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J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects. 2017;11(4): 253-256.
doi: 10.15171/joddd.2017.044
PMID: 29354253
PMCID: PMC5768959
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Clinical Dentistry

Case Report

A single visit feeding plate for 3 months old cleft palate infant . A case report

Amro Mohammed Moness Ali 1* ORCID logo, Abdullah Kamel 2

1 Lecturer of Paediatric and Community Dentistry, Paediatric and Community Dentistry Department- Faculty of Dentistry Mania University Egypt
2 Assistant Lecturer of Prosthetic Dentistry Prosthetic Dentistry Department Faculty of Dentistry Mania University-Egypt

Abstract

Infants with cleft palate (CP) suffer from several difficulties, one of them is feeding, which prevent infant from maintaining adequate nutrition. Usage of feeding plate, special bottles and nipples has been described to overcome this problem. This article describes steps of constructing a single visit feeding plate for a CP infant. The main objective was to provide an infant with a properly functioning feeding prosthesis and to reduce parents’ anxiety originated from multiple dental visits. We can conclude that our feeding plate was successfully achieving the planned objectives.
Keywords: Feeding, Cleft palate, Obturators, Infant
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Submitted: 17 Aug 2017
Revision: 22 Aug 2017
Accepted: 24 Aug 2017
ePublished: 24 Aug 2017
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