During the summer of 1980, a handful of office managers got together to plan a fall seminar. That group of managers met weekly at a local hospital to develop a program geared specifically to the interests of medical and dental managers. Out of those first gatherings, Guilford Medical and Dental Managers was born.

Since its inception, GMDM has grown and evolved with its membership, approaching 100 strong. Despite the passage of time, GMDM continues as a local organization, devoted to the medical and dental community and those who provide its leadership.