Journal of Applied Oral Science
Print version ISSN 1678-7757
FREITAS, José Alberto de Souza et al. Rehabilitative treatment of cleft lip and palate: experience of the Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies/USP (HRAC/USP) - Part 1: overall aspects. J. Appl. Oral Sci. [online]. 2012, vol.20, n.1, pp. 9-15. ISSN 1678-7757. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1678-77572012000100003.
Cleft lip and palate is the most common among craniofacial malformations and causes several esthetic and functional implications that require rehabilitation. This paper aims to generally describe the several aspects related to this complex pathology and the treatment protocol used by the Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies, University of São Paulo (HRAC-USP) along 40 years of experience in the treatment of individuals with cleft lip and palate.
Keywords : Cleft palate; Cleft lip.