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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 173-176

Role of the pediatric dentist and prosthodontist in early cleft management: Presentation of two case reports

1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Prothodontics, SRM Dental College and Hospital, Kattankulathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.125600

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Cleft of lip and palate is one of the common congenital defects affecting the mankind. The management of this is based on a multidisciplinary approach with the parents who are often unaware of the condition until birth needing emotional support and professional guidance. The pediatric dentist is one of the constant entities of whose role starts from infancy through adolescence. This case report highlights the early role of the pediatric dentist in management of both syndromic and nonsyndromic cleft defects with an introduction on a few etiological factors and the genetics behind clefting.

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