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Keynote session at Hinman will feature comedian Kathleen Madigan

By Dental Tribune USA
November 03, 2021

ATLANTA, Ga., USA: The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, known as one of the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry, has announced its 2022 dates and an appearance by a high-profile entertainer.

The 109th annual meeting will take place March 17 to 19 (Thursday to Saturday) in person at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta. In addition, popular comedian Kathleen Madigan, a veteran of the Tonight Show, Letterman and “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” will be featured at the Keynote Session on Thursday at 5 p.m.

“We have missed gathering together in Atlanta, sharing valuable human connections and enriching our lives both professionally and personally. We’ve built an extraordinary program for Hinman 2022 with the theme ‘Navigating Dental Disruptions,’” said Dr. Kate Robinson, general chair for Hinman 2022. “We’re excited to reconnect and deliver Hinman’s special brand of hospitality at an incredible value. With more than 80 free courses and an expansive exhibit hall, Hinman 2022 promises to be a memorable and unique three days of learning, laughing and fellowship.”

“The keynote session will entertain attendees on Thursday evening and kick off the laughter,” added Robinson. Madigan has been entertaining audiences for more than 32 years. She has been touring 250 nights a year on the road and has risen from performing in comedy clubs to performing in marquee theaters with sold-out shows. She recently joined Jerry Seinfeld on his Netflix show “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” and made the most of the pandemic by launching a podcast, “Madigan’s Pubcast,” on all streaming outlets.

This year’s theme, “Navigating Dental Disruptions,” doesn’t just address dentistry during a pandemic, but also navigating other disruptors, including transitions, scheduling, new technology and more. Hinman 2022 has a full slate of more than 245 educational lectures and workshops presented by more than 60 of the best and brightest in the dental profession.

Some noteworthy courses include the following:

  • “Disrupted or Reconstructed? Lessons from Covid-19 that Can Transform the Future of Your Practice,” Steven Anderson, Thursday, 8 to 11 a.m.
  • “Maximum Immunity: Fortify Your Body’s Natural Defenses!” Dr. Uche Odiatu, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon.
  • “STOP Cancellations! Schedule Disrupted No More!” Steven Anderson, Thursday, noon to 3 p.m.
  • “Leading Through the Disruption: Five Keys to Great Leadership,” Laci Phillips Newland, Thursday, noon to 2 p.m. and Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m.
  • “Emotional Wellness in Times of Transition,” Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Thursday, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • “Immune Health in the Era of Pandemics,” Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, Friday, 10 a.m. to noon.

To view additional courses and speakers, visit the Hinman website for an updated roster of speakers.

Complementing the educational program, Hinman 2022 will feature nearly 400 companies — located in the GWCC, Building A, Exhibit Hall. Exhibitors will showcase new technology, equipment, products and services for the entire dental staff. The exhibit hall will be open on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration for Hinman 2022 will open on Dec. 7, 2021. More information is available at Hinman.org.

The Hinman Tradition

The Hinman Dental Meeting is designed with a commitment to quality and professionalism and a high regard for the value of continuing education. The meeting is sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, and excess revenue is invested and gifted in the form of individual scholarships to dental, hygiene and assisting students and in contributions to institutions that foster dental education.

(Source: Hinman Dental Society)

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