The Department of Dentistry based at the Hospital for Sick Children and Bloorview MacMillan Centre in Toronto is unique. It provides treatment for cleft lip and palate patients and all forms of specialist dental treatment to children and adolescents resident in Ontario. The quality of service provided by the department has been externally recognised and validated through an ISO 9002 award (February 1999). At that time, it was the first Dental Clinic in North America to receive the ISO 9002 standard. In addition, the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association has recognised the department for its organisation and contributions in the field of cleft lip and palate and craniofacial surgery.