The challenge for the cleft palate reconstructive surgeon is to successfully repair every type and anatomical variation of cleft palate. Presently, the vast majority of surgeons use single pattern repairs which are highly inflexible and may only work well on certain anatomic presentations. Many surgeons revert to older, more growth restricting techniques on complete or wide clefts. This leads to variability of success based on the width or type of the cleft. This Buccal Flap workshop incorporates of new videos and the lessons learned from the previous workshops. It is intended to change the fundamental way we approach reconstruction of the palate, using the embryonic approach in primary repairs replacing the deficient tissue with similar functioning tissue (the buccal flap) and to improve the outcome of Palate reconstruction in secondary repairs, by adding the missing tissue necessary to achieve success.

Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. Presenter disclosures can be found in the "Topics" tab in the speaker bio. This course will be available on-demand through November 11, 2020.

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Neither the speakers nor members of the planning committee have any conflicts of interest related to the content of this activity. Individual disclosures may be found in the “Topics” tab under their name.

Seminar Objectives
  • Participants will be able to effectively use the Buccal Flap Approach, incorporating it's advantages directly into their practice.
  • Participants will be able to describe the differences between traditional repair philosophy and the Buccal Flap Approach philosophy.
  • Participants will be able to recognize new appropriate measures of success that can be employed to better evaluate their results.
Seminar Information
Expiration Date:
October 12, 2020 11:55 PM
1 hour, 30 minutes
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The buccal flap approach for palate reconstruction
Speaker Information
John Girotto M.D.  [ view bio ]
Robert J. Mann M.D.  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.50
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.50
On Demand Only
Student Non-member: $24.99
Student Member: $24.99
Member: $24.99
ACPA Retired: $24.99
ACPA Member: $24.99
ACPA Life Member: $24.99
Transitional Member: $24.99
Full Price: $34.99