Dental maturation of unilateral cleft lip and palate

  title={Dental maturation of unilateral cleft lip and palate},
  author={E L Y Tan and Mimi Yow and Meaw Charm Kuek and Hung Chew Wong},
  booktitle={Annals of maxillofacial surgery},
Cleft lip and palate (CLP) is the most common craniofacial abnormality and the fourth most common birth defect in Singapore. Many reports suggest that CLP children have delayed dental development and asymmetrical timing of tooth-pair formation. The aim of this study was to investigate the timing of development of permanent teeth in unilateral CLP (UCLP) children and to compare the findings with non-CLP children in Singapore. A total of 60 UCLP children aged between 5 and 9 years (mean 6.64 ± 0… CONTINUE READING