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Nothing says love like a scanning electron microscope — at least according to Dr. Rella Christensen. Hear more from this Lucy Hobbs Project Industry Icon at today’s Driving Dentistry Forward podcast.

  • July 22, 2021
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According to Dr. Rella Christensen at the Driving Dentistry Forward podcast, restorative materials may be on the horizon that will “allow you to have all your bad habits and still control dental caries?” At least that’s her hope. The recipient of the Lucy Hobbs Project Industry Icon award shares her inspirational level of knowledge as a clinical researcher – and some lighthearted moments — in a discussion with Chuck Cohen, Driving Dentistry Forward podcast host, and Benco Dental Managing Director….

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with wisdom from the dental community

  • March 8, 2021
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Dentistry, like every profession, could never move forward without all types of action takers: mentors, icons, innovators, humanitarians, clinical experts, women to watch, trailblazers. On #InternationalWomensDay, consider this collection of wisdom from a handful of award-winning women in dentistry. Spotlighted in 2020 by The Lucy Hobbs Project and Benco Dental, these seven women affect positive change every day and offer inspiration for us all. Nominate an inspirational woman in dentistry? Celebrate #InternationalWomensDay by nominating her for a 2021 Lucy Hobbs…

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A moment with ADA second VP Dr. Maria C. Maranga

  • October 20, 2020

Dr. Maria Maranga revels in the role of “connector”. Yesterday, the American Dental Association House of Delegates voted the Aquebogue, New York endodontist as its second vice president, and she plans to put that proficiency to work immediately for 163,000 ADA member dentists across the U.S. “As an organization we must connect members with the tools they need to succeed in practice. As leaders we need to connect to the next generation to mentor our future leaders,” said Dr. Maranga,…

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Pioneers for progress: Benco Dental’s Lucy Hobbs Project honors 6 women in dentistry

  • October 1, 2020

Meet the founder of two institutes and a university bachelor’s program, a front runner of advanced dental surgical techniques, an advocate for the oral care of 28,000 children and counting, the mind behind 100-plus medical devices and technology, an engineer of empowerment, and a unifier of oral health and medicine. They are Lucy Hobbs. Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor earned her dental degree in 1866, advancing equality for her gender. She defied nearly a decade of resistance, leading with clinical proficiency…

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NSK recognized for their handpiece designed with women-in-mind: Nano 95LS

  • November 14, 2019
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From Phoenix to Chicago and across the U.S., NSK Dental made an impression on women in dentistry this fall. On September 28, the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD) recognized the company’s Nano 95LS electric handpiece attachment in the 2019 Best New Product Contest. During the 98th Annual Conference of AAWD at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa, in Phoenix, 2019 President Dr. Brittany Bergeron presented the award to NSK representative Katie Capalungan. NSK Representative Katie Capalungan (left) accepted recognition…

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