The Special Smiles program offers free dental screenings, oral health information, and instructions on proper brushing and flossing techniques to Special Olympics athletes. The athletes will also receive preventative supplies, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes. Athletes who require follow up dental services are referred to local oral health professionals.
Clinical Director: Joseph Franco and Jennifer Kallio
During the screening, health care clinicians will provide the athletes with:
After the screening, clinicians go over the athletes screening report with the athlete. Referrals are given for urgent and non-urgent follow-up care to dentist in their community.