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Hinman Dental Society awards $430,000 in scholarships

‘As part of our mission, Hinman has been supporting student programs in the Southeast for the past 28 years,’ says Dr. Dave Lee, general chairman of the 2015 Hinman Dental Meeting. (Photo: Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting)

Wed. 15 April 2015

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ATLANTA. Ga., USA: The Hinman Dental Society recently awarded more than $430,000 in scholarships and gifts to dental education schools and programs. Included in these gifts were 89 scholarships, dispersed to students at 36 different dental programs throughout the Southeast. The students selected for scholarships — named “Hinman Scholars” — were recognized during a luncheon at the Hinman Dental Meeting on March 28.

“As part of our mission, Hinman has been supporting student programs in the Southeast for the past 28 years. In the last 15 years alone, the Hinman Dental Society has contributed nearly $7 million in scholarships and large gifts in support of dental education,” said Dr. Dave Lee, general chairman of the 2015 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 103rd year, the Hinman Dental Meeting attracts nearly 21,000 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 more than 430 leading dental industry companies, sharing the latest products and services in the dental field, meeting organizers said.

The Hinman Dental Meeting is designed with a commitment to quality and professionalism and a high regard for the value of continuing education, meeting organizers said. The Hinman program meets the continuing education requirements set by the Academy of General Dentistry and State Boards of Dentistry.

(Source: Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting)

 

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