First female fighter pilot helps dental industry honor a fellow pioneer

At the upcoming  Lucy Hobbs Project® 3rd Annual Celebration Honoring Exemplary Women in the Dental Community, pioneers of aviation and dentistry will share the stage.

As keynote speaker for the June event, Carey Lohrenz, the first female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, will describe her journey — a contemporary parallel to Lucy Hobbs, who, in 1866, became the first American female to earn a degree in dentistry. Dr. Hobbs was denied access to education based on her gender, but persevered to learn dentistry through apprenticeship, and eventually graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery.

On June 4 and 5 at The Lucy Hobbs Project® 3rd Annual Celebration, the awards, named for Dr. Hobbs, will be presented to honorees in the industry who help lead the charge for women in dentistry and embody the project goals.

Created by Benco Dental, the largest privately-owned dental company in the United States, The Lucy Hobbs Project® empowers women in dentistry to drive change and deliver success through networking, innovation and giving back. Free to join, the project aims to bring women together from all facets of the dental industry — dentists, dental assistants, hygienists, receptionists, sales representatives and others — for networking opportunities, educational programs and charitable events.

Complete profiles of the 2014 honorees are featured in Incisal Edge, a lifestyle magazine for dental professionals, which can be accessed at this link: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/636592a9.

Throughout the celebration, attendees will be hosted to events at the National Museum of Dentistry and Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards, including a Continuing Education opportunity, courtesy of Benco Dental and event sponsors: Kavo Kerr Group and P&G Crest + Oral B. Presenters will include keynote speaker Lohrenz, educator Dave Weber, and practitioner and American Ninja Warrior contestant, Dr. Desiree Walker.

To access details regarding these events or to sign up for The Lucy Hobbs Project®, visit: www.thelucyhobbsproject.com

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