University Medical Center Mainz

Principle contact details

Contact name:Prof. Dr. Dr. W. Wagner
Address:Augustusplatz 2
D-55131 Mainz
Telephone:+49 6131 17 3215
Web address:Visit website

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Other team members

Surgeon:Prof. Wagner, Prof. Al-Nawas
Speech therapist:Prof. Keilmann
Orthodontist:Dr. Wriedt, Prof. Wehrbein
Clinical geneticist:Prof. Bartsch
Otolaryngologist:Prof. Mann
Specialist nurse:Meier
Psychologist:Prof. Lieb
Other:Prosthodontist - Dr. Wegner
Patient follow up:WriedtAl-Nawas

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:3 months - cheiloplasty
Complete BCLP:3 months - cheiloplasty
Isolated CP:9 months - palatoplasty

Record collection protocol

Are records routinely collected at specific ages?Yes
Does this conform to WHO timing recommendations
(birth, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years)?

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:Prof. Al-Nawas, Prof. Wagner; Maxillofacial Surgeons; German Cleft Network
Dr. Wriedt; Orthodontis; German Cleft Network
Prof. Keilmann; ENT Pediatric Audiology; German Cleft Network

Current research activity and data collection

Type(s) of software used:German Cleft Registry
Participation in inter-centre studies:Yes
Details of studies:Baltic Cleft Network
Published research papers:Yes
Details of publications:Al-Nawas, Wriedt, Keilmann, Wehrbein, Wagner. Die zeitgerechte Versorgung von Lippen-Kiefer-Gaumenspalten. PädiatPraxis. 2007;69:685-95.

Wriedt, Buhl, Al-Nawas, Wehrbein. Combined treatment of open bite - long-term evaluation and relapse factors. J Orofac Orthop. 2009;70:318-26.

Al-Nawas, Wriedt, Reinhard, Keilmann, Wehrbein, Wagner. Influence of patient age and experience of the surgeon on early complications after surgical closure of the cleft palate e A retrospective cohort study. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2012;in print.

Wriedt, Jaklin, Al-Nawas, Wehrbein. Impacted upper canines: examination and treatment proposal based on 3D versus 2D diagnosis. J Orofac Orthop. 2012;73:28-40.

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
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:German Cleft Network

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:50