About the SC Dental Laboratory Association
The South Carolina Dental Laboratory Association, a not-for-profit
organization chartered in South Carolina, was formed over 60 years ago
for the sole purpose of representing dental laboratory owners,
technicians and the dental laboratory industry. We are an association
dedicated to serving its membership.
The U.S. dental laboratory industry produces approximately $5 billion
in sales annually. The number of dental laboratory establishments in
the U.S. is about 12,000 with the majority being independent commercial
businesses with some small laboratories being part of a dental office.
There are approximately 52,000 individual dental laboratory technicians
in the U.S. Since technicians are not required to be registered or
licensed in most states, tracking has to come from various government
and private sources.
Employment prospects for technicians should increase at an average 3-4
rate over the next few years, as the public's improving dental health
requires fewer dentures but more bridges and crowns. Additionally, the
cosmetic part of restorative dentistry continues to gain in importance
to the general public.
||President: David Burrell, CDT
David is in partner ownership of
Janulis dental laboratory in Spartanburg, SC. He has been in the dental
laboratory profession for over 25 years and has been a Certified Dental
Technician for 15 years. One of Davidís main responsibilities at
Janulis Dental Laboratory is manager of the removable and implant
||President-Elect: Beau Smith, CDT
Beau is currently the Manager
at Wade Hampton Dental
Lab. He graduated from East Tennessee State
has been a Certified Dental Technician for 15 years. He is also
certified in Sirona inLab CAD and Ivoclar All-Ceramics.
||Executive Vice-President: R. Scott
Scott received his training in the
U.S. Navy, graduating in 1983 from Dental Laboratory Technology School.
After ten years of active duty, he worked as a laboratory technician at
M.U.S.C. College of Dental Medicine in the crown and bridge department.
He opened Anchor Dental Lab in 2001, employing three other technicians,
specializing in crown and bridge. He has attended many various
education seminars which have enabled him to restore implants and all
ceramic restorations. He recently retired from the Navy Reserves years
after completing 24 years of service. Scott resides in Charleston, SC
with his wife, Pam and their three children.
| ||Vice-President: James B.
Morton, Sr., Master CDT|
A dental technician from 1956 to 1964
while serving in the United States Air Force, James has operated his
own dental laboratory since 1964 in Myrtle Beach, SC and is currently
a Master CDT. He is past president of SCDLA and the
National Assoc. of Dental Laboratories. He received the NADL Merit
Award in 1986 for work in forming the Puerto Rico NADL-affiliated
laboratory organization. He served on a host of organizations,
NADL Annual Resolutions Committee and Select Committee to study
Programs and Services. He is currently serving as a member of a special
summit forum to address the needs of the dental laboratory profession.
James is a deacon at the Grand Strand Baptist Church
and enjoys yardwork and gardening.
||Secretary/Treasurer: Robert Jones, Jr., CDT
Robert is the owner of Jones Dental
Laboratory located in Greenville, South Carolina. Robert earned an
Associate Degree in Business from the University of South Carolina and
served in the U. S. Army. He started his career as a dental technician
in 1979 and received his state certification in 1983 and his national
certification in 1998. He has served in several positions on the board
of the S. C. Dental Laboratory Association including 2 years as
President. Robert enjoys camping and hiking. He and his wife Corette
make their home in Greenville.
Director: Thomas E. Hughes
After retiring from a long,
successful career in the U.S. Navy, Tom became the Human Resource
Director of a large international architectural and engineering firm.
He also was an Executive Director in the Health Care Industry. He has
been the Executive Director of the South Carolina Dental Laboratory
Association for 30 years. He currently resides in
Spartanburg, SC with his wife, Betty.
Roy began his dental lab career at an
early age. His father Pete was in the business and started his own lab
over 40 years ago. In 1983, Roy graduated from the Dental
Laboratory Program at Trident Technical College and obtained his
license to practice lab work in SC. He earned his CDT accreditation in
the area of Ceramics in 1999. Roy served as 2005-2006 President of the
SCDLA and still actively participates in the state. Roy and
his brother Brad carry on their fatherís legacy as owners of Duncan
Dental Labs, Inc. in Charleston, SC. Roy and his wife, Kathleen have
three children: Erin, Joe, and Rebecca. Spending time with his family
is #1 on Royís list of things to do, with hunting and fishing pulling
Brad is Vice President of Duncan
Dental Lab and is head of the waxing and metal departments.
Brad also keeps us abreast of new technology and has been the driving
force of our Lava Design Center. A College of Charleston
graduate, Brad resides in Summerville with his wife, the former Lori
Whiles of Summerville, their two sons and three rescue dogs. A perfect day in his book is going fishing on his boat!
|Immediate Past President: C.W.
(Duff) Wilson, CDT|
Duff Wilson has been a member of the dental industry since 1994. He
worked with Drake Precision Dental Lab in Charlotte from 1994 until 1999
and served as Denture Department Manager for three years. He returned
to his hometown in 1999 to work with Midstate Dental Lab until 2003 when
he made the decision to embark on his own business venture with Wilson
Dental Laboratory. He has successfully merged Wilson Dental Lab with
Sumterís Dentistry professionals in a collaborative effort to provide
all patients with quality work. Duff previously served as President of
SCDLA for 2012 and 2013. He is married to the former Kim McLeod, and they
have one son Bennett. In his free time Duff enjoys hunting, fishing,
and spending time with his family.