Category: People

Dentistry remembers the first female ADA VP Dr. Bettie McKaig as we celebrate WomensHistoryMonth

  • March 24, 2021
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Last year, with the passing of Dr. Bettie R. McKaig, the first female vice president of the American Dental Association on February 3, dentistry lost one of its vibrant leaders. Her momentous firsts for women in the profession on international, national and regional levels offer even more inspiration because they were achieved by a person completely dedicated to patient care. Benco Dental honors women in dentistry year round through its Lucy Hobbs Project, but during March and Women’s History Month also…

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Learn how Dr. Lucy Hobbs defied dentistry’s status quo and aligned with suffrage leaders as we celebrate WomensHistoryMonth

  • March 17, 2021
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Though Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor was not alive 100+ years ago to witness American women win full voting rights with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, she definitely forged a path to equality for her gender. By the time she had turned 28 (on her birthday, March 14, 1861)  Dr. Lucy Hobbs had opened a solo dental practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1866, when Dr. Hobbs earned her dental degree after defying nearly a decade of resistance, her goals aligned with other…

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Meet history-making dentist Dr. Danielle G. Gill as we celebrate WomensHistoryMonth

  • March 3, 2021
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In 1981, U.S. Congress initiated the first Women’s History Week beginning March 7 of the following year. That led to Women’s History Month in 1987, and according to womenshistorymonth.gov, in 1995 U.S. presidents began annually designating the month of March as a celebration of the contributions women have made to the nation. Benco Dental honors women in dentistry year round through its Lucy Hobbs Project (Join free of charge every day!), but throughout March and Women’s History Month also recognizes…

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Find out how a two-line newspaper ad changed Michelle Lee’s career direction in today’s #DrivingDentistryForward podcast

  • November 5, 2020
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As leader of the world’s source for dental safety, Michelle Lee dedicates her talents to one mission: ensuring that “every dental visit is a safe visit.” The Executive Director of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) draws from more than 30 years of experience in the dental and healthcare industries and a natural ability for networking to make that magic happen. Prior to OSAP, Lee worked at DDS Staffing Resources as president and CEO, where she specialized in…

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Lucy Hobbs defied dentistry’s status quo and aligned with suffrage leaders we honor today. #womensvote100

  • August 26, 2020
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Though Dr. Lucy Hobbs Taylor was not alive 100 years ago today to witness American women win full voting rights with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, she definitely forged a path to equality for her gender. By the time she had turned 28 (on her birthday, March 14, 1861, no less!)  Dr. Lucy Hobbs had opened a solo dental practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1866, when Dr. Hobbs earned her dental degree after defying nearly a decade of resistance, her goals…

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