Center for Craniofacial Anomalies
The goal of the Craniofacial Program at Arkansas Children's Hospital is to ensure that care is provided in a coordinated, consistent manner with the proper sequencing of evaluations and treatments within the framework of the patient's overall developmental, medical, and psychological needs.
Our multidisciplinary Craniofacial team is nationally recognized for meeting the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) standards of care and are held accountable to national rules and regulations.
The ACPA standards essential to the quality of care, regardless of the specific type of craniofacial disorder include:
- Team Composition
- Team Management and Responsibilities
- Patient and Family/Caregiver Communication
- Cultural Competence
- Psychological and Social Services
- Outcomes Assessment
- Diagnosis, evaluation and treatment for children with a variety of craniofacial deformities and malformations
- The craniofacial team consists of a pediatric neurosurgeon and a craniofacial plastic surgeon
- A craniofacial orthodontist, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, and otolaryngologist, a geneticist, a prosthetist, and orthotist, a speech/language pathologist and child life specialists are available on the ACH campus for consultations
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