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Special SmilesBoston Special Olympics Special Smiles 2016 is right around the corner, and AADMD (American Association of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry) is excited to be taking part! This is a wonderful opportunity for us to get out in the community and do some great work for the Special Olympics athletes. There are a variety of roles that may be assigned, such as registration, molding mouth guards, and performing dental screenings. Special Smiles will be on June 4 from 9am-3pm at Harvard University. Once we have a group together, transportation will be coordinated as needed. Please read on for more details and sign up by May 24 @ 5pm to volunteer!


This year’s Special Olympics Special Smiles event is being held on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Harvard University in Boston from9:00am-3:00pm in two shifts (9:00am-12:00pm and 12:00pm-3:00pm). This year we will be indoors at the Murr Center (map attached – Number 14).

Roles: As a volunteer, you will be assigned to one of many positions that may include athlete registrations, escorting the athletes to each station, and molding mouth guards for athletes. Dental students and dental hygiene students will be providing proper oral hygiene instructions to the athletes, so please bring a typodont model and a toothbrush ring if you have one. We also need people to pass out goody bags as the athletes exit. So, you can see there is a lot of opportunity for dental professionals to help out!

Dentists, dental hygienists, and dental students (DMD-3 and DMD-4) will do screenings and record the information the dentists find.
Please note that anyone in these categories who is going to volunteer as a screener must pass the calibration exercise. Please see the e-mail sent on 5/21 for training slides. Please review and be prepared to take the exam when you arrive on site on Saturday.

Arrival: Please do not check in at the main registration desk – come directly to the Murr Center and check in to get your volunteer T-shirt and assignment.

Food: A free lunch will be provided for you.

Check out: When you are ready to leave, please check out so that you can be given an exit questionnaire, a thank you certificate, as well as your continuing education credit certificate (1 credit for each hour served).

Parking: All general volunteers are to park at the Soldiers Field Parking Garage at the Harvard Business School. Pre-purchased discounted parking pass for the day are available. There will be a shuttle running from the garage to the athletic complex throughout the day.

Sign up: To sign up, please CLICK ME by Tuesday, May 24!

Please forward any questions to nari.park@tufts.edu. Thank you, and we look forward to volunteering with you soon!

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