About Us

aboutOur initiative is named The Lucy Hobbs Project to honor Lucy Hobbs, the first woman in dentistry. Born in 1833, Lucy was refused admission to dental school because of her gender.  But she persevered, eventually learning dentistry as an apprentice, graduating from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, and becoming the first licensed female dentist in 1866. Her leadership, courage and success paved the way for other women. Benco Dental is committed to helping others to do the same.  We want to empower women in dentistry to drive change and deliver results through networking, innovation and give-back.   We will host networking, innovation and give-back programs, both virtually and in person throughout the country, including a national annual event.

Check out our networking, innovation and give back pages for more details on an event near you. The Lucy Hobbs Project is open to women and men dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, office managers, sales representatives and consumers.
Joining our initiative is free! Simply click on the Join Us button and you will be updated on all upcoming programs and events.  Hope to see you there!


The Lucy Hobbs Project 4th Annual Celebration
June 2nd and 3rd, 2016
Dallas, Texas

Our 4th annual celebration will begin with an evening reception on Thursday, June 2nd at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Our awards program honoring our six award winners will be on Friday, June 3rd at the Hyatt Regency from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm (registration/breakfast will begin at 7:30 am). One CE credit will be given for Friday’s program.

This event is FREE to attend!


Join us locally and be inspired by other successful women. Meet passionate people and learn new ways to turn your ideas into achievements.



Join a team of women in dentistry and input into new ideas, new services, and new products to help change the industry.  Be the first to give input into models, etc.

Give Back

Let’s work together and help give back to those who are struggling and lack access to proper dental care. Create truly life-changing moments for them while becoming a part of the most rewarding experiences for us all as leaders.

Upcoming Events

The Lucy Hobbs Project 6th Annual Celebration

September 13, 2018 at 8AM

Register Here THURSDAY Registration Opens Video Introduction—5 Years of The Lucy Hobbs Project and Musical Act Keynote & Moderator Dr. Pamela Marzban—The Power of a Team Panel—Dynamic Teamwork Moderator & Panel—Redefining “Having It All” Networking Break Moderator & Panel—Marketing Your Business Awards Ceremony Friday Embracing Change and Creating Opportunities with Dr. Marcus Abboud and Straumann Efficient Treatment Protocol with Dr. Will Martin and Dr. Adam Hamilton Practice Efficiency: Increasing Patent Case Acceptance through Efficient and Predictable Treatment Outcomes with Dr….

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