Ken began working in the Maxillofacial Laboratory, based in the extension block at St Luke’s Hospital, in 1979 as a Trainee Maxillofacial Technician.
He completed his City and Guilds qualifications in Maxillofacial Technology in 1981, passing with Distinction and winning the British Dental Association prize for the best City and Guilds Advanced Examination results in the country.
He quickly took over the design and construction of all the facial prosthetics for patients referred to the department, and eventually began managing the specialist facial prosthetics clinics held at St Luke’s, Middlesbrough General and Hull’s Castle Hill hospitals.
In 1998, he became a Licentiate of the City and Guilds of London Institute, in recognition of his work in prosthetic reconstruction.
And in the same year he took up the role of Laboratory Services Manager for the Clinical Prosthetics and Orthodontic Laboratory Service.