About the Treatment
Massachusetts General Hospital has a multi-specialty approach to treating cleft lip and cleft palate—a congenital condition where the patient's facial midline does not close completely during embryonic development. This condition may affect only soft tissue (cleft lip) or may involve the harder tissue of the upper jaw and palate (cleft palate). The result may cause a range of issues ranging from the esthetic (appearance) to the functional (digestion, speech).
We have an orthodontic specialist with expertise in the management of cleft lip and palate patients. We also have generalists and a prosthodontist who often become involved in the care and follow-up of cleft lip or cleft palate patients. All of our specialists work in concert with Mass General's multi-specialty cleft lip/palate team to provide the most comprehensive and specialized care available.
About the Division of Dentistry
The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.