December 2015 Newsletter

  • December 29, 2015
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As 2015 comes to a close, it’s always important to reflect on the year we’ve had. From our 3rd annual celebration in Baltimore, to the 20+ networking events we’ve held across the country, it’s been a busy year for The Lucy Hobbs Project!

Now it’s time to look forward to 2016! You can now submit your nominations for our 4th annual celebration at the link below! Nominations will be accepted until January 15, 2016.

LHP Nomination Link

We are also excited to announce our Keynote Speaker for our 4th Annual Celebration will be LIBBY GILL! Libby is the former head of communications and public relations for Sony, Universal, and Turner Broadcasting. She was also the “branding brain” behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show.

Click the link below to watch video clips of Libby speaking!

Libby Gill Video Reel

With the new year, The Lucy Hobbs Project will also have some new changes! Our newsletter will be distributed on a bi-monthly basis opposed to quarterly. It will also feature a new design! The Lucy Hobbs Project will honor six new award winners during our 4th Annual Celebration on June 2nd & 3rd in Dallas, Texas. And most of all, we look forward to introducing new topics to areas we haven’t been to before!

Our team wants to wish you a happy, healthy holiday and a successful new year! And we want to THANK YOU for your continued support of The Lucy Hobbs Project!


Upcoming Events

Interested in attending an upcoming networking event?

Here is a list of our upcoming events!

1/16/16 Minneapolis, MN

The Minnesota Dental Association’s Annual Women’s Seminar

To register visit:

>2/26-2/27/2016 Ridgeland, MS
The Mississippi Association of Women Dentists Event

To register visit:

4/22/16     Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Additional details coming soon!

4/28/16     Raleigh, NC
Additional details coming soon!

6/2-6/3/16     Dallas, TX
The LHP 4th Annual Celebration
Registration information coming soon!
For additional information, visit or email

The Fourth District Dental Society Women’s Meeting – Saratoga, NY

On October 1st, The Lucy Hobbs Project participated in the 4th District Dental Society Women’s Meeting at the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club in Saratoga Springs, NY. Attendees had the opportunity to hear Dr. Holly Ahern, Associate Professor of Microbiology at SUNY ACC present “Lyme Disease: What You Should Know.” Julie Radzyminski, Vice President of Business Innovation at Benco Dental, also spoke to attendees about the Lucy Hobbs Project and the 4th Annual Celebration.

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10th Annual Women in Dentistry Symposium – Livonia, MI

On October 16th, The Lucy Hobbs Project attended the 10th Annual Women in Dentistry Event at VistaTech Center Schoolcraft College in Livonia, MI. Guest speaker Liz Lazarus spoke on topics such as implants, OSHA and new dental technologies. Attendees also had the chance to participate in the Pink Gloves Dance and shop! A silent auction was also held to benefit the American Cancer Society.
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Scrubs & Stilettos – Plainview, NY

On October 28th, The Lucy Hobbs Project attended Scrubs & Stilettos: A Women’s Dental Conference at Carlyle at the Palace in Plainview, NY. The event honored Lois B. Levine, DDS, 2015 Recipient of the Scrubs & Stilettos Award. The event’s keynote speaker was Dr. Maxine Feinberg, Immediate Past President of the ADA. Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in twelve topic round-tables and received three CE credits for the program.



An Evening of Networking & Giving Back – Madison, WI

On October 29th, The Lucy Hobbs Project hosted “An Evening of Networking and Giving Back” at the Madison Public Library in Madison, WI. Guest speaker Rowan Childs, founder of the Madison Reading Project, spoke to attendees about the initiative’s work with vulnerable, often homeless, children from the Salvation Army after-school program. The program was co-hosted by Dr. Kendra Schaefer, 2015 Clinical Expertise Award Winner. As a giveback, we held a book drive for the Madison Reading Project. Dr. Kate Schacherl (pictured below) from Main Street Dentists in Verona, Wisconsin was the winning office!

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How She Does It All: Power & Balance of the Female Dentist 
– Abington, PA

On November 13th, The Lucy Hobbs Project co-hosted “How She Does It All: Power & Balance of the Female Dentist” with Abington-Jefferson Health. The program was held in Abington’s Zaslow Auditorium in Abington, PA. Lisa Philp, President of Transitions Group North America, presented the course to over 100 attendees! Special guests of the event included Dr. Maxine Feinberg and Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin, Executive Director of the ADA.

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Oakland County Dental Society’s Women In Dentistry Program – Troy, MI

On November 19th, The Lucy Hobbs Project participated in the Oakland County Dental Society’s Women In Dentistry Program at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Troy, MI. Attendees had the opportunity to hear Dr. Joanne Dawley, present “Generational Differences Between Female Dentists.” Threasa Liddell, Benco Dental Territory Representative, also spoke to attendees about the Lucy Hobbs Project and the 4th Annual Celebration.


Massachusetts Dental Society’s Leading Ladies Luncheon

– Boston, MA

On November 21st, The Lucy Hobbs Project sponsored the Massachusetts Dental Society’s Leading Ladies Luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Boston, MA. The luncheon honored Dr. Esther Wilkins, 2015 Industry Icon Award Winner! Special guests included Dr. Maxine Feinberg and Dr. Kathleen O’Loughlin.


On Friday, November 20, 2015, The Lucy Hobbs Project hosted an Innovation Session focusing on and understanding the decision making patterns of our purchasers. Lead by Terry Barrett and Mike Burns from Benco Dental’s TIS, attendees evaluated’s current set up, suggested ways to improve and incorporate new items, and make the buying process easier. Additions such as reviews and referrals were discussed along with numerous other ways to help the Benco Customer make buying decisions.

The Lucy Hobbs Project and Benco Dental would like to thank the offices who took the time to participate in this Innovation Session: Dr. Gordon McCarthy, McCarthy Dental, Marietta, OH; Amanda Means, Endo Associates, Nashville, TN; Carla Rawheiser, Progressive Dental, Wilmington, DE; Laurie Wells, Regency Dental, Port St. Lucie, FL.


Our recent Giveback includes…

162 books and a $250 donation to the Madison Reading Project in Madison, WI!

40 pounds of food to Manna on Main Street in Lansdale, PA!

8 boxes of women’s clothing and $340 donation to Dress for Success in Wilkes-Barre, PA!
What dental charities have you worked with? We’re always looking for new ways to give back to the dental community! Send your suggestions to!

One hot topic we came across in 2015 is ergonomics. As more dental practitioners find themselves in pain, we’d like to offer ways to help! In our first “Dental Exercises” post, Dr. Desiree Walker, American Ninja Dentist and guest speaker at our 3rd Annual Celebration, introduces us to the use of gravity boots. Check out her advice!

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“After work, I like to go to the bar and really turn things upside down! Well – I do have fun but this is what I mean.
I actually go to my door frame mounted chin-up bar, strap on my anti-gravity boots and hang!!Why do I do this?

1) Prevent and alleviate back pain. Inversions increases the amount of space between each vertebra, relieving pressure on the ligaments, nerves, and discs. Less pressure = less pain.
2) Resets the Body’s Natural Alignment: No matter how good our posture is, we still contort our bodies all day with dentistry. When the body is inverted, it remains in alignment with gravity. Gravity facilitates it to return to it’s nature form – a soft “S” curve.
3) Just feels good!!! – Like exercise it helps release endorphins ,
just like the ones that give you the “runner’s high.” Inversion does
this by stimulating the circulatory and lymphatic systemicMy routine is to hang from 2 – 5 minutes, but as a beginner, I would start with 30 seconds.” – Dr. Desiree Walker, Guest Contributor

The Lucy Hobbs Project empowers women in dentistry to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back. If you would like more information or would be interested in hosting an event, please contact Amanda Ankner at or Kathleen Bird at

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