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13 and Dreaming of Dentistry #LHP2018

  • May 10, 2018
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Thirteen-year-old McKenzie Laity of Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, sat down for a quick interview at the Benco Dental home office during today’s Bring Your Child To Work Day. when parents host their kids at the office to expand their career horizons. Originally called Take Our Daughters to Work Day, according to www.marketplace.org, the event was founded in 1993 by Gloria Steinem and the Ms. Foundation for Women. The day’s official title was changed in 2003 to Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Though McKenzie, who visited Benco along…

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Know a dental innovator? Nominate her today for a #LucyHobbsProject Award #LHP2018

  • May 10, 2018
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The Lucy Hobbs Project empowers women in dentistry to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back. One woman who embodies this is Margaret Fickess, RDA, CDA, M.Ed. Margaret (shown) — the recipient the 2017 Lucy Hobbs Project Innovator Award — embodies the qualities of an outstanding dental professional who is driven to educate and mentor others. When she graduated from San Diego Mesa College’s dental-assisting program nearly 50 years ago, Margaret Fickess’s only work experience at…

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Do you know a clinical expert like Dr. Andrea Joy Smith? Nominate her today for a #LucyHobbsProject Award #LHP2018

  • May 10, 2018
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Over the past five years, The Lucy Hobbs Project® has acknowledged some incredible women in dentistry. These women have persevered throughout their careers and have set the benchmark high in our industry, similar to Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first American woman to earn a doctorate in dentistry. Today, Benco Dental invites nominations for the 2018 Lucy Hobbs Project Awards, which will honor six exemplary women in the dental community. One of the six women honored last year was Dr….

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Did a dental mentor change your life? Nominate her today for a #LucyHobbsProject Award. #LHP2018

  • April 17, 2018
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One year ago this month, Dr. Emily Ishkanian took the stage at Loews Philadelphia Hotel as one of the six inspirational women honored by the Lucy Hobbs Project in 2017 as the recipient of the Project’s Mentor Award. The Henderson, Nevada-based dentist demonstrated commitment to education early, graduating as Valedictorian from her high school. Upon obtaining a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, she returned to Nevada to pursue a career in dentistry. In 2010, she graduated…

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Do you know an Industry Icon? Nominate her today for a #LucyHobbsProject Award.

  • April 4, 2018
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IF THERE IS one single maxim that encapsulates Dr. Patricia Blanton’s approach to leading the dozen-plus state and national organizations she has helmed over the years, it’s this: “The wrong culture can never create the right plan.” She is, after all, a woman whose abbreviated curriculum vitae is five pages long — and she has applied this mantra at every stop throughout her varied career. It was especially pertinent when, in 2003, she was elected the first female president of…

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