Cleft Lip and Palate Repair

Cleft Lip and Palate:

Cleft lip and palate occurs in 1 out of 700 births. This is the most common facial birth defect. Comprehensive and coordinated care from infancy through adolescence is essential to achieve the best outcome. Dr. David Wilson is formally trained and experienced in treating children with this facial deformity. The specific goals for children born with cleft lip and palate are to normalize aesthetic appearance of the lip and nose, create an intact palate, facilitate normal speech, language, hearing, good dental and periodontal health, and normal psycho-social development.