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Special Care Dentistry meeting planned for April

New Orleans—The Special Care Dentistry Association will hold its 25th Annual Meeting on Special Care Dentistry April 18-21 at the Astor Crowne Plaza here.

The opening keynote speaker, Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D., a pioneer in craniofacial surgery, will present inspirational stories from and sign copies of his new book, "A Life That Matters."

CE session highlights include: The Pursuit of the Perfect Child: Implications for Cultures and Special Care Policy, by Rick Rader, M.D.; Pharmacologic Management of the Geriatric Patient: Practice Considerations for Oral Health Care Professionals by Ann Spolarich, R.D.H.; Hospital Dentistry Programming, parts I and II; a live patient demo course, Acupuncture to Treat Radiation-induced Xerostomia, by Dr. Timothy Halligan; and Managing Medical Emergencies in Dentistry, a two-part workshop by Dr. Robert Henry.

This year, SCDA will also offer four all-new introductory level CE sessions for those who are just starting their careers or who are new to special care dentistry. Topics include: treating older adults; treating patients with psychiatric disorders; an overview of autism; and an update on the results of screening tests conducted by the Special Olympics.

Register by Feb. 8 to save $100 on registration fees. View the advance program at for more details on registration, housing, CE courses, special events, exhibitors and more.