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Address: Calwerstr. 7
72076 Tübingen

E-mail address: face@​med.​uni-​tuebingen.​de

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daily from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Early treatment options shortly after birth

Malformations in the facial region include cleft lip and palate (CLP) of varying degrees of severity, facial changes in children with Down syndrome, the Pierre-Robin sequence and other facial clefts and syndromes. Treatment is particularly promising if it begins in the first days after birth.

We are there to support you as parents also after treatment is completed

The parents of our patients are fully integrated into the treatment so that they can continue the therapy on their child at home. We know that the psychological strain on the parents concerned is great, which is why our psychosocial service staff are there to help you in word and deed even after discharge.


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For inquiries and registrations please fill out the registration form and send it to us. We will contact you as soon as possible.

Registration form

E-mail address: face@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Physician Coordination:

Contact person for referring physicians


Portrait of Prof. Dr. Dr. Siegmar Reinert

Prof. Dr. Dr. Siegmar Reinert


Phone number: +49 7071 29-86174

Fax number: +49 7071 29-3481

E-mail address: Siegmar.Reinert@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Christian Poets

Prof. Dr. Christian Poets

Deputy spokesman

Phone number: +49 7071 29-84742

Fax number: +49 7071 29-3969

E-mail address: Christian-F.Poets@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Portrait of Prof. Dr. Christian F. Poets

Prof. Dr. Christian F. Poets

Medical Director of the Department of Pediatrics IV (Neonatology)


Portrait of Prof. Dr. Dr. Siegmar Reinert

Prof. Dr. Dr. Siegmar Reinert

Medical Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Portrait of Prof. Dr. Bernd Koos

Prof. Dr. Bernd Koos

Medical Director of the Polyclinic for Orthodontics


Prof. Dr. Martin Schuhmann

Head of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery


Portrait of Maximilian Nägele

Maximilian Nägele

Commercial Director of the University Hospital for Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine


Early treatment options shortly after birth

Father and baby with Cleft lip and palate

Cleft lip and palate (CLP)

CLP is one of the most common congenital malformations. This malformation therefore requires a therapy, which is explained in more detail below.

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Baby drinks milk from a bottle

Robin sequence

Every year, about 80 children in Germany are affected. The treatment concept in Tübingen is carried out using a palatal plate, which leads to an improvement in breathing.

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Baby with Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome

More than half of the children show obstructions of the airways during sleep. One of the most important treatment concepts is the so-called orofacial regulation therapy.

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Interdisciplinary cooperation of all necessary specialists

Because important functions such as breathing, nutrition, speech and hearing are also impaired in infantile facial malformations, all the necessary specialists from different disciplines work together in our centre: Initially, it is primarily the paediatricians of neonatology and the orthodontists, then the oral and maxillofacial surgeons, supported if necessary by radiologists (magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography), ENT specialists, ophthalmologists, neurosurgeons and human geneticists.

Interdisciplinary Conferences

Every Wednesday

an interdisciplinary consultation takes place in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.


  • Von Bodman A, Buchenau W, Bacher M, Arand J, Urschitz MS, Poets CF. Die Tübinger Gaumenplatte – Ein innovatives Therapiekonzept bei Pierre-Robin-Sequenz. Wien Klin Wochenschr 2003;115:871-873

  • Buchenau W, Urschitz MS, Sautermeister J, Bacher M, Herberts T, Arand J, Poets CF. A Randomized Clinical Trial of a New Orthodontic Appliance to Improve Upper Airway Obstruction in Infants with Pierre Robin Sequence. J Pediatr 2007;151:145-9

  • Drescher FD, Jotzo M, Goelz R, Meyer TD, Bacher M, Poets CF. Cognitive and psychosocial development of children with Pierre Robin sequence. Acta Paediatr 2008; 97:653-6

  • Bacher M, Linz A, Buchenau W, Arand J, Krimmel M, Poets C. Therapeutisches Vorgehen bei Pierre-Robin-Sequenz. Laryngo-Rhino-Otologie 2010;89:621-29

  • Bacher M, Sautermeister J, Urschitz M, Buchenau W, Arand J, Poets C. An oral appliance with velar extension for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in infants with the Pierre Robin sequence. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 2011;48:331-6

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