Conference Hosts

Cindy Stout

President and CEO, El Paso Children’s Hospital 

Richard C. Black

Founding Dean, Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine

Course Directors

David Yates

Byron Henry

Rick Kapitan

Lizbeth Holguin

Brett Chiquet



  • Primary & Secondary Surgical Repair of the Cleft Palate Deformity
  • Naso-Alveolar Molding (NAM) Course


CME Accreditation Statement: The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

About El Paso, Texas:

Participants for this event will get to travel to the beautiful city of El Paso, Texas also known as the Sun City. For more information on El Paso, visit

We will be updating our hotel partner in the coming weeks, we ask for now you please reserve your conference spot.

About the El Paso Children’s Hospital Cranial and Facial Program:

The Cranial and Facial Clinic at El Paso Children’s Hospital is the first and only comprehensive pediatric cranial and facial program in the region that provides children in the greater El Paso area access to a dedicated multidisciplinary team of physicians skilled in correcting facial, jaw and skull abnormalities. It is the only Cranial and Facial Team in the region to be nationally recognized by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association. It is no longer necessary for families to bear the burden of traveling outside of the region to access this service, and our team provides family-centered, compassionate care you’ve come to expect from a dedicated children’s hospital.

Our multidisciplinary team is made up of cleft and craniofacial surgeons, neurosurgeons, pediatric hospitalists, dentists, orthodontists, psychologists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, registered dieticians, child life specialists and social workers. While we have a full range of additional specialists ready to treat patients, we customize a plan of care for each child and enlist the help of these specialists on a case-by-case basis.

The Cranial and Facial Clinic at El Paso Children’s Hospital is the first of its kind in our region and the only one that provides complete care from the time of diagnosis through surgery and beyond.

Above are the descriptions for both courses including the schedule of events (subject to change).

About the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine:

The Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine is the newest school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and the first dental school to open in Texas in over 50 years. It is also the first dental school along the U.S.-Mexico border. The school’s unique curriculum features base of knowledge, clinical experience, research and community engagement, while offering skills in digital dentistry with CAD/CAM technology. To prepare for careers in compassionate, culturally competent care, students learn medical Spanish and are introduced to clinical experiences within their first year. Upon graduating, these future dentists will be prepared to provide care in diverse communities while also understanding high-tech, same-day dentistry.