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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

5420 W Cypress StreetTampa, FL 33607


About

What we do:For many Special Olympics Athletes, dental care is not often a priority and can take a back seat to more pressing medical care. Special Smiles, a dental screening program which is part of the overall Healthy Athletes Program was designed to screen athletes with intellectual disabilities while at the same time increase the number of dental professionals who will serve people with intellectual disabilities in their practices and clinics. Non-intrusive screening stations:

  1. Assessment of decay, unstable fillings and sealants, injury, fluorosis, and gingival signs
  2. Fluoride treatment
  3. Oral health education
  4. Written report card and referral

Who we need:

Day of Screeners

Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants and Students, trained on-site to provide all-day screening exams.

Area Clinical Directors

  • Licensed professional Dentist or Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Attend a two-day, train-the-trainer workshop and practical experience at a Special Olympics Florida competition
  • Oversee 1-2 events annually

Benefits of Helping Special Olympics Florida Special Smiles

  • Feeling good about helping an athlete overcome the fear of visiting an oral health professional
  • Seeing athletes go home with a free toothbrush, toothpaste, floss and gum.
  • Enjoying the camaraderie of working together with a group of your fellow professionals
  • Having the ability of increasing the number of patients in your practice: your practice will grow once word gets around that you work with persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Receive free CEU’s with AGD or for hours volunteered at Games depending on your agency, school or professional organization

Skills

  • Dental
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
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