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Home : Health/Medical/Dental : Major Diseases/Conditions : Cleft Lip/Palate

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  • Cleft Lip and Palate - DrGreene.com
    Read about this birth defect, learn why it happens, and find out how it can be prevented.

  • Cleft lip and palate: What are the causes?
    Cleft lip and palate can be detected by ultrasound, amniocentesis and molecular genetic techniques

  • American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association
    The American Cleft Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Dedicated to all aspects of facial birth defects. Organization for health care professionals representing over 32 disciplines.

  • Children with Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip
    Cleft lip and palate are among the most common birth effects, occuring in one of every 500 to 1000 babies. Surgery and therapy are available to correct these conditions but may not be accessible for children in orphanages

  • Cleft Advocate
    Cleft Advocate is a one-stop resource for cleft patients and their families, providing education and understanding for dealing with the medical issues cleft patients face. This site also includes insurance and advocacy tips and the Family-To-Family Connection.

  • Cleft.ie
    The Cleft Lip & Palate Association of Ireland (CLAPAI), registered charity, is a voluntary group formed to provide support and information for parents of children affected by cleft lip and palate and those directly affected by the condition.

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Association
    UK-wide voluntary organisation specifically helping those with and affected by cleft lip and palate.

  • Cleft Lip and Palate in Children - Keep Kids Healthy
    Cleft lip and cleft palate treatment and repair can help with feeding difficulties and problems with speech development.

  • Cleft Lip/Cleft Palate: Internet Resources
    Resources for cleft lip/cleft palate for parents and professionals.

  • International Craniofacial Institute
    provides treatment for craniofacial deformities, syndromes, trauma, and cleft lip and palate conditions

  • Special Friends Foundation
    The Special Friends Foundation aims to help not only the children but also their families. A goal of the SFF is to provide an information network of printed and Internet material that will allow parents to achieve an understanding of RTS within 24 hours of diagnosis.

  • The Smile Train
    The Smile Train, an international children's charity launched in 1999, is dedicated to helping the millions of children in the world suffering from cleft lip and palate.

  • Thousand Smiles Foundation
    group of Rotarians dedicated to the treatment of maxillo-facial deformities.

  • Wide Smiles
    EXCELLENT SITE - they provide support, inspiration, information and networking for families everywhere who may be dealing with the challenges associated with clefting.

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