Parenting a Cleft Child: Selecting a Surgeon

You stare at that ultrasound, taking in the news that your baby has a cleft lip and/or palate. You’re referred to a specialist to confirm that diagnosis. You see the specialist, baby’s cleft is confirmed. You don’t know how to feel or what questions to ask. It all...
Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Welcome Utah’s newest Cleft and Craniofacial certified team.  After a very extensive review of the Cleft and Craniofacial Institute of Utah’s team members, treatment protocols, and outcomes, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association gave its...
Staged palate repairs

Staged palate repairs

Staged palate repairs were implemented to try and reduce the chance of stunting the upper jaw growth and needing to have it surgically advanced later in life, while at the same time allowing normal speech to develop.  We know from several studies that the growth of...