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SCDA Student Network Program

Introducing SCDA's Student Network Program

In response to interest by students at various dental schools in serving patients with special needs, Special Care Dentistry Association has formed the SCDA Student Network. The SCDA Student Network is comprised of SCDA-affiliated groups of students from various dental schools who have a specific interest in special care dentistry. Any group of students with official recognition from their dental school may apply to be an official group of the SCDA Student Network.



  • Member access to SCDA website
  • Access to SCDA student discussion forum for all Student Network members
  • Access to school-specific discussion forum for each student group
  • Student Network section of SCDA website for posting and sharing information and resources
  • Individual page for each student group on SCDA website for posting announcements, group information
  • Student Network meeting at SCDA Annual Meeting, including discussion with SCDA Board members
  • Student-specific webinars through SCDA on topics of interest for Student Network members
  • Discounts on SCDA Annual Meeting registration and other educational offerings
  • Ability to get involved in SCDA projects and initiatives (Annual Meeting planning, webinar planning, fact sheet development, etc.)
  • Information about postgraduate programs with special care content, including program vignettes with highlights from program directors
  • Networking opportunities with SCDA members to learn about this rewarding practice area
  • Online access to SCDA journal, Special Care in Dentistry
  • Ask an Expert –use the SCDA Discussion Forum to pose questions to industry leaders



  • Provision of school group charter or documentation of official school status
  • All members of the school group must join SCDA to start an SCDA Student Network Group (minimum 5 members)
  • Annually, group will provide a roster of all school group members to SCDA for membership verification


To Apply:


Student Groups

Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health

NYU College of Dentistry

Marquette University

Medical University of South Carolina

Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry


Helpful Resources

Student Network Start-up Kit

ADA New Dentist News

ADA Center for Professional Success

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4/3/2020 » 4/5/2020
32nd Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry

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