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Start of the 2016-17 Lucy Hobbs Project Leadership Series

As part of our 2016-17 Lucy Hobbs Project Leadership Series, we are happy to announce the beginning of our INTERACTIVE QUESTIONS SERIES! Every week, on our Facebook page, we will present an INDUSTRY-RELEVANT QUESTION based on the month’s overarching theme! JOIN IN and give us YOUR THOUGHTS on important topics in dentistry today! Based on your responses, we will post relevant supplemental information (articles, podcasts, videos, etc.) on our Facebook page and on this website to facilitate a deeper understanding of…

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Reflecting on the Lucy Hobbs Project Annual Celebration

  • July 21, 2014
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On June 5th and 6th I had the pleasure to attend The Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration in Orlando, Florida. The opportunity came to me because my friend and co-worker, Ashley Kapuschinsky had a great idea that was chosen from all entries. She chose me to accompany her to this event. Since I started working for Benco in November of 2013, I have heard a great deal about Lucy Hobbs and The Lucy Hobbs Project that Benco has started. From the beginning I thought it was a great initiative. Typically when you hear of a dentist, people will think of a male. However, there are very many female dentists.

Thanks to the opportunity to attend The Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration, I was able to meet and mingle with various dentists. This included the award winners that were being honored. All the women who were honored at this celebration were amazing women that have done so much for their community and the female dentists in the country. It was interesting to see dentists, men and women combined, interact and share their viewpoints on topics. Many times they would have similar or even different viewpoints but found a common ground. When the award winners were sharing their stories, it was inspiring to hear what they were able to accomplish in their lives and trials that they overcame to become the strong and determined women they are now. Working in customer service with Benco, I have had a partial opportunity to speak with members of a dental office and the doctors. However, with attending this event I was able to meet face-to-face individuals from offices I have dealt with or have not had the pleasure of speaking to as of yet. It was a great concept to be able to put a face with names that you hear about. I felt welcomed by all attendees.

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My Path to Dentistry – Bret Lesavoy

At the age of 8 I played tennis, enjoyed spending time with my family, attended business events with my Dad, embraced the idea of helping others, and not only enjoyed learning in the classroom but also from my parents. My exposure to the field of dentistry began at the age of 8 when I underwent gingival graft surgery around my lower incisors. It was a frightening experience, however, one that first opened my eyes to healthcare. Today, at the age…

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Supportive Fathers by Dr. Lisa Knowles, Intentional Dental Consulting

But, what do Fathers have to do with dentistry, and isn’t this a blog site about women’s advancement? I used to think women’s issues were women’s issues…until I watched the transformation of my own Father. I watched him drop his old school ways of looking at things and even question the cultural norms he grew up with. Last year, Dr. Cheryl Siegel was the keynote speaker for the Lucy Hobbs Project. Although I did not hear her speak personally, I…

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That’s How I Got Here – Meaghan Fadden’s View from Outside

Six months ago, if you had asked me who Lucy Hobbs was, I wouldn’t have had an answer for you.  Not even an educated guess.  I would have Googled her name, briefly read her Wikipedia biography and stored that little nugget of knowledge for a potential Final Jeopardy question. However, that was six months ago; before I started preparing for my first interview at Benco Dental.  I applied for a Project Coordinator position in the Business Innovation department.  I wasn’t…

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Upcoming Events

The Lucy Hobbs Project 5th Annual Celebration

April 27, 2017

The Lucy Hobbs Project is happy to announce that the 2017 Annual Celebration will take place on April 27th and 28th at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel! Remember this event is open to anyone in dentistry – male/female, dentists, staff, educators, students, reps, etc. To register: www.regmadeeasy.com/benco/the-lucy-hobbs-project/2017/

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