2023 Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop

Advanced Training for Cleft Provider

The Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop (CCCW), founded by Global Smile Foundation, is carefully designed to empower cleft care providers to deliver the best patient outcomes in their own communities by offering simulation-based training and education that is led by the world’s leaders in the cleft and craniofacial fields. Our standard for cleft care is based on replicable, evidence-based and experience-proven outcomes. 

We believe that the best cleft care is provided by an integrated team of specialists that includes surgery, dentistry, orthodontics, pediatrics, speech pathology, psychology, nursing, and anesthesiology.  

Patient access to cleft care is extremely limited in underserved areas because training and education for cleft care is concentrated in a few global regions. Our workshops rotate between Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East/Asia to reach healthcare providers around the world. Our goal is for CCCW attendees to acquire the skills necessary to create sustainable cleft care capacity where they live and work. 

CCCW faculty speakers represent the world’s leaders and influencers in the craniofacial and cleft fields from the US, Canada, Mexico, Asia, South America, and Europe. Sessions are geared towards cleft care specialties with an emphasis on an integrated team approach. 

Attendees are immersed in 4 days of interactive didactic and applied training, with hands-on simulation sessions and small team discussions. Expert faculty conduct detailed case reviews and provide one-on-one feedback to attendees.  

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