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A Message from Society President Kate Robinson


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Remember the old Lewis Grizzard book, “Elvis is Dead and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself ”? Well, the King may be dead, but his spirit is alive and well in Memphis, Tennessee, especially at Graceland. Robby and I were excited to be able to tour that historic home and the museum, filled with fascinating artifacts sure to amaze music lovers of any genre. This tour was but one of the many activities packed into our recent trip representing our Society at the University of Tennessee’s 23rd Annual Hinman Research Symposium. It was my pleasure to promote our March meeting to a group of 60 third and fourth year UT dental students (I’m sure the free Jason’s Deli lunch helped the attendance). That evening, there was a beautiful dinner to honor the dental student researchers and their mentors. I had the privilege of presenting the contribution from our Board of Trustees to co-sponsor the Symposium. Over the course of the weekend, the students presented their research to each other and to the judges. These young people are so impressive with their knowledge and their enthusiasm for cutting-edge research. The future of our profession is definitely in good hands.


Thank you to everyone who attended our November 9th membership meeting featuring Dr. Jeff Pafford. With an attendance of more than 300, I heard nothing but glowing remarks in regards to Dr. Pafford’s lecture. I left with a whole new perspective on the benefits of CBCT technology within the realm of endodontics. As Jeff is a fellow Hinman member, I was especially honored to have him speak to us.


For those of you who didn’t attend our November meeting, you still have one opportunity to fulfill your obligation to attend a membership meeting this year. This meeting will be Thursday, January 18th, featuring Steve Anderson, who will be speaking to the entire team on “Secrets to Increase Your Team Case Acceptance NOW!” For those of you planning on seeing Steve’s lecture at our March meeting, this lecture will be unique. We will be returning to the Georgia Aquarium for this event, so be sure to plan on attending with your entire staff to hear a truly dynamic and inspiring speaker.


I want to thank Dr. Roy McDonald for the countless hours of research and dedication to mold and rework the advertising guidelines. This topic has repeatedly been discussed at Executive Council over the past several years and we hope that this final bylaw is amenable to all. Please thank Roy the next time you see him – and pass him an antacid or two!


Dr. Andy Ramsey has been the Program Chair this year and I’d like to thank him for developing the membership meeting programs. Andy is quite passionate about continuing education and keeps up with all the latest and greatest speakers, so I was glad that he agreed to chair this year. With his dedication to the Society, a great sense of humor and calmness (must be those four kids at home?), I was confident we’d have a stellar year of speakers.


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.


I’d like to thank our Executive Staff and invite you all to be sure to introduce yourself to the newest staff member, Sydney Davis, who has assumed he role of Meeting Coordinator.


It’s that time of year to start thinking about your committee assignments and gearing up for the March meeting. Let’s all get behind Dr. Yancey in every way we can to ensure that we help him deliver another “Best Hinman Ever!”


Happy Holidays!
- Kate



January 2018 Hinman Preview Review Newsletter

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