The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s represents a group of specialists dedicated to delivering comprehensive, interdisciplinary, individualized care to patients with cleft lip and/or palate as well as other craniofacial differences. Under the leadership of Dr. Isaac L. Wornom, III, past president of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA), a unique team has been created. Our team consists of hand-picked, pioneering specialists in surgery, dentistry, speech therapy and psychology to name a few.
The Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s is an ACPA Approved Team and has met the Standards of Team Care for Cleft and Craniofacial Teams set by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA). The ACPA Commission on the Approval of Teams has determined that this team is capable of providing cleft and craniofacial care in a coordinated and consistent manner, that care provided by this team follows the proper sequence and takes place within the framework of the patient’s overall developmental, medical and psychological needs. ACPA Approved Teams are comprised of experienced and qualified professionals who work in an interdisciplinary and coordinated system to provide strong and reliable communication between team members, families and referring providers. All approved teams in the U.S. and Canada are listed on the ACPA Family Services website.