Mater Dei Hospital

Principle contact details

Contact name:Simon Camilleri
Address:Faculty of Dental Surgery, University of Malta Medical School
Tal-Qroqq MSD2090

Map of location

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Other team members

Surgeon:Mr J Briffa, Plastic Surgery
Speech therapist:Ms Isabelle Chircop
Orthodontist:Mr Kevin Mulligan, Mr Simon Camilleri
Patient follow up:Mr Kevin Mulligan

Support group

Support group address:NA

Annual case load

Cleft palate:6
Pierre Robin:0.25
Cleft lip (CL) Unilateral (UCL):All Cleft Lip and Palate: 2
Number of syndromic cases:Cleft palate 0.25
Cleft lip and palate 0.5

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:Lip 3 months - modified Millard repair, palate 6 months - VWK repair
Complete BCLP:Lip 3 months – straight line closure, palate 6 months – VWK repair
Isolated CP:6 months – Veau-Wardill-Kilner repair

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:Simon Camilleri - Orthodontics - Prevalence of craniofacial anomalies

Current research activity and data collection

Type(s) of software used:Excel
Willing to share Powerpoint presentations:Yes

Potential clinical research activities

Clinical research activities interested in being involved in:

DNA collection:Yes

Potential laboratory based research activities

Laboratory based research activities interested in being involved in:

Laboratory genetics/genomics research:Yes
Animal models research:Yes

National cleft lip and palate / craniofacial scientific organisation

Organisation details:No