About the book
Orofacial clefts (OFCs) are the most common craniofacial conditions in humans, affecting about 1 in 700 live births. Most of these patients present several functional and aesthetic changes, including anatomical differences, speech, language and hearing problems, and dental conditions. Therefore, surgery to the lip, alveolar ridge, and/or palate may be required. OFCs can occur in isolation or association with a variety of other birth conditions and syndromes. Comprehensive care is essential for the successful treatment of these patients. Cleft and craniofacial teams must be composed of several health professionals, such as a cleft surgeon, otolaryngologists, nurses, dentists, orthodontists, and speech pathologists.
This book aims to outline recent advances in the multidisciplinary treatment of OFCs. It will publish recent and original research, review articles, and relevant case reports on this topic, with the participation of practicing researchers, academics, Ph.D. students, clinicians, and other expert scientists in the field of OFCs and related conditions.