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Restorative Rehabilitation of the Cleft Affected Occlusion – A Service Evaluation

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D.O.I.
10.1922/EJPRD_2210Lee06
Authors
  • Yung Wei Jarred Lee
  • Sameera Kapadia
  • Christopher Butterworth
  • Prince Thomas
  • Phil Smith

Abstract

Cleft Lip and/or Palate (CLP) is the most common cranio-facial abnormality thought to be caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors causing challenges with feeding, dental development and speech.1,2 Cleft affected individuals often present a unique set of challenges with regards to their oro-facial and dental development and require multidisciplinary care. This article aims to describe the role of the restorative dentist in the multidisciplinary management of cleft affected individuals and outlines the various clinical presentations and restorative challenges. This article describes the various treatment modalities provided for cleft affected individuals under the National Health Service (NHS) at Liverpool University Dental Hospital (LUDH) and ranges from
minimally invasive techniques to conventional fixed and removable prosthodontics.

Keywords
Multidisciplinary
Cleft
Rehabilitation
Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics