Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb

Principle contact details

Contact name:Predrag Knezevic
Address:Avenija Gojka Šuška 6,
10000 Zagreb,
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Other team members

Surgeon:Predrag Knezevic, MD, PhD, Ass Professor
Speech therapist:Ana Dembitz, MS
Orthodontist:Davor Jokić, DDM, PhD
Clinical geneticist:Sanda Huljev Frković, MD
Otolaryngologist:Prim. Borut Marn, PhD
Specialist nurse:Silvija Foršek
Psychologist:Damir Tarokić
Other:Pedodontist : Hrvoje Jurić, DDM, PhD, Professor

Support group

Support group address:Hrvatska udruga roditelja djece sa rascijepom - Osmijeh
Telephone: 0038512903431

Annual case load

Cleft palate:29
Pierre Robin:2
Cleft lip (CL) Unilateral (UCL):21
Bilateral (BCL):13
Number of syndromic cases:20

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:4-6 months: lip closure (Millard) and primary rhinoplasty and soft palate closure (von Langenbeck)
Complete BCLP:4-6 months: lip closure (Millard) and primary rhinoplasty and soft palate closure (von Langenbeck)
Isolated CP:18-24 months: hard palate closure

State coverage of costs

Are the costs of the following treatments covered by the state (free to the patient)?

Surgery costs:All
Orthodontic costs:All
Speech and language therapy costs:All

Clinical research

Clinical team members who are or would like to be involved in clinical research:

Member details:Predrag Knežević - surgery - clinical trials, inter-centre comparison
Davor Jokić - orthodontics - clinical trials, inter-centre comparison
Ana Dembitz - speech therapy - inter-centre comparison
Borut Marn - ENT - clinical trials, inter-centre comparison

Potential clinical research activities

Clinical research activities interested in being involved in:

Randomised clinical trials:Yes
Inter-centre comparison of outcome:Yes
Prospective study:Yes

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:No, we do not have any cleft lip and palate scientific organization in Croatia