Two UF Dental Students Receive Hinman Honors

Congratulations to Casey Cameron and Kelsey Ebach, members of the UF DMD Class of 2018, who received scholarships from the Hinman Dental Society. The awards were announced at the 105th Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.  The awards are given each year to two outstanding junior dental students and are selected by the faculty of the college.

The society is extremely supportive of the educational efforts of those in the dental profession. This year, the Hinman Dental society provided scholarships and gifts totaling more than $600,000 to 92 dental, dental hygiene, laboratory technician and dental assisting students at 47 southeastern colleges and universities. Hinman scholarship recipient schools are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

“Hinman is proud to have supported student programs in the Southeast for the past 30 years.  In the last 17 years alone, the Hinman Dental Society has contributed more than $8.5 million in scholarships and large gifts in support of dental education,” said Dr. Jane Puskas, general chairman of the 2017 Hinman Dental Meeting.  “In addition to providing scholarships and endowments, Hinman invites students to attend the meeting to learn the latest in the profession, network with established dentists and prepare for a successful career in dentistry.”

The Hinman Dental Society has promoted continuing education in the dental profession since 1912.  The Hinman Dental Society has granted scholarships to dental students since 1986, adding dental hygiene students in 1989, laboratory technician students in 2003 and dental assisting students in 2005.  Recipients are selected by the dean or director of each school’s Dentistry, Dental Hygiene, Laboratory Technician and Dental Assisting departments.  As part of their award, Hinman Scholars are invited to attend the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.

Now in its 105th year, the Hinman Dental Meeting attracts more than 20,000 dental professionals annually to participate in lectures, courses, and special programs designed for dentists, hygienists, assistants, laboratory technicians and office staff.  Hinman’s 90,000 square-foot exhibit hall features nearly 400 leading dental industry companies, sharing the latest products and services in the dental field.

The Hinman Tradition

The Hinman Dental Meeting is designed with a commitment to quality and professionalism and a high regard for the value of continuing education. The meeting is sponsored by the Hinman Dental Society, a non-profit organization, and all excess revenue is invested and gifted in the form of individual scholarships to dental, hygiene, assisting and lab tech students and contributions to institutions that foster dental education. For additional information about the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, visit or contact Ms. Sylvia Ratchford, Executive Director, at (404) 231-1663.

In the photo, from left to right, Kelsey Ebach, Dr. Max Ferguson, Hinman Dental Society Trustee, and Casey Cameron