A HealthBeat Special Series

Smile, baby!

A pediatric plastic surgeon pioneers a technique to repair cleft palates that leads to better speech and jaw development for children.

Health Beat Special Series
Patient Story

A day for smiles

Past and present cleft palate and craniofacial surgery patients connect with one another and their surgeons during a day of celebration.

Patient Story

Rare and exceptional

After dozens of surgeries, 18-year-old Jacob Taylor undergoes his most complex one: Surgeons implant custom-designed prosthetic jaw bones.

Patient Story

‘He’s a superstar’

One-year-old Isaac arrives from Honduras for medical care and wins over his caregiving team.

Patient Story

‘Wonder’ kid gets a new jaw

A 16-year-old boy has a new look and better function following pioneering facial reconstruction surgery.

Patient Story

Helping kids smile around the world

A pediatric plastic surgeon aims to improve the way cleft palates are repaired.

Patient Story

‘No other way for him to get help’

A toddler from Guyana travels 3,000 miles for a life-changing operation.

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