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Enhanced Cleft Lip and Palate Team Care

  • Jeffrey C. Posnick
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    Professor Emeritus, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

    Professor of Orthodontics, University of Maryland, College of Dental Surgery, Baltimore, MD

    Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC
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Published:November 03, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2021.10.017
      A universal professional mission is to see that those under our care achieve personal success without special regard to their original cleft malformation. Optimal cleft care is more than completing a successful operation or an isolated therapy. To avoid common reconstructive pitfalls, we advocate consideration for the collaborative efforts of two separate and equally enthusiastic specialized surgeons on the cleft team.
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