Inside The Cleft Palate Story, Dr. Samuel Berkowitz describes the different types of clefts, the causes of clefting, and the rehabilitation options. A clear and positive format is used to help parents reduce their anxiety over the unknown but treatable consequences of cleft lip/palate treatment and prepare them for the examinations, medical and dental procedures, and hospital admissions.
The Cleft Palate Story explains the methods used in clinical management, including surgery, orthodontics, and speech and hearing rehabilitative techniques. This generously illustrated book also includes an impressive appendix of valuable resources including information on insurance, finding support groups, and cleft-related publications and videos available on the market.
The Cleft Palate Story prepares parents for the challenges they will face, helps them understand the treatment plan developed by the cleft palate team, and details how this condition can be managed to have a successful outcome.
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About the Author
Dr. Samuel Berkowitz DDS, MS, FICD, an orthodontist, was a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery associated with South Florida Craniofacial Anomalies Program at the University of Miami School of Medicine. His main goal was to develop teaching materials in cleft palate for professionals in plastic and oral surgery, orthodontics, and speech language pathology. He is president of the Miami Craniofacial Anomalies Foundation and is active in the American Association of Orthodontics, Florida Cleft Palate Association and the Edward Angle Society of Orthodontists. He has published widely in the medical and cleft palate journals and is the author of Volume I and the editor of Volume II of Cleft Lip and Palate Perspectives In Management, First Edition; has co-authored, Plastic Surgery of the Facial Skeleton with S. A. Wolfe, MD; and has written The Cleft Palate Story, First Edition for the parent of a child born with a cleft. Dr. Berkowitz is a popular speaker on cleft lip/palate topics and has presented many workshops and seminars in the United States and abroad. His research interest focuses on improving surgical-orthodontic treatment planning for cleft lip and palate children as well as those with other craniofacial anomalies. Currently, Dr. Berkowitz is project director of a clinical research program that is studying the long-term effects of various surgical treatment procedures on palatal and facial growth and development. His extensive serial clinical records of dental casts, lateral cephaloradiographs, facial and intraoral photographs and panorexes are going to the National Museum of Health and medicine, associated with Walter Reed Hospital’s Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC, where it will be available for continued study.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Chapter 1: When a Child Is Born with a Cleft
Chapter 2: Feeding Your Child
Chapter 3: The Anatomy of Clefts
Chapter 4: The Causes of Clefting
Chapter 5: The Cleft Palate Team
Chapter 6: Preparing for Surgery
Chapter 7: Surgery
Chapter 8: Facial and Dental Concerns
Chapter 9: Speech Concerns
Appendix A: Financial Assistance and Other Resources
Appendix B: Tips on Financing Health Care
Appendix C: Resources for People with Facial Differences
Appendix D: Selected Bibliography of Publications on Cleft Lip and Palate
Appendix E: Glossary