Patients with cleft lip and palate require a multidisciplinary approach to care and management of the alveolar cleft in these patients is no exception. While some centers perform gingivoperiosteoplasty, or even bone grafting, at the time of lip or palate repair, the majority perform alveolar bone grafting in the mixed dentition phase before the eruption of the permanent canine. Yet, not all alveolar clefts are the same and some require novel strategies to achieve successful outcomes. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the multidisciplinary management of the patient with alveolar cleft, including timing, preoperative orthodontic preparation, and surgical technique, with emphasis placed on clinical cases.

Continuing Education

Attendees must register, attend and evaluate each webinar to receive continuing education credit. This on-demand course will be eligible through November 2, 2020.

  • ACCME: ACPA designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 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.
  • NCNA/ANCC: This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To receive contact hours nurses must attend 80% of this CNE activity.

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
  • Each learner will understand the optimal timing of alveolar cleft repair, including the obligatory presurgical orthodontic setup.
  • Each learner will understand the goals of alveolar cleft repair.
  • Each learner will understand basic and advanced methods of closing and grafting alveolar clefts.
Seminar Information
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October 02, 2020 11:55 PM
1 hour
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Contemporary Management of the Alveolar Cleft in Patients with Cleft Lip and Palate
Speaker Information
Heather Hendricks DDS, MSO  [ view bio ]
Alison Kaye MD  [ view bio ]
Michael Lypka MD, DMD  [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (non-MD/DO)
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 1.00
Nursing Contact Hours: 1.00
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