ATLANTA (Oct. 5, 2017) – The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting -- the nation’s leading dental meeting and comprehensive source of continuing education in dentistry – has launched its new #MyHinman Campaign. When someone posts the official hashtag, #MyHinman, on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram between now and Hinman 2018, he or she will help raise money for scholarships and be entered into a monthly drawing for $100 cash. Each month, the winners will be posted at hinman.org/myhinman.
Hinman will donate to the scholarship bank each time a post is shared on social media with the #MyHinman hashtag. Individuals are encouraged to vote for which schools should receive the “My Hinman” scholarships, which will be disbursed to three deserving students. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced after Hinman 2018 in March. To see a list of schools and to cast your vote for the school of your choice, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MyHinman.
“For nearly two decades, the Hinman Dental Meeting has contributed millions of dollars to students and dental education programs throughout the country. The #MyHinman campaign is another way to raise money for students while celebrating the reasons we all love the annual meeting and the Hinman experience,” said Dr. Patrick Yancey III, General Chairman for Hinman 2018.
Posts can range from sharing the #MyHinman YouTube video to posting a photo from the last time you attended Hinman to inviting your friends to join you at Hinman’s Night Out at the Georgia Aquarium on Friday, March 23. Posts also can simply be sharing Hinman’s page with your followers or discussing which courses, events or speakers you are most excited about.
In addition, Hinman’s official housing company, EventSphere, again will match donations to help increase the scholarship amount awarded to the three winners. As a result of EventSphere’s scholarship match at Hinman 2017, Hinman raised $3,000 in additional scholarship funds.
Because of Hinman’s annual meeting each March, the Hinman Dental Society has contributed more than $8.5 million over the past 17 years, with $600,000 in 2017 alone, in scholarships and large gifts in support of dental education. These gifts in 2017 included 92 scholarships provided to students at 47 premiere dental, hygiene, assisting and lab tech programs. The students selected for scholarships are named “Hinman Scholars” and are recognized during a luncheon each year at the Hinman Dental Meeting.
Hinman 2018 will take place March 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, Georgia. Registration for Hinman 2018 will open on December 5, 2017. Please visit www.hinman.org for more information.