SCDA History

Established in 1869, the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA) represents and serves more than 2,000 Member Dentists in South Carolina. We are a non-profit association that provides services such as lobbying, legal counsel, continuing education opportunities, publications, insurance services, and practitioner networking and legislative events for members and community alike.

The History of the South Carolina Dental Association 1969-2019 by Dr. Gene Atkinson is available from the SCDA for $25.00. This hardbound edition was published in celebration of the 150 year anniversary of the SCDA, and includes biographies of every member and founding father in that time period. Also included are interviews with early practitioners, early meetings and annual session news, membership statistics, and photos of many of the above.