The adult unoperated cleft patient: absence of maxillary teeth outside the cleft area.

@article{Lekkas2000TheAU,
  title={The adult unoperated cleft patient: absence of maxillary teeth outside the cleft area.},
  author={C. Lekkas and Benny S. Latief and S.P.N. Ter Rahe and Anne Marie Kuijpers-Jagtman},
  journal={The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association},
  year={2000},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={
          17-20
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible absence of teeth in the postcanine region of the upper jaw of the unoperated adult cleft patient. METHOD The study was performed on 266 dental casts of fully unoperated adult cleft patients. The patients were divided into four groups according to the type of the cleft: unilateral cleft lip and alveolus, unilateral cleft lip and palate, bilateral cleft lip and alveolus, and bilateral cleft lip and palate. RESULTS No absence… CONTINUE READING

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