Pee Dee District Dental Society Records


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The Pee Dee District Dental Society Records, 1933-1988, consist of one volume of recorded minutes, treasurer’s reports, membership records, and added correspondence and newspaper clippings which document the society’s activities. Included are summaries of papers and discussions presented to the society at its regular meetings. Membership lists and financial documentation are recorded. Actions taken by the members regarding state and regional dental activities are also recorded, including reaction to and interest in the creation of the MUSC School of Dental Medicine in the late 1950s. A note on the flyleaf of the ledger book indicates that any records of the Society before 1933 were lost.

The Pee Dee District Dental Society was established in 1928 and continues to exist as a district society of the South Carolina Dental Association. The Society’s members are drawn from the counties of Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg The Society held meetings twice annually at different locations throughout the Pee Dee area of South Carolina, including Camden, Florence, Myrtle Beach, Manning, Cheraw and others. Meetings consisted of paper presentations, a meal, and discussion of current dental practices, techniques, professional news, and fellowship.