Cleft lip and palate are among the most common birth defects. Approximately one newborn in 700 has cleft lip, cleft palate, or both. Nevertheless, many families have never heard of cleft lip or palate until their child is born. It can be a scary and confusing time, but we want you to know that help is available.

Our multidisciplinary team works closely with families to provide the best outcome for children with craniofacial anomalies, including:

  • Cleft lip and/or palate
  • Submucous cleft palate
  • Pierre Robin sequence
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Oculoauriculovertebral (OAV) syndrome
  • Beckwith-Weidemann syndrome
  • Treacher Collins syndrome
  • Velocardiofacial (VCF) syndrome
  • Abnormal head shape/Plagiocephaly

Children's Cleft & Craniofacial Center provides the following services:


Services and Support

Specialists are available for your child's careArrowBlue
Each child is different, of course, but these conditions usually call for treatments from a variety of medical specialists.

We work with you, on behalf of your childArrowBlue
Communication is key. That's why all specialists involved with your child meet, as a team, face to face with your family regularly.

Support beyond medical care is important, tooArrowBlue
We know that it's helpful for families to know that they are not alone, and that there are resources available to them.

Payment for careArrowBlue
Your family's insurance, HMO, PPO, medical assistance, etc., will be billed for services provided by the Cleft Clinic. 

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