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The Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, is comprised of more than 800 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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2019-2020  Membership Meetings

September 16, 2019 - The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

November 11, 2019 - The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

January 16, 2020 - Georgia Aquarium

A Message from Society President Sedgie Newsom


Welcome Back!



Welcome Back! The summer has flown by and it’s that magical time of year when everything “Hinman” cranks up again.

While we’ve been enjoying a relaxing summer of sun and fun, Dr. Bob O’Donnell and his program chairs, Drs. Jane Puskas and William Rousseau, have been hard at work putting their final touches on this year’s March 2020 meeting, Come Home to Hinman. Bob and his team are assembling another all-star lineup of outstanding speakers and exciting activities. Their
meeting promises to be the “Best Hinman Ever”. Best of luck to Bob, Jane and William!


What a fantastic Hinman Dental Meeting we just concluded with Dr. Jonathan Dubin’s 2019 meeting, The Beat Goes On:  Dentistry & Your Systemic Health! Dr. Dave Lee and I had the distinct honor to serve as program chairs for Jonathan. The emphasis of the meeting was on heart health and its link to dentistry. Jonathan and Dave had such incredible foresight to select this cutting edge theme three years
in advance. Congratulations to Jonathan and the entire Hinman family for such an outstanding program! 


This year for our three Society meetings, Dr. Slade Lail, my Program Chair, and I have put together what we feel like will be an outstanding series of lectures. We will kick things off with our first Society meeting of the year on Monday, September 16, 2019 with internationally renowned Dr. Gerard Chiche who’ll be speaking on Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry.


For our November 11, 2019 meeting, Dr. Susan Muller will speak to us on “Distinguishing the Benign From the Deadly: An Oral Pathology Update”. Dr. Hal Crossley, an honorary Society member and an all-time Hinman favorite, will conclude our lecture series on Thursday evening, January 16, 2020 at the Georgia Aquarium. Dr. Crossley’s lecture will cover street drug misuse and will satisfy the GA Board of Dentistry’s mandatory biennial Opioid lecture requirement. Please bring your staff! 


Remember that all active, non-emeritus Hinman members are required to attend at least one of the three Society meetings during the year, but I hope that you’ll make plans to attend all three!


I’d like to congratulate Dr. Roy McDonald on his outstanding service as our past President. His guidance and hard work on behalf of the Hinman Dental Society was truly remarkable. Roy has tirelessly served as our Society’s expert on our bylaws and particularly the implementation of our advertising policies. He’s been a great resource and
a tremendous mentor to me. Many thanks to Roy!


While I’m thanking Roy, I’ll also give a shout out to him for all of the hard work and planning that went into our summer Annual Meeting held at The Pinehurst Resort in June. It was a great time of fun and fellowship where we were able to celebrate the success of our March meeting. 


Speaking of the summer meeting, I’m pleased to announce that the Annual Meeting next year will be May 29-31, 2020 at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC. Remember, that as a reward for working at least 8 hours at the March meeting, you’ll get your registration for free, as well as, one night of free lodging compliments of the Board of Trustees. Everybody loves Ashville and the Grove Park Inn, and we’ll have a lot of fun activities planned for the entire family as we celebrate the success of our March meeting.


Everyone in Hinman and at dental meetings around the country know what an accomplished and dedicated staff that we have but it’s worth repeating again what an outstanding job that our Executive Director, Sylvia Ratchford and her dedicated team do for us all year long. They handle every conceivable detail to give our Society prestige and the reputation as the Augusta National of dental meetings. Thanks to Sylvia, Lynn, Jackie, Britney, Wendy, Stephanie and Ashley for all that you do for us and for all the support you’re providing me!


Finally, I am so honored to serve as your Society President this year and I am humbled by this privilege. Please feel free to contact me at any time if I may be of service to you. I look forward to working with each of you to have another great year of Hinman fun, fellowship and service.


- Sedgie


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