Special Smiles provides comprehensive oral health care information, including offering free dental screenings and instructions on correct brushing and flossing techniques to participating Special Olympics athletes. The program is designed to help athletes improve their health and fitness and their ability to train and compete in Special Olympics as well as life. At the conclusion of the screening, athletes receive a goodie bag with preventative supplies such as toothpaste and toothbrushes. The screening takes about 15–20 minutes.
Antonina Capurro, DMD, MPH, MBA