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Special Olympics -Indoor Games – Oshkosh

April 6, 2019

Special Olympics - Special Smiles - Wisconsin Dental Hygienists

For over 40 years UW Oshkosh has been hosting this Special Olympics annual event. This year they will be welcoming over 600 participants in team basketball.

Special Olympics Wisconsin is seeking volunteers for this State Indoor Sports Tournament.

They are seeking individual who have an understanding of the importance of oral health and are interested in working with people with intellectual disabilities.  Dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and students are needed.  Family members of clinical volunteers and general volunteers from the community are also helpful as recorders and athlete escorts.  For more information about the Healthy Athletes program, go to:

Volunteer Activities

  1. Athlete check-in/assistance
  2. Oral health screening
  3. Recorder
  4. Mouth guard fabrication
  5. Fluoride varnish application
  6. Oral health education
  7. Athlete escort

Learn more about WI-DHA working with Special Olympics through Special Smiles

WI-DHA members are encouraged to volunteer through the Wisconsin Special Olympics – Healthy Athlete’s  – “Special Smiles” Program.

Available Screenings

Special Smiles screenings are offered this year in Wisconsin through the Indoor Sports TournamentSummer GamesMedfest and the Outdoor Sports Tournament.

Volunteer Opportunities

To volunteer for Special Smiles please visit our volunteer portal for opportunities or e-mail Melissa Schoenbrodt at  [email protected]

If you have questions, please contact Melissa Schoenbrodt 608-442-5676 or [email protected].

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