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ACPA Approved Teams: The Approval Process, FAQs and More

ACPA’s mission is to optimize team care for patients, and the ACPA Team Approval process plays a major part in ensuring this mission becomes a reality. The ACPA Approved Team brochure highlights the benefits of team care and includes information about the ACPA Team Approval process, team...


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Happy Thanksgiving from ACPA

From all of us at the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, we extend our greatest appreciation to you for your support in the cleft-craniofacial community and we send you our best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving. The ACPA National Office will be closed November 22-23. #ACPA

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Ways to Give During ACPA’s Fall Campaign

ACPA’s Fall Campaign is an opportunity for you to give back and make a difference in the cleft and craniofacial community. From members to families, your generous contributions promote the mission of ACPA by furthering education, support, advocacy, research, and interdisciplinary team care. As...


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ACPA Announces 2019 Election Results

ACPA is pleased to announce the results of the election for the 2019 Board of Directors. The newly elected representatives will begin their terms on January 1, 2019. The newly elected ACPA Officers and Board Members are: President-Elect: Patricia A. Beals, DMD, MS Vice President-Elect:...


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Member News: Dailey, Smith

ACPA is proud to share news about members Francis Smith and Scott Dailey. CU Anschutz Scientist Shares New Book On Challenges & Tenacity "Everyone walks a different path in life, but very few have a similar story to Dr. Francis Joel Smith. He was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, a...


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Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment in Adults - Kris's Story

In the United States, it is unusual--but not unheard of--for a child born with a cleft lip and palate to go untreated into adulthood. In this case, a male patient, known as Kris was unable to undergo all the corrective surgeries that would typically be performed on a child with a cleft lip and...


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75th Anniversary: Finding Support in ACPA

As we celebrate ACPA’s 75 th Anniversary in 2018 , we are sharing members' ACPA experiences. We are proud of the work our members have accomplished in support of our mission: to optimize outcomes for individuals with oral cleft and craniofacial conditions through education, support, research,...


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New Issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal Available Online

The new issue of The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal is now available. All ACPA Members receive a free subscription to The Journal - just log-in to your ACPA account to access the online version. Not a member and want journal access? Join now ($240 for 2018 National Active...

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ACPA Publications: “Help with Social Situations” And “Letter to the Parent of a Child with Cleft Palate”

Parents need encouragement when navigating challenges concerning their child’s facial difference. Children often receive questions about their scars from peers, while parents seek answers. ACPA Publications “Letter to the Parent of a Child with Cleft Palate” and “Help with Social Situations”...

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Surgeon General Commissions Report on Oral Health

Surgeon General Commissions Report on Oral Health The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the U.S. Public Health Service’s Oral Health Coordinating Committee have announced the commission of a...

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