Category: People

Betsy Carmack: Dentist, bodybuilder and worldwide champion. #IE40under40

  • August 6, 2019
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A “Sports-Center” life Dr. Betsy Carmack has been recognized as one of America’s Best Young Dentists, the 2019 Incisal Edge 40 Under 40 honorees. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to her accomplishments. She and her husband Dr. Tyler Carmack run four dental offices in Bennington, Rutland and Shaftsbury, Vermont and carve out time for humanitarian outreach, family and other passions in life. One that has always been central to Dr. Betsy Carmack’s life:…

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Dr. Juliann Bluitt Foster charted course for change. Dental leader dies at 80.

  • May 15, 2019
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“Barrier breaker.” The Washington Post aptly describes the first woman and first African American to serve as president of the American College of Dentists in a tribute to her passing. Dr. Joan Bluitt Foster, 1938 – 2019 (Photo courtesy The Island Funeral Home) Dr. Juliann Bluitt Foster died April 17 at her home in Hilton Head, S.C. She was 80, according to the story. Chicago Dental Society President Cheryl Watson-Lowry, the society’s second female African-American president, describes Dr. Bluitt Foster’s…

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How can you ‘Carrot Your Smile Everywhere You Travel™’?

  • February 22, 2019
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Dr. Winifred J. Booker, CEO of the Children’s Oral Health Institute, travels to elementary school around the U.S. from Owings Mills, Maryland to share a message and a bright orange lunchbox concept that she created more than 20 years ago.

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Tribute to Gertrude E. Curtis, one of the first African-American female dentists

  • February 12, 2019
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To celebrate Black History Month, let’s shine a spotlight on this unsung groundbreaking woman. Biographical information was in short supply, but The New York Age, an African-American newspaper, featured Dr. Gertrude E. Curtis prominently in its society pages. The New York Age masthead, circa 1912. It was 1909 when Gertrude E. Curtis graduated from the College of Dental Surgery in Philadelphia. Dr. Curtis appears to have been raised in Bradford, New York, and practiced in New York City. The Wilkes-Barre…

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Benco Dental’s Lucy Hobbs Project hosts three February events in Midwest

  • January 29, 2019
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Inspiring speakers, the latest in dental technologies, innovative agendas – The Lucy Hobbs Project invites members of the dental community to experience these at three February events where they can make a difference in their careers, communities and the lives of their patients. In the Midwest next month, free events will be hosted on the regional and collegiate level; registration is currently open. “The Lucy Hobbs Project is dedicated to offering diverse events across the country,” said Rachel Pugh, Branding…

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