Drs. Perlman & Koidin, P.C.

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Healthy Athletes - Special Smiles

In 1993, Dr. Steve saw a need for more comprehensive dental care for patients with special needs. He met with Eunice Shriver in Washington D.C. and discussed the lack of access to care for this population. From their discussion, Special Olympics Special Smiles was born. It started small, originally only at the Massachusetts Special Olympic state games in June 1993. Today it has over 200 events and is in every state and 60 countries. Today, beside dental screenings, the healthy athlete program has screenings for hearing, vision, podiatry and physical therapy. To seek further information about this program please go to http://www.specialolympics.org/healthy_athletes.aspx.

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