A MESSAGE FROM THE SCADA PRESIDENT
On behalf of the Student Research Program Officers and Board of Governors, I welcome you to this Alumni Association comprised of a select and elite group of dentists who participated in the Student Research Programs at their individual schools and their country's national program. I applaud you for your interest in research and encourage you to take full advantage of our programs. We are most appreciative of the outstanding sponsorship of Dentsply Sirona for over fifty-seven years of support and the American Association of Dental Research as the host of our program at each Annual Session. Please review our exciting website to read the history of the Student Research Program and to become familiar with our story. It is my sincere hope that this organization will open new horizons and fellowship for you within the dental community.
Kelton T. Stewart, D.D.S., M.S. SCADA President
THE SCADA STORY
Welcome to SCADA! The Student Clinician Research Program of the ADA is comprised of a select and elite group of dentists who participated in the Student Clinician Research Program at their individual schools and their country's national program. This program was first presented in 1959 at the centennial session of the ADA in New York City as a joint venture between then DENTSPLY International and the American Dental Association. Dr. Harold Hillenbrand, then Executive Director of the ADA and Mr. Henry M. Thornton, then President of DENTSPLY International initiated the first program. Since its inception, the program has expanded to cover 39 countries and has over 7,000 student participants.
The ADA hosts a SCADA program at each annual meeting as a popular feature of the scientific session. Students are selected to compete and present their work by their individual schools. Dentsply Sirona is proud to serve as the sponsor of this program by funding all program-related awards and expenses. They also sponsor an orientation seminar for student clinicians on the evening preceding the judging and host a reception and dinner to honor the participants on the evening of the judging.
Henry M. Thornton Fellowship
Forty-one years ago, SCADA started a Fellowship Fund, named in honor of the late Henry M. Thorton then, DENTSPLY's Chairman Emeritus, whose vision created this program. The fund was designed to support our student clinicians as the pursue post-doctoral dental education programs or specialty training. Since 1976, SCADA has awarded $103,000 in Fellowship grants.
Alan J. Davis SCADA Achievement Award
The Alan J. Davis / SCADA Achievement Award is named in honor of our first Corresponding Secretary, has been awarded to a clinician for outstanding service to the dental profession or to SCADA itself.
Burton C. Borgelt/SCADA Faculty Advisor Award
The Burton Borgelt Faculty Advisor Award, named for a former CEO of the then Dentsply International, recognizes the work of a faculty member who is committed to mentoring students in research at his or her university.