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Dentists’ Evolving Role in Treating Cleft Lip and Palate

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An overview of developments in care for this patient population, and the ever changing and expanding role of the dental provider.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Explain the prevalence of babies born with cleft lip and/or palate, and factors that play a role in its development.
  2. Discuss ways in which cleft lips and/or palates are detected, and the make-up of the interdisciplinary care team.
  3. 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 issued in the November 2017 issue and expires 11/30/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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