Special Oral Health Concerns

Speical Olympics Healthy Athletes, Special Smiles

Since January of 2017, the Oral Health Program has worked with Dr. Civon Gewelber, Director of the UNLV Special Care Dental Clinic, to strengthen her program and expand dental services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the state. As part of our collaboration, Dr. Gewelber completed the training required to become Nevada’s first Special Olympics, Special Smiles Director and brought oral health into the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program in Nevada. The Oral Health Program has volunteered at each event and will continue to build our relationship with both Dr. Gewelber and Special Olympics.  


Dental screening, Oral cancer screenings, fluoride varnish and toothbrushes and toothpaste were given to hundreds of Special Olympic Athletes at the following events:


November 18th 2018

September 22, 2018

June 2, 2018

November 19, 2017

May 13, 2017

November 28, 2016


Special Olympics Special Smiles