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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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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 Roy McDonald


Heartbeat of Dentistry

 Remember the late 80’s Chevrolet television ad where they touted themselves as “The  heartbeat of America”? I can proudly say that Hinman is The Heartbeat of Dentistry. Dr. Jonathan Dubin’s 2019 Hinman program will definitely get the blood flowing. 


To keep the Hinman tradition flowing, each member must participate with a committee assignment. The Hinman Dental Meeting is less than three months away, so get ready! Registration for the meeting opened on December 4, 2018. Committee meetings will be scheduled soon, so if you do not have an assignment, be sure to contact the Hinman office. Hinman Membership has many privileges, and committee service at the meeting is expected to maintain membership. I thank you all for your hard work and dedication as we ensure that “The Beat Goes On”. Like the heart, each committee member and each attendee will experience autogenic excitation.

My wife, Debbie, and I traveled to Memphis where I had the distinct honor to represent Hinman at the University of Tennessee’s 24th annual Hinman Student Research Symposium. We were treated with the same Southern hospitality that our members demonstrate every year during the March Hinman meeting. I presented the Hinman history to the 3rd and 4th year dental students at UT and again to the students participating with the oral and poster presentations. The research students were from
all over the United States and Canada. Dr. Mustafa Dabbous and the university are very thankful for our sponsorship. Hinman will also host two of these dental students in Atlanta for the March 2019 Meeting. After meeting the students, reviewing their work and discussing their goals, I am satisfied and excited about the future of dentistry.


I would be remiss if I forgot to thank those who braved the rainy weather to attended the November 12 membership meeting with Dr. Stuart Zola. Dr. Zola kept over 275 of our members entertained and informed on memory and cognitive decline. Also, at the meeting, we were delighted to recognize our military veterans and thank them all for their service. Remember, continuing education reduces vulnerability to cognitive decline.


Hinman members will have one more opportunity to attend a membership meeting this Society year. Our last membership meeting will be Thursday, January 17, 2019 at The Georgia Aquarium. Bring your staff for the evening to hear Dr. Tieraona Low Dog speak about “Life is your Best Medicine”. 


I want to thank Membership Meeting Chair Dr. Troy Schulman for his leadership and introductions of our speakers this year. He did a great job. I also want to thank Dr. Eric Anderson and the Hospitality Committee
for their congeniality and on-time performance.

Our annual meeting will take place at The Pinehurst Resort, June 7-9, 2019. This weekend promises to be a fabulous time for all family members. I and our annual meeting Chair, Andy Ramsey, along with Jackie Sarvis from the Hinman staff, have been working hard, planning events and finalizing details. The annual meeting is one of the many
Hinman perks that rewards our membership. Hinman members must fulfill their committee duties to receive the Trustees’ subsidy for one night’s room credit. Come enjoy the party! This meeting will be an opportune time to meet and mingle with Hinman members in a relaxed atmosphere while taking part in exciting and fun family activities.

Let me echo the words of past President Kate Robinson: “Our society is filled with so many members who are to be respected and admired. You should all feel the same amount of pride as I do about being a member of our great Society and having the opportunity to give back.” Well said Kate, and so true! 

Our Hinman History Book reveals, “Detailed planning, continuing education and more detailed planning, all enveloped in Southern hospitality, were readily evident when the Fifth District Dental Society opened the doors to the first Atlanta Midwinter clinic in 1912.” Now, 107 years later the same attention to detail will be evident as General Chair Jonathan Dubin and all Hinman Members perform our duties March 21-23, 2019.

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting is the best dental meeting in the country. In the words of Walter Brennan “No Brag, Just Fact”.


See you there,




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