Cleft Orthodontics / Prosthodontics

Department in Depth

The Cleft Orthodontic/Prosthodontic Unit acts as a tertiary referral centre the orthodontic and prosthodontic management of patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial deformities.

Two full time clinicians – a Consultant Orthodontist Dr Eamonn McKiernan, and a Specialist – Dr George Takla with one session from a visiting Consultant Dr Therese Garvey, currently provide the orthodontic service.

Dr Aisling O Mahony, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, provides the prosthodontic service for patients with cleft lip and palate.

In addition to individual diagnostic and treatment clinics, regular clinics are held with colleagues from the Dept of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery, Plastic Surgery, Speech and Language Therapy and Audiology. There are strong clinical links with Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin and The Children’s Hospital, Temple Street.