Special Care in Dentistry

Cover image for Vol. 36 Issue 3

Edited By: Marc Bernard Ackerman, DMD, MBA, FACD

Online ISSN: 1754-4505


Special Care in Dentistry is the official journal of the Special Care Dentistry Association. It is the only journal published in North America devoted to improving oral health in people with special needs.

Aims and Scope

The mission of Special Care in Dentistry is to provide a forum for research findings, case reports, clinical techniques, and scholarly discussion relevant to the oral health and oral health care of patients with special needs. The designation of the patient with special needs is not limited to hospitalized, disabled or older individuals, but includes all patients with special needs for whom oral health and oral health care are complicated by physical, emotional, financial and/or access factors.


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Abstracting and Indexing Information

  • AgeLine Database (EBSCO Publishing)
  • HEED: Health Economic Evaluations Database (Wiley-Blackwell)
  • MEDLINE/PubMed (NLM)
  • PubMed Dietary Supplement Subset (NLM)