Dr.David C. Hoffman - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery School of Dentistry: NY Univ.- College of Dentistry Residency :Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Univ. Texas Health Science Center Parkland Memorial Hospital
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Here is another thing that has become very popular and believe it or not it kind of started New York area, it is that the uses of these little appliances to put in the baby’s mouth before you leave and operate on them. In a very, very severe cases where sometimes what we have is a bilateral cleft lip or a baby born with a very large cleft lip, you can put these little molding devices in them and it is a lot of work. You have to see the baby every week until you are ready to the serving, but you can actually shape and mold a large cleft into a small cleft. That adds to getting a nicer resolve. Usually, we do that at New York’s Hospital and I do that with conjunction of our orthodontic program and our pediatric programs. --

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