Jeffery L. Hicks, D.D.S., FAAHD, DABSCD, professor of comprehensive dentistry in the School of Dentistry, has been elected president of the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA) for 2017-18. The organization represents more than 700 dentists and dental hygienists who care for patients with special needs.
Dr. Hicks obtained his dental degree from UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry in 1979. He completed a general practice residency at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio in 1980. He has served in a variety of roles for the dental school, director of both the Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry and the Advanced Education in General Practice Residency program.
The SCDA serves as a resource to all oral health care professionals who serve or are interested in serving patients with special needs through education and networking to increase access to oral healthcare for patients.
As president, Dr. Hicks will oversee this organization and the convening and conduct of the SCDA 2018 annual meeting to be held in March 2018 in Seattle, Washington.