Former Lynn dentist fills a need for Special Olympics

Dr. Steven Perlman of Swampscott is a pioneer in treating intellectually disadvantaged patients. (Spenser R. Hasak)
SWAMPSCOTT — Twenty-five years ago, when Dr. Steven Perlman, a pediatric dentist, received a surprising phone call from Eunice Kennedy Shriver, he had no idea about the path his life would take. Shriver had combed the country looking for someone who could treat her sister, Rosemary, who was having severe dental problems. Rosemary Kennedy was…

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