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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 Roy McDonald


Hinman-Induced Tachycardia

Before the Hinman Keynote address, my heart was beating out of my chest. I asked Eddie Pafford what he thought. He said “WOW!” My condition was not unusual and it turned out to be the norm. Every other attendee was experiencing Hinman Induced Tachycardia due to the excitement produced by the tremendous programs General Chair, Jonathan Dubin, and his Program Chairs, Dave Lee and Sedgie Newsom, created for the 2019 Thomas P. Hinman
Dental Meeting. Congratulations to all!



 Our Hinman Dental Society is unique, and it was never more evident than during this recent  Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting. More than 800 of our members volunteered their time to fulfill their duties to assure another Best Hinman Ever. We are the only dental meeting in the country that has hundreds of member volunteers that show up each day with gusto to work. Thank you to all our hard-working members. Your dedication and service to our Society are what make our meeting special.


I offer special gratitude to our executive director, Sylvia Ratchford and her team: Lynn Leidel, Jackie Sarvis, Wendy McGar, Stephanie Park, Britney Darby,
Ashley Allen and intern, Nicole Schwensen. They are the hardest-working, most professional staff and are always demonstrating constant dedication to
details. They are unsurpassed!


More than 600 attendees enjoyed hearing Dr. Tieraona Low Dog at our January Membership Meeting. The beautiful Georgia Aquarium proved an excellent

backdrop for her thoughtful insights on how to live a long and healthy life. I want to thank Troy Schulman for his hard work on the membership programs this

year and Eric Anderson and his Hospitality Committee for their excellent work.

Hinman Membership is not without its rewards. Our annual family weekend is scheduled for June 7-9, 2019 at the Pinehurst Resort. The Hinman Trustees
graciously pay for one night’s stay for those members who fulfilled their member obligations. Be sure to thank the Trustees. Our Annual Meeting Chair, Andy

Ramsey, has put together a fabulous weekend. Don’t miss this great event.

It has been an honor and privilege to serve as your president this year. Hinman’s reputation ensured that everywhere Debbie and I traveled, we were
treated with the upmost respect. I can honestly say that Hinman is an extraordinary organization. We have had a remarkable and fun-filled year and it will

not be forgotten. See you at Pinehurst, where you’re not there for a long time, but you’re there for a GOOD TIME!


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