Category: People

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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Anne Duffy comes full circle to uplift women in dentistry #InternationalWomensDay

By: Kandice Swarthout, RDH, LPC, Lucy Hobbs Project Contributor There is nothing like a circle of women. A circle of women is healing and inspiring. A circle of women is powerful. When women join together with intention and purpose, mighty things are at hand. During this short life, some of us are fortunate enough to be welcomed into one of these circles. We are lifted up. We are encouraged to spread our wings and set out to achieve our wildest dreams…

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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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