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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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Residency Outcomes Assessment Exams Now Available!
The 2016 Residency Outcomes Assessment Exams are now available for purchase. This exam meets the American Dental Association Accreditation standards for Advanced Education Program in General Practice Residency and Advanced General Dentistry. For more information click here.

2016 SCDA Student Awards
SCDA’s Awards and Recognition Program was instituted to encourage the sensitivity and sensibility of the dental profession and allied health professionals toward the needs of special patient populations. The program seeks to recognize dental and dental hygiene students in any year of their education. Click here for eligibility criteria and nomination form. Nomination Deadline: May 20, 2016

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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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

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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