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MUSC's Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Lip and Palate Center

The Medical University of South Carolina Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Lip and Palate Center strives to provide optimal care services for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies through an interdisciplinary team approach.

Team care is recognized as the standard for affected children and adults with clefting disorders and other craniofacial anomalies. These deformities are Craniofacial teamparticularly difficult because of the immediate impact on function, appearance, parent-child bonding and even social interaction. The complexity of many of craniofacial defects requires the expertise of a well established team to treat the patient. Our team is a committed group of specialists who use open communication and their shared wide experience to make treatment timely, efficient and as comfortable as it can be. The team offers various services for these children, such as plastic surgery, dental and orthodontic care, speech therapy, genetic evaluation and counseling, pediatric evaluation, assessment of psychosocial needs, eye, ear, nose, and throat examination, maxillofacial surgery, audiology evaluations, feeding and nursing evaluation and social work services. Working together we provide leading-edge care tailored to the needs of each patient and enable them to live normal and healthy lives.

The center adheres to the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA) guidelines for treatment and management and since 1995 is recognized as a craniofacial as well as cleft lip and palate center by this organization.

The Medical University of South Carolina Craniofacial Anomalies and Cleft Palate team sees new and return patients at the Rutledge Towers 4 th. Floor Clinics on the third Tuesday and first Friday of every month. For further information please contact Ms Sherry Cannon Clinic Coordinator at (843) 792 -3251 or at

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