Hinman Dental Meeting · Atlanta, Georgia · March 12–13, 2021 Vol. 11, No. 1 Hinman Dental says goodbye Executive director Sylvia Ratchford will retire after Hinman Dental Meeting, her 25th. Don’t miss the Hinman Shop Head to booth No. 420 to take home a souvenir or two, with proceeds going to future scholarships. Fotona expands product offering Purchase of the dental division of A.R.C. LASER brings new lasers and therapy system. »page 2 »page 2 »page 3 Back together again By today Staff n It’s been almost two years since the doors to the Thoman P. Hinman Dental Meeting closed on the 2019 event. No one on that day in late March that year had any idea what would happen the following year. But now, a year after the meeting was canceled as cases of COVID- 19 increased in the United States, the doors are open again, allowing dentists and their staffs to attend this year’s Hinman Dental Meeting in the way that is best for them — in-person or online. For those of you here at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, you will notice things look a little different — and not just with the social distance and the masks. Class sizes have been 8see TOGETHER, page 2 5 Attendees head into the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting in March 2019, the last time the event was held. This year, attendees will be participating online and in-person. (Photo/today Staff file photo) Show specials abound, in-person and virtually By today Staff n For those attending the Hinman Dental Meeting, whether in-person or virtually, a trip to the exhibit hall is always in order, and this year, many exhibitors are offering show specials you can’t get anywhere else. You can find a full list of specials by going to www.hinman.org/Exhibits/ Exhibit-Information and clicking on ‘Show Specials’ on the list on the left, but some of the deals you can find include: item at the Bisco booth in honor of the company’s 40th anniversary. • 10 percent off all items, including • Buy one OCTOdent, get one half gloves, from Glove World. off. • Get a 30-day free trial of Simplifeye’s 24/7 live chat. • A free Apple Watch gift card with qualifying purchase from Atlanta Dental Supply. • A 40 percent discount off one Want to hear more about some of the new products on the market before you buy? From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (EST) and 3 to 4 p.m. (EST) Friday, you can attend the virtual course “New Product Demo” to hear directly from seven different companies bringing you the latest products and services and earn an hour of C.E. in the process. The exhibit hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST) Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) Saturday for both in-person and virtual attendees. In-person attendees must register for a timeslot to visit. Information from exhibitors is available 24 hours a day through Saturday.
Hinman Dental Meeting — March 12–13, 2021 exhibitors 3 Fotona expands product offering with purchase of the dental division of A.R.C. LASER GmbH By Fotona Staff n In 2020, Fotona completed the purchase of the Fox III and Fox IV lasers systems and the EmunDo® Therapy system from A.R.C. LASER GmbH. This purchase includes all medical including dentistry, with the exceptions of ophthalmology, otolaryngology and veterinary applications. Fotona has previously been a distributor of the XLASE 1064 nm dental lasers in the United States. specialties, The newly acquired Fox tech- nology with 455, 810, 980 and 1064 nm wavelengths represents a line of high-performance, powerful diode lasers that are small, lightweight and battery operated for maximum convenience. These systems perform a wide surgical, periodontal, (PTT) and (LLLT) range of photothermal therapy low procedures. therapy level laser Here in Atlanta For more information, stop by the Fotona booth, No. 106, or you can check out the company’s virtual booth. less EmunDo is a PTT system, used in conjunction with the Fox lasers, for treatment of periodontitis without antibiotics. Learn more here: www.fotona.com/ en/products/6236/xpulse-r-line/. invasive Jeff Jones, president of Fotona, said: “Fotona has long been a world leader and innovator in the dental laser industry. Adding the Fox III and Fox IV lasers systems and the EmunDo Therapy system to our line of LightWalker™ and SkyPulse® lasers will expand our dental product offering. “Fotona dental lasers systems provide general dentists, perio- dontists, endodontists, pediatric dentists and hygienists the ability 5 The New XPulse from Fotona. (Photo/ Provided by Fotona) their patients with to provide advanced and less invasive treatment options. Fotona’s procedures include no-shot cavity preps, soft-tissue surgical procedures, treatments for periodontal disease, endodontic treatments, LLLT pain relief, laser- assisted hygiene, snoring and sleep treatments, facial esthetic proce- dures and much more.” Angela Thyzel, A.R.C. CEO, added: “A.R.C. has known and worked with the senior executives at Fotona for many years and respect their expertise in dentistry and are confident they will continue to grow the customer base for these advanced products in dentistry and other areas.” A.R.C. LASER GmbH was founded in 1996, with the goals of developing and producing laser-based solutions for gentle and effective surgeries and treatments. Because of its inno- vations, A.R.C. has been a pioneer and leader worldwide. During COVID-19, Fotona took advantage of the opportunity to do more for its customers and employees, expanding its offering, doing more research and product development and becoming even stronger for tomorrow, the company asserts. Fotona also made another acquisition, which it is excited to announce in the future. AD