Cleft - Ultimate Treatment
- Know and can advise their auxiliaries, in treating children by means of a jaw-orthognathic suction and drinking plate (= jaw-orthopaedic device) - Have an excellent feedback system with all involved disciplines - Know basic paediatric treatment regimens Paediatric anaesthetists Paediatric-trained nurses in a paediatric ward
Optimal treatment for children with facial cleft deformities can only be achieved in a multidisciplinary setting, where various specialties and divisions are constantly evaluating the patient, from birth to adulthood. Financial matters represent the major disadvantage in a multidisciplinary clinic. Parents of cleft patients might need a medical insurance/aid cover for the continuous treatment of their infant or child. Fully government funded or nongovernmental health care clinics, might represent an option. A typical multidisciplinary team consists of the following members: - - - - - -
Surgeon(s) (cleft-cranio-maxillofacial surgeon) Orthodontist Speech and language pathologist Audiologist Paediatrician Community nurse(s)
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Clinical psychologist Medical geneticist Paedodontist Oral hygienist Prosthodontist
BĂœTOW Kâ€‘W The multidisciplinary approach and the therapy protocol. In: Treatment of Facial Cleft Deformities. Ishiyaku EuroAmerica, Inc. Publishers, St Louis, Tokyo 1995: pp. 1-2.
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