Cleft lip and palate/craniofacial dental program


The cleft lip and palate/craniofacial dental program is designed for children and young adults (ages birth to 22 years) who:

  • were born with facial differences (this can include children and young adults who have Down syndrome, cerebral palsy or other conditions)
  • have missing teeth or other serious conditions affecting their teeth
  • have injuries or tumors that affect their teeth and jaws

In some cases, clients may be eligible for treatment under general anesthesia.

Our services are also offered to siblings of clients.

Our focus is a family centred approach to care that includes assessment, treatment, surveillance, co-ordination of services and follow-up.

The cleft lip and palate/craniofacial team also offers annual cleft lip and palate dental clinics in Timmins, Sudbury, Sault St. Marie and Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Getting a referral

Fees and payment

Financial assistance

Jaw surgery booklet

About your first appointment

Northern Ontario clinics


A referral is required from either a physician or dentist to access dental services.


Department of Dentistry
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
150 Kilgour Road, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4G 1R8
T: 416-425-6220, ext. 3465
F: 416-424-3839
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