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History of SCDA's Organizations

Organizational Facts of SCDA

American Society of Geriatric Dentistry (ASGD)

  • 1965: American Society of Geriatric Dentistry formed

Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities (ADPD)

  • 1952: Academy of Oral Rehabilitation of Handicapped Persons formed by a group of dentists at a meeting of the ADA
  • 1957: Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped
  • 1994: Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities

American Association of Hospital Dentists(AAHD)

  • 1927: American Association of Hospital Dental Chiefs formed
  • 1968: American Association of Hospital Dentists

Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA)

  • 1987: Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry
  • 2001: Special Care Dentistry
  • 2006: Special Care Dentistry Association
  • 2013: Formation of Councils (previously, ADPD, ASGD, AAHD)
    • SCDA Council of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities
    • SCDA Council of Geriatric Dentistry
    • SCDA Council of Hospital Dentistry

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