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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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Upcoming Membership Meetings

September 24, 2018 - The Westin Buckhead Atlanta

November 12, 2018 - The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

January 17, 2019 - Georgia Aquarium

A Message from Society President Kate Robinson


Thanks to You, Another Great Hinman has Bloomed!

I extend hearty congratulations to our General Chair, Dr. Pat Yancey, on a fantastic 2018 Hinman Dental Meeting. With the 2018 Hinman being the third dental meeting to be held in Atlanta in 12 months, Pat and his excellent Program Chairs, Max Ferguson and Brad Greenway, should be extremely proud of the outcome. A big thanks to Pat’s “better half ”, Julie, for pouring blood, sweat and tears into the program, especially the excellent Special Events. I know it’s been said time and again, but it is remarkable how many speakers and scouts from other dental meetings approach us with compliments on how special our March meeting is. The dedicated work from ALL of our Hinman members is a vital part of what makes our meeting one of the most respected dental meetings in the entire country. By requiring members to fulfill a minimum of eight hours of service during the March meeting, we are fostering members who are fully engaged in our Society.

It shows and we thank you!


In addition to the speakers and educational programs presented, Pat gave us some phenomenal parties to attend this year. The General Chair and President’s Reception at Mercedes-Benz stadium was perfect in every way with plenty of great food, libations, and ample seating. Hinman’s Night Out at the Aquarium was equally fun. It was great to celebrate with our teams (if we recognized them in their masks!) and we filled up the entire aquarium! Well, we left room for the fish…


I hope you were able to attend the Keynote Session featuring Dr. Bennet Omalu who gave a very passionate speech about his journey in discovering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. It was certainly my honor to address this august group as your President and I’ll cherish that memory for my entire life.


Our January membership meeting, featuring Steve Anderson, was almost snowed out, but we still had a big turnout to hear a great lecture by Steve, who also spoke at the March meeting. My heartfelt thanks to Andy Ramsey, my Program Chair this year, who went above and beyond to bring you some fantastic speakers to enjoy at our membership meetings. I’d also like to thank my Hospitality Chair, Melissa Durand, and her entire committee for ensuring that you all were properly greeted and assisted at the door.


Please don’t forget to make plans to join all of us and our families at Wild Dunes on the Isle of Palms, S.C., June 1-3. My Annual Meeting Chair, Patrick French, is the master of festivities and if you know Patrick at all, you know we’re in for a fun weekend! He even has a surprise activity for those of us who can manage an “early bird” arrival by Thursday afternoon. Thanks to another generous subsidy from our

Board of Trustees, those who worked the minimum eight hours during the March meeting can take advantage of one night free, the value of a standard room night, during their stay at the resort. Please take a moment to thank our Trustees, chaired by Dan Dunwody, for their generosity throughout the year.


I’d like to thank the entire Hinman Executive Staff, led by Sylvia Ratchford, for their patient guidance and help throughout my year as your president. I could not have made it without their direction and encouragement. They are, without a doubt, one of the integral factors in the great success of our Society and the Hinman Dental Meeting. We are certainly blessed to have each one of these ladies working so hard for our benefit.


It has been incredibly gratifying to serve as your President this year and I’m overwhelmed with the support and love from all of you and from the affectionate guidance of my predecessors and mentors in the Society. Thank you for the honor and privilege and I look forward to celebrating with you at Wild Dunes!

- Kate


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