The Treatment of Cleft Lip and/or Palate
With the advent of presurgical infant orthopedics, the role of oral health professionals in caring for this population continues to grow.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the prevalence of babies born with cleft lip and/or palate, and factors that play a role in its development.
- Discuss ways in which cleft lips and/or palates are detected, and the make-up of the interdisciplinary care team.
- List the goals of presurgical infant orthopedics, the ways in which nasoalveolar molding therapy addresses this condition, and the growing popularity of this treatment approach.
This course was published in the November 2017 issue and expires November 2020. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.