The society already endows the Thomas P. Hinman Chair in Restorative Dentistry, currently held by Dr. Gerard Chiche, Director of the Center for Esthetic and Implant Dentistry. The educational endowment will provide perpetual funding to enhance education, ensuring the availability of funds for technological advances.
“The Hinman Dental Society and Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting have given so much to the College of Dental Medicine,” says Dean Carol Lefebvre. “Truly, it would be difficult to provide the level of education we do without their support. We are so grateful for this ongoing and overwhelming vote of confidence in our ability to advance oral health care statewide and beyond.”
The donation was presented at the 2015 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting. The meeting also included scholarship presentations to four members of the class of 2016: Cameron Anderson, Alex Culberson, Mariesa Manente, and Jennifer Ryan. The scholarships reward leadership potential, academic excellence, and professionalism. Earlier in the year, the society dedicated $200,000 for 20 scholarships – five to each of the four classes.
Several faculty and residents also gave lectures and presentations during the meeting, covering topics including implants, dental trauma, tetracycline stains, peri-implantitis, and more.