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Hinman awards $400,000 in scholarships and gifts to dental education programs

The 102nd Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting was held recently in Atlanta. (Photo: Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)

Tue. 22 April 2014


ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Hinman Dental Society awarded scholarships and gifts to dental education schools and programs totaling $400,000. Included in the gifts are 91 scholarships, dispersed to students at 37 different dental programs throughout the Southeast. The students selected for scholarships were named “Hinman Scholars” and were recognized during a luncheon at the Hinman Dental Meeting on Saturday, March 29.

“As part of our mission, Hinman has been supporting student programs in the Southeast for the past 27 years. In the last 14 years alone, the Hinman Dental Society has contributed over $6.5 million in scholarships and large gifts in support of dental education,” said Dr. Brian Carpenter, general chairman of the 2014 Hinman Dental Meeting. “In addition to providing scholarships and endowments, Hinman invites students to attend the meeting to learn the latest in the profession, network with established dentists and prepare for a successful career in dentistry.”

The Hinman Dental Society has granted scholarships to dental students since 1986, adding dental hygiene students in 1989, laboratory technician students in 2003 and dental assisting students in 2005. Recipients are selected by the dean of each school’s dentistry, dental hygiene, laboratory technician and dental assisting departments and must be junior student members of the American Dental Association, as well as in the top 10 percent of their class. As part of their award, Hinman Scholars are invited to attend the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.

Now in its 102nd year, the Hinman Dental Meeting attracts nearly 23,000 dental professionals annually to participate in lectures, courses and special programs designed for dentists, hygienists, assistants, laboratory technicians and office staff. Hinman’s 90,000-square-foot exhibit hall features at least 400 dental industry companies, sharing the latest products and services in the dental field.

(Source: Hinman Dental Meeting)

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