Digitalising comprehensive cleft care
Digitalisation of comprehensive cleft care is changing the way care is delivered and improving accessibility for rural communities
Unfortunately, many of the 200,000 babies born with cleft lip and/or palate (clefts) each year lack access to many of the critical components of care. Comprehensive Cleft Care can require a range of care, including nutrition support, surgery, speech therapy, orthodontics, dental care, and psychosocial support. Treatments such as the development of multiple prosthetic appliances can be extensive and tiring involving multiple impressions to be taken can be distressing for the patient and challenging for the clinician and must be repeated approximately every 2.5 months to follow the maxillary growth. Finally, the finished plates are associated with financial costs, due medical and additional laboratory work costs, not to mention the environmental impact of waste materials.
Digitalisation of comprehensive cleft care is changing this process.
- Participants will understand the opportunities in digital technology and how workflows can be applied clinically
- Participants will understand how digital technology can improve outcomes for patients with cleft
- Participants will be introduced to the management of alveolar ridge loss
- Participants will explore opportunities with digital education and patient engagement
Release date: 2022-10-25 | Expiration date: 2025-10-25
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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between Tribune Group GmbH and Dental Tribune International GmbH.