The Mid America Dental Technology Symposium and Expo was established in 2012 through a joint agreement of the state dental laboratory associations of Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. This meeting and the new model spawned from the long history of the Midwest Spring Technical Meeting.
During the course of the last five years, the event consistently brought high-level quality education to technicians from a number of Midwestern states. However, due to a number of trends including industry consolidation and the emergence of non-traditional continuing education options such as online learning, attendance for the event has declined during this time period.
The planning board of the Mid America Dental Technology Symposium and Expo at its most recent meeting deliberated on the future of the meeting and the organization. The board unanimously voted that it should dissolve the organization effective January 1, 2017 and thus by this action, no Mid America meeting will be held in 2017.
Each state dental laboratory association that has been involved in the organization will work independently to determine continuing education offerings that it can offer to its local membership.
For technicians seeking continuing education opportunities by subject matter, date and location, the Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology offers a searchable website at www.dentallabfoundation.com/CESearch/
The MADTS board of directors appreciates the support of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors over the years.