2024 SCDA Annual Meeting Registration Now Open!

Learn cutting edge information from distinguished speakers who will present the latest information on geriatric, hospital and persons with special needs dentistry. The Program will encompass lecture and poster presentations together with in depth reviews of the latest research findings from all over the world.  

Affordable Rates! 

New lower & affordable conference rates will be available this year and save up to $100 off when you register by February 29th, 2024. 

SCDA Dentist Members receive one complimentary registration for a non-member dentist or hygienist! Become a member today! 

Submit Your Abstract Today!

2024 SCDA Annual Meeting

April 18th - 20th | Rosen Shingle Creek | Orlando, Florida

You are invited to submit your Abstract to present during the 2024 Annual Meeting
Deadline is November 1st, 2023.
SCDA encourages all of its colleagues to participate in this education program by the submission of a formal abstract for oral presentation. Whether you are a dentist or hygienist that works in academic centers, private practice, hospitals, community centers, or industry and foundation partners, we all are focused on bringing accessible and quality oral healthcare to our special patients.
This is our second year following SCDA's new structure and focus provided by our three Affiliate Boards.
Specific requirements on presentation rules are addressed within the abstract submission form. Please note: SCDA only accepts electronic abstract submissions.

 Webinar Registration Now Open!

“Oral Healthcare for Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease – An Update”

Monday, September 18 at 7:30 PM (EST)

Presented by: Dr. Leo Marchini


If your SCDA Membership has expired, you can still return as a member and support SCDA's mission of advancing oral care for patients with special healthcare needs! 

As a member of SCDA, you are among a group of oral health professionals with a common bond: providing care to vulnerable individuals, medically compromised, cognitively impaired, developmentally impaired and a host of other special needs. Whether your professional life is centered in a private practice, hospital, dental school or community setting, you are at the heart of our association.

All memberships are on an anniversary year renewal so your payment today will provide you with active member status for one year from now.

To renew:

Call the SCDA office at (312) 527-6764 and we can assist you with payment right away!

 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.


SCDA Organizational Partners


American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry

"Ignite change through Collaborative Care to Eliminate Health Disparities"



Project Accessible Oral Health at the Viscardi Center

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