Cleft Lip and Palate

Our multidisciplinary team at the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic in Lancaster, PA cares for children born with cleft lip, cleft palate, and cleft lip and palate. Dr. Donald Mackay D.D.S, MD and Dr. Thomas Samson M.D. provide the surgical correction of cleft lip and palate. At a typical Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic visit your child may see pediatric specialists in Orthodontics, Speech Pathology, Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Audiology and General Pediatrics. The Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, which started in 1939, is the longest freestanding multidisciplinary clinic of it’s kind and has served as the prototype for similar clinics in the US and internationally.

The multidiscipline structure of our team allows us to provide excellent, comprehensive care for children with complex clinical problems. Many of the conditions the team treats can be found below.

  • Pierre Robin Sequence
  • 22 q Deletion Syndrome
  • Congenital Trismus
  • Retrognathia
  • Macroglossia/Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
  • Macrostomia

Cleft care goes beyond the lip and/or palate repair and continues, in many, to adulthood. Our doctors are trained to provide the surgical care that your child will need each step of the way. Many of the surgeries we perform can be found below.

  • Cleft Lip and Palate Repair
  • Alveolar Bone Grafting
  • Cleft Lip Nasal Surgery
  • Palatal Lengthening for VPI
  • Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery