Prosthetic Speech Appliances for Patients with Cleft Palate

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Abstract

Cleft lip and palate habilitation began as an individual enterprise. The development of knowledge of the nature of the defect and of the remedial measures that were helpful in allowing these patients to achieve more normal participation in community life attracted additional specialists to aid in their habilitation. The need for communication and understanding among these interested disciplines has stimulated a rapid growth of cleft palate teams during the past 15 years. The need for this concerted effort is real. The specialists comprising the cleft palate teams differ in their training and experience, which has led to the development of different treatment philosophies.

Keywords

Soft Palate Cleft Palate Hard Palate Impression Material Posterior Pharyngeal Wall 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hershey Medical Center, Past Medical and DentalPennsylvania State UniversityLancasterUSA
  2. 2.Lancaster Cleft Palate ClinicLancasterUSA

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