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.