Best Practice Resources
Being a Smile Train Partner means always meeting extremely high standards of safety and quality. We have a complete library of Best Practice Guides to support partners as they provide top-quality, safe cleft surgery and comprehensive care.
Safety and Quality Protocol
Standards for ensuring safe, high-quality cleft surgery. Select your language below to view the PDF file:
Surgical Safety Checklist for Cleft Lip and Palate
This important resource should be used to ensure safe cleft surgery. Select your language below to view the PDF file:
Information for Parents During Cleft Surgery RepairEssential information for caregivers about what will happen when their child undergoes cleft surgery. Watch the video to learn more of select your language below to view the PDF file:
Post-Operative Care Discharge ChecklistThis important resource ensures patients leave the hospital with essential discharge instructions.
Comprehensive overview of cleft lip and palate, from diagnosis to final stages of treatment. Download PDF in English.
Comprehensive Care Resources
Comprehensive Care Timeline
Provides an overview of the screenings and possible treatments a child born with a cleft lip and/or palate may need throughout their infancy, childhood, and adolescence.
Feeding Brochure and Video
Demonstrates effective techniques for breastfeeding a baby with a cleft and introduces safe practices for bottle, spoon, and/or cup feeding.