Prepare for Your Visit

Become a patient

Please call 612-625-5945. All records can be faxed to 612-624-0777. 

What to Bring

This is extremely helpful in providing you with the best evaluation possible. To optimize your visit, these can be faxed, emailed, or mailed in advance.





Kathleen M. Patka at


Cleft-Craniofacial Clinics
School of Dentistry - Moos Tower Room 6-296
University of Minnesota
515 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 

What to expect

A team evaluation will involve seeing many specialists. The time involved varies depending on each patient’s needs. A Cleft Team visit is a half-day visit and Craniofacial Team Visit and 22q Team Visits are full days. After the evaluations are complete, the providers meet face-to-face in a team meeting to develop a care plan, which is subsequently shared with the family. Do not be afraid to let us know if there is anything we can do to make your team visit a good experience. 

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