BENCO DENTAL, LUCY HOBBS AWARD WINNERS AND MANY MORE GATHERED IN DALLAS THIS JUNE TO CELEBRATE WOMEN IN DENTISTRY.
THE LUCY HOBBS PROJECT might have started as a small initiative to promote women in our profession, but it has since grown into a robust professional network all its own.
This year’s Annual Celebration, held in June in Dallas, brought together five of this year’s six honorees, along with their guests, dental professionals from across the country and the Benco Dental family for two days of networking, innovation, giving back… and lauding the half-dozen winners.
By now, the story of Lucy Hobbs is well-known: Born in 1833 in upstate New York, Hobbs — after overcoming innumerable roadblocks along the way — became, in 1866, the first American woman to earn a dental degree. She remained active in the industry until her death in October 1910.
She was also deeply involved in the nascent women’s professional organizations of her day, joining her local chapter of the Queen Isabella Association — perhaps the first group of its kind in the U.S., it worked to promote women’s rights in both the home and the workplace — in the late 1800s.
2016 Lucy Hobbs Award Winners
Dr. Susan Maples
Dr. Pamela Schmidt
Dr. Mary Teddy Wray
INDUSTRY ICON AWARD
Col. Theresa Gonzales
WOMAN TO WATCH AWARD
Dr. Kady Rawal
CLINICAL EXPERTISE AWARD
Dr. Joyce Bassett