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Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting Sees Their First Female Chairman Named


August 25, 2016
by Oral Health



hinmanThe Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting has named its first female General Chairman in its 105-year history. Dr. Jane Puskas, Hinman member and prominent Atlanta dentist, will lead Hinman 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta on March 23-25, 2017. The meeting’s theme is “The Changing Face of Dentistry.”

“The theme of the meetings says it all.  Hinman 2017 will focus on the changing face of dentistry and how we can take advantage of new technology and medical advancements to deliver the best possible care to our patients,” said Dr. Puskas.  “We’ll celebrate our past, but also celebrate change in our profession with more contemporary techniques, more diversity and more innovative tools at our fingertips.”

Dr. Puskas has been planning for Hinman 2017 for the past three years, along with her program chairmen, Dr. Bob O’Donnell and Dr. Eddie Pafford  The meeting will feature many fan-favorite speakers, such as Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dr. Robert Edwab, Dr. John Svirsky and Dr. Harold Crossley.  In addition, many of dentistry’s most prominent women dentists will be speaking, including: Drs. Rella Christensen, Mollie Winston, Barbara Steinberg, Linda Niessen and Lee Ann Brady.  The program also will include many new speakers, including several affiliated with Spear Education – Drs. Jim Janakievski, Greg Kinzer and Ricardo Mitrani.

“I’m truly honored to be the first female General Chairman for the Hinman,” added Dr. Puskas.  “There are so many great women leaders in dentistry here in Georgia. I feel a strong responsibility to serve them well and host a meeting that not only features the latest in dentistry, but celebrates the different insights and strengths that women bring to the profession.”