SCDA Affiliate Organizations

After nearly a year of listening to our members through four Town Hall sessions and online member surveys, the SCDA Board acted on establishing a new organizational structure. SCDA is now organized into three affiliate organizations. They are the:

American Association of Hospital Dentists (AAHD)
President: Dr. Eric Sung
Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities (ADPD)
President: Dr. Hakan Tuncer
American Society for Geriatric Dentistry (ASGD)
President: Dr. Jennifer Hartshorn
Hakan Tuncer


Each Affiliate is represented on the SCDA Board of Directors. They will be responsible for developing and setting into motion an independent annual work plan to grow their respective groups, create new member benefits and focus on keep educational and advocacy efforts to better serve their patient populations. By illustration, work will continue to create educational standards in both geriatric dental medicine and special needs dentistry.

The SCDA Affiliate Organizations were formally known as the SCDA Councils.

For questions about participating in one affiliation, please contact us at [email protected]