Cleft Lip and Palate Integral Care Center
CAIF - Cleft Lip and Palate Integral Care Center, located in Curitiba / PR, is a center dedicated to the treatment of craniofacial deformities, which includes the cleft lip and palate. It was founded in April, 1992 and is a unit Paraná’s State Health Department (SESA) that has a partnership with AFISSUR - Association of Rehabilitation and Social Development of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients – so the name CAIF/AFISSUR is used. Due to the complexity of problems that can affect patients with craniofacial malformation, CAIF/AFISSUR has a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary team, composed of professionals in the areas of Plastic Surgery, Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Neurosurgery, Otorhinolaryngology, Pediatrics, General Clinic, Anesthesiology, Genetics, Speech Language Pathologist/Therapist (Audiologist), Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics and Periodontics), Psychology, Social Work, Remedial Classes and Nursing. Besides the team of professionals, CAIF/AFISSUR also has a management team and a technical/support team.
The main objective of CAIF/AFISSUR is to promote aesthetic and functional rehabilitation as well as the reintegration of patients with craniofacial deformities into society. Thus, it provides a complete assistance structure with all areas related to the rehabilitation process, involving not only the clinical area, but also the psychological and social ones.