The 96th Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting will take place March 13–15, 2008. At least 24,000 dental professionals are expected to attend the meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta.  With more than 200 courses and more than 900 technical exhibits, the 2008 program will feature everything from an early 20th-century dental office complete with re-enactors, to a new Hinman Digital Desktop, to some of the most groundbreaking topics in dentistry today.  

"This year’s meeting will be one of the most compelling we have ever had the privilege of hosting," said Dan D. Dunwody,  III, DDS, general chairman of the 2008 Meeting. "Emerging technologies will be revealed for the first time; and it will feature dentistry’s complete evolution—providing a glimpse of the past, the realities of today, and a clear vision for the future."
Hinman’s 2008 Continuing Education Program will feature approximately 78 nationally renowned clinicians and leaders in the field of dentistry with more than 22 speakers new to Hinman; more than 70 participation courses; numerous course formats; an enhanced and expanded auxiliary program; ADAA courses offered daily; online handouts available in advance of the meeting, and a computerized CE process to eliminate lines at the end of courses.

"Every year, we strive to provide attendees with even more value at Hinman.  This year, we’ve made several exciting changes, and focused on delivering an educational program with topics and learning experiences that meet the needs of the entire dental team," added Dunwody.

In addition to the continuing education program, Hinman will feature more than 900 technical exhibits located conveniently in one hall and on one level. This space will allow more than 400 companies to showcase new technology, equipment, products, and services for the entire dental staff. New this year: Hinman unveils its Digital Desktop on the exhibit floor. It will provide an informative preview of the latest technology advancements available today and help you locate them in the exhibit hall.

As a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the dental profession, the Hinman Dental Society will present scholarships and gifts totaling more than $250,000 to 89 dental, dental hygiene, laboratory technician, and dental assisting students at colleges and universities throughout the Southeast, as well as dental education groups and clinics.  As in years past, the scholarships will be presented at the Scholars’ Luncheon held on Saturday during the meeting.

Interested attendees can find detailed information about the 2008 meeting online at Professionals who register online will receive a confirmation and invoice via e-mail. 
Early registration (online or by mail) is available until February 14. Early registrants will receive ticketed priority seating at General Attendance sessions.