July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month

Each year in the United States, about 2,600 babies are born with a cleft palate and 4,400 babies are born with a cleft lip, with or without a cleft palate. These conditions, along with other birth defects of the head and face, are called craniofacial birth defects. July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. It is a time to increase awareness and to better inform our communities about these conditions. I have the privilege of caring for children with craniofacial defects through the Facial Anomalies and Cleft Evaluation Team (FACET) in Greenville. Our team meets monthly to evaluate and create care plans for children with cleft lip and palate anomalies. FACET is affiliated with Greenville Hospital System.

Thanks for your continued support and dedication to improving the lives of families and children affected by craniofacial conditions!

 

 

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