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Congratulations to Dean Gremillion

Dean Gremillion Inducted as Hinman Dental Society Honorary Member and Apppointed to ADEA Council of Deans
At the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting this spring, Henry A. Gremillion, DDS, MAGD, was named an honorary member of the Hinman Dental Society. Honorary membership is bestowed upon a dentist who has enhanced the dental profession and demonstrated a life of honor. To be considered for this special status, an individual's nomination must be signed by five active members and approved by two-thirds of the organization's executive council; two-thirds of the general membership who are present and voting must then approve it. Only 13 dentists hold the title of honorary member today. When the Hinman Society held its first meeting in 1912, it was considered to be the first clinic strictly for serious-minded educational purposes. Today the Hinman Dental Society is comprised of 800 dentist members, primarily located in metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. The Hinman Dental Meeting is an annual tradition of the Society, providing dental professionals with outstanding educational and professional development opportunities.

Special thanks to 1994 LSUSD graduate Dr. Troy Schulman who has organized an alumni reception at the Hinman Dental Meeting since 2014. The reception gives alumni from the area an opportunity to meet with Dean Gremillion and learn the latest news of the school. The 2018 meeting is scheduled for March 22-24 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta; the alumni reception will be held on Friday, March 23. The LSUSD administration appreciates Dr. Schulman's continued support.

At the closing session of the American Dental Association House of Delegates in March, Dean Gremillion began his term as board director of the ADEA Council of Deans. As director, he will serve as a liaison between the ADEA Board of Directors and the Council of Deans. The ADEA Council of Deans consists of the dean of each U.S. dental school; the chief dental administrative officer of each affiliate (non-dental school) member institution conducting non-hospital-based advanced dental education programs; the chief dental officer of the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Public Health Service, and Veterans Administration; and the president of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry.

Drs. Gremillion and Troy Schulman at the 2017 Hinman Dental Meeting

Parker E. Mahan Alumni Association Gathers in New Orleans
This spring Dean Henry Gremillion welcomed over 30 members of the Parker E. Mahan Alumni Association to the organization’s annual meeting. Held at Hotel Monteleone in the French Quarter, the program included continuing education courses, the exchange of ideas and information, and fellowship. All who practice or who have an interest in practicing in the area of orofacial pain are invited to attend the annual meeting. Topics covered this year included TMD, other types of orofacial pain, sleep disorders, and the effects of diet on overall health.

Many of the meeting attendees had completed the LSUSD Orofacial Pain Continuum, which is organized by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education. In June the Fourth Annual Orofacial Pain Continuum began at the dental school. The six-part course is designed for dentists and other health care professionals who have a desire to enhance diagnosis and management of patients with TMD, sleep disorders, and other types of orofacial pain. Attendees for the fourth session travel from a variety of locations, including Canada, Florida, South Dakota, and Maryland. The course will wrap up in May 2018; the next LSUSD Orofacial Pain Continuum is scheduled from June 2018 to March 2019. For more information, call (504) 941-8193 or visit www.LSUOrofacialPainCE.org/.

Members of the Parker E. Mahan Alumni Association gather at the 2017 annual meeting in New Orleans


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