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Special Care Dentistry sets meeting for April

Baltimore—Dental professionals with a passion for treating patients with special needs will gather April 17-19 at the Hilton Baltimore for the 21st Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry.

Online registration is now open at www.scdaonline.org. Participants who register before Feb. 25, 2009, will receive early discount savings.

The conference will feature continuing education, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities and an exhibition with dental companies who provide the latest products for treating patients with special needs.

Distinguished speakers will also cover current topics of interest at the meeting, including:

  • Dr. Cyril Meyerowitz, director, Eastman Dental Center and professor and chair of dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, who will present the keynote address, "Is Special Care 'Special'?";
  • Dr. Peter B. Lockhart, chairman, Department of Oral Medicine and director, Institute for Oral Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, N.C., who will speak on "Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Dental Practice—A Re-evaluation";
  • Dr. David Wong, professor and associate dean of research, University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry and director, UCLA Dental Research Institute, who will discuss "Saliva—Detecting Oral Cancer and Systemic Disease."

SCDA will hold its 5th annual silent auction April 17 and 18 and a gala reception April 18 at the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry.

Visit the Web site to download the advance program, to register and to view more information on discounted hotel reservations.