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Looking Through the Eyes of a Prospective Dental Student

From my personal experience, it’s around my age, 16, where everyone is scrambling to find a path to take in life. Luckily, for me dentistry stuck out. My parents both took the dental path and I have been able to see what it is really like. My mother is a dental assistant and my stepfather is a sales representative for Benco Dental, which has allowed me to be able to see the interaction between the dentist and the patients in all different settings.

However, what fascinates me the most are the “before and after” pictures. For me, as I went through the period of having every piece of metal in my mouth growing up, to getting the smile I wanted, was a long time coming. But, I loved the outcome and all I could do was smile. I couldn’t help but share the excitement with the people who created it. Creating a bigger and better smile for someone only reminds me of how happy I was when I received mine. I would love to be able to be the person they thank for their beautiful new smile.

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Land Your Dream Job: Tips for Success from an Owner Dentist – Cari Callaway-Nelson

It may have been a few years since I went on my first job interview after graduating from dental school, but I can still remember it like it was yesterday. I felt so nervous and inadequate, thinking about the fact that I just graduated and this doctor I’m interviewing with has nearly forty years of experience. How can I possibly convince him that I know what I’m doing? Now I am the practice owner, and the shoe is on the…

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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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Congratulations, Graduates!

Your big day has arrived.  You have studied, taken tests, written papers, attended class, finished group projects, completed intern projects.  And now you can shine proudly and confidently as a graduate. There’s a big difference between book smarts and wisdom gained from life experience.  You have undoubtedly aced all of your finals, handed in your papers and ultimately earned your degree.  Now, take a step back from your textbooks and allow yourself to learn some life lessons one quote at…

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Firsts by Erinne Kennedy, Nova Southeastern ’15, 2014-2015 ASDA Contributing Editor

Firsts Left Erinne Kennedy ’15 NOVA Southeastern; Right: Dr. Phyllis Filker, DMD, MPH Have you ever been the first to do something? The first to get your license in high school? The first in your family to graduate college? Or the first to win state or nationals representing a sports team? Being first seems easy when you see these icons in their glory.  The part society sees is the grand moment when a person becomes first. The moment the days,…

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Digital Marketing – Not So Scary

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending the AAWD’s Empower You Web Cast: Social Media for Dentists: Game-Changing Tips for Your Dental Office’s Digital Footprint.  I was one of about 25 participants in this interactive and informative webinar presented by Brad Newman of Dentainment.  Brad provided some really great information about different social networks, how to empower your team as advocates, and the real, measurable benefits to focusing on digital marketing. Digital marketing.  That sounds so scary, doesn’t…

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The Annual Celebration Breakdown

Your family is important.  Your work is important.  You are important. And it is vital to remember that last one.  We would like to invite you to be a part of an event that will remind you of that. On June 6, 2014, The Lucy Hobbs Project will host its second annual celebration in Orlando, FL at the Omni Championsgate Resort.  If you need more persuading than sunny Orlando, keep reading.  This one-day event will include (3) 1-credit CE courses,…

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Upcoming Events

The Lucy Hobbs Project 5th Annual Celebration and Reunion April 27th & 28th

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/ Registration closes at 3PM today.

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