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NHRMC Cleft Lip & Palate Team Recognized by American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation

Radiothon Raises $50,375 for Cleft Palate Program at NHRMC


Coastal Children's Services works in collaboration with the Pediatric Cleft Palate Craniofacial Team of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. The team includes:

Medical Director: Michael Jaskolka, DDS, MD, FACS

Dr. Jaskolka strives to ensure that all patient and family needs are identified early and subsequently addressed by our specialists. Prior to your first team appointment, you and your child will have an in-depth consultation with Dr. Jaskolka.

Clinical Coordinator:  Alana McKeever, RN 

Alana is the key to our patient and family centered approach. She coordinates team visits, provides education, and communicates the care plan with patients, families and other providers (pediatrician, dentist, therapists).

Pediatric Dentistry: Douglas Fry, DDS, and Adam Weinberg, DDS

Children with cleft lip or palate often have complex dental needs. Dr. Fry and Dr. Weinberg bring their wealth of pediatric experience to the team to help your child through examinations as well as preventative, restorative and prosthetic treatments as needed.

Nutrition: Sara Strickland, RD, CSP, LDN 

If your baby has trouble gaining weight, Sara is available to help your baby get the nutrition needed to grow and thrive.


If your baby has trouble feeding, the Coastal Children’s Services Pediatric Feeding Team works with the Cleft Lip and Palate Team to help your baby overcome any feeding challenges.

Genetic Counseling: Jeannice Lesko, MS, CGC
Jeannice can help answer questions about how genes play a role in cleft lip and palate and whether you should be concerned about future children carrying similar genes. She will review your family history and help decide if a referral to a pediatric medical geneticist is indicated.

Orthodontics: Gregory Richardson, DDS, MS
Children with cleft lip or palate can have problems with growth or alignment of the upper teeth and jaw. Your child may require orthodontic treatment in childhood and again in early adulthood.  Dr. Richardson guides this area of evaluation and treatment.

Otolaryngology (Ears, Nose, Throat Surgery): George Brinson, MD, and Michael Parker, MD, FACS

Children with cleft palate are more prone to ear infections and hearing problems.  Often we will place ear tubes at the time of cleft palate surgery. In addition, Dr. Brinson and Dr. Parker will monitor for tonsil, sinus or breathing issues.

Developmental Psychology: Donna Vaught, Ph.D.

Donna provides evaluation and testing to help identify early motor, cognitive and language delays.  She may work with your family to help you through any challenges.

Social Work: Amber Clifford, MSW

Amber can help provide emotional counseling and family support. She can also help identify other helpful resources in your community for your child's care. 

Speech and Language Pathology: Jamie Perry, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Our speech and language pathologist will help your child with developing feeding, speech and language skills through evaluation, education and therapy.  Dr. Perry will also work with your child’s community or school speech and language pathologist to help support their therapy treatment.  In addition, Dr. Perry and her team of graduate students are involved in research that is helping to direct the optimal surgical treatment of cleft-related speech disorders.

Surgery: Michael Goldwasser, DDS, MD, and Michael Jaskolka, DDS, MD, FACS





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