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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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Save the Date

2023-2024 Membership Meeting Dates:


Monday, November 13 - Mr. Charles Loretto - Day one of Ownership to Retirement: The Journey to a Thriving Practice - Westin Atlanta Perimeter North


Thursday, January 18 - Mrs. Laci Phillips Newland - Level Up, Roll On and Succeed!: A Story of Challenges, Leadership and a United Team - The Georgia Aquarium, Bring your staff!


A Message from Society President Troy Schulman


Boys of Fall 

There is a feeling in the air, a football in the air and a scent in the air (pumpkin spice–yes, just what y’all were thinking, right?!) It’s that time of

year when we see teamwork at its best–on the football field. Just earlier this month, I watched in-person teamwork play out between two big SEC rivalries (I will let y’all guess which game that was!). What a game and showcase of teamwork for those boys of fall. Just like a football team, when our Society teamwork is at its best, the result is great! Our Society consistently produces exceptional results throughout the year and especially during our March Meeting. Thank you for all your time and efforts put forth to our Hinman Dental Society.


It is also that time of year for our Membership Meetings. What a great kickoff we had on September 18 at the Emory Conference Center. Dr. Charlie Ward and Mr. Josh Polansky educated over 200 of our members on the digital dentistry revolution. What a fantastic evening of education and fellowship!

Mark your calendars for November 13 for our second Membership Meeting. Mr. Charles Loretto will be presenting “Day One of Ownership to Retirement: The Journey to a Thriving Practice”
at the Westin Perimeter. Whether you are a new, younger member or a more seasoned dentist, you will definitely benefit from hearing Charles. Speaking of new members, we have 27

prospective new members for this year. Look out for them at these Membership Meetings and make them feel like a part of our team!


In addition to a great lecture, we have a little Lagniappe (something extra) for our members at the November meeting. We will have a photographer onsite for professional headshots from

3 – 6 p.m. You may use these headshots for personal use, as well as to update your Hinman profile on our website.


On January 18, our final Membership Meeting will take place at the beloved Georgia Aquarium. Get your entire dental practice team together and come hear Ms. Laci Phillips Newland. She

will present “Level up, Roll on and Succeed!: A Story of Challenges, Leadership and a United Team.” You don’t want to miss this lecture as she is one of the best coaches for your dental team. 

These meetings would not be possible without the support of our Trustees. When you see our Trustee Chair, Dr. Brad Greenway, or any other Trustee member, please take a moment to thank them.

With their support, our program team is able to showcase these talented speakers in nice venues where our entire Society “team” can come together to learn and socialize.

Another team hard at work is General Chair, Dr. Sedgie Newsom, and his Program Chairs, Dr. Jonathan Dubin and Dr. Patrick French. Their meeting “The Gateway to Systemic Health: It Starts with a

Smile” will display many talented speakers on March 21–23, 2024. Don’t forget to make sure you are signed up for a committee and volunteer your eight hours. With your help, our Society can produce

another Best Hinman Ever!


Kristina Dawson, Chair of our Society Membership News/Caring Committee, has put together a small team to help showcase our Hinman Dental Society members. We would like to hear about our members’ 

milestones, accomplishments, births, weddings, etc. Please email her at dawsonkristina@gmail.com or Jackie Sarvis at jsarvis@hinman.org with any news that should be shared with our Society.


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for May 31 – June 2, 2024 as we celebrate the successful results of our teamwork at the Sonesta Resort on the beautiful island of Hilton Head. Hotel booking are now

open (see page 4). I hope you bring your family and come celebrate all your hard work from Hinman 2024!


As this time of year rolls into the holidays, I would like to wish all of you the best during the season. I am truly honored to serve as President of our distinguished Society. Please let me know if I can be

of any assistance in order for you to have the best member experience.

See you all on November 13!


- Troy



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