Cleft and Facial Anomalies Head of Unit: Mr Chris Bennett

Specialist Dental Head of Unit: Mr Christopher Poon


Cleft and Facial Anomalies

The Cleft and Facial Anomalies clinic at Monash Health provides services for treatment of cleft lip and cleft palate, other congenital cranial and facial anomalies and associated conditions including speech, dental and hearing difficulties associated with cleft lip and palate.

Patients are assessed by a comprehensive team including plastic surgeons, orthodontists, maxillofacial surgeons, ear nose and throat surgeons, speech pathologists and audiologists.

A full program of treatment is available from birth to adulthood, including cleft lip and palate repair, speech therapy, audiology, ear surgery, dental and orthodontic treatment, maxillofacial surgery, rhinoplasty (nose therapy) and secondary lip and palate surgery (if required). Antenatal consultations also available.

Referral guidelines for Cleft and Facial Anomalies:

Specialist Dental

The Specialist Dental clinic at Monash Health provides services for both children and adults for various dental conditions, which includes endodontic, prosthodontics, prostheses for sleep apnoea, head and neck cancer, congenital anomalies and oral cancer. This unit is for paediatric and special needs dentistry.

For referral guidelines – Specialist Dental

Address referral to the Head of Unit Mr Christopher Poon. The patient will be seen by a clinician within this specialty. The referral should indicate that it is valid for an indefinite period.