Trained professionals of the Laurence C. Wright Craniofacial Center at Oishei Children's Hospital, which was established in 1988, evaluate and treat individuals with congenital and acquired disorders of the face and cranium. Nationally recognized as an American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Approved Team, and fully approved by the Commission on Approval of Teams as a Cross-Specialty Team, the Center specializes in the treatment of:

  • Clefts of the lip and palate
  • Craniofacial malformations
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Ear anomalies
  • Hypernasal speech

The Craniofacial Center aims to optimize outcomes for patients through coordinated care, education, research and advocacy.  The team provides a comprehensive initial evaluation, beginning with the prenatal consultation, and on-going coordination of services to assure quality and continuity of patient care.

Teams, led by Robert J. Perry, MD, Administrative Director of the Craniofacial Center and Chief of Plastic Surgery, Michael R. Markiewicz, DDS, MPH, MD, Clinical Co-Director and Professor & Chair of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University at Buffalo and Laurie S. Sadler, MD, Clinical Co-Director of the Craniofacial Center and Associate Clinical Director of the Division of Genetics, are comprised of experienced and qualified professionals from medical, surgical, dental and allied health disciplines working in an interdisciplinary manner. ACPA accreditation ensures that care is provided in a coordinated and consistent manner within the framework of the patient’s overall developmental, medical and psychological needs.

The Craniofacial Center considers the individual needs of the patient and his/her family in addition to those of the referring and/or primary care physician.  The Center also has a parent’s group, the Miles for Smiles organization, with a mission to improve the quality of life for patients with special needs and craniofacial differences through fundraising for education and support.

For more information please call (716) 323-6060.