Devin Hohl’s story is one shared by Special Olympics athletes everywhere. She suffered from a chronic infection in her mouth, requiring a root canal and crown, but lost her dental insurance when she turned 21 and had been unable to find a dentist willing to work with people with disabilities. At the dental college at A.T. Still University in Arizona, however, faculty and students working with the Special Olympics Special Smiles program welcomed her on December 9 and provided the needed care. As part of the event, volunteers devoted their time and efforts to perform a multitude of dental care procedures to athletes in need – all free of charge. The services provided to Devin would normally cost $2500.
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