Cleft Resources for Medical Professionals
Safety & Quality
Best Practice Resources
Smile Train Partners must meet extremely high standards of cleft care. Leverage our document and video library of Best Practice Resources to help you provide the safest, highest quality cleft surgery and comprehensive care services.
Smile Train Express
This free, secure, web-based patient database is accessible to Smile Train partners and available in seven languages. It currently hosts more than one million patient surgery records and thousands of nutrition, speech and orthodontic patient records. The system empowers Smile Train partners to organize their comprehensive care services and research trends in their patient populations.
Education & Training
Virtual Surgery Simulator
Partnering with BioDigital Inc., we have created the world's first web-based, free, comprehensive cleft simulator representing the next step in the evolution of cleft training. While its content is primarily targeted towards surgeons, the anatomy sections also offer dynamic training for cleft speech therapists, dentists, and orthodontists.
As the global leader in cleft care, we are constantly developing and sharing a range of clinical training programs on comprehensive cleft care, surgery, anesthesia, and nursing. Our goal is to leverage technology to make them widely accessible and readily available for local implementation.
Financial grants are available to support Smile Train partners in the areas of Education and Training, Cleft Awareness, Comprehensive Care, Medical Equipment, and more.
Mobile Speech Services
We have developed a free, interactive speech services app with stories, games, and songs for children with clefts. This fun app is available in English and Spanish and encourages children to practice more often from the comfort of their own home for better speech outcomes. Learn more about the Smile Train apps!
Patient & Family Resources
We can help patients and their families learn about comprehensive cleft care needs.