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The Special Care Dentistry Association serves as a resource to all oral health care professionals who serve or are interested in serving patients with special needs through education and networking to increase access to oral healthcare for patients with special needs.

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Renew Your Membership for 2016!
It's time to renew your Special Care Dentistry Association membership for 2016. Enjoy discounts on SCDA events and products, countless networking opportunities, educational resources, and more! Renew your membership today!

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2016 Call for Volunteers Now Open!

Consider giving back to your professional community by getting involved with SCDA at the national level! Please complete the call for volunteers form by February 13, 2016.

Vote Today - SCDA 2016 Board of Director Election is Open!
If you are a current Dentist or Hygienist member of SCDA, make your voice heard by voting in the 2016 Board of Director Election!

2016-2017 Board Officer Recommendations
The following individual is recommended to fill the officer vacancy of SCDA:

  • Vice-President: Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MPH, FAAHD

2016-2017 Director-at-Large Positions
Two out of the four Director-at-Large positions will need to be filled by a membership vote. SCDA members are asked to vote for up to two candidates to be elected to serve as a Director-at-Large:

  • Kimberly Espinoza, DDS, MPH, FNAP, FADPD, DABSCD
  • Scott Howell, DMD, MPH
  • Stephanie M. Munz, DDS

To view all candidate bios and place your vote, click here. Voting will end January 29, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.

23rd iADH Congress in Conjunction with SCDA 28th Annual Meeting
If you’re a dentist, hygienist or other oral health care practitioner concentrating on patients with special needs, consider this meeting the must-attend event of the year for continued education and networking. The event will bring together an international contingent of dental professionals who serve patients with special needs. Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Click here for the 2016 Prospectus.

SCDA Course: Oral Health Considerations For People With Special Needs
The 16-CE credit self-paced online learning program is located on a web-based learning management system called Sakai CLE hosted by the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. There are sixteen learning modules in total; each learning module contains a short description, a list of learning objects, the presentation and a self-assessment quiz. To learn more click here.

Submit a Proposal for SCDA’s Webinar Series
The SCDA is expanding its educational offerings to include year-round access to live and recorded webinar presentations. By presenting as part of the SCDA Webinar Series, you will be sharing your experiences, challenges, and fresh approaches with fellow professionals from around the world. Learn More

New Release: Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for Our Aging Population

Take advantage of SCDA's 35% discount on the newly released Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for Our Aging Population authored by our own SCDA member Paula Friedman. SCDA members enjoy a 35% discount on all Wiley publications. Click here for more information.

Check Out What the SCDA Website Has to Offer!
Not sure all the SCDA has to offer you? Check out this website tutorial that will walk you through all the features of the SCDA website. This is also a great tool to share with those you think might be interested in becoming a SCDA member. 

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23rd iADH Congress in Conjunction with the SCDA 28th Annual Meeting