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Cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip and palate

Imagine a place where children with cleft lip and/or palate can receive all needed services within a single center – a place where children are seen by any needed specialist all in a single day – a place where these services are provided to children from birth to after high school.

Imagine a place where families know that the care of their child will be monitored as they grow and develop.

Imagine a place where children can receive needed surgeries, speech diagnostics, hearing testing, dental and orthodontic care, genetic testing and counseling, and psychiatry and psychology services all in one place. 

That place is Cronin and Brauer Clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston. Our weekly clinic provides all of these specialty services and more.

You no longer have to imagine. Call for an appointment today.

For over 90 years, Shriners Hospitals for Children has offered hope to patients and families regardless of their ability to pay. Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston – a destination for the best care for children with cleft lip and palate.

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Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston is listed as an ACPA Approved Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA).

Learn more about our cleft lip and palate treatment.

The medical team

Steven Blackwell, M.D., Director of Cleft Lip and Palate Program, Plastic Surgery
Kamal F. Busaidy, D.D.S., FDSRCS, Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Robert Lee, D.D.S., Orthodontist
Harry Morse, D.D.S., Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery
Eric Payne, M.D., Plastic Surgery
Binoy Chandy, M.D., Otolaryngology
Eric Cole, M.D., Plastic Surgery
Victoria Sullivan, D.D.S., Dentistry
Clyde Dollens, D.D.S., Dentistry