Safety & Quality
COVID-19 is transforming how medical providers care for patients around the globe. As the world focuses on how to come together to combat COVID-19, Smile Train has received a number of resources that have been developed by experts at the WHO, WFSA, CDC, and ASA, among many others. We are pleased to share these resources for your reference in case they can be helpful and will rely on you determine whether these are useful for your context and how best to adapt these resources for your health systems.
Smile Train partners must meet extremely high standards of cleft care. Our document and video library of Best Practice Resources can help you provide the safest, highest quality cleft surgery and comprehensive care services.
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.
Medical Advisory Board
Smile Train’s Global Medical Advisory Board is comprised of many of the best and brightest cleft experts in the world, from surgeons to anesthesiologists to orthodontists to speech therapists. It works closely with regional Medical Advisory Councils – such as in Mexico, India, China, Brazil, and Africa – to set the standards for safety and quality for every Smile Train partner and program.
Education & Training
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.
Mobile Speech Services
Smile Train has developed a free, interactive speech services app with stories, games, and songs for children with clefts. This fun, convenient app encourages children to practice more often, for better speech outcomes. Available for free in English, Spanish, and Filipino in Google Play and Apple App Store.
Patient & Family Resources
We can help patients and their families learn about comprehensive cleft care needs.