ASDOH holds the nation’s first Day for Special Smiles

ASDOH’s Day for Special Smiles provided dental care to children with intellectual and physical disabilities.  It was done in collaboration with Arizona Special Olympics, the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Council, the Arizona State Dental Association Foundation, ASDOH students, and faculty.  It is hoped that this event will be repeated annually, and that other dental schools, state dental associations and developmental disabilities councils throughout the nation will participate in this exciting event.

A Day for Special Smiles is held at ASDOH.

Dr. Steve Perlman, the noted pediatric dentist from Boston who founded the Healthy Smiles program of Special Olympics, came out to Arizona to participate and encourage expansion of this program to other states.