INCISAL EDGE BESTOWS the Lucy Hobbs Awards to deserving winners just once annually, but the Lucy Hobbs Project itself — empowering women in dentistry to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back — is very much a continuous initiative.

It’s also increasingly national in scope. In just the past several months alone, Benco Dental has hosted four well-attended Lucy Hobbs events — in Albany, New York; Philadelphia; Columbus, Ohio; and Livonia, Michigan — hallmarked by illuminating guest lectures, insightful symposiums and plenty of bonhomie.

Interested in helping play a role, attending a future Lucy Hobbs event — or just want to learn more about the Project? Your timing is perfect: 2016 marks 150 years since Hobbs became the first American woman to earn a dental degree.
Want to help us celebrate the sesquicentennial of women in dentistry? Visit; membership is free. We hope to see you soon!