2 CE Units
This lecture is designed for the dentist/orthodontist who wishes to supplement his/her knowledge and skills pertaining to the treatment of patients with cleft lip and palate.The focus is on orthodontic treatment in the broad context of an interactive coordinated team approach to care, with the goal of encouraging community orthodontists to work with their local cleft/craniofacial teams.The lecture will focus on important modifications in sequencing and timing of interventions that are unique and critical to patients with clefts and provide the community orthodontist with the knowledge and confidence to treat these patients.
Dr. Snehlata (Sneha) Oberoi is an orthodontist with the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies, where she provides assessment and treatment recommendations for children with craniofacial anomalies. She also practices at the UCSF Orthodontic Clinic, where she treats these children.
Oberoi is a professor at the UCSF School of Dentistry, and provides teaching and supervision of orthodontic and pediatric dentistry residents and dental students on rotation in the Center for Craniofacial Anomalies.
Oberoi has published many articles in scientific journals, as well as two book chapters. She also serves as a reviewer for the Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal, the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry and the American Journal of Orthodontics. Her research focuses on developing new methods to assess the outcomes of treatment for cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies. She also collaborates with the Center’s medical geneticists on research seeking to identify genetic mutations, and how they affect dental and facial defects, in various craniofacial anomalies.
Oberoi is a member of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists and the Indian Orthodontic Society.