Students Awarded Hinman Scholarships

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Photo of Richard T. Bauman and Kimberly A. Mahood
Richard T. Bauman and Kimberly A. Mahood

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The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society has promoted continuing education in the dental profession since 1912. It began granting scholarships to dental students in 1986, adding dental hygiene students to the program in 1989 and laboratory technician students in 2003. Recipients are selected by the dean of each school’s dentistry, dental hygiene and laboratory technician departments and must be junior student members of the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as place in the top 10 percent of their class.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 7, 2004) -- Two University of Kentucky College of Dentistry students, Kimberly A. Mahood of Lexington, Ky., and Richard T. Bauman of Salt Lake City, Utah, have been awarded scholarships from the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society. The awards were presented at a special luncheon held at the 92 nd Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.

“I have no doubt that these two will be leaders of the dental profession as well as of their communities,” said Sharon P. Turner, D.D.S., J.D., dean, UK College of Dentistry. “They are highly ethical, highly motivated, highly productive young people. I am extremely proud of both of them and their accomplishments.”

Mahood has been accepted into the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program at UK. This requires six additional years and the completion of an M.D. degree.

“Kimberly Mahood graduated first in her class in May,” Turner said. “She is the personification of professionalism and quality. She received so many awards, both academically and community based, that it was impossible to identify an area where she does not excel.”

Bauman is a fourth-year student in the college.

“Richard Bauman is first in the class of 2005 and the recipient of several scholarships,” Turner said. “He is active in student government as president of the Hispanic Student Dental Association and has been called into other committee service assignments where he has performed with distinction.”

This year, the society provided scholarships and gifts totaling more than $250,000 to dental, hygiene and laboratory technician students at 33 southeastern colleges and universities, as well as dental education groups and clinics. This amount is the largest awarded since the inception of the Hinman Scholars’ Program in 1986. Recipient schools are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

The Thomas P. Hinman Dental Society has promoted continuing education in the dental profession since 1912. It began granting scholarships to dental students in 1986, adding dental hygiene students to the program in 1989 and laboratory technician students in 2003. Recipients are selected by the dean of each school’s dentistry, dental hygiene and laboratory technician departments and must be junior student members of the American Dental Association (ADA) as well as place in the top 10 percent of their class.

Student recipients of the scholarships are known as “Hinman Scholars.” In addition to receiving scholarship money, Hinman Scholars were invited to attend the Hinman Dental Meeting in Atlanta.

Now in its 92nd year, the Hinman Dental Meeting attracts more than 23,000 dental professionals annually to participate in lectures, courses, and special programs designed for dentists, hygienists, assistants, laboratory technicians and office staff. Technical exhibits, totaling more than 900 booths, showcase new products, equipment and services.

The Hinman Dental Meeting is designed with a commitment to quality and professionalism and a high regard for the value of continuing education. The Hinman program meets the continuing education requirements set by the Academy of General Dentistry and State Boards of Dentistry. For additional information about the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting, visit the Web site or contact Sylvia Ratchford, executive director, at (404) 231-1663.


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