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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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2016 Nominations Information
Involvement in SCDA in an elected position is an ideal way to advance your career while giving back to the special needs dentistry profession. Elected positions within SCDA provide the unique opportunity to influence the direction of the organization. If you are interested in serving as a Director-at-Large or know someone who may be a good candidate please review the qualifications and submit a nomination form by September 30, 2015. For more details click here.

23rd IADH Congress in Conjunction with SCDA 28th Annual Meeting
Click here for more information on the 2016 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL
Click here for the 2016 Prospectus

Submit an Abstract for the 23rd IADH Congress in Conjunction with the SCDA 28th Annual Meeting
Present with us in 2016 for the chance to get in front of an international audience thanks to our partnership with the International Association for Disability & Oral Health (iADH) fo rthe 23rd iADH Congress in conjunction with the SCDA 28th Annual Meeting in Chicago. Share your experiences, challenges and fresh approaches with professionals from around the world and be recognized by your peers! Click here to submit an abstract. 

The deadline for Oral presentations has now passed.
The deadline for Poster and Roundtable presentations is November 16, 2015.


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. There is also a course tutorial located at the beginning of the course and a continuing education testing module at the end of the course.

Click here for more information on the online course.
Go to the online store to purchase this course or click here.

Serve as a SCDA Volunteer
Consider giving back to your professional community by getting involved with SCDA at the national level! Click here to view the various opportunities to get involved through SCDA and fill out the form.


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.

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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