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Patient and Family Resources

The staff at the Craniofacial and Children's Reconstructive Surgery Center is readily available to provide support and information to patients and their families. Many resources are available online, but the craniofacial surgeon and staff are the best resources for answering questions.

Web resources

More information about cleft lip/palate can be found at:

Support group

Dylan's Smile provides a support group for families of a child with cleft lip/palate or other craniofacial malformation. This provides families the chance to share experiences and offer one another helpful suggestions and support throughout the stages of the surgery/treatment experience.

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