provided dental screenings, oral hygiene instrucion and fabricated
dental mouthguards for the more than 625 athletes who visited
Special Smiles, one of the seven Special Olympics Healthy Athletes
initiatives created to focus attention on the overall health issues
facing Special Olympics athletes. "The mission of Special
Smiles is to increase access to dental care for Special Olympics
athletes, as well as all people with intellectual disabilities,"
explains Dr. James Delahanty ('75), clinical director of the NJ
Special Smiles program.
participants received AGD and ADA-recognized continuing education
credits in exchange for their participation. Helping with this
year's CE program was Dr. Lawrence Dobrin ('75), Chief Forensic
Dentist-Office of the Medical Examiner, NYC and NJDS Assistant
Dean, Dr. Arnold Rosenheck. Dr. Dobrin presented "Let The Children Laugh: Detecting Early Signs of Abuse " and Dr. Rosenheck presented "Oral Manisfestations of Systemic Disease."
New Jersey will host the 2014 USA Games from June 14-21. To learn how you can volunteer for the Special Smiles program at the national games contact: Dr. James Delahanty
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