The mission of Developmental Disabilities in Pediatric Dentistry at UCSF (DDPD) is to educate those interested in special care dentistry. Every dentist will be faced with a patient that requires special attention while under his or her care. This is an organization that encompasses exchanging ideas, communicating, and working together to improve oral health care for the developmentally disabled. These patients deserve the same access to quality care as others. We aim to provide future dentists experiences and knowledge that can help them treat this population efficiently, equally, and successfully.