Meeting Review: 101st Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

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Meeting Review: 101st Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting

The 101st Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting was held in Atlanta March 21-23. (DTI/Photo Fred Michmershuizen, DTA)
Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Fred Michmershuizen, DTA

Wed. 27 March 2013


ATLANTA, Ga., USA: During the 101st Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, held recently, Atlanta was abuzz with excitement for the 23,000 dentists, hygienists, assistants and office staff who gathered from around the country. A comprehensive continuing education program was offered, featuring hundreds of opportunities ranging from hands-on workshops to all-day educational tracks.

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In the exhibit hall, nearly 400 companies presented some of the latest and most innovative products and services available in the dental industry. Many companies offered new and noteworthy products.

Shofu Dental Corp. presented BeautiCem SA, its latest addition to the Giomer family. This new self-adhesive, dual-cure resin cement incorporates Giomer filler particles, providing high-bond values across all substrates. The product is designed to give dentists extra peace of mind for all cementation needs, as well as simplified placement procedures, according to the company.

Brasseler USA offered its EndoSequence BC Sealer, a component of the company’s complete EndoSequence endodontic obturation system, which incorporates of bioceramic nanotechnology. Brasseler says that since its introduction in 2009, many positive studies have established BC Sealer as a new standard for successful endodontic obturation procedures. Unlike conventional sealers, BC Sealer utilizes the moisture naturally present in dentinal tubules to initiate its setting reaction.

At PhotoMed, meeting attendees could learn about polar_eyes, a cross-polarization filter that makes it easy to eliminate unwanted reflections on teeth that are caused by a flash.

New program highlights

Dr. Peter Dawson, known all over the world for contributions in the field of occlusion and restorative dentistry, returned to Hinman with Dr. John Cranham, the clinical director of The Dawson Academy, to provide the six-hour course, “Timeless Principles in Restorative Dentistry.”

Hinman also offered its first Botox and dermal filler training course, which was conducted by Dr. Louis Malcmacher and the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. In this two-day course, attendees learned everything from patient assessment and best treatment techniques to safety/risk issues and incorporating treatment into your practice. The course included hands-on training with live patients.


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