The Southeastern Conference of Dental Laboratories (SCDL) announced via a statement on its website that its Board of Directors unanimously voted at a recent meeting to dissolve the organization, effective August 1, and to contribute all remaining organizational assets to the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT).
Seven southeastern states provided the foundation of SCDL attendees for more than 50 years as the organization held one of the top dental laboratory meetings in the US since 1961. Two years ago, the SCDL switched formats to launch The Executive Leadership Summit.
The assets being contributed to the FDLT total nearly $100,000, the statement said.
"The Southeastern Conference leadership is working with the Foundation board to develop two grants - one for state and regional dental laboratory associations to help fund business development speakers at their meetings and one for individuals to use to further their business management education," the statement said. "Due to the size of the contribution, it is believed that these grants will be in place for a long time into the future and preserve the legacy of the founders, past leaders and loyal members of the Southeastern Conference."