Cleft Palate & Cleft Lip

Cleft Palate & Cleft Lip
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An oral-facial cleft is a birth defect that occurs when the lip or the roof of the mouth do not form properly. The defect may include a cleft lip, a cleft palate or both.

A cleft lip is a gap in the upper lip, usually just below the nose. A cleft palate is a gap in the roof of the mouth or in the soft tissue at the back of the mouth. In the majority of cases, a cleft lip and cleft palate occur together.

Jonathan S. Black, MD, Assistant Professor
Clinic Location

Battle Building
6th Floor
1204 W. Main Street
Charlottesville, VA-22903

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Phone: 434-924-0123
Fax: 434-924-3300