Student Chapters

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 Chapters. The SCDA Student Chapters 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 Chapter.


  • Access to the SCDA Sync Platform
    • Provides a forum for questions and answers
    • Connect with SCDA Student Chapters at different dental schools
    • Participate in SCDA Student Chapter activities (webinars, town hall, grant competitions, etc.)
    • Receive information on post-graduate programs
    • Mentorship opportunities with SCDA members
  • The right to use the Special Care Dentistry Association Logo (with granted permission)
  • Opportunity to be featured on the SCDA social media platform
  • Discounted price on SCDA Annual meetings
  • Access to the SCDA Journal
  • Certificate of involvement from SCDA


  • 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 Chapter (minimum 5 members)
  • Annually the group will pay the Student Chapter Membership Fee, provide a roster of all school group members to SCDA for membership verification, and send in information about Student Chapter involvement and activities. 

What's Next?

Are you ready to submit an application to start a Student Chapter? Click here to download and review the SCDA Student Chapter Start-Up Kit! Once you've completed the necessary paperwork, please email it to the student liaison's email listed below. 

Nationally recognized SCDA Chapters:

1.       Case Western University

2.       Tufts University

3.       University of Michigan

4.       University of Tennessee

5.       University of Texas- San Antonio

6.       Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

7.       Marquette University School of Dentistry

8.       University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry

9.       University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry

10.     University of Maryland School of Dentistry

11.     Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

12.     Mississippi Medical School of Dentistry 

13.     University of New England in Portland Maine

14.     Roseman University's College of Dental Medicine

15.     Howard University School of Dentistry

If you have any questions about student involvement with SCDA or starting a student chapter, please contact one of our student liaisons:


Ms. Aubrey Morrone

Student Liaison


Email: [email protected]


Mr. Andrew Chen

Vice-Student Liaison

Email: [email protected]