Special Smiles provides comprehensive oral health care information, including offering free dental screenings and instructions on correct brushing and flossing techniques to Special Olympics athletes. This also includes issuing preventative supplies like toothpaste, toothbrushes, and fluoride varnish. Athletes who require follow up dental services are referred to local oral health professionals.
2018 Special Smiles - Burlington, VT
It is always an incredible experience to participate in the Special Smiles free dental screenings at the Summer Olympics Vermont, Summer Games. Each year, volunteers from dentistry gather to perform free oral health screenings for these Special Olympic Athletes. This year included 73 volunteers seeing a record number of 242 athletes for free oral health screenings and hygiene instruction at the Saturday, June 2nd games!