The second edition of Cleft Lip and Palate: Perspectives In Management is an unparalleled review of treatment concepts in all areas of cleft involvement presented by an international team of experienced clinicians. This text can never be duplicated since it largely consists of longitudinal facial and palatal growth studies of dental casts, photographs, panorexes and cephalographs from birth to adolescence. Throughout all growth and treatment concepts, the need for differential diagnosis in treatment planning has been underscored.
The underlying argument is that all of the treatment goals -- good speech, facial aesthetics and dental occlusion -- may be realized without the need to sacrifice one for the other. Every chapter authors concepts arose from extensive experience subjected to testing. Emphasis is placed on the essential character of multicenter clinical studies for improving understanding of the natural history of the cleft defect and the face in which it is found.