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.

Surgery Resources


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:

Cleft Awareness


Patient Recruitment Templates

Resources to identify and refer children and adults in need of cleft services. Download in English and contact partner@smiletrain.org for additional language templates.

Patient Awareness Flier

Awareness fliers educate communities about cleft lip and palate and Smile Train supported treatment options. Download in English and contact partner@smiletrain.org for additional language templates.

Health Brochure

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.

 

Speech Services

A variety of videos are made through a partnership with Teachers College, Columbia University on cleft palate speech sounds and effective therapy techniques.