Lead Trainer: Dr. James Liau


      1. 1. Concepts behind functional Palate repair
            a. Mucosal Flap
            b. Muscle reapproximation
            c. Speech

        2. Preop preparation
            a. Age
            b. Health status

        3. Presurgical Preparation
            a. Local Anesthetic
            b. Gag retractor/ ET tube
            c. Positioning

        4. Techniques to be taught
          a.2 Flap (Bardach) Palate repair
               i. Indication

               ii. Layers of dissection

               iii. Layers of Repair

        b.Double Opposing Z-plasty
               i. Indication

               ii. Geometry of Zplasty

               iii. Layers of Dissection

               iv. Layers of repair

               v. Usage in Unilateral and bilateral cleft palates

        5. Post op Considerations
              a. Immediate
              b. Long Term

        Click here to register. For any questions contact mbeaumont@gsmile.org

        For the first time, cleft providers based in the US and Canada are invited to a unique opportunity to participate in the Simulations Labs Live during the virtual sessions!  Click Here


        Upon successful completion of the Cleft Palate Surgical Simulation Lab, participants will receive a prestigious certificate of achievement. This certification not only recognizes their dedication to advancing their skills but also enhances their professional credibility in the medical community.

        Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to be a part of this innovative event. Secure your spot at the Cleft Palate Surgical Simulation Lab workshop!

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