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Training Pathways

What is the pathway to becoming a cleft professional?

Please download the pathways below to help understand the training route in your specialty and compare this to training routes in other specialties


Cleft nurse specialist


Thanks to Heather Sahunta



Thanks to Chloé Rolland and Paras Haria

Paediatric dentistry

  Paediatric dentistry

Thanks to Helen Sanders, Jessica Talbot, Mona Agel



Thanks to Matt Hotton

Speech and language therapy

   Speech Pathway

Thanks to Hannah Lane 

cleft Surgery


Thanks to Clare Rivers and Ambika Chadha


See also this article entitled 'Training to be a cleft surgeon in the UK'