MULTIDISCIPLINARYCLEFT LIPAND PALATE TEAM Amin Abusallamah
Introduction• Multidisciplinary teams are groups of professionals from diverse specialists who come together to provide comprehensive assessment and consultation in abuse cases.
Introduction• Children born with cleft lips and palates have many problems that need to be solved for successful habilitation.• The complexity of these problems requires that numerous health care practitioners cooperate in providing the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to ensure comprehensive care.
Introduction• Team members must communicate effectively among themselves, with the child and parents , & with the primary care physician & dentist.
Teams may be composed of1. The dental specialties (orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry and prosthodontics)2. The medical specialties (genetics, pediatrics, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and psychiatry)3. Allied health care fields (audiology, nursing, psychology, social work and speech pathology)
Diagram of patient interaction with members of the cleft lip and palate team.
• • McDONALD Dentistry for the Child and Adolescent • Chapter:28 • Pages: 685 -689Reverence