Networking Events


Ninth District Dental Association, March 15, 2017

March 15, 2017 at TBD

Hawthorne, NY

Join the Lucy Hobbs Project and the Ninth District Dental Association as we Celebrate Women In Dentistry, March 15, 2017 in Hawthorne, NY.    

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Fueling Production

March 03, 2017 at 8;00 am - 4;00 pm

Springfield Country Club
400 W. Sproul Road
Springfield, PA 19064

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Yankee, 2017

January 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Yankee Dental Congress, Boston Convention& Exhibition Center

  The Lucy Hobbs Project will be hosting the Luncheon at the Women’s Summit @ the 2017 Yankee Dental Congress.  Join us January 28th at the all day Summit to learn more about the Lucy Hobbs Project and our 2017 Annual Celebration. To learn more about the Summit,

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Delaware Dental Hygienist Association

January 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Duncan Center
Dover, DE

The Lucy Hobbs Project is proud to partner with the Delaware Dental Hygienist Association on Friday, January 20, 2017 for a day of learning and growing.  Dr. Carmelina D’Arro will provide a full day seminar entitled “Provider Heal Thy Self”.  Join the Lucy Hobbs Project and the Delaware Dental Hygienist Associations at the Duncan Center in Dover for this event.

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The 2016-17 Lucy Hobbs Project Mini-Celebration

September 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Francis Marion Hotel
387 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Artemis in the 21st Century ! On Thursday, September 22, 2016 over 150 guests attended the Lucy Hobbs “mini” Celebration honoring the Lucy Hobbs 2015 Woman To Watch – Dr. Amanda Seay and Industry Icon 2016 winner Dr. Theresa Gonzales.  Dr. Patricia Blanton, DDS, MS, PHD, presented the CE and Key Note Speech “Artemis in the 21st Century,” a discussion which reviewed the challenges and opportunities facing dentistry today.   Head Start of Charleston was the Give Back recipient of this amazing event

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Scrubs & Stilettos – A Women’s Dental Conference

September 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Carlyle At The Palace
1600 Round Swamp Road
Plainview, New York 11803

Benco Dental and the Scrubs and Stilettos Study Group gather to honor Women in Organized Dentistry September 21, 2016, the Benco Dental Gotham teamjoined the Long Island Scrubs and Stilettos Study Club for a day of honoring females in the dental world. After a full breakfast beginning at 8:00 AM, 3 CE credits  were earned while participants attended up to 3 Round Table Sessions from an exciting selection of 12 topics.  Speakers. Dr. Barbara Steinberg served as the Keynote Speaker.   Dr. Maria Emmanuel Ryan received the…

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Women in Dentistry – SNDS Dinner Meeting

September 15, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Gold Coast Hotel and Casino
4000 W. Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Benco Dental and the Southern Nevada Dental Society gathered on Thursday, Septmber 1th for the first SNDS Dinner Meeting of the 2016-17 Season! Keynote Speaker of the evening, Dr. Michael Sanders, Professor and Chair of the Clinical Sciences of the School of Dental Medicine at UNLV, preseted “Leadership and Mentorship”. Students from UNLV mentoring program where introduced to their respective mentors.  Irena Sharp, UNLV Dental Student and Benco Dental Lucy Hobbs Scholarship winner received recognition.  

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Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists: Wine & Yoga

August 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Oklahoma City Zoo - Canopy Restaurant
2000 Remington Pl.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111

The Lucy Hobbs Project and the Oklahoma Association of Women Dentists Wine and Yoga August 25th saw over 20 students, dentists and yoga enthusiast gather for a ergonomic course and yoga demonstration. Yoga instructor Crystal Baker shared techniques to reduce stress in the office and lead a gentle flow yoga class to release tension in the muscles and stress in the mind. First-timers were encouraged to join! Appetizers and local wines were served after the course.      

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Northern Crescent Hygiene Study Club

August 18, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ippolito's Italian Restaurant
5227 Peachtree Parkway
Norcross, GA 30092

Join us for an evening of education with Judy Bendit! Why is it that no one ever wants to sharpen hygiene instruments but we want them to have that new, just “out-of-the-package” feel? This 3 hour hands-on workshop will demonstrate how easily and effectively you can sharpen scalers and curers once you find the method that works BEST for YOU. Please join us for a relaxed, informal program that will highlight some of the latest and greatest guides, aids, and…

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Work-Life Balance: Surviving & Thriving in a 24/7 World

August 11, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Hotel Elegante
2886 S. Circle Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Lucy Hobbs Networking event in Colorado Springs, CO! On Thursday, August 11, 2016 Dr. Nina Polok, PhD. presented “Work-Life Balance: Surviving & Thriving in a 24/7 World”, a course that taught new perspectives on what it takes to stay sane in this “new normal”. Dr. Emily Batson also gave a brief presentation on case acceptance. 1 CE credit was presented for the program. In lieu of a fee for this event, donations of healthy snacks were made to benefit Community Partnership for Child Development.

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The 2nd Annual Women in Leadship Conference

August 06, 2016 at 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

San Diego, CA

Join us for our 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Conference! The Lucy Hobbs Project and WealthPac Wealth Partners invite you to join us on Saturday, August 6th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM for our 2nd Annual Women in Leadership Conference. Distinguished speaker, Dr. Jennifer Gunsallus, will speak on “Mindfulness, Mentorship, and Why You Matter.” Network, learn, and be inspired at the home of ADA President, Dr. Carol Summerhays!  This event is free to attend. Donations for the John Geis Dental…

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7th Annual Benco Dental/Lucy Hobbs Project Bike Run

July 08, 2016 at 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Springhill Suites Naperville/Warrenville
4305 Weaver Parkway
Warrenville, Il 60555

Join us for a fun filled day of riding to raise awareness and support the Give Back a Smile Foundation! Registration begins at 8:30 AM, with riders departing promptly at 9:00 AM. RSVP by July 1 to or call your local Benco Rep! Anyone that has a bike – doctor, staff, spouses, and friends – is encouraged to participate! If you have any questions, please call Tim Knight at 630-470-3487 or John Pierotti at 630-346-8581.

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The Lucy Hobbs Project 4th Annual Celebration

June 03, 2016 at 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Hyatt Regency
300 Reunion Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207

The Lucy Hobbs Project 4th Annual Celebration will take place on June 2nd & 3rd, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. THIS EVENT IS FREE TO ATTEND! SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER TODAY: We are excited to announce our 2016 award winners!    Our 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 will be on Friday, June 3rd at the Hyatt Regency from 8:30 am…

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Marketing Strategies and Tips for Giving Back

April 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bombshell Beer Company
120 Quantum Drive
Holly Springs, NC 27540

Join us for an afternoon of networking, give back and tips for marketing your practice in a male-dominated industry. Jackie Hudspeth, co-founder of Bombshell Beer Company, will discuss marketing strategies her company uses to stand out amongst the competition. Dr. Cheryl Siegel will also speak to attendees about the importance of giving back. Every year, Dr. Siegel embarks on the University of North Carolina-Moldova Dental Mission which is an educational and dental volunteer program that teaches UNC and Moldovan dental…

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Yoganomics for Dental Professionals

April 22, 2016 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Hilton Garden Inn
3505 Kyoto Gardens Dr.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Join us for a morning of networking and wellness. Donna Yanus, R.D.H., will present “Yoganomics for Dental Professionals”, a course on effective ergonomic techniques to increase the longevity and safety of your dental practice. Space is limited. Register today! We will offer 3 CE credits for the program. Breakfast will be provided. COST: FREE TO REGISTER:  

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Mississippi Association of Women Dentists Winter Meeting

February 26, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Embassy Suites
200 Township Place
Ridgeland, MS

On February 26 & 27, 2016, we will participate in the Mississippi Association of Women Dentists’ Winter Meeting at the Embassy Suites in Ridgeland, MS! The two-day event will offer 11 CE credits for programs such as “TMJ Anatomy and Treatment Options” and “3D Printing and Its Relevance in Dental Practice”. To register for the event, please visit:  

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The Gifts of Personalities

January 16, 2016 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Radisson Roseville
2540 Cleveland Ave. North
Roseville, MN 55113

On January 16th, we will participated in “The Gifts of Personalities” hosted by the Minnesota Dental Association at the Radisson Roseville in Roseville, Minnesota. Jill Davis was the guest speaker. Three CE credits were given for the program.

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How She Does It All – Power & Balance of the Female Dentist

November 13, 2015 at 8:00 am - 1:00 PM

Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
Zaslow Auditorium
Frosbese Conference Center
1200 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

Join us on Friday, November 13th for our networking event “How She Does It All – Power & Balance of the Female Dentist” presented by Lisa Philp. We will offer 3 CE credits for this program. The cost to attendee is $25 per attendee.    

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Networking Event – Madison, WI

October 29, 2015 at 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Madison Public Library
201 W Mifflin St
Madison, WI 53703

Join us for an evening of networking and giving back! Our 3rd event in the Madison area will feature Rowan Childs, founder of the Madison Reading Project. Rowan will speak about the initiative’s work with vulnerable, often homeless children from the Salvation Army after-school program. To date the project has supplied over 500 books to the program and 200 books for kids to keep. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will also be provided. This event is co-hosted by Dr. Kendra Schaefer!…

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The Lucy Hobbs Project & Penn Dental Women’s Network Event

September 10, 2015 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Join us for an evening of networking and wellness. Donna Yanus, R.D.H., will present “Yoganomics for Dental Professionals”, a course on effective ergonomic techniques to increase the longevity and safety of your dental practice. We will offer 1 CE credit for the program. Refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. The event is FREE to attend. In lieu of a fee, we ask that attendees bring a donation of in-season interview appropriate apparel, especially plus sizes, to donate to Dress…

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An Evening of Networking and Wellness

June 11, 2015 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave.
Troy, NY 12180

Join us for an evening of networking, education and giving back! Our speakers will deliver engaging presentations on the topics of virtual networking and ergonomics.    

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The Lucy Hobbs Project 3rd Annual Celebration

June 05, 2015 at 8:30am - 2:30pm

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
110 South Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Come join us as we celebrate women in dentistry and be inspired by your peers, mentors and leaders in the industry.

We will be honoring six extraordinary women who have been nominated by their peers for The Lucy Hobbs Project Awards:
Woman-to-Watch, Industry Icon, Mentor, Innovator, Humanitarian, Clinical Expertise.

• Be inspired by the accomplishments and fearless leadership of our keynote speaker,
Carey Lohrenz. Carey is the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy.

• Earn CE credit from Dave Weber as he presents Overcoming Life’s Goliaths – Lessons in Leadship and the Power of Vision.

• Event is free, registration required.

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Growing Revenue through Online Marketing, Patient Communication and Education – NJ

May 13, 2015 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm

IL Villaggio
211 Berlin Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

May 13th, 2015 Growing Revenue through Online Marketing, Patient Communication and Education Il Villaggio 211 Berlin Road Cherry Hill, NJ To register contact: Benco Customer Service @ 1-800-426-3626 Item #4880-426  

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Prevention, Promotion and Giving Back

May 08, 2015 at 8:00am - 2:00pm

Medallion Country Club
5000 Club Dr.
Westerville, OH 43082

May 8th, 2015 Prevention, Promotion and Giving Back Medallion Country Club Westerville, OH To register contact: Anna Brode @ 1-800-668-8014 Ext. 83021 or

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Professional Development Day

April 11, 2015 at 8:00am - 1:00pm

Palm Beach State College
4200 S, Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL 33461

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Gathering of P.E.A.R.L.S

April 10, 2015

Oak Hills Country Club

Please join us for a women’s luncheon to meet and talk with national and local leaders to discuss the perils and PEARLS of daily work/life balance for today’s female dentist! Register today at or contact Shannon Starr at (210) 732-1264 or

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Divas in Dentistry

April 02, 2015

University Club
Tampa, FL

Join us for this free evening of networking with dental colleagues, a fantastic view, and enjoy a delicious dinner, not to mention a one hour CE course on Yoganomics! We also ask as part of The Lucy Hobbs Project Give Back portion that you bring an article of gently used in-season interview-appropriate apparel-especially plus size-that is no more than 3 years old for Dress for Success. Please register today as seating is limited. RSVP is required by March 19th. To…

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X-Ray Recertification Program

March 20, 2015

Hampton Inn
Springfield, PA 19064

This course provides the dental professional with techniques to utilize with their current technology, analog or digital, to produce quality, diagnostic images on the first exposure. To Register contact Teresa Stanton-Gee (610) 310-1271 The Event Fee is $50 per person The Lucy Hobbs Project Give Back portion of our event will benefit Dress for Success. We ask that each attendee bring an article of in-season interview-appropriate apparel—especially plus sized—that is no more than 3 years old.

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Innovation Session

November 07, 2014 at 8:30am - 2:00pm

Benco Dental
295 CenterPoint Boulevard
Pittston, PA 18640

As a member of the Lucy Hobbs Project Innovation Team, join us as we shape the future for female dentists. Share your ideas and feedback on current equipment and help us design products to better meet your needs. Come join us as we network with peers and interact with industry developers. Registration is limited!  

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Networking Event – Rochester, NY

October 23, 2014 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

3400 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14603

Please join us in Rochester on October 23rd for our Lucy Hobbs Project Networking Event, presenting Sarah Anders, Sr. Vice President of North American Sales for Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc.

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Give Back Event

October 03, 2014 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Ellendales Restaurant
2739 Old Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214

Join us as we listen to inspiring women encourage, uplift and transform other women in their communites to strive for success and achieve it! Representatives from the YWCA of Nashville -2616 and Smiles for Success will discuss the transformation of women as they secure the skills and dental care needs to gain positions and employment. Review how you can become involved in making a change in someone elses life. See how self confidence returns to the client as they dress…

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Networking Event – Madison, WI

September 14, 2014 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Hilldale Shopping Center
666 Midvale Blvd.
Madison, WI 53705

Topic: Three Ways to Detox from Excess Stress. More information can be found at The Lucy Hobbs Project website:  

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Networking Event – Minneapolis, MN

August 20, 2014 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Benco Dental Showroom
7003 W. Lake Street
Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN

Topic: Staying Right Side Up When Life Is Upside Down. More information can be found at The Lucy Hobbs Project website:  

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Networking Event – Wilmington, DE

August 15, 2014 at 8:00am - 11:00am

Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy
Wilmington, DE 19806

Topic: Training the Brain to Stay Sane (No Matter What’s Going On). More information can be found at The Lucy Hobbs Project website:  

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Networking Event – Columbus, OH

July 17, 2014 at 6:00pm - 9:00pm

The Lakes Golf & Country Club
6740 Worthington Road
Westerville, OH 43082

AN EVENING OF WINE AND LAUGHTER FEATURING: GAIL SKY Join us as we learn how to distress your office! Laughter Yoga instructor and Reiki Master, Gail Sky will guide us through simple breathing, stretching and laughing exercises with special attention devoted to head, neck and hand movement. Gail has been a registered 500 Yoga Teacher since 2006 and became a certified Laughter Yoga Leader in 2009. She loves to sprinkle laughter in all of her classes!    

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The Lucy Hobbs Project 2nd Annual Celebration

June 06, 2014

Omni Orlando Resort
1500 Masters Boulevard
ChampionsGate, FL 33896

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The Lucy Hobbs Project Networking Event – Jacksonville, FL

April 24, 2014

Bistro AIX
1440 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207

April 24th at Bistro AIX in Jacksonville, FL Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Hartigan

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