Resources: Surgery

  • Robots in the Operating Room: The Future of Cleft Palate Repair
    PRS Journal
    Link to Video


  • Surgical Techniques for Treatment of Unilateral Cleft Lip
    Mustafa Chopan / Lohrasb Sayadi / Donald R. Laub
    Link to Article



  • Smile Train Safe Surgery Checklist
    Built off of the World Health Organization Safe Surgery Checklist, the Smile Train Safe Surgery Checklist offers a valuable standard for cleft teams to use at the onset of cleft surgery. It ensures all steps necessary to result in the best outcome for patients.


  • Virtual Surgery Simulator
    Partnering with BioDigital Inc., Smile Train created a web-based, free, comprehensive cleft simulator representing the next step in the evolution of cleft training. While its content is primarily targeted toward surgeons, the anatomy sections also offer dynamic training for cleft speech therapists, dentists, and orthodontists.

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