The Special Smiles program offers free dental screening, oral health information, and instructions on proper brushing and flossing techniques to Special Olympics athletes. The athletes will also receive preventative supplies, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Athletes who require follow up dental services are referred to local oral health professionals.


The Special Smiles screening process takes approximately 10-20 minutes and contains five stations:

Athlete check-in

Check-in: Athletes are correctly identified and logged into the records.

Oral screening

Dentists examine dental history, oral conditions, tooth decay, oral tissue health, injuries, and need for mouth guards.

Hygiene station

The hygiene station shows the athletes how to brush properly with the help of puppets and giant tooth brushes.

Mouth guard

Athletes will have a mouth guard fitting to protect their pretty smiles while competing in their sporting events.

Goody bag

Athlete receives a goody bag, which includes toothpaste and a toothbrush.


Fit Feet


Health Promotion

Healthy Hearing

Opening Eyes

Special Smiles