Hinman Home

Welcome Hinman Members!

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.

Learn More »


Save the Date

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


Looking Forward to 2020


It’s hard to believe that 2019 is almost over. What a
great Hinman year we’ve had!

Jonathan Dubin’s March meeting, “The Beat Goes On…” was a huge success and so well received by all of the attendees. Roy McDonald’s summer meeting at Pinehurst seems like just yesterday. It was a fun-packed, well-planned weekend that served as a great reward for all of our membership’s hard work in March. The lectures by Dr. Gerard Chiche and Dr. Susan Muller this fall were fantastic and the kind of continuing education that we, as Hinman members, are privileged to enjoy.


Speaking of Dr. Muller’s lecture on November 11th, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. She rocked the house back in March at the Hinman meeting, and I am grateful that she agreed to speak to us for our November Society Meeting. She didn’t disappoint and she delivered an engaging and informative lecture. 


Let me give a big shout-out to this year’s Program Chair Slade Lail and Hospitality Chair, Laura Dameron. They’ve done a tremendous job and I greatly appreciate their keen attention to details and expert help!


One of the requirements for Hinman membership is to attend at least one of the three Society meetings during the year. If you missed the first two, you’re still in luck. Hinman favorite, Dr. Hal Crossley, will speak on drug misuse and interactions for our January 16th meeting at the Aquarium. Hal’s lectures are always a huge hit with attendees so be sure to sign up early and bring your entire staff. This lecture will also satisfy your dental license requirement for opioid training.


Katie and I had the distinct honor and privilege to represent Hinman in Memphis at the University of Tennessee Research Symposium the first weekend in November. I got to serve as an ambassador
for Hinman and to present Dean Ragain a gift of $65,000 as our sponsorship of the Symposium for the 25th year in a row.


Dr. Mustafa Dabbous, who is an honorary member of Hinman, was our fabulous host for the weekend. The hospitality that he and his staff offered us was purely in the vein of Dr. Hinman’s style. Just incredible!

One hundred of the brightest dental students from around the US and Canada came together at the Peabody Hotel to present their award-winning research topics in hopes of winning this competition. Two of the eight winners earned the honor of presenting their research at our Hinman 2020 March meeting. To get to know these students and to see their presentations were true highlights of my President year. It’s comforting to know that the future of our profession is in such great hands!


Registration for Bob O’Donnell’s upcoming March Meeting, Come Home to Hinman – Where Teamwork Meets Success, opened on December 10th. Be sure to go online and get your staff registered. After receiving the First Look publication that came out in October, it’s hard not to be impressed with the tremendous lineup of speakers, many of whom are making their first visit to Hinman. 


Committee assignments and meetings will be cranking up over the next few weeks. Be sure that you’ve got your assignment and if you don’t, call the Hinman staff and get signed up for a committee. Working eight hours at the meeting entitles you to one free night of lodging at our Annual Meeting in Asheville, NC at Grove Park Inn, May 29 – 31, 2020. 


When you have called the Hinman office, the first person that has been greeting you in a cheerful voice was Ashley Allen. Ashley has been a pleasure to work with and is always quick to respond and has great attention to details. She’s recently engaged and has relocated to Connecticut. Caitlyn McKinnon has taken Ashley’s place at the Hinman office and has some big shoes to fill. Be sure to give her a warm Hinman welcome when you meet her. Welcome Caitlyn; farewell and best wishes, Ashley!


I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season and cheers to a great 2020!


- Sedgie


January Preview Review Newsletter


The Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta  • 33 Lenox Pointe NE, Atlanta, GA 30324-3172  • Tel: (404) 231-1663  • Copyright © 1996-2020 Hinman Dental Society of Atlanta