Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Dentistry Cleft Lip and Palate clinic

Principle contact details

Contact name:Prof. Dr. M. Asım Aydın
Address:Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Ortodonti AD. ÇünürISPARTA
Telephone:0090 246 2118810

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Other team members

Surgeon:Prof. Dr. M. Asım Aydın, Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgeon. Tel: 0090 5336548057, e-mail: masimaydin@gmail.com Prof. Dr. Timuçin Baykul, Maxillofacial surgeon. Tel: 0090 5323673476 e-mail: timucinbaykul@yahoo.com.
Speech therapist:Emine Metin, tel: 0090246 2119007
Orthodontist:Asisst. Prof. Dr. Elçin Esenlik, tel: 0090246 2118810, e-mail: elcines@yahoo.com
Clinical geneticist:Prof. Dr. Sıtkı Öztaş, tel: 0090532 2462112763
Specialist nurse:İlknur Koç
Patient follow up:Dr. Elçin Esenlik (orthodontist)

Annual case load

Cleft palate:10-15
Pierre Robin:1
Cleft lip (CL) Unilateral (UCL):40
Bilateral (BCL):10-15
Number of syndromic cases:Jubert (1); Van der Wood (2-3)

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:Primary lip closure: at 3-9th month, Millard technic (Mohler's modification); palate closure: 12-16th month, Veau–Wardill–Kilner (V-Y pushback technic), Von Langenbeck
Complete BCLP:Primary lip closure: at 3-9 month, Mulliken's technic; palate closure: 12-16 month, Veau–Wardill–Kilner (V-Y pushback technic), Von Langenbeck + vomer flap (sometimes)
Isolated CP:Von Langenbeck (sometimes V-Y pushback technic) (Furlow technic: never)

Record collection protocol

What record taking protocol is used:When patient refer to orthodontic department (first visit),
preoperative lip closure,
preoperative palate closure
2nd age

State coverage of costs

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

Surgery costs:All
Orthodontic costs:Part
Speech and language therapy costs:Part
Comments on the service provision:Very good quality service provision is provided

Clinical research

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

Member details:Prof. Dr. Asım Aydın Plastic - surgeon -

Prof. Dr. Timuçin Baykul Maxillo - facial surgeon -

Asisst. Prof. Dr. Elçin Esenlik - Orthodontist -

Non-clinical and laboratory research

Non-clinical and laboratory team members who are or would like to be involved in clinical research:

Member details:none

Current research activity and data collection

Participation in inter-centre studies:Yes
Details of studies:Prof. Dr. Asim Aydin gave a speech about secondary alveolar bone graft and primary alveoloplasty in cleft lip and palate patients
Published research papers:Yes
Details of publications:Surgical rehabilitation of nasoalveolar complex in patients with alveolar clefts.
Baykul T, Aydin A, Nasir S, Türkkahraman H.
J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Sep;21(5):1512-5
Willing to share Powerpoint presentations:Yes

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

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:We are trying to form cleft lip and palate association in Turkey. Studies about this issue are proceeding.