Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Recent Advances in the Treatment of Orofacial Clefts

Marcos Roberto Tovani Palone

University of Sao Paulo

Dr. Marcos Roberto Tovani Palone received his Ph.D. from Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He has published more than 70 papers in reputed journals.


Orofacial Cleft Cleft Lip Surgery Cleft Palate Oral Surgical Procedures Orthodontics Dental Treatment Comprehensive Dental Care Speech Therapy Speech-Language Pathology Pediatric Treatment Therapy

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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.

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Date completed: February 3rd 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: March 3rd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: May 2nd 2021

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Review results due: July 21st 2021

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Expected publication date: September 19th 2021

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Marcos Roberto Tovani Palone

University of Sao Paulo

Marcos Roberto Tovani Palone completed his MSc from the Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo, Brazil, and his PhD in Experimental Pathology from Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Brazil. He is DDS, and specialist in pediatric dentistry, syndromes and craniofacial anomalies, and health management. His main research interests are pediatric pathology, orofacial clefts, dentistry, general medicine, and public health. He has published more than 70 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of BMC Public Health, Biomolecules, and Electronic Journal of General Medicine.

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