About the CEN:
We provide paediatric dental care and advice for patients with cleft lip and/or palate. We also coordinate national audit data collection and provide calibration of dentists for national audit data collection.
The Cleft CEN provides opportunities for networking, support and sharing information and evidence-based resources and projects. We aim to evaluate paediatric dental service provision across all units.
Specific activities of the Paediatric Dentistry CEN
To facilitate national audits of dental health of children with cleft lip and/or palate, discuss the findings and make recommendations for future developments of dental care for these children.
Two meetings are arranged by the Cleft CEN each year:
- The first is linked to the annual conference of The Craniofacial Society of Great Britain and Ireland which usually takes place in the Spring
- The second usually takes place late Autumn or early in the New Year which may be held as a virtual meeting through Microsoft Teams.
In addition, calibration for the dmft audit data collection occurs annually and will in the future be available online.
Please contact the CEN for more details regarding calibration.
Cost to join:
Free to join
Who can join?
Cleft CEN membership is open to any dental clinician or dental care professional providing dental care for children with cleft lip and/or palate.
Joanna May (CEN Chair) - email
Lucy Burbridge (CEN Secretary) - email