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September 11 Membership Meeting CANCELLED!

With the current weather forecast for the metropolitan Atlanta area, and out of concern for everyone’s safety, we have decided to cancel the Hinman Membership Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Monday, September 11 at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

We are in conversation with The Westin to determine if we can re-schedule this event for another meeting since we have already submitted payment. As soon as we have worked through the details, we will let you know the outcome.

Thank you for your support and understanding. Please exercise extreme caution and proceed safely throughout this uncertain weather.

Kate Robinson, President

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A Message from Society President Kate Robinson


2017-2018: This year is off to a great start!

Last year was a very special year indeed, as Dr. Jane Puskas served as the first female General Chair of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting!


Jane and her Program Chairs, Drs. Bob O’Donnell and Eddie Pafford, assembled an exceptional program interspersed with entertaining and unique social events. We should feel very proud to be members of an organization that consistently succeeds in producing one of the most well-respected dental meetings in the world. Congratulations, Jane! Also, many heartfelt thanks to last year’s President, Bob O’Donnell, who has tucked me under his wing over the last year as I’ve been learning the ropes. His kind tutelage, professionalism and friendship emulate the ideals set forth by Dr. Hinman.


My Hinman journey began more than 25 years ago as members of MCG School of Dentistry’s Class of 1981 encouraged me to become a member of Hinman. Since I am married to one of their classmates, Robby, I always felt a bit like a little sister to all of those wonderful guys. Our family’s lives have all been enriched beyond measure by the friendships we’ve forged with you all over these many years. I encourage you to become involved any way that you are able–you will not regret a single moment.


Dr. Andy Ramsey is serving as my Program Chair for our Membership Meetings this year, and he’s assembled an awesome program for you. Dr. Jay Smith, an Atlanta prosthodontist and friend to many of us in Hinman, will kick off our year on Monday, September 11, at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. Our Thursday, November 9th program at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead will feature Dr. Jeff Pafford speaking on endodontics. Our January 18th meeting at the Georgia Aquarium, which is open to team members, will feature Steven Anderson, a co-founder of the Crown Council. All of our lectures begin at 4 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting, then on to cocktails and dinner. Remember, to fulfill your requirements for membership, everyone must attend at least one membership meeting per year.


Dr. Pat Yancey and his Program Chairs, Drs. Max Ferguson and Brad Greenway, are currently putting their final touches on the 106th Hinman, “Experience Hinman: Invest in Your Future.” Knowing the thoughtfulness and combined experience of that powerhouse team, I’m certain we’re in for another “Best Hinman Ever.” Those members serving the required eight hours at the March meeting can take advantage of a free night at the Annual Meeting (thanks to the Trustees), along with free registration. Our next Annual Meeting will be June 1-3 at the Wild Dunes Resort on the beautiful Isle of Palms, South Carolina.


Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to thank all of the wonderful and fabulously intelligent women who serve on the Hinman Executive staff, led by Sylvia Ratchford. They are the glue that holds us all together and they keep the fire lit under us to keep us going.


I look forward to connecting with all of you over the course of the next year. Please contact me if I can be of service and thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving as your President.

- Kate


September 2017 Preview Review Newsletter

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