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In Sickness and in Health…Till Death Do Us Part – Dr. Pamela Marzban

One of the biggest reasons I became a dentist is because I wanted a career where I could connect with people and help them with their overall well-being.   I never realized the extent of how that would end up impacting my life and how priceless that is to me.  I am a fee for service, sole practitioner that’s been in private practice for over 16 years.  I have seen my pediatric patients grow up, go to college, start careers, get…

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5 Ways to Become a More Proactive Leader – Dr. Pamela Marzban

  • July 15, 2016
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Let’s face it…owning a business has many challenges.  Through the years, I have found that attaining the right skills to be a strong leader is top of that list.  How you carry yourself in your office will be mirrored by your team and will ultimately become the image of your practice.  This idea may be a hard to accept for some of us…but nonetheless, it is true. I believe at the core if every good leader is a common trait…

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American Ninja Dentist – Dr. Desiree Walker

“A great dentist”, “a kind dentist”, “a gentle dentist” – these were the normal, positive phrases that I hoped that my patients would use to describe me. Never did I think that one of the adjectives would be “ninja” and never did I think that many of my patients would refer to me as the “Ninja Dentist”. But I am, at least locally, thanks to the NBC show American Ninja Warrior. This past June, I was a featured athlete on American Ninja…

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Never Settling – Angela Cotey

  • September 10, 2014
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Dentistry has so many opportunities with the best part being you really have a lot of choices and can chose your own destiny.  When I graduated dental school from Marquette University, I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I knew there were endless possibilites for me to explore. I had the amazing opportunity to join the US Navy during dental school.  I got to travel the world and take care of the outstanding individuals who serve our…

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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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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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Asking the Powerful Question – Heather Penny

There is a movement amongst our society for women to ‘lean in’, for girls to accept and love their bodies, for gender equity in higher leadership, and for increased leadership development targeting women.  Certainly within this past decade, there has been a heightening of awareness where communities, groups, and individuals are intentionally shifting to address the question,  “How do we do a better job empowering our girls and women in areas of professional development and leadership equity?”  Furthermore, we are…

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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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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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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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