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Article: Volume 41 Number 9 Page 775 - November 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 775-782

Orthodontics:  Management of Patients with Non-Syndromic Clefts of the Lip and/or Palate Part 2: From Primary Surgery to Alveolar Bone Grafting

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Abstract: Part 1 of this series of articles addressed the care of the child with a cleft of the lip and/or palate from antenatal diagnosis until primary surgery. The second part of this article discusses their care from primary surgery until alveolar bone grafting.

Clinical relevance: Dentists should be aware of the different types of cleft lip and/or palate that occur and the role of the dentist in the overall management of patients who have clefts.

Author notes: Grant T McIntyre, BDS, FDS RCPS(Glasg), MOrth RCS(Edin), PhD, FDS(Orth) RCPS(Glasg), FDS RCS(Edin), Consultant Orthodontist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Dundee Dental Hospital and School, 2 Park Place, Dundee, DD1 4HR.

Objective: To increase awareness of the different types of cleft lip and/or palate and the role of the dentist in their overall management.