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Special Smiles (dentistry)

The Special Smiles discipline of Healthy Athletes provides comprehensive oral health care information, including offering free dental screenings and instructions on correct brushing and flossing techniques to participating Special Olympics athletes. This resource page is equipped with manuals and forms, event resources and Special Smiles stories and additional information. Special Smiles has demonstrated remarkable success in creating awareness and improving access to dental care for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

For more information please contact us at specialsmiles@specialolympics.org.

GET INVOLVED

MANUALS AND GUIDES

Virtual Special Smiles

How To Dental Videos

  • Lean about the importance of oral hygiene with Novie Craven and Justin Hunsinger as they ask Dr. Miran Ho and Dr. Isaac Navarro about oral hygiene care. Watch the 6 videos

EVENT RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT

Healthy Athletes Software (HAS) and Legal Forms

Equipment and Supply Lists

Educational Materials

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

ADDITIONAL RELATED RESOURCES

RELATED STORIES

See all stories related to this discipline.

Everyone’s health needs should be included in the healthcare system, and people with intellectual disabilities deserve to have access to a healthcare environment that best addresses their specific health needs.
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Special Olympics MENA recognizes and celebrates champions of inclusion.
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Patients with intellectual disabilities already face complications in finding and getting dental treatment. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made these challenges harder. Special Olympics Chief Health Officer shares her insights about these difficulties.
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