"This weekend was the experience of a lifetime and I am grateful to you for making it possible. It is something that will never be forgotten!"
Robert C. Sproull, DDS
"The initial meeting of SCAD reminded me of the initial meeting I arranged for the very first academy devoted to esthetic dentistry…The first American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry meeting was held in August 1976 and brought together like minds of different specialties to focus on an unmet patient problem…esthetics. The first meeting of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry also brought together like minds from clinical, research, and creative future thinking that I am certain will help accelerate new technology and research developments with the public being the beneficiaries."
Ronald E. Goldstein, DDS
"Attending the first meeting of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry was indeed a positive and gratifying experience. With a scientific session combining topics from color science theory to clinical experience and color matching in the dental office and laboratory, the program covered a range of subjects applicable to all participants. In discussing the program with other meeting attendants including researchers, clinicians, academics and industry representatives, there seemed to be a strong consensus about the conference being an interesting and valuable experience. I am happy that SCAD is now a Member of the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry, and I look forward to future meetings and further growth of the society."
Dan Nathanson DMD MSD, Professor & Chairman,
Department of Restorative Sciences & Biomaterials
Boston University Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine
"I had the privilege of speaking at SCAD's first meeting in Houston this year and I cannot emphasize enough how impressed I was with the organization and its goals. SCAD aims at promoting a mingling of scientifically and clinically relevant issues at its meetings by having presenters who are color scientists from outside the dental arena, as well as dental clinicians/researchers. I truly believe this society can help further the knowledge of color and appearance in the dental profession so comprehensively like no other organization has done before."
Newton Fahl, DDS
"Thank you for organizing the SCAD group and the first general meeting. The SCAD is a group whose time has come to explore the science, the technology and application of color and appearance in Dentistry. I am looking forward to the next meeting where we continue our study of this exciting topic."
James R. Dunn DDS
"It was indeed a pleasure to attend and be part of such a prestigious organization. Recent advances in color technology and specifically shade matching will place an important role in the future of dental education and I am sure the SCAD will play a very important mission in assuring that the understanding of color science is translated to all dentists involved in restorative procedures. Congratulations to all organizers for their vision."
Carlos Munoz, DDS, MSD, Professor and Chair
School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo
"There is simply no other venue bringing together today’s leaders in color science and appearance. This conference was both informative and interactive and appropriate both for the active investigator as well as students having an interest in color science and esthetic clinical dentistry."
J. Robert Kelly, D.D.S., M.S., D.Med.Sc.
"The SCAD meeting did not only include interesting lectures. It offered the possibility to meet colleagues with high expertise in all problems related to tooth color and shade selection. Shade color is one of the unsolved problems in the dental practice. Therefore we have to say Thank you also to the industry supporting this effort to find a solution for this problem. I am sure, that the SCAD will be an essential part in the puzzle of scientific dental societies in the future. I am looking forward attending the next meeting in Newport Beach."
Wolfgang Bengel, DDS
"What an AMAZING meeting this was. Such an assemblage of diverse, international expertise on the topic of color as it relates to dentistry. I learned a LOT listening to the seminars, and also was pleased to rekindle old friendships as well as meet new people who share common research interests with me. I found the hands-on color matching session to be VERY helpful, and am trying to work with personnel at my institution to get some of these devices in here for our students and CE attendees. A very profitable experience for me, personally and professionally."
Frederick A. Rueggeberg, DDS, MS
Professor and Section Director, Dental Materials
School of Dentistry, Medical College of Georgia
"It was an honor to attend the inaugural meeting of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) in Houston. As is universally experienced by clinicians, I am challenged daily with the task discerning, recording, and communicating nuances color and optical properties. In my pursuit of and passion for the study of photography, I have wrestled with the development of techniques for capturing objective and accurate dental images for nearly 3 decades. SCAD is the first organization I have experienced that has assembled a "think tank" of scientists, researchers, clinicians, and educators to share in the common goal of resolving these issues."
Stephen R. Snow, DDS
"It was a great pleasure to attend the initial meeting of SCAD. The meeting was well organized and the presentations were topnotch. For those of us with an interest in color science and esthetics this group is something we have been hoping for. I am looking forward to the next meeting and the future growth of this society."
Wayne T. Wozniak, PhD, Director of guidelines and standards development for the ADA
From meeting evaluation forms
"The meeting was excellent and I look forward to others. Thank you so much for your time and energy and willingness to share knowledge"
"Outstanding program – congratulations"
"Extremely good choice of presenters"
"What a refreshing, educational, fun & informative meeting"
"Good organization, wonderful atmosphere