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Article: Volume 41 Number 10 Page 876 - December 2014

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  Dent Update 2014; 41: 876-881

Orthodontics:  Management of Patients with Non-Syndromic Clefts of the Lip and/or Palate Part 3: From Age 10 until Adulthood

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Abstract: Parts 1 and 2 of this article addressed the care of children with cleft of the lip and/or palate until age 10. The third part of this article discusses their care until adulthood.

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, UK.

Objective: To outline the sequence of multidisciplinary care for patients with CLP and the input by the primary care dentist.