Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Clinical Services
Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Clinical Services

Our comprehensive team follows more than 1,500 children born with cleft lip, palate, jaw and/or craniofacial disorders. The clinic is recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and follows its protocols.

Services Offered

  • Our multidisciplinary cleft palate/craniofacial team includes specialists in:
    • Dentistry
    • ENT
    • Genetics
    • Hearing and Speech
    • Lactation Support
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Social Work
  • Additionally: 
    • Families can preview surgery results through innovative 3D rendering technology.
    • Patients benefit from an innovative blood conservation program, which greatly reduces the need for blood transfusions during surgery.
    • Families planning to adopt children with cleft lip and palate can access pre-adoption counseling.
    • Our social workers provide ongoing support and access to community resources.

Commonly Treated Conditions

Including, but not limited to the following (listed in order of frequency)

  • Cleft palate
  • Craniofacial anomalies/syndromes
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Cleft lip
  • Hypernaslity/hyponasality
  • Conditions of the jaw

Cleft Lip and Palate

We use a comprehensive approach to treating children with cleft lip and palate of all ages. Our team provides individualized care plans and long-term follow-up support. We also provide consultations through our Fetal Health Center when babies are diagnosed with cleft lip or palate within the womb via sonogram. Learn more »


Our team treats all types of patients with fused skull sutures. Patients are cared for by a group of experts that includes plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and geneticists. We offer the latest techniques, including minimally approaches to surgery.  

Ear Deformities/Microtia

We offer reconstructive surgery options for the full range of potential ear deformities, from protruding ears to partial or complete absence of ears. Our team also provides molding shortly after birth and surgical solutions later in life. 

Skull Anomalies and Asymmetries

We evaluate and treat all types of abnormal head shapes and provide a full range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.

Facial Asymmetries/Underdevelopment and Hemifacial Microsomia

Our team specializes in treating all types of facial asymmetry. Depending on severity, we can perform bony (jaw surgery, facial implants) and soft tissue (fat grafting, free-tissue transfer) procedures to gain symmetry.

Malocclusions/Jaw Anomalies

We work with your child's orthodontist to perform jaw surgery to correct all types of jaw conditions including overbite, underbite, small chin, and gummy smile.

Pierre-Robin Sequence

The management of Pierre-Robin Sequence, or small jaw with respiratory obstruction, requires a collaborative approach to patient care that includes pediatricians, otolaryngologists, and plastic surgeons. The patient's care plan is developed after extensive evaluation of the airway and other systems. Surgical treatment, such as jaw distraction, is sometimes part of the care plan.

Traumatic Deformities of the Face and Skull

We provide dental and craniofacial surgical expertise to treat all types of facial and head injuries. From jaw surgery to augmentation with facial implants or fat, every patient will have access to the possible available treatment for their condition. 


Our team provides care for craniofacial syndromes such as Apert's, Crouzon's, Goldenhar's, and Treacher-Collins. Our organized approach involves multiple specialties. And care is provided for patients ranging from birth to adolescence.

Tumors of the Craniomaxillofacial Skeleton

From oral and jaw pathology to skull and cranial base tumors, our specialized team has expertise to treat and reconstruct a variety of conditions. 

Vascular Anomalies

We treat all types of vascular anomalies from hemangiomas to vascular malformations through medical, invterventional, and surgical therapies. 

Velopharyngeal Insufficiency, Nasal Speech

Patients with cleft palate often experience speech and nasal problems. We offer surgical solutions for these conditions in coordination with a team of speech therapists, otolaryngologists, dental specialists, and plastic surgeons.

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