Information Evening & AGM

Venue: Merrion Room, Red Cow Moran Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin 22. (see location map below).

Doors open from 7:30pm. Admission is free, all are welcome.

Topic: “A to Z of Cleft Surgery”.
We are delighted to have two eminent speakers from the Dublin Cleft Centre for this event:.

Mr David Orr, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Our Ladies Hosptial Crumlin and Saint James’s Hospital.
Mr Gerry Kearns, Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, Our Ladies Hospital Crumlin and Saint James’s Hospital.

With special guests Ms. Anne McGillivary and Ms. Laura Duggan, Cleft Co-Ordinators for Temple Street and Crumlin respectively

All babies born with cleft in Ireland will have either a lip and / or palate repair. Our speakers will cover these early surgeries. What happens next. Surgical options for improving speech. Surgery, in particular, bone grafting as part of the orthdontal treatment. Final surgeries for the young adult and options for older adults who may want to return for treatment. Each baby born with cleft will have their own unique treatment plan. Some may only ever have one operation, others may have more. The aim of this talk is to inform parents and other interested parties about the surgeries available, preparation, likely outcomes, how to balance surgery with other therapies. We will be looking to the floor for ideas on how to deal with soft food diet regime post surgery espically for teenagers – your input is welcome!

To help us plan numbers, please send a text or leave a message on 087 131 9803 or send an email to with your name and indicating numbers attending.

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