25th Annual Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center Symposium - 2024

Monday, April 8, 2024

This conference has already taken place.

Stony Brook Medicine - Stony Brook, NY
1 Day Conference April 8th, 2024
4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit Hours


The purpose of the Symposium is to educate community physicians, dentists and numerous specialists on the importance of a team approach to the care of patients with lip, palate or craniofacial anomalies.  Many different surgeries and procedures can be done in coordination with one another to address these issues.  

To Register for this event, please contact Danielle Silva, danielle.silva@stonybrookmedicine.edu, (631) 444-9265.

Dates and Times

Start: 4/8/2024 8:00 AM
End: 4/8/2024 1:00 PM


  • Describe the Cleft Palate Center and how different specialties can make use of out service.
  • Coordinate the necessary care for patients with Cleft Lip/Palat and Craniofacial Animalities with other physicians, dentists and specialists to assure the appropriate treatment is being given.  
  • Identify these patients and the different specialist referrals that may be necessary.
  • Review the different diagnoses that may go along with these birth defects.
  • Develop the most effective treatment plan for these patients and be able to monitor that the patient and his/her family are following this plan.
  • Examine the role each member of the Cleft Palate Craniofacial Center plays in the care of the child.
  • Discuss the timing of medical, surgical and dental intervention necessary in the care of children with Cleft Lip and/or Palate from birth through adolescence.
  • Identify the basic etiology, pathophysiology and the treatment modalities of Cleft Lip and Palate. 


  • Alexander Bjorling, MD
    • Ear Concerns with Cleft Palate Children
  • Jennifer Curtin, Bachelor Degree
    • Hearing Loss and the Cleft Palate Child
  • Alexander Dagum, MD
    • Cleft Lip/Palate and Craniofacial Cleft
    • Volunteers Overseas: The Rewards and Challenges of Cleft Care in the Developing World
  • Kerri Elorriaga, Master's Degree
    • Speech and Resonance Concerns in Children with Cleft Palate
  • Richard Faber, DDS
    • Orthodontic Care of Children with Cleft Palate
  • Patricia Galvin-Parton, MD
    • The Genetics of Cleft Lip/Palate Children
  • Geoffrey O'Connell, LCSW
    • Insurance Issues with Cleft Palate Children
  • Kimberly Patterson, DDS
    • Oral Health, Appliance Therapy
  • Michael Proothi, DMD
    • Management of the Adult Cleft Patient
  • Salvatore Ruggiero, DMD
    • Alveolar Cleft Bone Grafting
  • Audrey Scollan, Master's Degree
    • Feeding the Infant with Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Tanya Somohano Marquez, DMD
    • Prosthetic Rehabilitation of the Cleft Patient


  • A Parent's View
    • Ms. Kristen Cuzzaniti, Other
    • Ms. Elizabeth Houlihan, Other
    • Mrs. Staci Landi, Bachelor Degree


Stony Brook Medicine
101 Nicolls Road
HSC Level 3, Lecture Hall 5
Stony Brook, NY _1179


The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) . Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Need help with this Conference?

Please contact the Conference coordinator listed below:

Danielle Silva
Department: Surgery
Phone: (631) 444-9265
Email: danielle.silva@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Give us a call
(631) 444-2094
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
HSC, Level 2, Room 142
Stony Brook, New York 11794-8222