Welcome to the Campaign for Exceptional Smiles

We are building a Community of Self-Advocates to educate and empower the dental
community (predoctoral dental students, postgraduate residents, dentists, dental hygienists, & Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice) and their support personnel by conducting sessions led by multidisciplinary professionals, experts, and self-advocates to promote a patient-centered approach and enhance optimal oral health care for the Developmental Disabilities community.

You will be given a gift card in appreciation of your time!!!

COMMUNITY OF SELF-ADVOCATES

The commitment would be 4 hours for planning, preparation, being a speaker, virtual engagement with dental students, and providing feedback.

There are two components of this project

  1. We will be conducting 10 live continuing dental education courses, and the recordings will be uploaded to an e-learning platform for future use. Each session will have 1 self-advocate sharing their story (struggle accessing dental care, advocacy efforts, and more).
  2. Self-advocates and/or caregivers will participate in a 2-way communication with dental students.

If you are a self-advocate with a developmental disability or a parent/caregiver of someone
with developmental disabilities and want to participate or know more about the campaign,
please fill in the survey (click here) and Dr. Karen Raju will reach out to you with more details.

If you have any questions, please email her at [email protected]

We are seeking people who speak English or Spanish. Please share the Flyer with families or self-Advocates who may be interested, and click here for the English Flyer or Spanish Flyer