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How Much Do You Know About Cleft Lip and/or Palate?

Oral health professionals play a role in caring for patients with cleft lip and/or palate as part of the patient’s craniofacial team. Read more to discover how much you understand about a clinician’s role in treating this patient population.

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The dental team plays a prominent role in the collaborative approach to treating cleft lip and/or palate as they monitor teeth for proper eruption; make appropriate and timely referrals to orthodontic providers.

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The dental team plays a prominent role in the collaborative approach to treating cleft lip and/or palate as they monitor teeth for proper eruption; make appropriate and timely referrals to orthodontic providers.

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Orthodontic appliances help to decrease the size of the alveolar cleft by bringing the bony alveolar segments into better alignment by applying forces to the teeth.

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Which member of the patient’s cleft lip and/ or palate team is responsible for the fabrication, adjustment, and maintenance of a nasoalvelor molding appliance?

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The patient’s cleft must be narrowed to what size before the nasal stent can be added to the acrylic plate of the nasoalveolar molding appliance?

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Which of the following dental anomalies might children with cleft lip and/or palate experience in both primary and permanent dentitions?

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Teeth may be more difficult to clean in the permanent dentition of children with cleft lip and/or palate due to which of the following problems?

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How Much Do You Know About Cleft Lip and/or Palate?
Congrats
Congrats! You understand the ins and outs of with cleft lip and/or palate. Get out there and put your know-how to good use!
Well done!
Well done! You’ve got the basics, but there’s more to learn. Continue to study the latest in caring for patients with cleft lip and/or palate. You’ve got this!
Not bad.
Not bad, but there’s more to learn about the oral health professional’s role in caring for patients with cleft lip and/or palate. Consider reading more about the latest developments on this topic. Good luck!

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