The Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners
745 University Village Drive
Blythewood, South Carolina 29016
Re: Mission Statement of the SCDDE
The Southern Conference is very pleased that this year’s meeting is being hosted by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, School of Dentistry, Memphis, Tennessee and the Tennessee Board of Dentistry. This year marks the 63nd anniversary of our organization. The Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners was founded to provide a forum for discussion concerning important issues and problems shared by the Deans of Dental Schools who provided the education of dental students in the South with the State Boards of Dentistry from those states who regulate the profession of Dentistry and license those dentists, who then provide dental care for our citizens.
Per our constitution, the objectives, purposes, and scope of this corporation shall include:
To promote understanding between the deans of Schools of Dentistry and the State Boards of Dental Examiners, individually and collectively,
To provide a forum for the discussion of administrative problems affecting Dental Schools and Examining Boards,
To give expression to the group’s considered opinions about Dentistry and related fields, and
To promote and elevate Dentistry, Dental Education and Licensure in the South
It is our goal that continued dialogue will yield an understanding of these objectives as shared by the communities of Dental Education and Dental Licensure and Regulation.
John C. Cosby, Jr. DMD
Secretary/Treasurer of the SCDDE
SAVE THE DATE
Save the Date! January 26 – 28, 2018!
The 63rd Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners is coming to the birth place of Rock n’ Roll – Memphis, Tennessee! The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry and the Tennessee Board of Dentistry will host next year’s conference.
Our conference hotel is the Big Cypress Lodge at Bass Pro Shops. This world-renowned hotel is located within the new Bass Pro Shops Pyramid in downtown Memphis. The Big Cypress Lodge offers over 100 rustic, distinctively appointed rooms and suites fully immersed in the Bass Pro Shops outdoor lifestyle. Suspended among hundred-foot cypress trees planted in the Pyramid, some rooms are designed to resemble tree houses. Others are crafted like vintage duck hunting camps and decorated with Ducks Unlimited artwork.
We encourage you to make room reservations as soon as you can, as this hotel is very popular among tourists. A limited number of rooms have been blocked for our meeting.
For reservations, please contact the hotel at 1-800-225-6343, option 2 or 417-335-2777, ext. 5553, referencing the group name “Southern Conference of Dental Deans and Examiners.”
To learn more about the Big Cypress Lodge and Bass Prop Shops, please view the video below:
As we finalize our programming, expect to hear trending topics in our field, such as the Integrated National Board of Dental Examinations and the upcoming changes in 2020!
When you arrive in Memphis on Friday, January 26, be prepared to have a great time at the Welcome Reception at 6:00 p.m. and Shake, Rattle, and Roll with Elvis Presley!
Online Registration is open on the UT website:You can register online at :