The interdisciplinary treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate has always been a challenge for professionals, especially when the aim is to restore proper aesthetics and function in areas affected by cleft palate, which frequently causes dental, bone, and gingival loss. It is important to know the periodontal and peri-implant clinical characteristics, corrective and regenerative procedures, difficulties, and sequelae that cleft palate entails, for the correct planning of rehabilitative and esthetic treatments in this type of patient.
Audience Takes Away Notes:
- What are cleft lip and palate?
- Periodontal treatment in patients with cleft lip and palate
- Rehabilitation with dental implants in patients with cleft lip and palate
Cabrera studied Dentistry at the University of Cuenca, Ecuador (2007). He graduated as a Specialist in Implantodontics and Dental Prosthetics at the CPO UNINGÁ/Bauru-Brazil; Master in Dentistry - Periodontics Concentration Area at the School of Dentistry of Araçatuba of the Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho", FOA-UNESP/Araçatuba-Brazil; Doctorate and Post-Doctorate in Sciences at the Hospital for Rehabilitation of Craniofacial Anomalies - HRAC of the University of Sao Paulo - USP/Bauru-Brazil. He is a member of the editorial staff of Revista Nacional de Odontologia (Colombia), Revista Odontologia Sanmarquina (Peru), and Revista ReportaEndo (Ecuador). He has clinical experience in Plastic Periodontal Surgery, Guided Bone Regeneration,
Periodontics in patients with cleft lip and palate, and Periodontitis in alcoholic animals. He has research experience with Histological Analysis Techniques, Histometrics, Immunohistochemistry, Three-dimensional Analysis Methods in digital models (3D), and Systematic Reviews.