Hinman introduces Mini-Residencies

The multi-day ‘Mini-Residencies’ provide dentists and dental professionals with greater detail on topics of interest. Photo: Robb Cohen Photography & Video.

This year, Hinman is introducing “Mini-Residencies” that provide in-depth courses on pediatrics, geriatrics and cone beam anatomy. These multi-day courses provide dentists and dental professionals with greater detail on topics of interest.

A Pediatric Oral Health Conference
In partnership with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Hinman is offering a Pediatric Oral Health Conference: The Importance of Early Intervention and Interdisciplinary Collaboration. Drs. Melinda B. Clark, Gregory Psaltis and David Rothman will speak with Dr. J.C. Shirley moderating. The two-day course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 18, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19. Topics include:

Friday, March 18

  • “Pediatric Dentistry — Introduction”
  • “Exam, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning for Infants and Children”
  • “A Little Prevention Goes a Long Way!”
  • “Behavior Guidance in Children”
  • “Management of Dental Caries — Options and Treatment Planning”
  • “Guidance of the Developing Dentition: Space Maintenance/Interceptive Orthodontics”
  • “Diagnosing and Assessing Medical Emergencies in Children”

Saturday, March 19

  • “Improving Oral Health for Children – Early Intervention, Risk Assessment and the Role of the Pediatrician in Improving Oral Health”
  • “Providing Oral Healthcare for Children with Special Healthcare Needs Using the Physician/Dentist Team Cases”

Geriatric Mini-Residency
With the number of geriatric patients on the rise, this mini-residency is designed to provide the tools necessary to be more proficient at treating the aging, more challenging dental patient. Courses will be taught by Drs. Randy F. Huffines, Gretchen Gibson and Linda Niessen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 17-19.

Thursday, March 17, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • “Evidence-Based Prevention for High Risk Adults”
  • “Root Caries: Proven Techniques for Frustrating Situations”

Friday, March 18, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • “Reducing the Stress in Treatment Planning for Seniors”
  • “Prosthodontics Pearls”

Saturday, March 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • “A Panel Discussion with Drs. Gretchen Gibson, Randy Huffines and Linda Niessen”

Cone Beam Technology and Anatomy Mini-Residency
In this two-day course, attendees will learn the latest in cone beam from expert Dr. Dale Miles. The course will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 18-19.

Friday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • “Basic Principles of Cone Beam CT: It’s NOT Brain Surgery!”
  • “Cone Beam CT: More than 50 Shades of Gray!”

Saturday, March 19, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • “Cone Beam Anatomy: Let’s Review What You May Be Missing”