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Cleft Lip and Palate Program

Referral parameters

Cleft Lip and/or Palate

Referring professionals accepted

  • Family physicians
  • Paediatricians
  • Obstetricians
  • Geneticists
  • Orthodontists
  • Dentists

Patient group parameters

  • Greater Toronto Area (Southern Ontario)
  • We will accept referrals form elsewhere in Ontario and Canada, and internationally
  • All international patients should contact the International Coordinator at (416) 813-7234 to arrange consults
  • Not suitable for Telemedicine

Initial Visit

  • All newborns will be seen within 2 weeks
  • Newborns may be transferred directly if they have multiple congenital anomalies
  • All other ages will be seen within 3 months for a full team assessment

Age limit

  • 22 years

Pierre Robin Sequence

Referring professionals accepted

  • Family physicians
  • Paediatricians
  • Otolaryngologists

Patient group parameters

  • Greater Toronto Area (Southern Ontario)
  • We will accept referrals form elsewhere in Ontario and Canada, and internationally
  • All international patients should contact the International Coordinator at (416) 813-7234 to arrange consults
  • Not suitable for Telehealth

Initial Visit

  • All newborns will be seen within 2 weeks
  • Newborns may be transferred directly depending on severity of their airway obstruction
  • All other ages will be seen within 3 months for a full team assessment

Age limit

  • 22 years

Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Referring professionals accepted

  • Family physicians
  • Paediatricians
  • Speech Language Pathologists

Patient group parameters

  • Greater Toronto Area (Southern Ontario)
  • We will accept referrals form elsewhere in Ontario and Canada, and internationally
  • All international patients should contact the International Coordinator at (416) 813-7234 to arrange consults
  • Not suitable for Telehealth

Initial Visit

  • An appointment will be booked within 3 months with the Speech Language Pathologists for a comprehensive speech assessment

Age limit

  • 22 years

Prenatal Cleft Lip and Palate Diagnoses

Referring professionals accepted

  • Family physicians
  • Paediatricians
  • Obstetricians
  • Geneticists

Patient group parameters

  • Greater Toronto Area (Southern Ontario)
  • We will accept referrals form elsewhere in Ontario and Canada, and internationally
  • All international patients should contact the International Coordinator at (416) 813-7234 to arrange consults
  • Not suitable for Telehealth

Initial Visit

  • An appointment will be made depending upon the individual families needs and urgency

Age limit

  • None

Family History of Cleft Lip and/or Palate

Referring professionals accepted

  • Family physicians
  • Paediatricians
  • Obstetricians
  • Geneticists

Patient group parameters

For patients with a familial history of

  • Cleft lip and/or palate
  • Pierre Robin Sequence

Initial Visit

  • Initial visit will be with the Cleft Lip and Palate Team Geneticist
  • Timing of initial visit depends on urgency, usually within 3 months

Age limit

  • None