Detroit Mercy Dental brings YOU inspiration and new ways to have it all.

  • October 3, 2018
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Screenshot 2018-09-26 12.18.19For dental professionals in the Detroit area,  dental or dental hygiene students at Detroit Mercy Dental and alumnae of Detroit Mercy Dental, October offers a unique opportunity. In one evening, it’s possible to:

  • Meet the 2018 Lucy Hobbs Project Humanitarian Award recipient,
  • Find new ways to have it all, and
  • Give back to the community.

Screenshot 2018-09-26 12.14.46The Lucy Hobbs Project YOU Event, on Thursday, October 11, hosted by Detroit Mercy Dental, offers – at no charge – a mentorship forum to discuss changes in dentistry and women as entrepreneurs.

Inspiration at every turn

Sharon K. Parsons, D.D.S., who recently received The Lucy Hobbs Project Humanitarian Award, will offer the event’s keynote speech.
In October 2019, Dr. Parsons will be inducted as President of the Ohio Dental Association; Dr. Parsons is only the third woman elected to the position.


Sharon K. Parsons, D.D.S.

In the face of devastating loss and personal tragedy in her life, she became an advocate for opiate awareness. Hear more from the person who nominated Dr. Parsons for the award, in the video below.

Interested in attending? Admission is free of charge.

When: Thursday, October 11, 6:30 to 9:15 p.m.

Where: Madison Detroit (5th floor) 1555 Broadway, Detroit, Michigan 48226

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How can you have it all?

Gain insight from a panel discussion on the topic, Redefining Having It All, which will include special guests:

Feel good, give back.

The event will benefit Sanctum House, a safe home for survivors of human trafficking to heal and rebuild their lives. Their program, which offers shelter,  is a 24-month program of personal development and education for women 18 years of age or older. Through their outreach, Sanctum House continually brings awareness to the community and anticipates reaching younger trafficking victims to help them to see that there is hope for a successful future in life.

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Learn more about free networking events like this.

Become a Lucy Hobbs Project Member for free by visiting

The Lucy Hobbs Project is named to honor Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor, the first American woman to earn a degree in dentistry. Born in 1833, Lucy was refused admission to dental school because of her gender. But she persevered, learning dentistry as an apprentice, graduating from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, and becoming the first licensed female dentist in 1866. Her leadership, courage and success paved the way for other women. It is her legacy that fuels the three pillars of the project: networking, innovation and giving back.

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