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Dental treatment for patients with Cleft Lip and Palate:
- Is relevant in their comprehensive approach.
- Takes place during a large period of their care time line.
- Requires coordinated actions from different specialties.
- Is not always a possibility in MIC contexts.
- Main barriers to archivieve it have been identified:
- Funds, awareness.
- Lack of trained professionals to perform them.
Introduce a Dental School Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Academic Program as a model for the comprenhensive treatment for patients with Cleft Lip and Palate (CLP) developed at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana School of Dentistry in Bogotá D. C., Colombia.
- Projection areas:
- Assistential area
- Educational area
- Research area
- Interdisciplinary and Interprofessional Interaction Protocol.
- Long term evolution comprehensively treated and clinical finished cases.
This academic model results an efficient alternative to provide comprehensive dental treatment to patients with CLP, it allows the simultaneous benefit of having patients attended by different specialties, young professionals learning and team working, generating research opportunities, costs reduction, interprofessional interaction and patients long term follow up.
- This Program Model offers a comprehensive response to patients with CLP of all ages and provides integral care for adult patients with severe sequels in the population we are taking care of.
- Our Program has positively influenced national and international residents. It has alllowed these young professionals to provide comprehensive health care to CLP patients in different Latin American countries, working with international teams and missions.
- This Program is coherent with the guidelines stated by the WHO for the prevention and management of genetic, congenital dissorders and birth defects in developing countries; these state that patients should be interdisciplinarily managed, young professionals from the required disciplines should be teached and trained and that research in genetics, prevalence, incidende and prevention should be addressed.