THE ISSUE OF Incisal Edge that you’re holding showcases our annual Lucy Hobbs Awards, bestowed upon six of the most remarkable women in dentistry, all of whom are working tirelessly in their practices and communities to keep the pioneering spirit of Lucy Hobbs alive.

Yet while this issue celebrates women in dentistry in particular, the Lucy Hobbs Project itself is a year-round initiative, hosting events across the country to help women in our profession (and men too, of course) drive change and deliver success through networking, mentoring and giving back.

The last several months have been a typical whirlwind, with get-togethers in Ridgeland, Mississippi; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Interested in learning more about the Project and upcoming gatherings? Please visit — and enjoy this issue’s 18-page spectacular highlighting the achievements of the winners of this year’s Lucy Hobbs Awards.

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RIDGELAND, MS: (1) Drs. Kimberly Wade (left) and Antoinette Liles participate in the Mississippi Association of Women Dentists’ Winter Meeting; (2) two MS-AWD members hobnob (or should that be “Hobbs-nob”?) at the event. Palm Beach Gardens, FL: (3) Dr. Valerie Marino (second from right) and her staff; (4) Donna Yanus leads attendees through a session of “Yoganomics for Dental Professionals”; (5) four happy attendees network over breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn. Raleigh, NC: (6) Benco Dental associates welcome guest speaker Dr. Cheryl Siegel (second from right), who gave a talk about the importance of giving back; (7) Dr. Siegel and her staff; (8) Procter & Gamble’s Darin Povitz (center) with the staff of Kildaire Family Dental, a practice in Cary, North Carolina.

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