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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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2022-2023  Membership Meetings

September 19, 2022 - Dr. Gordon Christensen - Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

November 14, 2022 – Dr. Lee Ann Brady - JW Marriott Buckhead

January 19, 2023 – Dr. Tieraona Low Dog - Georgia Aquarium


A Message from Society President David Anderson


Fall Is In The Air

The Hinman season is in full swing as the calendar gets closer to the 110th Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting. Everyone should be contacted soon about your committee assignments. If you do not receive an assignment, please contact the Hinman Office. We also have two more Membership Meetings approaching.   


If dentistry was rock and roll, then our September Membership Meeting was a 3-hour concert from Paul McCartney. Dr. Gordon Christensen is truly an icon in our profession and all who attended last month’s lecture surely benefited from his 60+ years of treating patients and dental research. His “51 Clinical Tips” went beyond our clinical care and into practice management, staffing concerns, integrity and philosophy. Dr. Christensen gave the Society his highest compliment when he said that the Hinman was “by far and not even close, the number one dental meeting I attend.” High praise from a lecturer that has presented over 4,200 times! The Membership Meeting gave me a chance to meet some of our prospective new members for the Class of 2023. We have 21 new member applications. If you see someone wearing a blue name badge at the next meeting, please introduce yourself and make them feel at home.


Our next Membership Meeting will be at the JW Marriott Buckhead on November 14. Dr. Lee Ann Brady will be speaking on “Anterior Esthetic Techniques & Materials.” She is in private practice in Glendale, Arizona, is the Director of Education at the Pankey Institute and is on the editorial board of numerous dental publications. Dr. Brady will also be with us at in March teaching the 3-day course, “Essentials 1” from the Pankey Institute.


October and November will be busy with the preparation of future March Meetings and with the distribution of funds from our Society to the ongoing support of dental education. 2024 General Chair, Sedgie Newsom, and his team attended the ADA in Houston as they continue to scout speakers to complete his line-up. The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry will host the 27th Hinman Dental Research Symposium at the end of October. Honorary Hinman member, Dr. Mustafa Dabbous, does a phenomenal job bringing in over 100 dental students from across North America for this 3-day dental research event in Memphis. I will be able to share the story of Dr. Hinman and encourage all in attendance to make our March Meeting a yearly priority.


Hinman 2023 “Expand Your Horizons, Explore Your Future” is rapidly approaching. Everyone should be prepared to support General Chair Roy McDonald by serving on your committee. I know many of you serve much more than eight hours and it is greatly appreciated. Your service punches your ticket to the General Chair and President’s Reception at The World of Coke. It also entitles each member to a credit for one night’s stay at our Annual Meeting at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, June 2-4, 2023.


As everyone’s personal and professional budgets have been impacted lately, our Society is no different. Our Trustees have the responsibility of being good stewards of the Society’s money. Thanks to chair, Allen French, and the Board for their continued oversight and for funding all of our Society’s events.


Last but not least, thanks to Angela Ojibway and the Hospitality committee for their help at the Membership Meetings. Thanks to Kristina Dawson, Society Program Chair, for her fabulous hosting of our speakers. And as always, our Hinman staff makes all of our Society events run flawlessly. Thank you to all of you.


As we approach the holiday season, I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, and in all of your celebrations, enjoy your time with friends and family.




- David



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