Special Olympics Special Smiles offers free dental screening, oral health information, and instructions on brushing and flossing properly to participating Special Olympics athletes, as well as preventative supplies like toothpaste and toothbrushes. Athletes who require follow up dental services are referred to local oral health professionals.
Meet Louisiana's Special Smiles Clinical Director: Jennifer Hew
On January 6th, Acadian Modern Dentistry hosted a Special Olympics Louisiana Special Smiles Service Day. Six Pacific Dental Services offices in Louisiana began raising money for this event in November and combined raised over $4,000 for Healthy Athletes. Together, doctors, assistants, and team members from all over the state came together to serve 5 SOLA athletes. Combined they were able to donate $3,732 worth of dentistry on that day. The money raised is going to continue treatment for those athletes who needed more extensive dental work.
The partnership between Pacific Dental Services and Special Olympics Louisiana will continue to grow and more Special Smiles Service Days are planned for 2018 as well as dental staff will be volunteering at our state games.Be sure to stop by the Special Smiles tables and say thank you to Dr. Dent and his team!