Puskas Named Chair of Hinman 2017



Jane Puskas, DMD, will be the chair of the 2017 Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, March 23 to March 25. She will be the first female general chair in the meeting’s 105-year history, reflecting 2017’s theme, “The Changing Face of Dentistry.”

“Hinman 2017 will focus on the changing face of dentistry and how we can take advantage of new technology and medical advancements to deliver the best possible care to our patients,” said Puskas.

“We’ll celebrate our past, but also celebrate change in our profession with more contemporary techniques, more diversity, and more innovative tools at our fingertips,” she said.

The meeting’s lineup will feature Drs. Gordon Christensen, Robert Edwab, John Svirsky, Harold Crossley, Rella Christensen, Mollie Winston, Barbara Steinberg, Linda Niessen, and Lee Ann Brady, in addition to new speakers Drs. Jim Janakievski, Gregg Kinzer, and Ricardo Mitrani.

“There are so many great women leaders in dentistry here in Georgia,” said Puskas. “I feel a strong responsibility to serve them well and host a meeting that not only features the latest in dentistry, but celebrates the different insights and strengths that women bring to the profession.”

Puskas graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and practiced in Boston and Toronto before moving to Atlanta in 1994. She joined the Hinman Dental Society in 1996 and served as president in 2014. She currently practices in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

“I am so happy that I did choose dentistry as I have managed to attain a happy family life with a successful professional life,” Puskas said. “I also love being a general dentist because of the special bond and relationship I share with my patients. It is rewarding to be an integral part of their health and smile.”

Registration for Hinman 2017 will open on December 1.

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