Caring for Champions Dental Clinic

The UNMC College of Dentistry is delighted to be joining the Munroe-Meyer Institute's multidisciplinary team to provide dental care to individuals of all ages and abilities at the new Caring for Champions Dental Clinic, endorsed by Special Olympics. Opening in July 2021.

The Munroe-Meyer Institute Caring for Champions Dental Clinic is committed to:
  • providing the most positive and comprehensive dental care experience for patients of all ages and abilities
  • helping patients establish lifelong positive relationships with dental care
koukol.jpg “We are excited to be part of Munroe-Meyer’s multidisciplinary team. This partnership will allow us to tailor care and treatment needs to each patient and provide them with the quality care they deserve, and provide our students and residents with a wonderful learning experience seeing firsthand how well interprofessional health care works." - Claire Koukol, DDS, assistant professor in the department of growth and development


Attend MMI's Virtual Ribbon-Cutting

Tuesday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. - View Here

Speakers will include Special Olympics International Board Chair Tim Shriver, PhD; noted disability advocates John Schneider, general manager of the Seattle Seahawks, and his wife, Traci; Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert; University of Nebraska Regent Paul Kenney; University of Nebraska President Ted Carter; UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, MD; and MMI Director Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD.

The virtual event also will feature a video showcasing the new MMI building and its many features, services and programs.


About the Caring for Champions Program

Inspired by Special Olympic athletes and established to serve the health care needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Caring for Champions program at MMI is committed to providing individuals with disabilities and complex health care needs access to outstanding vision, dental and dietary health and wellness services that are tailored to their unique situation. Learn more.


The Patient Experience at the Caring for Champions Dental Clinic

We will offer a highly personalized dental experience delivered in an innovative new clinical environment. We will be collaborating with other MMI health care providers, such as the pediatric feeding disorders program, to transform patients' lives by helping them achieve overall health and well-being.

A key component of our innovative patient experience approach will be working with our patients and their families and caregivers to develop lifelong personalized care and transition plans, with the goal of preserving patients' independence. Learn more.


About the Munroe-Meyer Institute

The mission of the Munroe-Meyer Institute is to lead the world in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and special health care needs, their families and communities through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care. Learn more.