Our Team Connecticut Children’s Craniofacial Team includes board-certified physicians with expertise in plastic surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, speech-language pathology, dentistry, and developmental behavior. Who’s Who on the Care Team Every member of the Craniofacial Team plays an integral role in the comprehensive care each child receives. Clinical care coordinator specializes in care coordination within the Craniofacial Team. Dentists treat dental anomalies and jaw deformities. Developmental pediatricians consult on the physical implications of patients who have developmental delays and pervasive developmental disorders. Medical photographer documents common craniofacial features to track changes as the patient progresses through treatment. Neurosurgeons perform surgery to treat congenital cranial and spinal disorders, trauma, hydrocephalus, brain and spinal cord tumors and vascular malformations. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons perform surgical procedures treating the entire craniomaxillofacial area, including the mouth, jaws, face, and skull. Orthodontists are dental specialists who focus on irregularities of the teeth and jaw. Otolaryngologists lend expertise on airway disorders, neck masses and abscesses, salivary glands and facial nerve disorders. Plastic surgeons perform surgery to treat deformities of the skull, ear, nose, lip, palate, and facial skeleton. Speech-language pathologists conduct critical swallow assessments to detect skill deficits in swallowing along with rehabilitative verbal communication functions to patients with mouth or ear deformities. Social workers support families with coping strategies and resources.