Dr. Lucia Hurubeanu/Dr. Mihaela Baciut
Born in Cluj-Napoca on July 24th 1952
Graduated from the Faculty of Dental Medicine (1976) and Medicine (1999) – «Iuliu Hatieganu» University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca
Consultant Maxillo-Facial Surgeon from 1992
PhD in Medical Sciences from 2000
Associate Professor – Department of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery from 2002
Vicedean for Education of the Faculty of Dental Medicine
Member of the University’s Senate from 2004 – currently
Member of the General National Assembly of the College of Dentists, starting from 2006 – currently
Department Director – Professional Scientific, Teaching and Continuous Medical Education Committee of the Cluj County College of Dentists
Residency Coordinator – Dento–Alveolar Surgery from 2008 – currently
Competence in Radiodiagnosis in Dental Medicine
Specializations in Scotland – Perth and Dundee, Germany – Munich and Switzerland – Basel
Awards and decorations:
Order „Merit for Education” in grade of Commander – Bucharest, December 2004
Award “Merkur–Lowen” at Munich – Germany on November 30th 2005 for the mission “Der Merkur hilft Kindern”
Joined efforts towards improving outcome and quality of life in cleft patients – Maxillofacial surgery and Orthodontics – the Cluj-Napoca protocol
Lucia Hurubeanu, Mihaela Baciut, Ioan Barbur, Maria Filip, Ileana Mitre, Mihaela Hedesiu, Gabriel Armencea, Simion Bran, Grigore Baciut, Vlad Istoan, Mihaela Mesaros*, Viorica Tarmure*, Claudia Corega*, Dana Festila*, Mircea Ghergie*, Cristian Olteanu*, Alexandrina Munteanu*, Anca Mesaros
Clinic of Maxillofacial Surgery, *Clinic of Orthodontics
“Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Cleft lip and palate is the most common craniofacial malformation, producing severe esthetic and functional alterations. All implications require a very complex rehabilitation. This presentation describes the multidisciplinary management protocol developed in Cluj-Napoca over 80-years of tradition and experience.
The multidisciplinary team comprises maxillofacial surgeons, anaesthesiologists, neonatologists, paediatricians, geneticists, ENT-surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, speech therapists, psychologists and general practitioners of the respective child and family. They all work in a precisely and individually customized manner with every child and family.
Prenatal diagnosis, parent counselling, neonatal initial recognition are offered to all families.
At the age of infancy naso-alveolar molding or feeding plates are provided when indicated. Surgery is performed in a staged manner for the lip, hard and soft palate, followed ulteriorly by alveolus repair.
In the early childhood dental problems and supernumerary incisors are addressed together with initial orthodontics, or palatal expansion if indicated. These treatments continue during the late childhood, with osteoplasty and therapy with braces being the preferred alternative.
In this period, speech evaluation and therapy as well as psychologic assessment and counselling is recommended for every child.
During growth monitoring, special focus is directed towards imaging diagnosis, as our university researches on dose reduction and optimization of radiologic examination in children (the DIMITRA project).
Finally, orthognathic therapy and rhino-septoplasty complete the comprehensive treatment with the ultimate goal of allowing every child for social and professional insertion and a fulfilled life.