SCAD 2023 Annual Conference
Sponsored by PROSEC

The Executive Board of the Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) cordially welcomes you to our 14th Annual Conference. 

14th SCAD Annual Conference
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
on November 10-13, 2023.

Minimally invasive and digital protocols for maximized esthetics. A team approach.

Markus B. Blatz • Marcio Breda • Marcelo Calamita • Miles Cone • Julian Conejo • Ronaldo Hirata • Dubravka Knezovic Zlataric •  Amelie Mainjot • Patrycja Mialkowska • Adam Mieleszko • Francesco Mintrone • Miguel Ortiz • Peter Pizzi • Eliseo Sammarco • Giovanni Sammarco • Marcos Vargas • Javier Vasquez

Our poster session will be an additional valuable source of evidence-based information. We will announce the 2023 recipients of SCAD VITA Poster Presentations, and the 2023 recipients of PROSEC Excellence Award Session, at the meeting.

We cordially invite you to join us at SCAD 2023!


2023 SCAD VITA Award for the Best Posters in Clinical and Research Category

It is our pleasure to inform you about new opportunity. Society for Color and Appearance in Dentistry (SCAD) has established the award for the best poster in clinical or research category, related to color and appearance in esthetic dentistry. In addition, we are introducing a separate, Progress in Science and Education with Ceramics (PROSEC) Excellence Award this year. All US/international applicants are eligible for the awards.

There will be two general poster categories, Clinical Category (case reports, interdisciplinary dentistry) and Research Category involving color and appearance in esthetic dentistry.

AWARD: The winner will receive a complimentary registration for SCAD 2024.

If you are applying for the 2023 PROSEC Excellence Award for the best clinical and research posters, you also need to fill out and submit the respective application together with the Abstract form. US/international students (graduate/undergraduate) and dental professionals (with 10 or fewer years in practice/below the level of Associate Professor), are eligible for this award. The content should be related to color, esthetics and other aspects of ceramic restorations while emphasizing team work.

AWARD: The author of each accepted abstract will receive a complimentary registration for SCAD 2023 meeting and free hotel accommodation (up to two nights). In addition, the winners in student and dental professional category will receive a complimentary registration for SCAD 2024.

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 1, 2023 (11:59 pm CST). Please be sure to use a valid, long-term E-mail address when submitting your abstract as this E-mail address will be used for all further communications from the SCAD.


About SCAD

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.

VITA is part of the founders and premium sponsor since day one.