Our Mission

The Craniofacial team aims to provide a holistic multidiciplinary approach to the management of both congenital and acquired craniofacial deformity from birth to skeletal maturity using the most modern and advanced techniques

Craniofacial Disorders

Craniofacial disorders are complex conditions affecting the soft tissues or bones of the face and/or the head. These include congenital conditions such as premature fusion of the skull sutures and other anomalies, or acquired conditions such as trauma or tumours. Abnormal growth patterns from all of these conditions may result in disfigurement and functional impairment.

Craniofacial Disorders include

  • Craniosynostosis- syndromic & non-syndromic
  • Positional Plagiocephaly
  • Encephaloceles
  • Craniofacial Tumours
  • Facial Asymmetry
  • Growth Disorders e.g.  congenital micrognathia
  • Facial Clefts
  • Craniofacial Trauma

The National Paediatric Craniofacial Centre (NPCC)

The NPCC is based at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital Dublin and provides treatment for children with cranial and facial deformities from birth up until age 16 years. Craniofacial surgery in Ireland was started in 1989 by Professor Michael Earley, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Temple Street and Mr David Allcutt, Consultant Neurosurgeon, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin.