Evaluation of dehiscence and fenestration in adolescent patients affected by unilateral cleft lip and palate:

To evaluate the presence of dehiscence and fenestration defects around anterior teeth in the cleft region and to compare these findings with the noncleft side in the same patients using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). Materials and Methods: CBCT scans of 44 patients (26 males, 18 females; mean age, 14.04 6 3.81 years) with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) were assessed to define dehiscences and fenestrations of the anterior teeth in both cleft and noncleft sides of the UCLP patients and a control group of noncleft patients (51 patients; 21 males, 30 females; mean age, 14.52 6 1.16 years).

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