Hinman Daily 2014

March 28

  • Session preps attendees on what to consider when buying a laserAs lasers have become more prevalent in dentistry, the choices and options available to clinicians have become more confusing and overwhelming. The hands-on course, “Before You Buy a Laser, Make Sure You See the Light,” exposed participants to various modalities of lasers Friday, and provided a discussion on the advantages, uses and limitations of each. Read More
  • Course offers hands-on digital, CAD/CAM dentistry trainingAbout 20 attendees were able to get a glimpse Friday morning of the latest technology in computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) digital impressioning, which has changed the way dentists take impressions and design and mill fabrications. Read More
  • Hinman awards $400,000 in scholarships and giftsThis year, the Hinman Dental Society is awarding scholarships and gifts to dental education schools and programs totaling $400,000. Included in these gifts are 91 scholarships, dispersed to students at 37 different dental programs throughout the Southeast. Read More
  • Women Dentists reception, panel discussion to focus on work-life balanceFemale dentists attending the 2014 Hinman Dental Meeting will be able to hear from their peers on ways to find work-life balance. “Networking Reception and Panel Discussion with Women Dentists” will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. today in the Hall B registration area of the Georgia World Congress Center. Read More
  • Say ‘Thank You’ through Messages to Our MilitaryHinman and Bennett Graphics have joined forces again this year to give attendees the opportunity to thank the men and women who defend our freedom. Visit the Messages to Our Military booth, no. 137, to complete a postcard of thanks that will be sent to members of the U.S. armed forces. Read More
  • Watch Roy McDonald, DDS, create laughs in ‘Roy Walking’In the spirit of the “Jaywalking” segment on NBC's “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” longtime Hinman member Roy McDonald, DDS, decided to walk around the 2014 Hinman Dental Meeting and surprise attendees with some off-the-wall questions. Read More

March 27

  • Session provides Botox and dermal filler trainingWhile many people may not equate botulinum toxin (Botox) treatment to dentistry, the two are becoming more aligned each year. To date, the American Academy of Facial Aesthetics (AAFE) has trained more than 10,000 dental professionals in the use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers for aesthetic and therapeutic uses. Read More
  • Simulated malpractice case gives dentists glimpse of courtroomShortly after being sworn in by the judge Thursday afternoon, Mitchell Gardiner, DMD, FAGD, was asked a simple question by his lawyer, Nathan Gafney, Esq. “Are you nervous?” Gafney said. “Yes,” Dr. Gardiner replied, looking slightly stressed. “I don't appear in court — I work in my dental office. I'm a dentist and this is the first time this has ever happened to me.” Read More
  • Dental Student Networking Reception to give insider view of Hinman meetingDental students can learn how to get the most out of the 102nd Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting during a Dental Student Networking Reception from 4 to 5 p.m. today in the registration area of Hall B of the Georgia World Congress Center. Read More
  • Hinman launches new blog; expands social media presenceHinman launched its new blog, “Hinman Connects,” this week during the Hinman Dental Meeting. The blog will feature dental continuing education news you can use from a variety of Hinman Dental Society dentists. It also will host a number of dental experts who've lectured at the annual meeting and will provide their perspectives on a range of dental education topics. Read More
  • Auxiliary, Dentist receptions offer exciting entertainmentTwo receptions taking place this evening will allow attendees to enjoy live music, food and drinks in fun, relaxed environments. For each reception, shuttle bus transportation will be provided from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. to hotels within the Hinman hotel block, courtesy of onPeak. Read More

March 26

  • Hinman to raffle 2014 Audi TT convertibleThis year, Hinman will raffle a 2014 Audi TT convertible whereby all proceeds will be used by the Hinman Trustees to fund dental scholarships. Available in the registration area, tickets are $100 each or six for $500. Only 700 tickets will be sold. The Grand Prize winner can choose between a three-year, 10,000-mile-a-year lease on the Audi or take the $20,000 cash equivalent. Read More
  • Tonight’s Keynote Session features Benjamin Carson, MDThis evening's Keynote Session and official opening ceremony features Benjamin Carson, MD, a gifted Johns Hopkins Children's Center pediatric neurosurgeon, respected author and Fox News contributor. Dr. Carson will share his story of growing up in a single-parent home and being challenged by poverty, poor grades in school and low self-esteem. All of these could have derailed his dreams of becoming a physician, if not for a mother who would insist on striving for excellence regardless of the circumstances. Read More
  • Exhibit Hall opens today following dentist-only hoursThis morning, Hinman's expansive Exhibit Hall opens its doors to all attendees at 11 a.m. New this year, from 9 to 11 a.m., dentists will have a sneak preview and can visit the more 425 exhibiting companies prior to the official hall opening. This is an exclusive opportunity for dentists to shop the floor and get their product and equipment questions answered by exhibitors prior to the busier exhibit hall hours. Read More
  • New Wednesday session focuses on facial painWhile many patients experience some form of myofascial pain, many dentists are unaware of where to begin in diagnosing its cause. This was the focus of the new Wednesday session, “Frontline TMJ Syndrome, Facial Pain Therapy and Trigger Point Injections for Every Dental Practice.” The American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE) presented the session in conjunction with Hinman. Read More
  • 2014 Hinman Dental Meeting is ‘Aiming for Excellence’The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — the nation's leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry — is “Aiming for Excellence” in 2014. Read More