Three dental hygiene students and one dental assisting student from Columbus Technical College were awarded $2,750 in total scholarship money at the 102nd Hinman Dental Meeting held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta March 27 – 29. Approximately 21,000 people were in attendance including dentists, assistants, hygienists, exhibitors, and more.
Dental hygiene students Anne Appler, Chezleigh Lackey, and Ashley Snider each received a $750 scholarship at the event. Recipients are selected by the program director of the dental hygiene department and must be junior student members of the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) as well as place in the top 10 percent of their class.
Dental assisting student Krysta Johnson earned a Hinman Society scholarship valued at 500 dollars. The year 2007 marked the first time a CTC dental assistant student received the scholarship; the assisting recipient is chosen based on his or her grade point average (GPA).
Student recipients of the scholarships are known as “Hinman Scholars” and the scholarship money can be used to further the students’ education in any way.
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.