Connect and Collaborate: The Power of Geriatric Dentistry Conferences

As we start returning to in person live conferences, we are excited to share insights, tips, and highlights of geriatric dentistry conferences to help you navigate the world of professional development and networking opportunities!

Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) is an international organization of oral health care professionals dedicated to serving and promoting the oral health care needs of underserved populations, including medically complex patients, special needs, and older adult populations. SCDA brings together providers from the American Association of Hospital Dentists (AAHD), the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities (ADPD), and American Society for Geriatric Dentistry (ASGD).

In April 2024, SCDA organized its annual virtual summit. During the summit, two of our faculty members, Dr. Lisa Hou and Dr. Raymond Choi, presented on fall prevention for older adults in dental offices. At the same summit, Enas Rostom, one of our residents, presented a case report.

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In April 2023, current resident Theresa Cleary presented her poster on handwriting and older adults.

Dr. Roseann Mulligan (R) and Dr. Theresa Cleary (L), Dallas, TX 2023

Dr. Hou also presented a poster about interdisciplinary geriatric care programs at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.

Dr. Hou with her poster presentation. Dallas, TX 2023

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Team in Dallas, TX, 2023

Dr. Hou and Dr. Suarez in SCDA Columbus, Ohio Conference in 2023

These conferences and research presentations are great networking opportunities to connect with peers, speakers, and potential collaborators. During the Many Faces of Dementia annual conference, our own Drs. Piedad Suarez and Lisa Hou interacted with healthcare providers of different disciplines including physicians, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

Dr. Hou and Dr. Suarez at Many Faces of Dementia Conference 2024. Downey, CA 2024

We are thrilled to invite you to join us on a year-long journey of personal and professional development through a series of transformative conferences. These conferences will provide a unique opportunity to learn from renowned experts in your field, network with like-minded individuals, and discover new perspectives and strategies for growth.

Each conference is carefully curated to offer a diverse range of topics, from cutting-edge innovations to tried-and-true best practices. Whether you’re looking to deepen your knowledge in a specific area or explore new horizons, you’ll find valuable insights and inspiration at every turn.

In addition to world-class keynote speakers and expert-led sessions, these conferences also offer a variety of networking opportunities, including roundtable discussions, workshops, and social events. You’ll have the chance to connect with peers and mentors from across industries and geographies, building relationships that can last a lifetime.

Are you ready to take the first step toward lifelong learning, networking, and growth? Prepare to embark on a journey of continuous learning, expansive networking opportunities, and personal growth with our hybrid geriatric dentistry program. Take the pivotal first step towards enriching your professional expertise and career trajectory. Join our vibrant community where together we explore the dynamic field of geriatric dentistry.

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