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The Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, is comprised of more than 750 member dentists primarily located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1911 by Thomas P. Hinman, the Society is dedicated to the advancement of its membership through outstanding educational and professional development opportunities, as well as promoting the high practice standards of the field of dentistry through public advocacy and outreach.
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A Message from Society President Bob O'Donnell
A Great Year Ahead!
What a thrilling time to be a Hinman Member! The challenges have never been greater to host the “best dental meeting in America.” Atlanta will be the focus of the dental meeting community, with three large meetings in the 2017-2018 year. Hinman will need each and every single one of us to show our speakers, guests and attendees why we have earned the reputation in the industry as offering top- notch continuing education and the warmest southern hospitality. I am very grateful and excited to serve as your President this year. You all make it easy to be your representative. Hinman is the envy of every other dental meeting because of you and the way you professionally conduct yourselves as Hinman members.
Last year’s President, Jonathan Dubin successfully guided the society and presented a wonderful annual meeting and membership meeting programs. He has been a good friend and a reliable mentor, and I am grateful to follow in his footsteps.
This year our membership meetings will be moving around to some exciting new venues. Program Chairman Sedgie Newsom and I are proud to have Dr. David Jones speak on September 19 at the Westin Buckhead Atlanta. His lecture topic will be, “The Temporomandibular Joint – The Foundation of the Masticatory System.” On November 7th, membership meeting will be held at the Westin Perimeter North, and Dr. Jason Olitsky will present “Esthetic Restoration Techniques.” The January 19 meeting will be back at the Georgia Aquarium and will be geared towards the entire dental office staff, with Dr. Uche Odiatu speaking on “Work/Life Balance.”
All lectures will begin at 4:00pm, followed by a short business meeting and dinner. We look forward to high attendance at each of our membership meetings this year, given the recent change in the bylaws, which now require that each Hinman member attend a minimum of one membership meeting per year. This year, we will focus on providing our membership with more networking opportunities, and I hope you will join me at the first ever Hinman’s Member Mingle at the Emory Conference Center’s private bowling alley on October 6. This is sure to be a fun time with your Hinman friends.
Jane Puskas, Eddie Pafford and I have been hard at work on the program for Hinman 2017. As General Chairman, Jane selected the theme “The Changing Face of Dentistry” as our focus, and I think her timing for this is just perfect. If you are not yet on a committee for the March meeting, be sure to sign up! Try something new or, better yet, volunteer for all three days. The meeting will work better with your efforts.
In June of 2017 we will celebrate a successful 105th Hinman with our annual meeting trip to Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas! David Marion is planning a spectacular vacation for us! Be sure to mark your calendar for June 1–4 and get those passports updated!
Please know that I look forward to meeting and spending time with each of you. Please call or email me if there is anything I can do to help you in your own personal Hinman journey.
See you soon, Bob
Download the September, 2016 Preview Review Newsletter.