Dr. Laura had the opportunity to meet former First Lady Laura Bush at this year’s Hinman Dental Convention. The Hinman is an educational event, held every March in Atlanta. There are many courses and exhibitions at this convention, and it is an annual event for our office. We close the office for 2 days, and all of us travel downtown for classes, camaraderie and to learn about new products and technology. Drs.Laura and Merrick both are members of the Hinman Dental Society. It is a Society focused on providing continuing education to dentists and their team members and promoting high practice standards.
The annual convention is attended by over 20,000 people, from all over the world. One of the responsibilities of membership, the doctors both volunteer their time during the convention – they have hosted speakers, registered and guided attendees to class, helped out with participation courses and been a part of the entertaining Keynote session.
The Keynote session is the opening ceremony of the Hinman convention. During this time, the course clinicians are introduced and honored, the history of the Hinman Dental Society is recounted and we hear an update from the national American Dental Association about the current state of dentistry. There is also a featured Keynote speaker every year. This particular year, it was Mrs. Laura Bush. She was an amazing speaker – very engaging and humorous. She shared about her time in the White House, stories of her children and husband, and details about her current projects and hobbies. She met with Hinman members before her speech for photos and conversation. Dr. Laura had to admit – she was a little starstruck!
Welcome to our new office! After 10 years in our old location, Dameron Family Dentistry has moved into our own building!! We are now located at the intersection of East Cherokee Road and Lower Union Hill Road (just a trip across the shopping center from our old location). We are all so happy with how the architectural, construction and moving process went, and could not be more pleased with how our new home has turned out.
We hope that our new building is more comfortable for our patients as well! We tried to improve on many aspects of our old office and add some requested items as well. We now have windows and bird feeders outside each operatory – this has been a lot of fun for the patients and the staff. The reception room is much bigger and hopefully more comfortable for everyone. The treatment rooms are larger as well and parents have enjoyed the chairs to sit in while their kids are having treatment done. Patients have loved our movable televisions – they can be seen while they are sitting up or lying down!
Through this entire process, we have tried to keep the focus on what has brought us to this point. We have been very blessed over the past years to have such wonderful patients, employees, friends and family. Our goal has always been to provide honest, skilled care to our patients – we strive to treat each one of you as if you were our own family member. We are so thankful to all of you for believing in us, supporting us and trusting us for your dental home. We are excited about sharing our new home with all of you!