty hospital in India and Dr. Gurav’s department is responsible for craniofacial rehabilitation of head and neck cancer patients, with craniofacial implants being Dr Gurav’s specialty.

Dr. Gurav flew to Canada to attend the International Anaplastology Association’s annual educational conference in Edmonton, Alberta and he made a special detour to Toronto on his return trip to spend a day at Sunnybrook’s Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Sciences where he took in presentations at the CPU and met senior staff.

It was a most enjoyable day for all and thank you for coming to visit us, Dr. Gurav!

James VanderKleyn

Welcome, James VanderKleyn

- Thursday, April 6, 2023

The Department of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Sciences is pleased to announce the hiring of James VanderKleyn as a new full-time clinical anaplastologist to the CPU.

James is a highly experienced visual and prosthetic artist with an extensive background in the film and television industry and the owner of his own special effects company here in Toronto. He has worked on a wide variety of well-known productions including Star Trek: Discovery and Anne with an E, and under the auspices of famed special effects house FXSmith he helped to produce the series premiere of Fringe. A graduate of OCAD University in Toronto, James will also be transferring his previous creative skills from the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation center to the Sunnybrook healthcare setting. James has 3D modelling and vast fabrication experience to bring to his new role here, and he is also a well-exhibited local sculpture artist. Outside of his work James loves both making and appreciating music, and he's a fan of comedy, theater and the arts in general. Welcome aboard, James!

Space: 1999 Eagle Freighter replica included in Fine Scale Modeler magazine

- Thursday, January 12, 2023

As an update to the CPU’s contribution to Sunnybrook’s What’s getting you through? article in which Sunnybrook Communications photographer, Kevin Van Paassen, photographed clinical anaplastologist David Morrison beginning the build of his kit, and the "I build because…" article on (pictured below) which mentioned the kit, the now-completed model kit of the 1/48th scale studio replica of an Eagle Freighter (from the 1975 TV series Space: 1999) has been chosen for inclusion in the Reader Gallery in the November/December 2022 issue of Fine Scale Modeler magazine.

Fine Scale Modeler (FSM) is based in the US and is North America’s #1 magazine for the model making hobby. It is in its 41st year of publication with subscribers across 80 countries. David’s model is just one of seven models featured amongst kits from across the continental USA, Germany and Portugal and he is delighted to be 'representing' Canada in the section which is now even more limited for inclusion due to the magazine becoming a bi-monthly publication last year. The online digital edition of FSM has a different photo of the completed model.

David Morrison Toronto, Canada. David built this MPC 1/48 scale Eagle Freighter from one of this favourite TV shows, Space: 1999, out of the box aside from a new aftermarket details. He added extra Round 2 decals and turned-metal accessories for the engine bells and struts, plus softer springs from Timeless Hobbies to make it settle just the right amount.

The CPU presents at the Alexandria International Dental Congress

- November 18, 2022

Dr. Eszter Somogyi-Ganss has given a 30-minute presentation on ‘The Effects of the Pandemic on Maxillofacial Prosthetic Care’, representing the Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit at the 22nd Alexandria International Dental Congress in Alexandria, Egypt. The conference was held November 16-18, 2022 and focused on the theme The Pandemic Era: Together We Can. The presentation highlighted the devastating aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on treatment delays in cancer care and its consequences for maxillofacial rehabilitation.

The CPU presents a poster and lecture at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics meeting in Austin, Texas

- Thursday, November 10, 2022

Dr. Eszter Somogyi-Ganss, Clinical and Research Director of the Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit has attended the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in Austin, Texas, October 30-November 1, 2022.

She presented a poster authored by David Morrison, clinical anaplastologist on Understanding the Mechanics of Denial. She was also invited to give a presentation on How to Increase the Life Span of Facial Prostheses, discussing the new Sunnybrook protocol on adhesive removal from facial prostheses. Both the poster and the lecture were very well received.

Tom Czarnopys presents Digital Technology in the CPU’s work flow for York University students in Additive Manufacturing for Biomedical Engineering Applications

– November 3, 2022

Sunnybrook’s CPU credited by IAA president, Alison Vest, on Instagram for recent presentation

- Friday, September 2, 2022

As a follow-up to the CPU’s presentation on the occupational hazards of noise in the workplace at the recent IAA virtual international educational conference, we were all pleased to learn that Allison Vest, IAA President and Certified Clinical Anaplastologist at Mosaic Prosthetics in Collin County, Texas, USA, posted on Instagram that she has since adopted wearing hearing protection into her daily work practice as a result. Allison, who is well known for her anaplastology television documentary 'Body Parts' on TLC, gave Sunnybrook credit and posted a photo of herself in her new cans as well as wearing eye protection.

Many thanks to Allison and for her continuing to spread awareness of the need to protect one’s hearing in anaplastology/dental laboratory settings!

International Anaplastology Association.

The CPU presents at the International Anaplastology Association annual conference

- Friday, June 10, 2022

On Friday, June 10th, David Morrison, clinical anaplastologist, gave a 30-minute presentation at the annual educational conference of the International Anaplastology Association which was held virtually and recorded for delegates from around the world. The presentation was designed to create awareness of workplace noise as an occupational hazard and the need for protecting the hearing of anaplastologists and dental/maxillofacial technologists. The presentation highlighted the significant referenced prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss and Tinnitus in dentistry and allied dental professionals and was gratefully received.

OHNS Rounds Nov 2021.

OHNS Webinar

- Thursday, June 9, 2022

The CPU’s head of department, Dr. Somogyi-Ganss, gave a webinar to the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (OHNS) staff and residents titled ‘Intraoral Rehabilitation of Cancer Survivors’ on Thursday, June 9th, 2022, representing the Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Sciences.

OHNS Rounds Nov 2021.

The CPU presents Oncology Grand Rounds at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre

- Monday, April 11, 2022

On Monday, April 11th, David Morrison, clinical anaplastologist, gave an hour-long presentation for Oncology Grand Rounds detailing four of the more challenging patient case studies seen within the Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit. The presentation explained how seemingly regular patient cases can 'move' like targets and also 'move away' to become cases that need extra adaptations and greater effort to obtain the best results required. Presenting Rounds offers an opportunity for others within the Odette Cancer Centre to see what normally goes unseen within the department and also contributes to fulfil the department’s mandate to educate within a teaching hospital environment.

Welcome, Tom Czarnopys

Tom Czarnopys has joined our staff as an anaplastologist in the CPU. He brings to us a wealth of experience both in anaplastology as well as in digital design and will be establishing our digital lab with 3D printing capabilities.

2021 SME Am Case Study Award

- February 10, 2022

Congratulations to Moti Raj Paudel, Harry Easton and Anath Ravi for becoming finalists (second to NASA) in the 2021 SME Am Case Study Award! They developed a technique using Additive Manufacturing of Custom Applicators for treating skin cancer patients using brachytherapy. This is ground breaking technology! The craniofacial prosthetic unit provided their team with surface 3D scans and digitally extracted preliminary STL files. We are always happy to help any way we can. Download the technical brief and graphical abstract.

OHNS webinar part two

- November 25, 2021

David Morrison presented part two of a webinar to the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery staff and residents titled ‘Extraoral Prosthetics and Anaplastology” on November 25th, 2021, representing the Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Sciences. Dr. Enepekides, Chief of the Department of Otolaryngology, extended his grateful thanks at the end.

Craniofacial Prosthetics Unit nominates Communications & Stakeholder Relations for a team award

- November 25, 2021

Sunnybrook’s Communications & Stakeholder Relations (CSR) team received a 2021 Marilyn Reddick Team Award. Nominations were invited by Sunnybrook staff and those with a COVID-centric emphasis would be given extra consideration.

David Morrison (back row right in blue) composed and submitted a comprehensive nomination for the CSR team in recognition of all of the exemplary work they have done for Sunnybrook, the staff, Sunnybrook Foundation and for the CPU and its website during the past 20 months. He was invited along to the surprise presentation of the award to the CSR team by Sunnybrook President & CEO Dr. Andy Smith.

Bravo to them all! The team award is very well deserved!

OHNS webinar

- November 4, 2021

Dr. Somogyi-Ganss gave a webinar to the Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery staff and residents titled ‘Intraoral Rehabilitation of Cancer Survivors’ on November 4, 2021, representing the Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Sciences.

AAMP poster presentation

The CPU presented an academic poster at the 68th Meeting of the AAMP (American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics) which was held October 22 - October 23, 2021. The subject was in how auricular gold bars – which many patients at the CPU have for their auricular prostheses – can be further utilized to enhance certain patient lifestyles or conveniences along with other custom-made devices.

David Morrison was the primary author of the poster with teammates from the department all represented and it garnered many complimentary comments.

» Download the poster (PDF)

Congratulations Ann McLaren

October 26, 2021

Ann McLaren has received the Carter Wosk Award in Applied Art + Design. This award celebrates British Columbians whose work directly contributes to the cultural and economic fabric of the province.

Ann studied figurative sculpture at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver. Her work includes recreating life-like creations for international museums, teaching, forensic reconstruction, and leading special-effects artistry for feature film and television productions.

Ann joined Sunnybrook’s Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit in 2014, where she applies her specialized art skills to help patients who require customized facial prostheses as a result of disease, trauma or birth anomaly.

Congratulations Ann!

First moments

September 24, 2021

In a new digital storytelling project, Sunnybrook staff shared a favourite moment that took place over the summer of 2021 that provided happiness and hope. David Morrison of the CPU shared his story — read it here

Oncology Grand Rounds at the Odette Cancer Centre

June 21, 2021

As part of Sunnybrook’s mandate as a teaching hospital, David Morrison of the CPU gave a one-hour virtual presentation to the Odette Cancer Centre for its weekly Oncology Grand Rounds.

Since David last gave Rounds around 15 years ago, the unit has undergone many changes in both clinical staff, strategic and team leadership plus clinical procedures and a reintroduction to the OCC was due.

The main aims of the presentation were to introduce the new Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit to newer OCC staff who may be unfamiliar with it - and also to update those who were already familiar with the unit - by demonstrating the many organizational changes since the last presentation and to introduce the new staff members on the team. The presentation covered the history of anaplastology and how it developed into its current form today and the main three patient demographics were showcased through a series of patient case studies and was well-received.

'I build because...'

In a new article on, clinical anaplastologist David Morrison explains how model making has been a major influence on his career at the Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit at Sunnybrook. Airfix sent the story as a newsletter to over 150,000 subscribers around the world.

Read the full article »

Photo by Kevin Van Paassen

Canadian Ear Community Microtia and Atresia Event

On Saturday, May 15th 2021, the CPU was once again pleased to take part in the annual Canadian Ear Community Microtia and Atresia Event and represent Sunnybrook. Usually held in Hamilton as an outdoor picnic event organized by Melissa Tumblin, this year, due to the continuing pandemic, the event was held virtually – and even included a juggling children’s entertainer at the end!

The event is designed to assist and educate new parents with children who have congenital birth defects and are seeking answers to their many questions and inform them of the associated treatment options. It also brings these families together in a sense of shared community and increases the awareness of Microtia, Atresia and facial differences.

The CPU was pleased to participate and a special presentation was given by David Morrison explaining what anaplastology is, how it relates to other treatment options and some case studies were shown and he took part in the Q & A session later. The event went well and the CPU looks forward to participating again at the next event – in whatever form it takes!

What's getting us through

January 2021

Monica Matys, communications advisor at Sunnybrook, approached staff to ask for personal stories of "What has got us through" the challenging year, and the Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit was asked to contribute. Both David Morrison and Dr. Eszter Somogyi-Ganss' personal stories were selected, and they shared what has helped them navigate the challenging year — a year which saw the CPU closed for five months.

This initiative is presented by Sunnybrook to coincide with Bell Let's Talk Day, and it appeared on Sunnynet, Sunnybrook's staff intranet.

With our thanks to Monica and to Kevin Van Paassen of Sunnybrook Digital & Visual Communications for the photography.

From our archives

November 27, 2020

From our archives but still serving as a timely reminder of the continued value of adhesive-retained prostheses, here are some links to previous health news pieces produced by local television here in the Greater Toronto Area.

The stories follow one of our patient advocates, Peter, as he goes through the process of receiving a recast of his orbital prosthesis.

Posted with our continued and sincere gratitude to Peter for kindly agreeing to participate in these productions.

Also, posted with our thanks to CHCH TV in Hamilton and to CityTV in Toronto for their interest in the unit.

CHCH TV News, March 28, 2013
Part 1: Building a new face

CHCH TV News, March 29, 2013
Part 2: Erasing the deformities

The CPU presents at Bloor Collegiate school

November 12, 2019

The Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit was invited to present at the Bloor Collegiate school in downtown Toronto to a class of Grade 10 students as part of their regular careers class. David Morrison presented for one hour and a quarter hours giving an overview of what the CPU does within Sunnybrook, a history of the profession and its part within the Dept. of Dentistry. Using a wide variety of case studies, the presentation hoped to create some greater awareness of the issues of those living with facial differences. There was also an extra session illustrating David’s own career path along with his advice for the students on finding their own creative skills and creating career paths for themselves.

David Morrison

Our unit has started helping Head and Neck surgeons to plan their surgical reconstructions and patient education by creating 3D models of CT scans.

November 8, 2019

The CPU presents at an international maxillofacial conference in the UK

September 5/6/7, 2019

In early September, 2019, David Morrison presented internationally for the Dept. of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Services’ CPU at the UK’s IMPT (Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technologists) biannual conference in Swansea, Wales.

Presenting the new penile brachytherapy treatment at Sunnybrook Hospital and the CPU’s role within it, the presentation went down well and Sunnybrook’s Dept. of Dentistry was the only featured unit from Canada amongst the many hospital units from across the UK, EU and USA who attended the 3-day conference.

David Morrison

The CPU has a new patient advocate

August 2019

Andrew Mizzoni is a long-term cancer survivor patient of the Craniofacial Prosthetics Unit. Andrew lost his eye to Rhabdomyosarcoma as a high schooler and came to Sunnybrook via Sick Kids Hospital for a prosthesis and has been attending regularly ever since. His is a remarkable story of fortitude in the face of adversity and, with the support of his family, sports (he was a great hockey goalie even with monocular vision!) and a sense of faith, he has since raised many hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research though golf tournament fundraisers. Besides becoming a successful real estate professional in Toronto, Andrew recently got married and is one of life’s good guys. He has just authored a book about the experiences in his cancer journey and hopefully it will help inspire others coming up behind him in their own cancer journeys and be a resource of comfort and education.

The book is available online or through good book shops and published by Word Alive Press, ISBN 978-1-4866-1711-1. His website is

Bravo, Andrew!

Survivor book cover

Survivor back cover

The CPU presents to Sunnybrook’s Volunteer Services at the Lunch ‘N’ Learn and BBQ event

July 2019

On July 18th, 2019, David Morrison gave a presentation to Sunnybrook’s volunteers as part of their Lunch ‘N’ Learn program and he gave them an introduction to anaplastology and detailed the Craniofacial Prosthetic Unit’s service to patients and how it related to the Department of Dentistry.

The presentation was very well received and Sunnybrook CEO, Dr. Andy Smith was also in attendance to extend his gratitude to Sunnybrook’s volunteer service at the following BBQ which, like the good food, went down well! The weather cooperated, making it a good Summer’s day and it was great opportunity to be able to meet with the volunteers too and thank them for their service.

David Morrison gave a presentation

David Morrison gave a presentation

David Morrison gave a presentation

David Morrison gave a presentation

David Morrison gave a presentation

Photography by Ancil London of Sunnybrook’s Digital Visual Communications department. Posted here with our thanks.

Observing the Department of Dentistry’s commitment to Sunnybrook as a teaching hospital

June, 2019

Observing the Department of Dentistry’s commitment to Sunnybrook as a teaching hospital, David Morrison of the CPU gives the final rotation of this year’s 3rd year dental students from U of T a full introduction to the field of Anaplastology. The presentation covers the history and development of maxillofacial technology/anaplastology as it is recognized today and culminates in a comprehensive series of case studies. In this way, the students gain an awareness of the profession and personal impacts of the service as they enter as front-line healthcare workers themselves.

3rd year dental students from U of T

3rd year dental students from U of T

Brenda reveals new, innovative prosthetic eye

March 13, 2019

In 2014, Brenda Coulter was driving along the highway on her way into work. Her life would change in an instant when a piece of metal – likely from a truck – flew up and smashed through her windshield. Brenda lost her left eye, and needed more than one dozen surgeries to repair the damage to her face and skull.

Read the full interview and watch the video

Brenda Coulter video

Conversations with John Moore

Feb 23, 2019
Newstalk 1010 radio program featuring an in-depth look at living with disability.

Brenda Coulter returns to Sunnybrook magazine for a follow up feature

Jan 25, 2019
The CPU was very happy and proud to finish the prosthesis for their newest and very special patient advocate, Brenda Coulter, who featured on the previous cover of the Sunnybrook magazine. Brenda was the recipient of ground-breaking surgical planning at Sunnybrook that saw her receive her osseointegrated implants and they now retain her new prosthesis via magnets. Brenda will be returning again in the next issue of the Sunnybrook magazine and she will appear on the back cover as a follow-up feature which follows her journey from her surgery through the prosthetic side of her treatment. Everyone on the Sunnybrook surgical team and at the CPU are thrilled to have been able to each have played their parts and help Brenda along her journey to get her where she is today.

This is Brenda with her clinical anaplastologist, David Morrison, and wearing her newly delivered prosthesis. She just about to be escorted by Monica Matys in Public Relations for her photoshoot and interview at Sunnybrook Studios. Today was a very good day.

Brenda Coulter

Dr Andy Smith, CEO of Sunnybrook Health and Science Centre visits the CPU

Dec 20, 2018
Dr. Andy Smith, CEO of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, in his year-end review of his most memorable moments and visits with staff, included his visit to the CPU that Fall. His visit was prompted by a particular and favorable patient experience that occurred as a result of the Sunnybrook magazine in which the CPU were featured and were also on the front cover. Dr. Smith wished to learn more about this patient experience and he also learnt more about the new 3D digital scanning processes that the CPU has incorporated into its treatments.

CPU Team at the 2nd Microtia and Atresia Ear Community Picnic

July, 2018
The CPU team travelled out to Hamilton to lend its support to Melissa Tumblin and the 2nd Microtia and Atresia Ear Community Picnic. It was a great day to interact with organizers, sponsors and especially the new parents who were looking for answers to questions they hardly knew how to ask and to spread some awareness of treatment options. The event was caught on CHCH TV too! It was a great day out and we were glad to be a part of the day.

Sunnybrook Magazine - Spring 2018

Jan 25, 2019
New surgical navigation system may help improve use of life-like facial prosthetics. Read the full article. 

David Morrison wins Best Presentation at the International Anaplastology Association Conference

May, 2018
David Morrison (R) presented twice at the International Anaplastology Association annual educational conference in Quebec City, QC and one of them won Best Presentation. The winning presentation was of “When Analogue Technology Enables Modern Digital Technology: Making a Penile Impression for Innovative Treatment of Non-Invasive Penile Brachytherapy.”

David Morrison

Fine-tuning imaging to enhance craniofacial implants for patients

Sep 29, 2016
Reconstructing the craniofacial skeleton after trauma often requires implants that must match the facial structure of the patient to restore both function and cosmetic appearance. Holland MSK researchers are working to improve imaging visualization of thin bones in the face, in order to enhance the design of these implants. Read the full article. 

Canadian medical team helps injured in Ukraine

Nov 26, 2014
A team of medical professionals from across Canada recently returned from a one-week volunteer mission to Ukraine, having treated 30 patients and performing 37 post-traumatic reconstructive surgical procedures otherwise unavailable to the people there. Read the full article

Canadian volunteers providing surgery in Ukraine

Nov 5, 2014
Today, a team of Canadian medical professionals will travel to Ukraine to provide specialized post-traumatic reconstructive surgical procedures otherwise unavailable to the people there. Read the full article


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Craniofacial Prosthetics Unit

Odette Cancer Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue, 
T-wing, ground floor, room TG 260
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Judy Gibson
Phone: 416-480-4254
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