Author: kceruti

Lucy Hobbs defied dentistry’s status quo and aligned with suffrage leaders we honor today. #womensvote100

  • August 26, 2020
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Though Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor was not alive 100 years ago today to witness American women win full voting rights with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, she definitely forged a path to equality for her gender. By the time she had turned 28 (on her birthday, March 14, 1861, no less!)  Dr. Lucy Hobbs had opened a solo dental practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1866, when Dr. Hobbs earned her dental degree after defying nearly a decade of resistance, her goals…

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COVID-19: Connect with an expert at free 03.17 webinar

  • March 12, 2020
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Leslie Canham CDA, RDA, shown above, has been bombarded with coronavirus questions. To provide reliable resources and timely factie, the recognized infection control consultant and speaker is presenting a free webinar with Benco Dental. Register here. “I’ve immersed myself in gathering facts and trusted resources to disseminate to my clients and audiences. Hopefully, we can dispel some of the myths and hysteria, and get back to the business of providing dental care to our patients.” Leslie Canham CDA, RDA On…

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How the 1st female dentist in the U.S. Army survived the 1906 California ‘Exodus’ #womenshistorymonth

  • March 3, 2020
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Leonie von Meusebach–Zesch survived the horrors of the 1906 San Franscisco earthquake, set up her dental practice in the Presidio Army base during the aftermath and tended refugees in the makeshift camp. She became the first (and only) female dentist in the U.S. Army until 1951. To begin March’s celebration of #WomensHistoryMonth, Dr. Leonie von Meusebach–Zesch seems a fitting selection. A Daughter of Aristocrats Leonie was born in 1882 in Texas, the daughter of German aristocrats. When she was six,…

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Benco Family Foundation Schedules Trio of Lessons in a Lunchbox Events for Chicago Schools

  • February 19, 2020
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Benco Dental’s charitable arm will join the Children’s Oral Health Institute in hosting Lessons in a Lunchbox programs during the 2020 Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and in celebration, the Benco Family Foundation, together with the Children’s Oral Health Institute, plans to build on their strong relationship with Chicago Public Schools to host three Lessons in a Lunchbox events during this year’s Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Last year, the foundation gifted toothbrushes…

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Arguments for equality in dentistry and in life #tbt #WomensEqualityDay

  • September 19, 2019
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The blog is part of a series paying tribute to pioneers in dentistry. Celebrate changemaking women in dentistry at the 7th annual Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration, set for October 3-5 at The Blackstone in Chicago. Register today: https://www.regmadeeasy.com/benco/the-lucy-hobbs-project/2019/ I am writing this post on August 26, #WomensEqualityDay. It’s the 99th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, that gave women the right to vote. Today, I’m focusing on a few voices that advocated for and against allowing women to practice…

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