Hinman Daily 2015

March 28

  • G.O.L.D. provides direction for young dentistsDentistry is a commitment to lifelong education and helping patients, and those challenges can dominate the focus of a dental student or young dentist. But young dental professionals should not lose sight of community involvement and building their practices. Friday's G.O.L.D. program kicked off Hinman's commitment to helping young professionals broaden their vision. Read More
  • Expert shares tips about making implant denturesAt age 88, Frank has had several pairs of dentures. Over the years, he learned to deal with trapped food and accepted that he could not eat some foods because his dentures moved. Implant dentures, though, have changed all that, and Frank's experiences will eventually benefit other patients. Read More
  • Last-chance CE opportunities offered todayAs the meeting winds down, there's only one day left for dental professionals to obtain that much needed CE credit. Saturday, Hinman offers many opportunities to get a few hours of CE before the end of the meeting. Read More
  • Career Connections by Hinman presented todayThis year, Hinman is connecting employers and employees, and business owners and associates. “We saw a real need to match those seeking employment with those looking for talent,” said Dr. Dave Lee, general chairman of Hinman 2015. “It's a tough marketplace and not always easy for top dental practices to find quality individuals and vice versa. We thought Hinman would be a perfect venue to fill this need.” Read More
  • Women’s Networking Reception focuses on work-life balanceA panel discussion and networking reception Saturday features women dentists who will share tips on building a dental practice, balancing dual careers, managing family life challenges, working toward professional advancement and even finding time for yourself. The panel and reception will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Hall B Registration Area in the Georgia World Congress Center. Read More
  • Sending thanks to our military troopsHinman and Bennett Graphics invite attendees to send a message to the military men and women who serve our country. Stop by Booth #137 to complete a postcard of thanks that will be sent to members of the U.S. Armed Forces. Read More
  • Hinman’s Big Raffle drawing at 11:30 a.m. todayThis year's Big Raffle raises money for scholarships, and awards some big prizes to three lucky winners. At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Hinman will conduct the drawing for the prizes in front of the registration area. Read More
  • ‘Roy Walking’ returns to HinmanHinman member Dr. Roy McDonald returns to the exhibit hall for “Roy Walking,” a funny take on the “Jaywalking” segment that Jay Leno coined on NBC's “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” in previous years. He does his best to trip up Hinman attendees with interesting questions. Test yourself to see if you can pass the “Roy Walking” test. Read More
  • Today is the final day for exhibit hall contestsYou only have one more day to participate in the three contests taking place in the exhibit hall of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting. Read More

March 27

  • Saliva as a diagnostic tool to help identify diseases continues to make progressAdvances in the collection and analysis of saliva to help in the early detection of a variety of diseases has the potential to move dentistry into primary health care. David T.W. Wong, DMD, MDSc, a leading dental researcher, discussed these advances in a three-hour presentation Thursday. Read More
  • Workshop explains importance of preparation, quality instruments in oral surgeryDealing with a difficult tooth extraction can be unnerving for a dentist, but planning a procedure and organizing the correct instruments can reduce the tension. That was the message delivered during Thursday's “Hands-on Oral Surgery Workshop for the General Practitioner.” Read More
  • Laboratory technicians lead the way to excellenceThis year, Hinman introduces a new, all-day Laboratory Technician program, “Laboratory Technicians Leading the Way to Excellence,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Room B404 of the Georgia World Congress Center. Read More
  • New Hinman Study Club features GRU facultyIntroduced this year, the Hinman Study Club, featuring Georgia Regents University (GRU) faculty, will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday. With an emphasis on implants and treatment planning, there will be five 45-minute sessions as part of the half-day course (Sa388) held in the Omni Hotel South Tower Oak Room. Read More
  • Dental students invited to panel, reception this afternoonHinman will host a special Dental Student Networking Event and Reception at 4 p.m. Friday in the Georgia World Congress Center, B Building Registration Area. A panel of dentists, including Dr. Neil Williamson and Dr. Nelson Yang, will offer their advice and share their stories about transitioning from dental school to dental practice. Read More
  • Hinman signature parties for dentists, auxiliary held tonightDentists and auxiliary are invited to Hinman's signature events Friday night in the Omni Hotel. Both receptions will feature live music, drinks, food and fun after a full day of attending courses and visiting the exhibit hall. 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
  • First winners chosen in exhibit hall contestsThree contests will take place in the exhibit hall each day of the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting. Read More

March 26

  • Hinman 2015 provides ‘Foundation for the Future’The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting — the nation's leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry — is providing a “Foundation for the Future.” Read More
  • Hinman launches new G.O.L.D. Program for graduates of the last decadeHinman launches its new G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Program Friday. Designed specifically for new and emerging dentists who graduated from dental school less than 10 years ago, the G.O.L.D. Program is a full day of courses that provide critical clinical and business guidance to enable long-term success as an independent practice owner. Read More
  • Exhibit hall opens today with 430+ companiesAt 9 a.m. today, Hinman's expansive exhibit hall opens its doors to all registered attendees. The hall features more than 430 companies — conveniently located in one hall and on one level. Exhibitors will showcase new technology, equipment, products and services for the entire dental staff. The exhibit hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Read More
  • Hinman offers practice-building courses for the dental teamIncreased competition in the marketplace impacts dental practices as much as it does retail centers and restaurants. There are many options available to consumers, so it's necessary for dental practices to market their services, build patient loyalty, exercise smart hiring practices and make sound business decisions, while continuing to deliver the best patient care. This year, Hinman is offering two half-day educational tracks that focus on the business of dentistry and patient communication. Read More
  • Paradigm-shifting hygiene courses scheduled for tomorrowFriday's half-day educational track “Hygiene from the Ground Up” tackles some of the paradigm-shifting topics that dental hygienists face daily. Held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Rooms B405 / 406a of the Georgia World Congress Center, three courses will cover periodontal diagnostics, treatment of a new periodontal disease, and diagnostics for oral and systemic disease detection. Read More
  • Ergonomic evaluation clinic debuts in exhibit hallHinman invites dental professionals to Booth #201 for a complimentary evaluation in the new Ergonomic Evaluation Clinic in the exhibit hall. Hinman has partnered with Pelton & Crane to help bring awareness to the health implications of muscular-skeletal disorders (MSDs) affecting many dental professionals. In fact, MSDs affect more than 50 percent of dental professionals and are the leading cause of early retirement in clinicians under the age of 50 years old. Read More
  • Thursday’s Keynote Session features Jenna Bush HagerThursday evening's Keynote Session and official Opening Ceremony features Jenna Bush Hager, a contributing correspondent on NBC's "Today," an editor-at-large for Southern Living and the daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. Hager will share stories of growing up in the White House and her life post-White House, including her passion for improving literacy, education and inner-city schools. Read More
  • Hinman’s 2015 raffle raises money for scholarships, awards big prizes This year's Big Raffle will raise big money for scholarships and award big prizes for three lucky winners. Hinman is sponsoring the raffle and will use the proceeds to fund dental scholarships throughout the Southeast. Tickets can be purchased during the registration process (for Georgia residents) or on site. The drawing will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in front of the registration area. Ticket holders don't need to be present to win. Tickets are $25 for one ticket, $65 for three tickets or $100 for five tickets. Read More