The arrival of a new baby brings excitement and anticipation. But when your baby has a medical need, the feelings of fear and uncertainty can be overwhelming. Now more than ever, you want to find the best doctors who are specially trained to take care of children's delicate medical needs.

Our Approach to Cleft and Craniofacial Care

The CAMC Cleft and Craniofacial Center is the first Cleft Center in West Virginia recognized by the American Cleft Palate Association. It is comprised of specialist physicians, dentists and allied health providers committed to both young and older patients in need of comprehensive craniofacial management for congenital and acquired deformities. 

The Center also serves as a resource for primary care providers in the evaluation and management of patients who may require a specialist's care.  

Our team of specialists includes: 

  • Facial Surgeons 
  • Geneticists 
  • Orthodontists 
  • Pediatric Dentists 
  • Speech & language therapists 
  • Nutritionists 
  • Pediatric Psychiatrists 
  • Social workers 

Our specialists are committed to caring for patients that require a comprehensive team approach and are available during team visits or individual appointments. 

Our Treatment Approach 

Total pediatric facial services 

  • Cleft lip and palate with coordinated team care 
  • Custom helmet therapy for deformational plagiocephaly 
  • Surgical reconstruction for premature suture fusion “craniosynostosis” 
  • Craniofacial surgery 
  • Distraction osteogenesis “jaw lengthening” 
  • Birth marks, hemangiomas and vascular lesions 
  • Jaw growth disturbances and facial asymmetries 
  • Trauma and post-traumatic deformities 
  • Facial tumors, cysts and pathology 

What Sets Us Apart

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Commitment to Education and Training

Our team not only has dedication and expertise in treating cleft and craniofacial issues, we also have a fellowship in Cleft and Craniomaxillofacial Surgery to train future surgeons. Our fellows participate in clinical reviews of our patient population and work together to advance pediatric care in order to provide the latest, most advanced care for our patients.  

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The first accredited Cleft Center in West Virginia

The CAMC Cleft and Craniofacial Center was the first center accredited in the state by the American Cleft Palate Association.