Craniofacial Center - University of Minnesota Children's Hospital
 
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Craniofacial Center

Facial and dental solutions

We’re here to provide options to address your child’s unique circumstances. As leaders in academic medicine, our providers make technological advances, working effectively with cleft palate and craniofacial conditions. Find out more at University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

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Sometimes these conditions affect multiple areas of your child’s health, such as the heart or the immune system. Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS), also known as DiGeorge Syndrome or 22q Deletion and Duplication Syndrome, is one example. We specialize in diagnosing and treating children with these kinds of complex medical conditions.

We’ll put together a team of interdisciplinary providers, all dedicated to your child’s needs. We take a family-centered approach, because we know that works best when dealing with facial and dental issues. One of the first things we’ll do is meet with you to give you full information about the diagnosis, treatment options and priorities, and potential long-term care needs.

You will see the results of our state-of-the-art diagnostic services such as 3D reconstruction models and advanced analysis of speech disorders. We welcome individual meetings too, including prenatal and pre-adoption consultations.

To request an appointment, ask your child’s physician for a referral or call 612-625-5945.

We treat the following medical diagnoses
• Cleft lip and cleft palate
• Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS) / DiGeorge Syndrome / 22q11.2 Deletion and Duplication Syndrome
• Pierre Robin Sequence (small mandible/jaw bone)
• Congenital and acquired velopharyngeal dysfunction (nasal speech)
• Structural speech disorders
• Severe malocclusion (misalignment of teeth)
• Craniofacial genetic and non-genetic conditions including:
o Goldenhar (OAV)
o Treacher Collins
o Apert’s syndrome
o Crouzon syndrome
• Craniosynostosis and Deformational Plagiocephaly
• Severe facial or dental anomalies related to
o Chromosome anomalies
o Trauma
o Radiation treatment

Our team has three main focus areas

Pediatric 22q (VCFS/DiGeorge Syndromes)

Pediatric Cleft Palate

Pediatric Craniofacial

Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.

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Our Providers Make the Difference
Fairview features nearly 4,000 providers practicing at over 200 locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area and beyond. Fairview Clinics, University of Minnesota Physicians and our independent partner clinics provide an exceptional care experience, while lowering the overall costs of health care.
 
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