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July 2, 1960

Principles of Cleft Palate Prosthesis: Aspects in the Rehabilitation of the Cleft Palate Individual

JAMA. 1960;173(9):1046. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020270072028

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The authors have presented the prosthetic aspects in the rehabilitation of the patient with cleft palate. The book provides inclusive material on prosthetic procedures for dentists who are primarily interested in constructing a prosthesis for such a patient, but the authors ignored the new advances in orthodontia and surgery. It is pointed out that the prosthodontist is called upon not only to salvage surgical failures but to better the condition of the patient who has an acquired cleft palate due to trauma, infection, or tumor as well.

The book is profusely illustrated. Step by step it covers techniques for determining a recommendation for treatment, making a primary impression, and constructing of a study model, constructing and applying a prosthesis for the patient with a complete or incomplete cleft not surgically treated and postoperative problems. The authors then describe the prosthetic procedure in patients with cleft palates who are postoperative and

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