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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.


SCDA Annual Meeting - Save the Date!

April 12-14, 2019 | Atlanta, GA


Call for Abstracts Now Open

The Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) will hold its 31st Annual Meeting on April 12th – 14th2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA.  The SCDA Annual Meeting offers high-quality educational content to those dentists working in clinical, academic, and advocacy efforts in special care dentistry.  SCDA encourages all of its colleagues to participate in this growing educational program by submission of a formal abstract.

Click here to submit your abstract today!

SCDA accepts abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentation and roundtables. All submissions are peer-reviewed and scored based on: scientific merit, originality, and relevancy to special care dentistry.

Becoming involved with SCDA's Leadership

Click here to nominate yourself or someone you know would be a great addition to the SCDA Board of Directors. Nominations are now open!


SCDA Monthly Filling | October 2018

Have you read this month's filling? Topics include:

  • Annual Meeting Updates
  • Dental & Dental Hygiene Fellowship
  • Social Media
  • President's message

and more...!

Log into your member profile to view the current filling and archived version.

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Referral Bonus!

When you encourage nonmembers to join SCDA, AND they list you as the sponsor on their application form, you can get money off on your next dues payment, up to the cost of membership dues. The new member also gets a referral bonus discount off their first dues payment. 

  • Bonuses are available up to the amount of membership dues.
  • Dentist members may get $50 off the next dues payment for each referral and the new dentist member gets $25 off. 
  • Dental hygienists may get $25 off the next dues payment for each referral and the new hygienist member gets $15 off. 
  • You do not get referral bonuses for non-paying membership categories. 
  • Hygienist dues are lower, so the referral bonus is also lower.

2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

SCDA's 30th Annual Meeting was held on April 27-29, 2018 in the beautiful city of Seattle, WA. Click here to view highlights.

SCDA Residency Outcomes Assessment Exams

Click here to order your ROA exams today!

Are you a Patient Looking for a Special Care Dentist?

To find a member dentist in your area, please visit our online referral system here.

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


SCDA Organizational Partners


American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry.
"Ignite change through Collaborative Care to Eliminate Health Disparities"


Oral Health America    

"Oral Health America: Our mission is to change lives"  

The Viscardi Center "Providing a lifespan of programs and services that educate, employ and empower children and adults with disabilities."




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