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In a study newly published in the journal Development, investigators at the USC School of Dentistry describe how to non-surgically reverse the onset of cleft palate in fetal mice

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An international consortium of scientists, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins University has identified two genes that when altered are closely associated with cleft lip and/or cleft palate. Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the world’s most common congenital malformations and occur in one in every 700 births. The finding is the result of the largest family-based, genome-wide study of cleft lip and/or cleft palate conducted to date. The results were published online by the journal Nature Genetics. The [...]

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Preparing questions in advance for your family can be helpful. So you have a  more meaningful discussions with your physicians regarding your child’s Craniofacial treatment options. The following questions related to cleft lip and palate may be helpful for your family. Bring a Note Pad/ Pen to take down information your team shares with you about your child. So you can look back on all your notes, It is alot of information.  Take your time, if you don’t understand what your team is [...]

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NAM is a technique in which the alveolus (gum ridges) and/or nose are molded with an appliance similar to an orthodontic retainer. This is usually done by a specially trained orthodontist prior to surgery, in order to make surgery simpler. The baby wears the appliance 24 hours a day for a period of weeks or months. It does not interfere with feeding or breathing for the baby. Did your child have this done, was it successful for your child to [...]

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Preparing questions in advance can help parents have more meaningful discussions with their physicians regarding their child’s treatment options. The following questions related to cleft lip and palate may be helpful to you and your family.How severe is my child’s cleft? What other problems is my child likely to experience due to his/her cleft? What specialists will be involved in my child’s treatment? Will my infant require special feeding methods? What surgeries will my child need to treat his/her cleft? At what age can the [...]

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