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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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2020-2021  Membership Meetings

September 21, 2020 – Virtual Business Meeting and CE (6pm start time), Speaker: Mr. Charles Loretto

November 9, 2020 – Virtual Business Meeting and CE (6pm start time), Speaker: Mr. Tom Viola

January 21, 2021 – The Georgia Aquarium, Speaker: Dr. Roger Levin

A Message from Society President Sedgie Newsom


Settling Into Fall


I hope you all had a productive, safe and fun summer as we’ve navigated the perils of this
pandemic. I think most of us figured out that after closing our practices for six to eight weeks back in the spring, our time this summer was best spent seeing patients and getting our practices back on their feet. With PPP forgiveness application deadlines quickly approaching, fall will prove to be busy.


Our September Society Meeting was a virtual event featuring Charles Loretto with Cain Watters. Charles’ two one-hour presentations and Q & A were so well received by everyone. They were packed with timely and important information regarding the CARES Act as well as practice valuations in the pandemic.


We received a lot of positive feedback from many of you regarding the format and delivery of the meeting. We appreciate all of your comments. Moving to a virtual format for this meeting, as well as our upcoming November meeting, proved quite challenging. But, not surprisingly, Jackie Sarvis and the Hinman staff took the reigns and thoughtfully navigated us. Also, I want to give a special shout out to my Program Chair, Dr. David Anderson, for doing such a great job with our speakers this year.



On Monday, November 9th, Tom Viola will speak to us on pharmacological implications within the practice of dentistry. This lecture should be great so plan to tune in. In additional, mark Thursday, January 21 for our final membership meeting of the year where we’ll have the dynamic Dr. Roger Levin speak to us on practice management.


We’re so blessed to have such wonderful nationally known speakers willing to share their knowledge freely with the members of our Society. One of the great perks of Hinman membership is that you have online access to any of our previous virtual lectures. Keep in mind that all Hinman members must attend at least one of the three Society meetings during the year. Due to the cost and the great quality of the lectures, our CE is “virtually” a steal!


It’s a pleasure for me to welcome Annette Sullivan to our Hinman family as our new Executive Director. Annette started in September and is working closely with Sylvia Ratchford to learn all of the nuances of our Hinman Dental Society. With Sylvia as her guide over these next few months, this transition will run smoothly in typical Hinman fashion. Additionally, Lynn Leidel has been promoted to Director of Meetings and Education. Congratulations Lynn on a well-deserved promotion!


Make sure that you’ve got June 3-6, 2021 circled on your calendar. That’s the weekend for our Annual Meeting to be held at Grove Park Inn. Of course, things might change due to Covid, but our current plan is to be in Asheville for a weekend of fun and fellowship with the Hinman family. Grove Park has always been a popular Hinman meeting location. As a matter of fact, Grove Park Inn was Dr. and Mrs. Hinman’s favorite summer vacation destination and they visited there every summer.


I hope that you all are staying safe and that your practices have survived the October-November slowdown that we all dreaded when we were closed this spring. We will make it through these difficult times and we will be stronger for it. Be of good spirit and keep the faith. Above all else, stay safe and healthy!


- Sedgie


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