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Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic

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Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases, Health

Mission: The lancaster cleft palate clinic (lcpc) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for infants, children, and adults through comprehensive coordinated team treatment of craniofacial conditions resulting from birth defects, trauma, and disease. World-wide, one in every 575 children is born with some type of cleft or craniofacial anomaly. At lcpc, there is a team treatment appraoch which includes surgical, dental, speech, audiology, and orthodontic services. All services are provided regardless of a patients ability to pay. Team treatment has been shown to deliver optimal results for patients with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial anomalies. Today, the ever declining insurance reimbursement challenge combined with a notable increase in patients with no medical insurance requires lcpc to rely on philanthropic support to ensure the treatment, therapies and interventions are offered to all patients.

Programs: Diseases, disorders and medical disciplines - provide treatment to individuals with cranio-facial conditions resulting from birth defects, trauma, and diseases. The clinic has a strong commitment in research and educational programs benefiting patients with cleft and cranial facial anamolies, speech and hearing impairments, and general dentistry and diagnosis for oral health.

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