J Dent Oral Biol | Volume 5, Issue 2 | Review Article | Open Access

An Insight of the Cleft Lip and Palate in Pediatric Dentistry - A Review

Divya Subramanyam

Department of Pediatric Dentist, Asan Memorial Dental College and Hospital, India

*Correspondance to: Divya Subramanyam 

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Cleft lip and palate is one of the common congenital developmental abnormalities which have a negative impact on the quality of life of the children. It has multifactorial etiology, primarily caused by the interaction between environmental and genetic factors. Management of cleft lip and palate requires a multidisciplinary team involving oral and maxillofacial surgeon, speech therapist, dentist, orthodontists, and so forth. They decide and prepare the best treatment plan depending on the age of the child and the site of defect. This study involves the comprehensive review of the various scientific literatures on cleft lip and palate, discussing the embryology, classification, possible etiology, associated syndromes, clinical features and their management. Parental counseling is essential to create awareness on its preventive measures. Genetic studies should be carried out priorly to identify the potential risk factors which might predispose to this congenital anomaly


Congenital abnormalities; Cleft lip; Cleft palate; Children


Subramanyam D. An Insight of the Cleft Lip and Palate in Pediatric Dentistry - A Review. J Dent Oral Biol. 2020; 5(2): 1164. ISSN: 2475-5680.

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