—Kimberly A. Raleigh, R.D.H., M.H.S.A.
—Susan R. Dolan RN, JD, Business Manager Cameo Dental Specialists LLP
—Charmaine Ng, DMD | Dental Director HealthRIGHT 360 Integrated Care Center, San Francisco
—Kadambari Rawal BDS, CAGS, FASGD
—Dr. Pamela Schmidt, DDS, NMD, IBDM
—Julie Radzyminski, Director of Professional Relations, Benco Dental
—Dr. Kendra S. Schaefer DMD
At age 26, Lucy Hobbs decided she wanted a career change. She had been teaching for ten years and felt a strong desire to pursue her true passion – dentistry. Sounds reasonable, right? However, this was 1859 and female dentists simply didn’t exist. Hobbs was promptly refused admission to dental school because of her gender. Undeterred, she convinced a professor from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery to accept her into their program. In three short years, Hobbs opened her own practice, was professionally recognized and allowed to join the Iowa State Dental Society. Hobbs was a true trailblazer who paved the way for other women’s success.read more