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Dear Colleagues,

In addition to millions of infected individuals and a severe death toll worldwide, COVID-19 has made a destructive impact on businesses and travel including gatherings. Due to present situation, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the 2020annual conference. The GOOD NEWS is that it has been re-scheduled for September 10-11 (Fri-Sat) of 2021 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, and most of our 2020 presenters will be on the 2021 program!

We look forward to having you at SCAD 2021. 



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Answers to questions regarding color or appearance in dentistry by a panel of experts which include Drs. John Powers, William Johnston, Edward Swift and Stephen Westland.

The Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) was founded in 2008 as a consortium of dental professionals and other experts interested in this area of aesthetic dentistry specifically related to scientific investigation and application of color and appearance in dentistry. The SCAD goals are as follows:

  • To serve as a uniting force in the profession by promoting and fostering greater awareness for color and appearance in dentistry;
  • To advance multidisciplinary collaboration and discovery among industrial and institutional researchers, clinicians, laboratory technicians and others with an interest in color and appearance in dentistry;
  • To create and implement educational and training programs on color and appearance for dental professionals and students;
  • To promote dental health for the general public through the advanced art and science of color and appearance in dentistry.