Craniofacial Center

The UNC Adams School of Dentistry Craniofacial Center (CFC) is an interdisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to the care of patients with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial anomalies, and their families.

Experience has shown that these complex issues can best be managed by an interdisciplinary team of specialists who work together to create and update the patient’s health care plan.

This team may include specialists in adult general dentistry, audiology, genetics, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, ophthalmology, pediatrics, pediatric dentistry, plastic surgery, prosthodontics, psychology, social work, speech-language pathology, speech pressure-flow assessments and more.

Individualized financial arrangements are available, and this program accepts payment from major medical, health and dental insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Special Health Services and Vocational Rehabilitation.

Specialties Include

  • Dentistry
  • Audiology
  • Otolaryngology
  • Orthodontics
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery
  • Social work
  • Speech-language pathology

Meet Our Specialists

Christine Downey

Christine Downey

Education

  • BS, Biology
  • MS, Microbiology and Immunology
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
Lauren Patton

Lauren Patton

Education

  • Certificate, Oral Medicine/Research, National Institute of Dental Research
  • Certificate, GPR, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • AB, Biology/Psychology, Dartmouth College
Allen Samuelson

Allen Samuelson

Education

  • Certificate, GPR, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • BA, Chemistry, NC State University
Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

Education

  • PhD, Microbiology and Immunology, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • Certificate, GPR, UNC Adams School of Dentistry
  • DDS, State University of New York