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Dental Nursing Week to focus on cleft patients

26 June 2015, 13:15Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - Health experts will next Wednesday meet in Lagos as part of the Dental Nursing Week.

The professionals discuss the management of cleft patients in Nigeria as well as the role of Dental Nurses in the treatment of cleft patients and the myths about cleft lip and palate in children.

“The aim of the programme is to promote oral health and cleft surgery,”
the Coordinator of the School of Basic Dental Nursing, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Adeyanju Aina, stated.

She said government officials, students and business executives will attend the event at the Hall 36 in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

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The event is set to start at 10.00 hours local time.

According to medical experts, a cleft lip contains an opening in the upper lip that may extend into the nose.

The opening may be on one side, both sides, or in the middle. A cleft palate is when the roof of the mouth contains an opening into the nose.

These disorders can result in feeding problems, speech problems, hearing problems, and frequent ear infections.

The condition is said to kill more than 3 000 people globally per year.

- CAJ News


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