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Evaluation of patient satisfaction after therapy of unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate.
J Craniomaxillofac Surg 2006; 34 Suppl 2:31-3JC

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

Cleft lip, alveolus and palate (CLAP) is a craniofacial abnormality and is one of the most frequent human developmental anomalies. Therapy of clefts does not only comprise surgical closure of the cleft, but rather aims at an aesthetically and functionally optimal result at adult age.

MATERIAL AND METHODS

Thirty-three cleft patients with total clefts of lip, alveolus and palate were enrolled in this study. Osseous bridging of the alveolar cleft (osteoplasty) was performed in all patients followed by different types of subsequent treatment. All patients answered a questionnaire to assess their satisfaction with the treatment result and their facial appearance. Patient satisfaction was correlated to the type of alveolar cleft repair.

RESULTS

The returned questionnaires revealed varying patient satisfaction with their appearance, occlusal conditions, and dental aesthetics depending on the type of dental treatment in the alveolar cleft area. Questionnaire analysis by gender revealed clear gender-dependent differences in self-rated satisfaction.

CONCLUSION

Aesthetics gain increasing importance for self-perception. Therefore, patient satisfaction with her facial appearance should move even more into focus of therapy of clefts.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Orthodontics, Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Germany. kieferorthopaedie@uni-greifswald.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17071388

Citation

Landsberger, Petra, et al. "Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction After Therapy of Unilateral Clefts of Lip, Alveolus and Palate." Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery : Official Publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, vol. 34 Suppl 2, 2006, pp. 31-3.
Landsberger P, Proff P, Dietze S, et al. Evaluation of patient satisfaction after therapy of unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2006;34 Suppl 2:31-3.
Landsberger, P., Proff, P., Dietze, S., Hoffmann, A., Kaduk, W., Meyer, F. U., & Mack, F. (2006). Evaluation of patient satisfaction after therapy of unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate. Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery : Official Publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery, 34 Suppl 2, pp. 31-3.
Landsberger P, et al. Evaluation of Patient Satisfaction After Therapy of Unilateral Clefts of Lip, Alveolus and Palate. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2006;34 Suppl 2:31-3. PubMed PMID: 17071388.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Evaluation of patient satisfaction after therapy of unilateral clefts of lip, alveolus and palate. AU - Landsberger,Petra, AU - Proff,Peter, AU - Dietze,Sabine, AU - Hoffmann,Anja, AU - Kaduk,Wolfram, AU - Meyer,Fritz-Ulrich, AU - Mack,Florian, PY - 2006/10/31/pubmed PY - 2007/5/1/medline PY - 2006/10/31/entrez SP - 31 EP - 3 JF - Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery JO - J Craniomaxillofac Surg VL - 34 Suppl 2 N2 - INTRODUCTION: Cleft lip, alveolus and palate (CLAP) is a craniofacial abnormality and is one of the most frequent human developmental anomalies. Therapy of clefts does not only comprise surgical closure of the cleft, but rather aims at an aesthetically and functionally optimal result at adult age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-three cleft patients with total clefts of lip, alveolus and palate were enrolled in this study. Osseous bridging of the alveolar cleft (osteoplasty) was performed in all patients followed by different types of subsequent treatment. All patients answered a questionnaire to assess their satisfaction with the treatment result and their facial appearance. Patient satisfaction was correlated to the type of alveolar cleft repair. RESULTS: The returned questionnaires revealed varying patient satisfaction with their appearance, occlusal conditions, and dental aesthetics depending on the type of dental treatment in the alveolar cleft area. Questionnaire analysis by gender revealed clear gender-dependent differences in self-rated satisfaction. CONCLUSION: Aesthetics gain increasing importance for self-perception. Therefore, patient satisfaction with her facial appearance should move even more into focus of therapy of clefts. SN - 1010-5182 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17071388/Evaluation_of_patient_satisfaction_after_therapy_of_unilateral_clefts_of_lip_alveolus_and_palate_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1010-5182(06)60008-5 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -