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Cleft Palate Dentistryby Robert E. McKinstry, D.M.D., M.D.S., M.A. 

ISBN: 978-1-886236-07-3   Hardcover • 312 pages 8 x 10
Over 400 Illustrations
Acid Free Paper • Index • $115.00

The author develops the text in a logical manner and not only outlines the treatment but also nicely reviews the background for much of the care presented…. The references are extensive and assist both the student and advanced specialist in further review of any topic. The authors have effectively utilized many line drawings and colored plates to describe not only treatment outcomes but also techniques and laboratory procedures. In summary, the book has many strong points and few weak ones, and is written in a comprehensive manner for students and advanced specialists alike.

The Cleft Palate-Cranioficial Journal

…The author has deliberately chosen to limit his discussions to the care of cleft lip and palate patients. He has succeeded in producing a text that at once gives an overview of cleft patient care in general and gives practical information regarding the procedures that general dentists and prosthodontists may be required to perform.

Journal of Prosthodontics

ABI is pleased to offer this timely text for all dental professionals treating cleft lip and palate patients. The recent advances in the surgical treatment in this area have evolved along with the need for improved dental treatment. Cleft Palate Dentistry is a single source reference for the dental professional in all aspects of the broad spectrum of dental treatment and rehabilitation of the cleft lip and palate patient. Information on the scientific rationale underlying the various dental treatments and “how-to” information on accomplishing the required dental treatments are clearly presented. Chapters include: The Clefting Condition, Presurgical Cleft Palate Management, Velopharyngeal Structure and Function, Pediatric Dental Care, Orthodontic Treatment, Oral Surgical Treatment, Periodontal Aspects, Cleft Palate Prosthetics, Fixed Prosthodontics, Psychological Management, and Future Directions


Robert E. McKinstry, D.M.D., M.D.S., M.A., Directorof the Shadyside Maxillofacial and Cleft Palate ProstheticsCenter in Pittsburgh, Pa. He is the former Director of the Regional Center for Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation aswell as former Director of the Graduate Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Residency at the Eye and Ear Hospital, The

University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He has also taught at Emory University School of Dentistry and at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry.


Mohamed El Deeb, D.D.S., M.S. Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Univ. of Minnesota School, of Dentistry, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Ross Long, Jr., D.M.D., Ph.D. Chief of Orthodontics & Dir. of Research, Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic, Lancaster, PA; Adjunct Clinical Prof., Dept. of Plastic Surgery, Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Univ., Hershey, PA, USA

 • Tore Ramstad, D.D.S. Prosthodontist, Cleft Palate Team, Univ. of Oslo, Oslo, Norway; Chief Dental Consultant, National Insurance Administration , Norway

 • Kirt E. Simmons, D.D.S., Ph.D. Craniofacial Orthodontist, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR.; Former Craniofacial Orthodontist, Univ., of North Carolina Cleft palate Center, Asst. Prof. Of Orthodontics, Univ. of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Albert E.S. Tan, D.D.S., Ph.D. Periodontist, Cleft Palate Center, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Perth, Western Australia;

John Winters, D.D.S., M.S. Pedodintist, Cleft palate Center, Chairmen, dental Dept., Princess margaret Hospital for Children, Perth Western Australia; Consultant Pedodintist, Perth Dental Hospital, Perth, Western Australia; Lecturer, School of Oral Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia

Larry M. Wolford, D.D.S. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon , Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX; Clinical Prof. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Texas A&M Univ. System, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, TX, USA

Tracy R. Zemansky, M.A., M.F.C.C. Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist, Santa Monica, CA; Faculty, Health Sciences Dept., UCLA Extension, Los Angeles, CA, USA


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